r/AskReddit Jun 30 '22 Wholesome 20 Gold 1 Take My Energy 1 Silver 13 Table Slap 1 Faith In Humanity Restored 1 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Helpful 12

What’s something you can bring up right now to unlock some childhood nostalgia for the rest of us?

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u/zazzlekdazzle Jun 30 '22 Wholesome

That feeling when you are going as high as you can go on the swings. Power? Freedom? Hard to describe.

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u/tyler_wrage Jun 30 '22 edited Jun 30 '22

You know you were getting pretty high when you'd get the chain slap coming back down!

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u/Drakmanka Jun 30 '22

That combination of terror and excitement each time the seat jerked slightly in response.

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u/GaimanitePkat Jun 30 '22

For me the entire swing structure would be rising up and you'd get a little "thud" from the legs slamming back into the ground. I mean like rising up by less than an inch, but still.

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u/cmokelley213 Jun 30 '22 Wholesome Rocket Like

Getting up in the morning on a day it snowed to watch the list of closed schools across the bottom of the news/weather channel hoping your school was closed.

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u/laughguy220 Jun 30 '22

I'm old enough to remember listening to the radio for it.

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u/HarlanCulpepper Jun 30 '22 Silver

Conjunction Junction

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u/Changoleo Jun 30 '22

What’s your function?

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u/HarlanCulpepper Jun 30 '22 Helpful

Hookin' up words and phrases and clauses.

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u/MrTenBelow Jun 30 '22

I’m just a bill, yes I’m only a bill… and I’m sitting here on Capitol Hill.

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u/Consistent-Candy6277 Jun 30 '22 Silver

That sound of a door opening and shutting on AIM when your friend logs on

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u/Mahpman Jun 30 '22

Soul crushing when you see your crush log in then off a split second later

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u/onetwo3four5 Jun 30 '22

Yeah but you can't message them a soon as the log on, so you have to hope they stay logged on for at least 5-10 mins so you can casually message them later

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u/Mickthemouse Jun 30 '22 Gold

When you'd watch a vhs and it would say "and now your feature presentation"

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u/kame4prez Jun 30 '22 edited 10d ago Helpful

COMING SOON TO OWN ON VIDEO AND DVD

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u/JbunnyThumper Jun 30 '22

Chinese finger traps

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u/zazzlekdazzle Jun 30 '22 Silver

An eraser that looks and smells like a very fake strawberry

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u/Reveries25 Jun 30 '22 edited Jul 01 '22 Gold Tearing Up

Flintstones push pop ice creams

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u/helltothenoyo Jun 30 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome

Waking up super early on Saturday morning before the rest of the family to watch cartoons

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u/CosmicSpiderweb Jun 30 '22

The first and last time in my life I got excited about the prospect of rising at 5:30am. Catching the Super Mario Bros. Super Show was so worth it to 6-year-old me.

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u/sirbissel Jun 30 '22

DO THE MARIO! Take one step...

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u/Emceegus Jun 30 '22

With a GIANT bowl of cereal

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u/mayhemy11 Jun 30 '22 Gold Wholesome

Watching the Price Is Right when you were sick at home

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u/purpleblackgreen Jun 30 '22

nick nick nick nick na nick nick nick nickelodeon

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u/fakeprofile21 Jun 30 '22 Silver

You have died of dysentery.

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u/Nabzarella Jun 30 '22

Lol! I never played the Oregon Trail game (I'm Australian) so I thought you meant this literally

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u/RippinNTearin Jun 30 '22 Wholesome

Only 1800s babies will remember this one

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u/LordD0nnie Jun 30 '22 Silver

Pez Dispensers

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u/JbunnyThumper Jun 30 '22 Gold

The land before time

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u/Plus_Aardvark_6878 Jun 30 '22

Yup yup yup!

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u/samcahnruns Jun 30 '22

Fun fact: a girl I went to elementary school with said she voiced Ducky and no one believed her—she sounded a lot like her but we called bullshit. She brought in a VHS one day to show us all and sure enough, “Heather Hogan as Ducky”. She was in the second movie and I THINK a few others as the original girl was murdered.

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u/MrSmallMedium Jun 30 '22 Helpful

Those candy necklaces

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u/fspnj Jun 30 '22

oh they tasted like shit but were the shit at the same time.

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u/onyourleft___ Jun 30 '22

eating one of those plastic wrapped ice pop things after a long day of playing outside in your backyard with your friends

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u/cbeam1981 Jun 30 '22 Silver

And the tiny cuts in the corner of your mouth from them!!

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u/Intellectual-Dumbass Jun 30 '22

They made them like that on purpose, so the popsicle would hit your blood stream faster.

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u/zazzlekdazzle Jun 30 '22 Helpful Wholesome

Scholastic book fairs

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u/Nippon-Gakki Jun 30 '22

We had Book It back in the 80s. You read a certain number of books and got a few tiny pizza from Pizza Hut. I read so many books and loved my tiny pizzas.

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u/SpookyPants88 Jun 30 '22

I FREAKIN LOVED BOOK IT. I READ SO MANY GOOSEBUMPS.

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u/High_Jumper81 Jun 30 '22

We got the paper catalogue the week before the Bookmobile showed up. Each class had it’s time to go in. A wonder in our small town.

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u/IAlbatross Jun 30 '22 edited Jun 30 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome Heartwarming Tearing Up Glow Up Brighten My Day Wholesome (Pro)

The distinctive newspaper-y feel of those catalogues, the smell of them. Heaven.

I would agonize over what books to get, lying on my living room floor, circling my options in different colored gel pens, narrowing it down to 2-4 from a dozen in an intense battle royale between slightly blurry one-line summaries.

I know my mom's secret now. She would've bought me the whole damn catalogue. But she made me make my choices so that I really valued the books. I'd read them all immediately, reading all night if I had to, hiding in a tent under my covers with a flashlight I stole from the kitchen. I thought I was getting away with something.

As an adult I notice, now, that the flashlight never ran out of batteries.

Edit: Thank you to everyone for the awards and kind comments. I've also had about 5 people now claim I "stole" this story from Twitter, which I didn't, and insist that I "give credit" to someone who told a similar unremarkable story about their parents secretly abetting their late-night reading. I'm actually pretty sure this is a common parent tactic and a lot of people experienced this exact same thing (along with magically replenishing "secret" cookie jars, the claim that ice cream trucks play music when they're out of ice cream, and that the candy in the check-out aisle is "for display only.") But feel free to post to /r/NothingEverHappens if you like! No sweat off my back. I love my mom. Also, for those wondering, my book of choice was the Animorphs series, which my mom always read with me. Our pet gerbils were named Elf and Ax. If you know, you know.

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u/TheCreechon Jun 30 '22

OP said to unlock nostalgia, not happy tears!

Props to your awesome Mom

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u/Cultural-Parsley-408 Jun 30 '22

The tingle of a skinned knee from drag on asphalt, and the dread of having it cleaned…

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u/agentMICHAELscarnTLM Jun 30 '22

For me the dread was the pain afterwards in dealing with it when trying to turn in bed while sleeping , or just walking and it hurting from the skin stretching and all that.

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u/Positive-Source8205 Jun 30 '22

How did we survive Mercorochrome and Merthiolate?

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u/FifteenDoctorPeppers Jun 30 '22 Helpful Wholesome Wholesome Seal of Approval

Each sold separately.

Batteries not included.

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u/Efficient_Advice_380 Jun 30 '22

Order now and receive a second one free, justpayseperateshippingandhandling

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u/unicornchild15 Jun 30 '22

Must be 18 years or older to order

Ask your parent's permission

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u/cleverleper Jun 30 '22

When I was little there were SO MANY things I was gonna order the moment I turned 18! Zoobooks, Better Blocks, Nickelodeon magazine, a bedazzler...

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u/OhAces Jun 30 '22

The noise when picking up the phone when someone was surfing the web.

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u/Groundbreaking_Oil_7 Jun 30 '22

"Get off the computer. I'm waiting on a phone call."

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u/MajorJuana Jun 30 '22 edited Jun 30 '22 Helpful Take My Energy

Pshhhkkkkkkrrrr​kakingkakingkakingtsh​chchchchchchchcch​dingdingding

Choir version

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u/_my_poor_brain_ Jun 30 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome Starry Heartwarming Dread

That feeling of limitless freedom on the first day of summer vacation.

That feeling of dreaded anticipation on the last day of summer vacation.

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u/Squeakies Jun 30 '22 All-Seeing Upvote Wholesome (Pro)

Hearing the last bell of the school year ring and all the kids yell and run out of the classroom. Playing outside that night, smelling the warmth of a late summer sun, and realizing you have a whole summer of that feeling ahead of you.

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u/truthseeker1990 Jun 30 '22

Man…that just unlocked so many feelings in my brain…there was something about playing outside in the summer as the sun went down and dusk came and hearing the increasing chirping of the insects…I could spend the same time outside now but i dont feel it will feel quite the same

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u/0rangePolarBear Jun 30 '22

Summer felt endless as a kid.

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u/damiandarko2 Jun 30 '22

specifically remember my summer going into like 3rd grade asking my mom everyday “is summer over” “no” in my head i’m like wtf it’s been 10 years

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u/BlueEyedGreySkies Jun 30 '22

I'm almost 30 now and it's inverted lol "we just had new years like 3 weeks ago... What do you mean it's July"

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u/redjedi182 Jun 30 '22

It’s the thing I always caution my nieces and nephews: those summer breaks do run out one way or another. Once you become an adult there is no such thing as a care free summer. Enjoy and use it up

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u/dogfishshrk Jun 30 '22 Silver

As a teacher, I still feel this.

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u/AskewArtichoke Jun 30 '22

Yup. I work a seasonal job. During fall/winter I work my ass off. 60-72 hr work weeks, no lunch break, hard work.

Summer I'm free.

The last day of winter work is better than finishing school as a kid. It's better than my birthday, Christmas, and Halloween combined.

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u/zazzlekdazzle Jun 30 '22

Actually, for me, the dread was more towards the middle.

Strangely, by the end, I was usually so curious about the school year, and maybe craving the structure and my friends, that I WANTED to go back.

Didn't last, but I felt it every year.

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u/olddirtycat3000 Jun 30 '22

Back to school sales stared after July 4. Pissed me off to no end.

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u/brunettemountainlion Jun 30 '22 Gold

You knew it was gonna be a good day when you walk into PE class and see that huge colorful parachute.

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u/space-sage Jun 30 '22 Silver

Or those little rolling seats with the handles that you always would catch your fingers in

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u/JbunnyThumper Jun 30 '22

Goosebumps series by RL Stine

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u/erinisntrad Jun 30 '22

Goosebumps and Fear Street as a kid were my gateway to Stephen King.

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u/Dangercakes13 Jun 30 '22

Since they were cheap, Stein cranked them out like a factory, and you could read them super fast; I ended up with a huge pile of them when I was a little kid. When my family was going to move to another state I bagged them all up and went to a used book store that did buybacks. I had what was basically a wagonload of Goosebumps books.

And elementary school me, with dreams of dollars to be had, trudges into this empty little store hauling two trashbags of these things and ask the dude at the counter:

"Hi, would you pay for some Goosebumps books?"

And he goes "nope"

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u/heyitsthephoneguy Jun 30 '22

I expected you to say he told you, “I will give you $5 and a lollipop if you take them out of here.”

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u/Dangercakes13 Jun 30 '22

That would have been preferable. Though I'd have then hit up every used book store in every nearby town to try to get the same result. Could've ended up 30 bucks, sore shoulders and a sugar high.

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u/Royal_Tenenbaum Jun 30 '22 Wholesome Masterpiece

R S T L N E

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u/Chickan_Good Jun 30 '22

Omg every. damn. time.

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u/dr_franck Jun 30 '22

Three more constantans and a vowel

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u/JK_NC Jun 30 '22 edited Jun 30 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome

Remember the warm, fuzzy static left on your tv screen after it was on for a while.

Movies and video games on channel 3.

Edit- so many people commenting on the smell of the static. Is that the smell of ozone?

Edit 2- lot of comments here remembering how the picture would collapse down to a single point of light when you turned the tv off. I forgot about that

Edit 3- lot of you crazy kids WEAPONIZED the static to shock your siblings!

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u/cbeam1981 Jun 30 '22 Silver

My mom would come home after work and touch the tv to see if it was warm and if it was and my homework wasn’t done, I’d be in some deep shit!

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u/jessybean Jun 30 '22

Rubbing your hand over the static then shocking your sister.

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u/zazzlekdazzle Jun 30 '22

Collecting stickers

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u/SlippidySlappity Jun 30 '22

Sleep overs with a group of friends.

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u/bencm518 Jun 30 '22

Or with your grandparents

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u/[deleted] Jun 30 '22

those were the days when you would just wake up and be ready to go instantly. No getting ready for the day, no coffee. Once your eyes opened it was play time

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u/mathissius Jun 30 '22

Those colourful stick on earrings shaped like stars, hearts, etc.

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u/justabill71 Jun 30 '22

Blockbuster

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u/Minneapolis_W Jun 30 '22

The smell. The smell of that place was unique and still lingers in a very dusty space of my brain.

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u/Lucidmike78 Jun 30 '22

Going to a blockbuster on friday night with friends, choosing a movie, and buying snacks was a big part of the fun. Streaming services can't replicate that experience. And with a limited selection of what to choose, I don't feel invested into the movie, thus less engagement and less enjoyment even if it turns out to be a decent movie.

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u/InsomniacCyclops Jun 30 '22

We weren’t too poor to go to Blockbuster regularly, but we were poor enough that getting a movie from the New Release shelf was rare and one of the most exciting things in the world to young me. Streaming services just don’t hit the same.

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u/Rin-Tohsaka-is-hot Jun 30 '22

We have thousands of times more choices now than before, but somehow I always managed to find something interesting in a Blockbuster within ten minutes but can scroll through Netflix for hours with nothing interesting me.

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u/ohmaisie Jun 30 '22

I'm 32 and I worked at Blockbuster for years when I was 17-21 and it makes me feel so old to tell people that

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u/yourerightaboutthat Jun 30 '22

My roommate worked at Blockbuster circa 2006. I remember they had this whole system to destroy extra stock, but staff would just split them amongst themselves. So we ended up having a stellar DVD collection from all the movies we stole/saved.

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u/Sephonez Jun 30 '22

Sleepover nights where we all rode our bikes to blockbuster and then to the local servo to get slushies and snacks to have with the movies. I usually had more fun going to blockbuster then actually watching the movie.

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u/90sTrapperKeeper Jun 30 '22 Wholesome Seal of Approval

Light Bright. I barely remember it myself but you’d take a charcoal-black board and poke different colored pegs through it. You plug it in to the electrical outlet and all the pegs light up creating whatever shape you made in lights.

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u/Dustmopper Jun 30 '22 Faith In Humanity Restored

You can also use it to communicate with your lost friends in the upside down

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u/JbunnyThumper Jun 30 '22

Rockem Sockem Robots

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u/Nippon-Gakki Jun 30 '22

Chi-chi-chi-chia! I never got a Chia pet but I really wanted one.

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u/timmyisserpico Jun 30 '22 Bravo!

Where in the World is Carmen San Diego.

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u/Groundbreaking_Oil_7 Jun 30 '22

The TV Guide channel. You had to sit through and watch as the channels slowing went by so we could see what was on. It blew getting distracted by the infomercial in the corner and then realizing you barely just missed what you were waiting for so had to wait for it to start all over.

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u/Gorcrow Jun 30 '22

I remember spending my allowance on the TV guide they sold in grocery stores for years before the channel came out... My dad failed to inform me that the paper had it for free the whole time.

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u/NiceGuyWillis Jun 30 '22

AFV (Americas Funniest Home Videos)

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u/Dangercakes13 Jun 30 '22

It was one of the few things three generations of my family could watch together during reunions. And every time someone would say "ugh, another one with a baby." Sometimes me.

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u/PM_ME_UR_CREDDITCARD Jun 30 '22

Yeah in the australian version it was always the baby that won. And most of the time it wasn't even funny, just. Baby sitting there, randomly pukes. The End.

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u/evanjw90 Jun 30 '22

Seeeeeegaaaaaaa

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u/librarianjenn Jun 30 '22

Waiting until after 7 p.m. to call long distance

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u/OneSidedDice Jun 30 '22

“Reach out, reach out and touch someone!”

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u/thefractalcosmos Jun 30 '22

Omg I forgot about this

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u/autovices Jun 30 '22 Helpful

Somewhere between blowing on some cartridges and pressing the cartridge down and up in the NES to get it to play

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u/moments_ina_box Jun 30 '22

You have a collect call from, "Mom I'm done can you come pick me up?" Would you like to accept?

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u/MILK_DUD_NIPPLES Jun 30 '22 Silver Helpful Starry

“Bob Wehadababyitsaboy”

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u/Shutupredneckman2 Jun 30 '22

all time great commercial

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u/hnstbp Jun 30 '22 Silver Wholesome

The fancy S all of us knew how to draw but none of us knew the origin of

also The Game

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u/[deleted] Jun 30 '22

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u/Tutorbin76 Jun 30 '22 Silver

Cool thing is, you don't need to 'cap' it off right away, so you can keep going and make a kind of rope.

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u/Ruzenu Jun 30 '22 Silver

Fuck you. I just lost

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u/Ifnwen Jun 30 '22

Everytime I see someone write The Game, I think of the rapper and wonder huh, that doesn't make sense here... Then I remember about the actual game, and I lose.

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u/EveryBuddyUp Jun 30 '22

Easy bake oven...and that other one that made like monster gummy candies I can't remember what it's called.

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u/jleicht12006 Jun 30 '22

Creepy Crawlers!!!

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u/Avendaishar Jun 30 '22 edited Jun 30 '22 Take My Energy Awesome Answer

Watching Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

There was something so special about the intro where he would sing Won't You Be My Neighbor while he changed his jacket and shoes. I loved every second of it, and would watch in utter content and fascination each time as if I'd never before seen him zip his cardigan up and back down to the right spot and change his shoes with the little toss of a shoe from one hand to the other.

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u/bvandermei Jun 30 '22

I took it for granted as a kid because Mr. Rogers Neighborhood was just always there. But as I got older, I couldn’t help but get nostalgic for it. As an adult who has learned more about him, that man is a national treasure.

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u/Due-Sherbert-7330 Jun 30 '22

Growing up in Pittsburgh I can say his legacy is timeless. I was born in 97 but it still holds such a warm special place in my heart. I love that his entire essence still prevails there.

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u/mikemason1965 Jun 30 '22

"What's the neat round spaghetti you can eat with a spoon?"

"Uh-oh, spaghettios!"

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u/Azuras_Star8 Jun 30 '22

"In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them....maybe you can hire The A-Team."

How about "I knew I picked a bad day to quit quaaludes."

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u/Liscetta Jun 30 '22 edited Jun 30 '22

My childhood heroes! Italian channel 4 aired A-Team, McGyver, Hercules and Xena in summer mornings. I never overslept.

And i had my summer homework book, so i could waste time on useless exercises that 3/4 of my class didn't do during ads breaks. Half of my class didn't buy the book...

Edit: those exercises were useless because they were way easier than our normal school program, and the italian texts analysis were about kids on holiday. Both those things were done on purpose, as "you should relax with those exercises" (no.) and "in summer you are on holiday and you should enjoy texts about kids enjoying themselves on holiday" (hell, no! They were having a good time while i was doing homework!). So, the only time i could waste on them was during the breaks...

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u/axelfandango1989 Jun 30 '22

The Video Store.

The smell of of the plastic cases. Walking past the Horror section and being terrified of all the awesome VHS cover art. The Games section.

There was such a naivety to it all, whatever you rented you had to take home and watch and it made the content much more precious.

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u/Intelligent_Lies Jun 30 '22 edited Jun 30 '22 Wholesome

Knowing it’s time to go to bed when Adult Swim came on after Cartoon Network

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u/Leaf_Warrior Jun 30 '22 Wholesome

Or for my fellow Nickelodeon people, [email protected]

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u/Azuras_Star8 Jun 30 '22 Rocket Like

I'm so old, I remember when [email protected] meant I Love Lucy, Green Acres, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and The Mary Tyler Moore show.

Mary Tyler Moore was fucking hot.

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u/Green420Basturd Jun 30 '22

Taxi, I Dream of Genie, and Happy Days too!

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u/Emperor_Cartagia Jun 30 '22

Don't forget Mr. Ed!

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u/MrWeirdoFace Jun 30 '22

Mary Tyler Moore was fucking hot.

Don't forget Mr. Ed!

Never considered him hot but to each their own.

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u/0rangePolarBear Jun 30 '22

Ouuu, this definitely brought back some nostalgia

Remember the block party marathon in the summer (or something like that).

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u/EndoShota Jun 30 '22

Knowing it’s time to go to bed stay up and watch raunchy cartoons and anime after Adult Swim came on after Cartoon Network

FTFY

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u/Galactus1701 Jun 30 '22 Rocket Like

For those a little older, watching Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers, Duck Tales, TailSpin and Darkwing Duck.

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u/breadpillows Jun 30 '22

Those lanyard keychains you made using colorful plastic stringy things

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u/bravos_y_broncos Jun 30 '22

Yo quiero taco bell...

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u/Nolleezz Jun 30 '22

I have the Chihuahua plush. If you squeeze the ear it plays all the sayings. I love that lil dude.

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u/Due-Sherbert-7330 Jun 30 '22

I had one too! My dad hated talking toys (bad habit of watching horror films that would give him new irrational fears. This was the funnier one) and he hated that thing more than life. So I’d run into his room, press the button, laugh, then run down the hall to my room while he tried to not lose it on me

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u/boo_boo_technician Jun 30 '22

Ripping handfuls of grass at recess and putting them on your friend

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u/handlemybox Jun 30 '22 Helpful

Playing snake on a Nokia 3310

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u/Kangabolic Jun 30 '22

Thank you Mario.

But our Princess is in another castle.

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u/namelessnoona Jun 30 '22

Highlights magazine!!! I begged my parents for a subscription. It was the best thing ever

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u/nipplepotamus Jun 30 '22

Orange tape Rugrats VHS

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u/Dude_Man_Bro_Sir Jun 30 '22

"Coming soon to Theaters"

or

"Coming soon to own on DVD and Video"

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u/JbunnyThumper Jun 30 '22

Fival goes west

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u/heydeanyeager Jun 30 '22

You want to intimidate someone, give them the laaaaaazy eye!

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u/okkopantroglodytes Jun 30 '22

🎶 'cause there are noooo CATS in America, and the streets are lined with cheeeeeese! 🎵

(I know it's the original, but I couldn't help it)

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u/HelloGrammarGirl Jun 30 '22 Helpful

Today, I taught my husband what Pogs were. He is a few years older than me, and he somehow skipped the fad. I was showing him some pics, and I almost ordered a really cool slammer off eBay. I just need to find my collection. I even had a pog maker where you could put your own pics on them. I made a Josh Hartnett one using a pic out of my Tiger Beat magazine.

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u/Omaid2000 Jun 30 '22

The Shirley Temple box set commercial

(Randomly thought about it the other day. Used to come on practically every commercial break on every channel.)

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u/who_said_I_am_an_emu Jun 30 '22

Dad reminding everyone in the car that he isn't stopping again, while the sibling next to you draws an invisible line that your elbow may not cross.

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u/velvetelevator Jun 30 '22

In the backseat

Down the middle

There's a line no one can see

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u/Unlolly Jun 30 '22

Lisa Frank stickers, notebooks, etc.

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u/Damn_Canadian Jun 30 '22 Wholesome

“Not the mama!!” “NOT THE MAMA!!!” From Dinosaurs!

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u/toothfixingfiend Jun 30 '22

Reading Rainbow and Sesame Street

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u/civiliansound Jun 30 '22

Always loved the cartoon ‘The Jetsons’…

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u/BAMspek Jun 30 '22 Helpful

Hi there! Face here.

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u/z1xtee Jun 30 '22

when your whole friend group talked some sitting on the curb some on bikes and 1 or 2 stood

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u/boyvsfood2 Jun 30 '22

Recording over and over on the same vhs tape

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u/Usual_Ranger8164 Jun 30 '22

A phone made out of two cups and a string.

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u/ThinkIGotHacked Jun 30 '22

Slap bracelets were banned in school.

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u/lovelynutz Jun 30 '22

Those crystals you could grow in a jar.

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u/LaL1T0 Jun 30 '22

Purple and green ketchup

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u/RedditDadofCT Jun 30 '22

When I was a kid, in order to watch Dukes of Hazzard you needed to hold the antenna a certain way. Me and my brother would trade off holding the antenna between commercial breaks.

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u/thechichh Jun 30 '22

The AOL voice saying “goodbye”…did this exist, or am I imagining it?

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u/daizers Jun 30 '22

It existed. It started with "Welcome! You've got mail!" and then when you logged off it'd say "Goodbye!"

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u/Puppybrother Jun 30 '22

If your were on aim the sound of the door shutting when someone logged off

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u/[deleted] Jun 30 '22

Going out with friends and my parents can’t get hold of me until I return home.

When there are no cell phones. 😍

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u/korkidog Jun 30 '22

When TV stations signed off at night with, “This concludes our broadcast day.”

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u/ella_ella_ehh Jun 30 '22

Glow in the dark stars.

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u/momoj1 Jun 30 '22 edited Jun 30 '22 Silver Helpful

Oh! I guess it's time to do my clock stretch with Loonette.

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u/amadeus2490 Jun 30 '22

Fun Fact: Loonette The Clown — Alyson Court — was also the voice of Claire Redfield in the Resident Evil series, and Jubilee in the X-Men Animated Series.

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u/_BonBonBunny Jun 30 '22

Defunctland has an episode about Big Comfy Couch! It reminded me of all kinds of scenes I'd forgotten from it. I always liked the dust bunnies. 🐰

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u/vegasBunny29 Jun 30 '22

Putting your furby in the closet so he would shutup and d go to sleep 😴 😂

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u/floorwantshugs Jun 30 '22

Having him suddenly start talking in the middle of the night 😱

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u/coffeepoop42069 Jun 30 '22

Feeeeed me. Furby hungreeee!

I watched Gremlins then freaked out and smashed my Furby with a hammer when it started talking on its own in the dark.

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u/Improvedandconfused Jun 30 '22 You Dropped This

Alf.

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u/baelion Jun 30 '22

And when Alf came back, in POG form

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u/Gorcrow Jun 30 '22

What rolls down stairs

alone or in pairs,

and over your neighbor's dog?

What's great for a snack,

And fits on your back?

It's log, log, log

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u/robot_potatobrain Jun 30 '22

It’s log, log,

It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s wood!

It’s log, log,

It’s better than bad, it’s good!

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u/backupterrry Jun 30 '22

Calling the time and temperature guy

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u/SoulKhan90 Jun 30 '22

Thinking lunchables were in some way good.

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u/The-Reddit-Giraffe Jun 30 '22 Silver

Canadian children will understand this one “There’s a place I know in Ontario…”

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u/YodasChick-O-Stick Jun 30 '22

There was a different version that started with the line "They come from the land of ice and snow"

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u/introverted_MyDay Jun 30 '22

touching the box TV and feeling the static

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u/JynNJuice Jun 30 '22

SNICK.

TGIF.

Tales from the Crypt.

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u/MILK_DUD_NIPPLES Jun 30 '22

Boy Meets World on TGIF was my shit

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u/Gorcrow Jun 30 '22 edited Jun 30 '22 Rocket Like

Me and my dad still quote a lot of SNICK shows. Are you afraid of the dark dictated a lot of my irrational fears from childhood. Pete and Pete is classic. Salute your shorts and Hey Dude were my dad and I's favorites.

Too this day my dad at 65 whenever he grabs a plunger can not resist doing the Zeke the plumber bit.

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u/aslan9lion Jun 30 '22

BRING IN THE DANCING LOBSTERS!

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u/NockerJoe Jun 30 '22

The fact that Kenan Thomoson has has essentially the same job since he was 10 years old in the early 90's is wild.

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