We can all agree that growing up in the ’90s was extra fun. Probably because the whole internet thing wasn’t as consuming back then, and we all knew how to spend our days offline.

But let’s face it, the popular culture was much more authentic than it is now. We had these spectacular MTV shows, incredible bands, and the fashion was just *chef’s kiss*.

Of course, nostalgia for the era that you grew up in most likely will never end. Everything felt much more colorful when you were younger—it’s a fact. However, it doesn’t cancel out how amazing the nineties still were.

An online user that goes by the name @Youcancallmesizzles decided to open up a ’90s Reddit discussion. People took part in sharing their favorite things from those times, and as a result, this post received nearly 22,000 upvotes and almost 17,000 comments.

Bored Panda hopes that you will enjoy reading this article and is excited to find out about the things that you miss the most! Go ahead and leave your comments down below!

More info: Reddit

#1

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered Not being contactable 24/7.
Peace of leaving school/work and not having to deal with there nonsense till tomorrow.

Soma_Tweaker , Michael Derr Report

Chucky Cheezburger
Community Member
10 months ago

I can still be unreachable if I want. Cell phones don't have to be answered and will turn off if need be. Unless I'm on call at work, it's my choice wether I talk or not.

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#2

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered Not being blinded by headlights when driving. Now everyone has LED/illegal lights.

Coreynj2461 , Michael Report

Robert T
Community Member
10 months ago

I absolute hate these things, particularly when they are fitted to higher vehicles. They are blinding. They are supposed to have an automatic levelling control, but they don't seem to work. They are just as bad when they are following you, as they blind you from all three mirrors if they get too close. In the UK it is now illegal to retrofit them to older vehicles with the possible exception of classic cars. LED brakelights also get on my tits, as the trend seems to be to sit with your foot on the brake at traffic lights, rather than using the handbrake, and at night they ruin any chance of your eyes adjusting to low light - yes, I know autos need you to apply the brake, but in the UK there are still plenty of manuals.

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#3

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered Knocking on your friends door to see if they could come out.

Nosheam , Henry Burrows Report

lenka
Community Member
10 months ago

90's?? My kids and their friends do this. My good friend lives around the corner and we still knock on each other's door to hang out.

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#4

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered Blockbuster/Pizza Hut on Friday nights.

EdwardPackard , Siamak Mosalmani Report

Sinéad Quinn
Community Member
10 months ago

I miss video stores. That was part of the fun going to pick out a movie.

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#5

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered Flying was so easy. Parents could meet at the gate. You could show up 10 minutes before the doors closed and be ok. You didn't have to get groped or lasered to just go to another place. It was actually quite enjoyable.

Humanbeing1979 , Monika Report

Robert T
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

Unfortunately 9/11 saw to that, even on domestic flights. I used to rock up at the airport about half an hour before my flight, handbaggage only, hop off at the other end and straight out of the airport. Now it can take an hour to get through security and you can't take more than a tiny bag on the plane, so you have to go through baggage reclaim as well. Actually kind of glad I don't have to fly any more.

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#6

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered Before we had mobile phones, my wife and I would plan to meet at a certain street corner at a certain time after work. We sometimes had to wait for the other person to show up, but we knew they would.

i-will-be-dead , Amir Yalon Report

LSR
Community Member
10 months ago

What a lovely place. Where is this city?

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#7

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered Watching TNG episodes for the first time.

Jedi1josh , XWRN Report

Robert T
Community Member
10 months ago

Hell, I watched the original Star Trek episodes for the first time!

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#8

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered To be honest? I miss Magazines. Like any interest under the sun had a couple of magazines. If you were on a road trip beg your parents to buy a paintball magazine or Nintendo power and just reread the articles over and over about games you could never play or kits you could never afford.
It helped feed the imagination and kept me endlessly entertained on trips.

Sakima147 · , Thot God of Knowledge Report

Stephanie A Mutti
Community Member
10 months ago

Magazines still exist although they are disappearing. The only thing you can do is put your money where your mouth is. If you like magazines, subscribe. If you like books, buy at the bookstore. If you like the mall, don't do your shopping on Amazon. If you aren't willing to engage in the activity, don't be surprised when it becomes obsolete.

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#9

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered Childhood, 90s cartoons were so much better than they are today. Kids these days are like little grown-ups, they don't have a childhood as we did back then.

JoshuaDreams , OEVB Report

lenka
Community Member
10 months ago

Saying kids these days don't have a childhood is rubbish. I see kids around me every day enjoying their childhood. Yes, the cartoons are different but a lot of them are still really good and in lots of case even better, because they lack the undertones of racism and misogyny that were rampant in television in the 80s and 90s.

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#10

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered Weird I know, but commercials. Specifically Christmas commercials. They were full of hope, joy, care and didn’t quite feel as monetarily-driven as the ones today.

YoBiggity , Antonio Castagna Report

NoneYa41
Community Member
10 months ago

and they didnt start until after Thanksgiving!

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#11

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered I honestly miss the internet from the 90s.. I spent so many hours exploring, reading things.... every webpage felt like I was visiting someone's house, they were so personal as design standards did not exist yet. I enjoyed my netscape navigator. And I LOVED my IRC chat rooms. Keep in mind I was like 9 and 10. lol, so I mostly spent time in Pokemon Chat rooms that had bots.
Discord is not the same as the IRC days.

UnusualSoup , David Hall Report

V 2000
Community Member
10 months ago

i think i remember those times when you didn't have to watch ads to play a freaking video

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#12

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered Building cubby houses, playing in the creek, rollerblading, then coming home and playing Sega/Nintendo. I miss taping stuff off the tv, hanging out in my room, still playing with toys, reading cool magazines, going through my card collections. The hype of the cinema back in the 90’s. Not being a slave to technology, but still having wicked gadgets like Walkmans.

Ultimatelee , Gwire Report

Fabian Meresse
Community Member
10 months ago

Best of both worlds, in fact

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#13

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered Having a limited selection when it comes to movies. Whether it was rewatching movies from your home collection or renting at blockbuster, the limited options made choosing something to watch much less annoying.

Swagpanther , Tony DiGirolamo Report

Jessica N
Community Member
10 months ago

I miss looking at the cover art and flipping it over to read synopsis, it was like treasure hunting. And the clerk's picks! Now you just see what is "popular" and have to scroll past pages of nonsense to find the real gems

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#14

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered Prime time tv, 35mm film. There's idealism in film photography that is now missing. The medium lost the sentimental value it used to have.

Mig001 , Matthew Paul Argall Report

Kookamunga
Community Member
10 months ago

I loved 35 mm cameras and still use one once in awhile. My Canon AE1 still works. There was real challenge in using 35 mm - focus, aperture, shutter speed, etc. Digital cameras still do all these things, but it was different - I didn't get any preview of what I took. The anticipation, then delight in seeing your photos after development was pretty cool.

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#15

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered The CD players/stereo systems. I had a beautiful Sony one with double tape deck and 3 CD changer. Had lovely coloured lights on the display and it was just brilliant to listen to Eliminator on. My dad got it for me and at the age of 10 I thought I was so cool.

Glittering_Reply101 , E Photos Report

RandomBeing
Community Member
10 months ago

I'm sorry can we just appreciate the fuzzy guitars in that photo for a moment?

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#16

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered I’m a Xennial, so being in middle age now, I miss everything about the 90’s- I really miss having no true responsibilities but choosing what color jelly shoes to wear that day or begging my mom to bring me to the store for more stickers for my sticker album.

Substantial_Curve_95 , Jonathan Rolande Report

Kookamunga
Community Member
10 months ago

Jelly shoes were gross, I refused to wear them in the 80s. Made your feet sweaty and blisters galore.

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#17

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered Watching grunge music videos on MTV and Keebler chips.

Kittenya , Mike Mozart Report

Thorfin Wolfsbane
Community Member
10 months ago

What, there was music on MTV!?!?!?

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#18

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered Ed, Edd and Eddie; Code Name Kids Next Door; Samurai Jack; courage the cowardly dog; Powerpuff Girls….. the 90’s had really good cartoons.

Ginger913 , D.L Report

Betty Vanderhooven-SchmaaSchmaa
Community Member
10 months ago

And Gargoyles.

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#19

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered My Super Nintendo being cutting edge technology.

Detectivebabylegz , Michel Ngilen Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
10 months ago

Still love the Super Nintendo and also the Nintendo 64

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#20

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered Urban legends. Like, the fact that we have the Internet to fact check everything is still pretty cool, but I always loved the mystique when you hear an urban legend about a band or artist you enjoy.

www.reddit.com , Veronica ML Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
10 months ago

Like Marilyn manson having his lower ribs removed to suck himself off lol.

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#21

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered People covering up the lens or their face when dad broke out the camcorder.

Psnuggs , Orin Zebest Report

justyouraverageextrovert
Community Member
10 months ago

I do this, and I didn’t exist in the 90s! What makes it worse now is that the pictures can be quickly sent away to some family member I haven’t ever met before….*shudders*

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#22

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered The pager.
And the brick phone.

MonoMonMono , Hades2k Report

Thorfin Wolfsbane
Community Member
10 months ago

My parents in the 90's: "Only drug dealers and doctors need pagers or cell phones!"

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#23

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered Slap bracelets.

NoAlternative2913 , Tim McCune Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
10 months ago

I know these as slap bands. They came back a few years ago but have since died down again.

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#24

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered The rapid change in video games. Started the decade with like Sonic the Hedgehog, a fun but only minority iterative 2D sides roller. Ended it with Deus Ex and Baldur's Gate, which were practically the Citizen Kane of games. Quake if you like online FPS, all those novel-at-the-time 3D mascot platformers, JRPGs of unprecedented scale, whatever. Something for everybody. The medium feels so explored now; everything's Halo or GTA by comparison. I talked with people who remember 1970s rock and they say about the same thing.

MyLifeIsOgre , Patrick Janicek Report

Bexxxxx
Community Member
10 months ago

I miss Morrowind.

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#25

Someone In This Online Group Asked "What Do You Miss About The ’90s?", 25 Folks Delivered Geocities.
The pages would take forever to load because of complete nonsense but it was awesome. 36 gifs and an autoplay 20 second loop of music, just to see someone express about their favorite rock.

IWantAStorm , Kevin Report

Robert T
Community Member
10 months ago

My first website was hosted on Geocities. :D

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