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Growing up in the '90s: A pop culture quiz
By: Michael Moraitis
6 Min Quiz
Tommy, Chuckie and Angelica were the stars of this Nickelodeon cartoon.
Tommy and Chuckie were constantly in a struggle against Angelica, who was Tommy's cousin. Tommy and Chuckie were just babies, while Angelica was a bit older. Thankfully, the boys had help from twin friends Phil and Lil.
This feature came to portable CD players in the '90s and made it possible for kids and adults alike to enjoy their music without missing a beat.
The struggle was real if you didn't have skip protection on your CD player and had it in your pocket while biking or even briskly walking. Kids of this generation with iPods have no idea how good they have it.
Often considered one of the greatest video games of its generation, "GoldenEye 007" was released in 1997 for this gaming system.
"GoldenEye 007" was revolutionary in that it enabled four friends to take part in a multiplayer deathmatch against one another on the same system. It also sported an insanely fun single-player campaign mode.
The Pokemon video game craze began in the United States in 1998, when these two versions of the franchise were released on Game Boy.
Each version of the game had exclusive Pokemon within it. The idea behind this was to encourage players to trade with one another across versions.
Timon and Pumbaa sing "Hakuna Matata" in this 1994 Disney movie classic.
It means no worries for the rest of your days, of course. It was Timon and Pumbaa's problem-free philosophy.
This fictional female character is the star of the "Tomb Raider" video game series, which debuted in 1996.
Lara Croft hit the big screen in 2001 in "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider." Angelina Jolie played the title character, and other notable actors such as Jon Voight and Daniel Craig appeared in the film.
This "Friends" character was well known for trying to pick up women by asking, "How you doin'?"
As corny as the line might seem, Joey's charm made him quite successful with the ladies. Of course, being a good-looking dude helped also.
What does "AOL" stand for?
Who didn't love the sound of their dial-up modem connecting to AOL? The instant message service also ushered in a new form of communication, particularly for teenagers.
Ty Inc. was responsible for these plush toys that took the world by storm in the '90s.
The company name was prominently displayed on a heart-shaped tag attached to each toy. Beanie Babies had sales of an astonishing $1.4 billion in 1998. Some collectors shelled out thousands of dollars for a toy that originally cost five bucks.
This virtual pet simulation game came in a small, egg-shaped electronic device and allowed users to feed, play with and clean up after their little friend.
Tamagotchi comes from a combination of the Japanese words - "tamago" meaning "egg" and "chi" which is a term of endearment. It is loosely translated to "lovable egg."
This "Sesame Street" star was tickled with laughter and became the must-have toy for Christmas 1996.
Tickle Me Elmo originally hit shelves early in 1996 but didn't gain its insane popularity until later in the year. The toy was so rare that at one point owners of Tickle Me Elmo were attempting to sell it for upwards of $1,000.
Shows like "Boy Meets World" and "Full House" were part of this ABC primetime lineup.
TGIF is the abbreviation for the phrase, "Thank God It's Friday." The primetime lineup became popular when shows like "Full House," "Family Matters" and "Perfect Strangers" all became hits.
Zac, Isaac and Taylor made up this boy band that topped the charts in 1997 with its hit song, “MMMBop.”
Zac, Isaac and Taylor were brothers, with Isaac being the oldest and Zac being the youngest. The hit song was from Hanson's major-label debut, "Middle of Nowhere," which sold over 10 million copies. The boys racked up three Grammy nominations for their efforts.
Six teams of two children competed in a series of physical and intellectual events for the chance to snag lost treasures, while trying to avoid menacing guards.
The team of two children who emerged victorious after the events were granted access to Olmec's temple. When inside, temple guards would try to stop the kids and kick them out.
What was the name of the family butler in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"?
While Geoffrey might have seemed a little boring at first, he evolved into quite a lovable character in the years that followed. Some of the funniest moments of the show came when Geoffrey would make fun of Uncle Phil.
Scary, Posh, Sporty, Ginger and Baby were all members of this wildly popular female pop group.
The ladies enjoyed incredible success with their debut single, "Wannabe," which was a No. 1 hit in 1996. The Spice Girls were the very definition of "girl power."
These wide-leg jeans became a fashion staple for kids in the '90s.
JNCO stands for "Judge None Choose One." You almost weren't cool if you didn't have JNCO jeans back in the '90s.
Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez were two members of this dreamy boy band.
The group's name comes from the last letter of each of the original members' first names. While Lance Bass is well known as a member of *NSYNC, he actually replaced Jason Galasso, who was one of the original five members. Justin Timberlake was the only member to sustain success as a solo artist after the group parted ways, following a "hiatus" in 2002.
Beavis and Butthead wore shirts with the names of these two bands.
These bands are famous for songs entitled "Highway to Hell" and "Enter Sandman." Beavis and Butthead's weak neighbor Stewart wore the Winger shirt. The band's frontman, Kip Winger, blames the show for hurting his group's career.
This actor played Kevin McCallister in the hit movie "Home Alone."
It's safe to say Kevin's parents were lucky they weren't charged with neglect. After all, they left or lost their son on multiple occasions.
Alicia Silverstone played this lovable character in the 1995 film "Clueless."
Cher made plaid skirts and knee-high socks a thing, as the movie's female fans were fanatical over the fashion trend. That was so 1995.
Finkle is Einhorn and Einhorn is Finkle in this comedy starring Jim Carrey and Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino.
Carrey's character was investigating the kidnapping of Snowflake, the Dolphins' mascot. "Ace Ventura" was good for a slew of memorable quotes. From "All righty then!" to "Do NOT go in there!" are just some of the lines fans of the movie recite, even to this day.
Michael Jordan retired from the Chicago Bulls and signed a contract with this Major League Baseball team in 1994.
After winning three straight NBA Finals with the Bulls, Jordan left for the baseball diamond, where he didn't have much success. He would later return to the NBA and win another three rings.
The late Robin Williams voiced this character in the 1992 Disney movie, "Aladdin."
While he is most memorably known as Genie in the movie, Williams also played the role of a peddler. The movie would not have been what it was without Williams' performance.
Artists like Britney Spears, Eminem and *NSYNC were regulars atop the chart of this popular MTV music video show.
Who can forget Carson Daly as the host? He got some flack for his hosting abilities over the years, but he was a big part of what made TRL tick.
Tiffani-Amber Thiessen and Mark-Paul Gosselaar played this legendary couple in "Saved By The Bell."
Zack and Kelly were going strong before that jerk Jeff came along. Jeff eventually proved to be a cheating pig and remains one of the most hated television characters for '90s kids.
Tiger Electronics released this furry companion in 1998, that would go from speaking its native tongue to learning the user's language.
The toy originally spoke "Furbish." Tiger Electronics sold 1.4 million Furbies in 1998 and 14 million in 1999. Like Tickle Me Elmo before it, Furby became a Christmas craze in its time.
Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" was the theme song for which movie?
According to Dion herself, the singer didn't even want to record the song. On top of that, director James Cameron wasn't crazy about ending his movie with a pop song.
The main character of this Nickelodeon cartoon is most remembered by his oddly shaped head.
Arnold's friend Helga Pataki is responsible for giving Arnold his nickname; however, it was pretty accurate. Regardless, Helga can't help but be in love with Arnold.
"Did I do that?" is an infamous line from this nerdy "Family Matters" character.
This was Urkel's go-to line whenever he'd screw something up. To say he was clumsy would be the understatement of the decade.
Finish this famous line from "South Park": "Oh my God, they killed..."
While Kenny regularly died on the show in earlier seasons, creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker decided to kill him off entirely in season five. He would later return to the show in season six.
This small wireless communications device was used to keep people in touch on the go, before cell phones became more prominent.
A one-way pager was practically useless if there wasn't a phone nearby. Two-way pagers were also developed to solve this problem.
Which one of these movies wasn't released in the '90s?
The "X-Men" movie was released in 2000 and was an absolute hit. The other three movies are all staples of the '90s and were big in their own right.
This Major League Baseball team won four World Series titles, from 1996 through the 2000 season, cementing its status as a dynasty.
The Yankees totaled three World series titles in the '90s ('96, '98, '99). Their fourth in five years came against the Yanks' crosstown rivals in 2000, the New York Mets.
Also known as "milk caps," this was a wildly popular game among kids during the early to mid '90s
The only thing better than getting some cool Pogs was to get your hands on a shiny new Slammer. Pat yourself on the back if you had a tube full of Pogs.
Did you grow up in the '90s? If so, you know just how memorable the decade was in terms of music, movies, television, video games and more. Can you remember the best of the best from that era? Find out now in this '90s kid pop culture quiz!
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