45 Things Millennials Haven’t Thought About In 15 Years But Will Recognize On Sight

1. The delightful lady from the Honey Bunches of Oats commercials:

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2. The creepy Chips Ahoy! commercial where the singing chocolate chip cookies got eaten one by one:

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3. The comfy — super well-worn — chairs that Barnes & Nobles used to have:

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4. The three- or five-disc DVD changer that was the ultimate luxe — being able to put several of your favorite movies in at once truly felt like the peak of technology:


5. DVDs that were basically screensavers and played several hours of a reef or aquarium scene:


6. The coupons that came inside DVDs, which sometimes were legit great coupons:

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7. The whole Tickle Me Elmo mania:

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8. The 1-800-COLLECT commercials that were part of a Buffy the Vampire Slayer contest:

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9. The Jerry Springer Too Hot for TV! VHS tape that they would show commercials for late at night:


10. Old-school arcade change machines that had the giant metal fronts and the big red button:

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11. The Old Navy commercials that starred Tia and Tamera Mowry:

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12. Emeril Live and his “bam!” catchphrase:

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13. And the original Japanese Iron Chef series, which was the most dramatic cooking show ever:

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14. The Michael Graves section at Target, which was full of home accessories that were just so chic:

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15. And the clothing sections of Target having red carpet:

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


17. TLC’s Clean Sweep (which was like a hoarders version of Trading Spaces)…

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18. …and Discovery Channel’s The Christopher Lowell Show, which were daytime TV shows you’d always watch reruns of if you stayed home sick:

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

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20. And the N64 players inside McDonald’s that were just germ collectors:

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21. VH1’s Divas Live, which was truly an EVENT and MOMENT:

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22. The giant stuffed animal pile (that you just wanted to jump into) in the back of Disney Stores:

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23. The old Comedy Central logo:

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24. MTV’s 10 Spot programming block:


25. Fox’s criminally underrated stop-motion TV series, The PJs, which starred Eddie Murphy:

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26. Walmart’s catchy rollback cowboy-themed commercial:

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27. The old logo for Boomerang — and also all the old pre-1990 cartoons that they used to show:

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

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


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

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31. TBS’s delightful Dinner & A Movie:

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32. Brandy’s CoverGirl commercials:

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

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

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

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36. Those :08 Min. workout videos:


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

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38. Real California Cheese commercials (that featured this logo):

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39. The games Rosie O’Donnell would play with the audience on The Rosie O’Donnell Show:

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40. Rosie‘s house band, John McD and the McDLT’s:

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

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

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43. Chuck E. Cheese’s late ’90s/early ’00s makeover (where he was supposed to be some sort of skater):

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44. The green carpet inside Chuck E. Cheese that you would crawl all over and was definitely much grosser than you realized:


45. And lastly, the Kidz Bop 2 commercial that played nonstop and ruined some of your favorite songs:

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