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The whole Tickle Me Elmo mania:

A Tickle Me Elmo doll in its package with a yellow background


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The Michael Graves section at Target, which had full home accessories that were just so chic:

The home section of a Target with a entire shelf displaying Michael Graves products


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3.

Ed O’Neill’s 1-800-COLLECT commercials:

A screen shot of Ed O'Neill's face inside of a logo with Phone Patrol and 1-800-Collect written around him


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Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind 1997” single, which everyone owned a copy of:

A CD of Candle in the Wind 1997 which features a white rose with a blue background on the cover

5.

The old Comedy Central logo:

A planet with three skyscraper on top and Comedy Central wrapped around it


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MTV’s 10 Spot programming block:

Screenshot of MTV 10 Spot line-up


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McDonald’s gift certificates that you would get from relatives who had no idea what to get you as a gift:

Two different one dollar McDonald's gift certificate

8.

Brandy’s CoverGirl commercials:


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RuPaul’s late-night talk show, The RuPaul Show, which used to air on VH1:

Logo for The RuPaul Show

10.

The large cardboard 3D cutouts that stores would display for VHS releases:

Titanic video promotional cutout inside of a Tower Record


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11.

Restoration Hardware stores that were light and bright (painted with mint green walls) and sold kitschy throwback stuff:

Woman shopping in a Restoration Hardware


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12.

The Old Navy commercials that starred Tia and Tamera Mowry:


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Columbia House, which everyone would order CDs from and then never pay for them:

Columbia House brochure

14.

Rebecca Romijn as the host of MTV’s House of Style:

Rebecca Romijn laying on a bed with a green cover


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15.

TV cabinets with glass doors that were held in place with magnet holders — and also always felt like it was one rough close away from breaking:

TV on cabinet with an old '90s TV on it and playing Sabrina the Teenage Witch

16.

Kids in the Hall, which for some reason felt like it played for six hours a day, every day on Comedy Central:

Kevin McDonald, Scott Thompson, Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, and Mark McKinney wearing house dresses in a promo photo


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Dolly the sheep (the world’s first cloned mammal):

Photo of a sheep


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That oh-so-’90s font that Starbucks used to use on their menus:

Starbucks menu in a drive-thru


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19.

Those :08 Min. workout videos:

A VHS copy of 8-minute abs and 8-minute Arms

20.

Real California Cheese commercials (that featured this logo):

Screenshot of cheese spelling out "It's the cheese"


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The old AOL logo:


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The yellow video game tickets you’d give the cashier at Toys “R” Us in order to buy an item:

23.

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, which were a legit awards show:

Vanessa Williams backstage at the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards


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24.

Rosie O’Donnell’s house band, John McD and the McDLT’s, on The Rosie O’Donnell Show:

John McDaniel and Rosie O'Donnell during A Tribute to Kander & Ebb at The Supper Club in New York City


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25.

When record stores would arrange their singles and albums based on chart placement:

Girl pointing to CDs in a shelf organized in chat order


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26.

Sam Goody with its so-late-’80s store designs:

Two woman looking for CDs at Sam Goody's


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27.

The giant and heavy TVs they would put on display endcaps inside of stores:

A bunch of kids playing PlayStation in a display at a Best Buy


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28.

Beanie Babies handbooks, which were mainly just to tell you the “value” of your collection:

Book titled The Beanie Baby Handbook

29.

And lastly, the Levi’s “I Think I Love You” commercial, which epically told an entire love story in a minute:


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