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Which '90s sitcom corresponds with this image?

The original concept for Seinfeld wasn’t for an ongoing series, but a one-off, 90-minute special titled Stand Up that was set to run for one night only in Saturday Night Live’s time slot.

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Which '90s sitcom corresponds with this image?

While there isn’t an actual Central Perk in New York City, the fictional café from Friends has inspired some real ones. In 2010, Friends fan Du Xin opened a Central Perk replica in downtown Beijing, which became extremely popular.

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Future Friends star Lisa Kudrow originally won the role of Frasier’s producer, Roz Doyle. But during the third day of rehearsals prior to filming the pilot, the producers realized that while Kudrow was certainly funny enough, she just wasn’t forceful enough to match Grammer when he went all out.

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The original idea for Home Improvement came from Tim Allen and was titled Hammer Time. Frances Fisher, who is better known for her dramatic work on the stage and in films like Unforgiven and Titanic, was originally cast as Tim's wife, Jill.

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When Roseanne ended in 1997, ABC considered a sequel about the main character’s life as a widow. It never materialized, but Barr has since had a talk show, a reality series, and a few sitcoms in the works.

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Which '90s sitcom corresponds with this image?

Because child labor laws severely limit the hours a very young child can work in a day, twins were needed to play the role of Michelle, the youngest Tanner in Full House. Out of the 10 sets of twins who auditioned, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were the only ones who didn't cry, thus getting them the part.

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The budget in the early days of Married with Children was so small that when Buck the dog went on a credit card shopping spree, the big items he purchased were brought in from the homes of the show's cast and crew. It wasn’t until season three that Katey Sagal got to wear a wig.

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The breast cancer plot of Murphy Brown resulted in something bigger than just good ratings: The number of American women who got mammograms increased by 30 percent.

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Which '90s sitcom corresponds with this image?

Though it wasn’t an immediate ratings bonanza, The Wonder Years was a critical smash from the get-go. On August 28th—with only six episodes screened—Marlens and Black took home the 1988 Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series.

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In the pilot of Everybody Loves Raymond, the kids were known as Matthew and Gregory. Romano’s own twin sons are named Matthew and Gregory and he decided it was imitating life a little too closely and asked for the names to be changed. They were subsequently turned into Michael and Geoffrey for the rest of the series.

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Eight days after the airing of the season three finale of 3rd Rock from the Sun, Phil Hartman was tragically murdered. When the episode re-aired a week before the following season’s premiere, Hartman’s scenes were re-shot with a different actor as a different character, so the resolution to the cliffhanger involving Hartman's character wouldn’t seem awkwardly re-cast or possibly considered disrespectful.

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As The Nanny gained success, Fran’s real-life marriage began to deteriorate. Just as Fran Fine struggled on The Nanny to find true love, she and the sitcom’s writer and producer, Peter Marc Jacobson, divorced in 1999.

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The theme songs for sitcoms of the '90s are almost as iconic and memorable as the shows themselves. The catchy theme song of Step by Step, called Second Time Around, was written by Jesse Frederick and Bennett Salvay. These legendary composers also wrote music for Full House and Family Matters.

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Which '90s movie corresponds with this image?

Being a Quentin Taratino movie, this film is chalk full of profanity. But more specifically the characters in this film say the F bomb like it's going out of style! All in all the film contains 265 F words. Believe it or not, this motion picture doesn't take the title home for most said F words, that belongs to another Taratino film called "Reservoir Dogs" with a mind boggling 269 F words said throughout the film!

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The films writers, Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez, didn't create the script in a traditional way. Instead of a detailed script, the writing duo decided it was best to have an outline, to be exact a 35 paged outline. By leaving it as an outline, it allowed the dialogue between the characters to be improvised and as a result make the storyline feel more real for the audience.

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"American Beauty" was inspired by the story of Amy Fisher and Joe Buttafuoco's affair which made headlines in the early 1990's. At 17 years old, Amy Fisher became know as "Long Island Lolita" after shooting her lover's wife, Mary Jo Buttafuoco, in the face. Fisher ended up serving over 6 years for her crime while on the other hand Joe Buttafuoco only spent a handful of months in jail for statutory rape (since Amy had only been 17 at the time of their affair).

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When 20th Century Fox originally started casting for this memorable film, they had pushed for Tom Cruise to play the role of Jack Dawson. But the film's director, James Cameron was insistent on casting Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack instead. Can you imagine the film without young Leo?!

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The lineup scene that was shown in the movie was supposed to be a more serious moment but apparently, during the filming the cast in a silly mood, goofing off and cracking each other up nonstop. In an interview, Benicio Del Toro gave us insight into what created the case of the giggles for them. He stated, "All I remember is that someone farted...and no one knew who the guilty party was." But cast member Kevin Pollack remembered something different, he stated "Del Toro farted like 12 times in a row." Maybe it's a classic case of whoever smelt it dealt it?

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Bruce Willis actually helped cast the part of John Coffey in the film. Willis had heard they were searching for the perfect actor to play this particular role and after co-starring with his friend Michael Clarke Duncan in Armageddon, he felt Duncan would be a great fit. Willis then used his pull in Hollywood to contact the film's director, Frank Darabont, and tell him about possibly using Duncan for the role.

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In this film, a famous musician has a cameo! Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea makes numerous appearances through out the film. He pops up as one of the guys trying to shake down The Dude for ransom money. Flea made other appearances in films such as "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", the last two "Back to the Future" films and "My Own Private Idaho".

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Which '90s movie corresponds with this image?

Initially, the U.S. military had agreed to help support the production of this film by allowing greater access facilities as well as interviews/consultations with military personnel. But, according to the film's producer Dean Devlin, after becoming aware that the script contained several references to Area 51 being a facility used for extraterrestrial projects the military withdrew their support. Most likely due to them not wanting to encourage any more ideas or rumors about supposed secret military projects.

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Which '90s movie corresponds with this image?

In the movie, there is an iconic and very crucial scene where Dr. Maguire (Robin Williams) and Will (Matt Damon) are together on a park bench. That bench is actually located in Boston's Public Garden and after Williams death now serves as a memorial. It's a place where his fans can come to remember the late actor and his great acting contributions to the Hollywood film industry.

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Miller's Crossing was another great film produced by the Coen brothers. Throughout their careers, they have formed preferences of actors they like to continually use in their projects. Steve Buscemi is one of the prestigious actors that have frequented their films, appearing in six of the Coen brothers' films. Miller's Crossing was the first film where the three came together. The brothers' reason for casting Buscemi as Mink, was due to him being able to speak faster than anyone else and fast talking was a crucial skill need for that role.

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Which '90s movie corresponds with this image?

In the summer of 1999, "American Pie" was a blockbuster film, raking in $235 million dollars world wide in theaters. Believe it or not, Adam Herz the film's 26 year old writer, created the screenplay for this movie in just six weeks. Herz shared that for his film research he ended up watching "sex obsessed high school movies" such as "Porky's" and "Bachelor Party" to study the comedy angles used in those types of films.

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In this film, Heath Ledger played the role of the Patrick Verona. Patrick was the mysterious bad boy that was originally paid to convince Kat to go to prom with him but ends up actually falling for her. Playing the part of Patrick was actually Ledger's first Hollywood role. When he was originally asked about how he portrayed his character Heath explained, “I’m using bits and pieces of Richard Burton’s portrayal of that character in perhaps the best known The Taming of the Shrew film, but my Patrick has also got a Jack Nicholson edge to him with his cheekiness and his smiles.”

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This particular movie was given a 72 million dollar budget which was actually split between two studios, Paramount and 20th Century Fox. The reason for the split was essentially financial insurance for both studios. The movie release in theaters May 24th, 1994 and domestically made about $75.6 million dollars at the box office. All in all the film turned out to be a hit with critics, which lead to the film taking home 5 Oscars total.

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Which '90s cartoon corresponds with this image?

Tiny Toons Adventures used composure Bruce Broughton to create the music for the show, which cost an estimated 60,000 an episode because they used a 30-35 piece orchestra. 1200 actors auditioned over the span of three months because of a rushed production schedule. Tiny Toons producers needed to get all 65 episodes of the series made in 18 months.

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Bobby's World was originally supposed to be called "The World According to Bobby", which was going to parody "The World According to Garp." This show was created by Canadian actor-comedian Howie Mandel. Howie Mandel also provided the voice for both Bobby and his father Howard.

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Out of the 86 voices on the show TaleSpin; there were 9 who were under the age of 16 in 1990. The youngest female voice is Janna Michaels who played the voice of Molly Cunningham who was 7 years old at the time the show was being produced. There were a total of 26 writes who wrote for TaleSpin.

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Doug was almost called "The Funnies!", but Nickelodeon changed the series to Doug because they weren't into the idea of a double entendre. We agree that this was definitely a good call on their part. Doug is also left-handed! It makes total sense when you actually think about it. Even though in the initial episode Doug refers to his journal as a "diary" he only calls it a journal from there on after.

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The Ren & Stimpy Show, Doug, and Rugrats all debuted on the same exact day. Stimpy's character design was inspired by the cat in the tweety bird cartoon, mainly it was the blue bulbous nose the cat had that acted as inspiration. The idea for Ren came after John Kricfalusi saw a chihuahua in a sweater.

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Darkwing Duck was originally called Double O' Duck, and would have starred wannabe spies Launchpad McQuack and Gizmoduck. The video game of Darkling Duck actually had a different ending, if you managed to beat the game and bankrupt Scrooge, you saw the "Sad Scrooge" ending. Also, you can still play the original DuckTales online!

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Robert McKimson designed the character of Taz-Mania after the real Tasmanian devil which is native to Australia. The only resemblance to the real-life marsupial, however, is their ravenous appetite. The Devil devours everything in site, including boulders, tress, shrubs, and hills. He also harbors a special craving for rabbits.

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The Rugrats creators are also behind The Simpsons' signature yellow skin and Marge's blue hair. Arlene Klasky and Gabor Csupo got married and then started the animation studio called Klasky Csupo. Before they worked on The Rugrats, the worked on The Simpsons. They produced other iconic cartoons like "Aaahh!! Real Monsters", "The Wild Thornberrys", and "Rocket Power."

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For Batman: The Animated Series, while they were casting for the voice of Batman, the voice director Andrea Romano wanted a voice that was "inherently sexy." Since Batman was a rule breaker and was considered dangerous in some respects she wanted something that would appeal to women. Kevin Conroy had the perfect voice and nailed his audition in the first try.

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X-Men is and was a colossal hit and the animated series was just the beginning. There is a comic that is based solely on the animated series of X-Men, X-Men Adventures was a comic adaptation of the show and launched immediately after the series started. In addition to comics, the series inspired many spin-off games like X-Men, X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse, X-Men 2: Clone Wars, X-Men vs. Streetfighter, and the X-Men vs. Capcom series.

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"The Radical Squadron" referred to in the show Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron, is talking about three specific characters in the show. They are T-Bone, Razor, and Callie. Originally, The Giant Bacteria was planned to air as the first episode of the show but, they went for The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice instead because of the huge box office success of Jurassic Park.

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The original story of Animaniacs had three characters that were Warner brothers named Yakki, Smakki, and Wakki, they were little ducks. Dot's full name, "Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana Banna Bo Besca the Third" was inspired by Pippi Lonstocking's super long real name, Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking." What a mouthful!

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Bonkers was an animated television series that was supposed to be a Crime-Comedy. The premise of the series was that Bonkers D. Bobcat, an anthropomorphic bobcat, had left show business to become a cop. This show was last seen on Toon Disney in November of 2004.

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Mike Judge who is the creator of the show Beavis and Butt-Head, improvised most of the dialogue during the music videos. He was also virtually all of the voices for the show besides Daria and Stewart. All of the references on the show to fire were removed permanently after the show was blamed for the death involving a five-year boy setting fire to his Oklahoma home killing his 2-year old sister. The mother said Beavis' fire-making and blatant love of arson was responsible.

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2 Stupid Dogs was created and designed by Donovan Cook and was produced by Hanna-Barbera. Originally this show ran from September of 1993, until May of 1995 on TBS as part of their Sunday morning show. Cook had graduated from CalArts and conceived of the show's premise after seeing two stray dogs roaming around his apartment complex. He followed closely to a previous cartoon called Secret Squirrel as he had loved watching it as a kid.

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Which '90s toy is shown in this image?

Made popular by Nickelodeon, Moon Shoes strap over your own shoes, letting you feel like you're walking in an anti-gravity environment. Billed as mini trampolines for your feet, Moon Shoes have built-in springs, allowing you to bounce around to your heart's content!

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Every cool kid had sticky hands - brightly colored hands on sticky strings that stretched to pick up small, light objects.

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Given away in Happy Meals, McChangeables, also known as McRobots, were McDonalds' answer to Transformers.

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This fun toy, which is basically a ball on a string, would encourage kids to get coordinated - or have cracked ankle bones!

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles worked together to stop evil Shredder. Over a shared love of pizza, the Ninja Turtles would stop at nothing to beat their enemies!

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A firm favorite through the '90s, Polly Pocket came with hundreds of accessories and different play sets. Multiple dolls were also available.

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These tiny balls can be molded together to make your creations without making a mess. No glue required. The Floam will set in shape so you can keep your models, too!

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The '90s Furby was one of the first interactive toys that "learned" from users. It started out speaking "Furbish," but soon learned to respond with English phrases.

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Hugely collectible, Beanie Babies came in all manner of creatures including bears, cats and dogs. The stuffing wasn't really beans, of course.

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About This Quiz

There were tons of good things that came out of the ‘90s that made us all smile. If you were a child at the time you might have loved Sticky Hands or Moon Shoes, although some kids were more into Floam and Beanie Babies. As for teens, they were watching Beavis and Butt-Head cartoons or were laughing until they cried watching American Pie. Sure, there were political, historical and tragic events during the ‘90s, but this quiz is here to recall the good times. Like going to the movies … 

As an adult in the ‘90s you were able to watch some of the best films in the decade, like Titanic and The Green Mile. Some people became devoted Tarantino fans after they watched Pulp Fiction. This film, full of black humor, broke the mold. It was also chock full of profanity. Specifically, the characters in this film drop the F bomb like it's going out of style, setting the stage for most future Tarantino offerings. All in all, the film contains 265 F-words!

Of course, adults with kids were watching TV as a family. The big hits with kids at the time were Rugrats, Doug and The Ren & Stimpy Show, which all debuted on the same day! Get ready to get nostalgic. Take this quiz now.

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