Scars of the 90′s: Happy Meal Toys

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Scars of the 90′s: Happy Meal Toys

For many of us who grew up in the 80′s there was nothing more exciting than a trip to McDonald’s. Even then we knew it wasn’t because of the food- we knew it was crap and that more than likely our parents took us there just so we would play contentedly in the PlayPlace for…

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Scars of the 90′s: It’s Educational!

In the 90′s one could justify just about anything in entertainment by claiming that it was educational. It really didn’t matter if the educational aspect was so ancillary to the show as to be negligible- if it could even remotely purport to teach us something we plopped down (or were plopped down) in front of…

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Scars of the 90′s: Pinky and the Brain

For most of us growing up in the 80′s and early 90′s cartoons had a fairly straightforward plot involving good and evil- the evil people were the ones trying to take over the world, while the good guys were trying to prevent that. In most cases the evildoers had no rationale involved in their efforts…

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Scars of the 90′s: Dinosaurs

Unless you lived through the 90′s as a pre-teen to early teenager, this sitcom is nearly inexplicable. In fact, probably all of the 90′s could be summarized by one phrase: We Loved Puppets. I don’t know why, but if something had a puppet in it, we ate it up. Alf. The Muppets. Fraggle Rock. Dinosaurs….

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Scars of the 90′s: Captain Planet

During our time in school we were continually educated on ways of being environmentally conscious. We were told to Give a Hoot by not polluting and to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Some of us would even have flushed the toilet a lot less if our parents hadn’t selfishly objected to standing pools of urine and…

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