118 Things Only People Who Grew Up In The ’80s And The ’90s Will Understand, As Shared In This Nostalgic FB Group


No matter what we do or how we feel about it, time keeps marching forward. And while reminiscing about the past can be a double-edged sword, providing both melancholy and comfort, the Facebook group 'Grew Up In The 80's and The 90's' invites people to do just that.


Though this online community is quite young even by the internet's standards (it was created in January 2019), 1.6 million people have already joined it, sharing everything that they remember from the two decades.


So whether you want a strong dose of nostalgia or simply to learn what the good old days were all about, we invite you to check out these handpicked posts we gathered from the group.


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#1 This Hit The Feels


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#2 It Was Great. You Could Skip The First Tape With The Mushy Love Story And Jump To The Second Tape With All The Action


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#3 I Used To Wonder What Kevin's Parents Were Doing For A Living But Now I Realize They Were Both Actors


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#4 If You Know, You Know


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#5 But It Feels So Right


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#6 Terrible When The Teacher Caught The Notes. My Hs History Would Read The Notes To The Class


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#7 And They Never Actually Knew Where We Were Which Is Kinda Terrifying And Wouldn't Fly Today


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#8 Found This Gem At My Parents House Today


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#9 Total Realtor Glamour Shot Style Picture


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#10 As A Kid: "Look At That Jet Ski!" Adult: "A New Kitchen!"


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#11 It Was True. They Just Forgot To Mention That Removing The Ink Would Also Obliterate The Paper


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#12 I Laughed Way Harder Than I Should’ve At This


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#13 Thats Problem Solving Skills Right There! Kids Don't Know What It's Like To Have To Start All The Way Over When You Run Out Of Lives!


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#14 They’re The Golden Girls You Buy Off Wish


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#15 Isn’t It Amazing How Many Of Us ‘Smoked’ Candy And Grew Up To Not Be Smokers. Weird How That Happens


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#16 Very True


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#17 If I Could Only Keep 1 Show From My Childhood, This Is It. And It's Not Even Close


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#18 I Loved This Phone! I Thought It Was The Coolest Thing Ever!


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#19 Good Old Days


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#20 I Loved Them When I Was Little. My Parents Had To Hide Them From Me So I Wouldn't Eat Them All


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#21 It's How I Taught My Son In The Late 90s


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#22 My 1991 Cassette Mixtape. ? Kids Today Couldn’t Imagine The Time And Effort To Make These! I Did Replicate This On My Current Streaming Services, So I’m Current With The Times


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#23 This Is Probably Johnny's Most Underrated Movie


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#24 I Think It Was The Fancy Dinner Party In The Ad. I Always Begged Mum To Buy It But She Never Did. I Had Some Recently And Was A Touch Disappointed. The Chocolate Isn't The Nicest


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#25 Chacha And Kinicki Straight Up Looking Like Somebody's Parents Embarrassing The Hell Out Of Their Kids At The High School Dance


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#26 This Was Happiness!!!


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#27 Now That I’m A Mom I Can Surely Say It’s Because We Cant Freakin See When We’re Driving At Night!


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#28 Loved That Guy On Home Improvement


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#29 Awww! Let's All Go Floating In Water, While Watching Jaws


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#30 My Dad's Text Tone Was "Not The Momma". Miss Hearing That


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#31 No More Snow Days For Kids In School Now. They Still Have To Go To Virtual School Instead Of A Day Off. Covid Ruined Everything


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#32 That Class Has Probably Served Me More Than Any Other Class I Took In High School


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#33 What A Treasure


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#34 In The 80s It Was A Hockey Card And A Cloth Pin


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#35 Between Our Windbreakers And Hairspray, Wind Never Stood A Chance


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#36 "Ernest -- My A*s. I Can See -- My A*s." "And There's Something Really Wrong With Your Neck Too."


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#37 You Could Fry An Egg On These Things


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#38 My Sister Always Looked For Hayley In The 70s. There Were Never Any Hayley’s. Now It’s Such A Common Name


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#39 Awesome Halftime Show


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#40 Which Team Were You On?


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#41 The Original Karen


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#42 My Aunt Was Getting Rid Of Some Things And Gave Me These Treasures From My Childhood. I Know They're Not Worth Much, But The Memories Are Priceless


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#43 Your Face Would Get Very Hot And You'd Really Have To Watch Your Hair. Dangerous Maneuver!


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#44 Silver Surfer


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#45 I'm Sure I'm In The Minority Here, But This Film Is More Memorable Than The Goonies Imo. I Was Enamored With The Idea Of Space Exploration As A Kid


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#46 My 8yo Self Used To Really Watch This


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#47 My Favorite People, And Archie Bunker Is The Legend


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#48 This Is Why We Typed “You” As “U” “Are” As “R” Ect


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#49 The Pinnacle Of My Childhood Artistic Career


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#50 One Of The Best Cinderella Movies Ever Made


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#51 And Your Hair Got Tangled In Them Too!


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#52 You Could Eat Like A King At The Ponderosa


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#53 Grandparents Had The Best Houses!


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#54 I Can Hear This Photo


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#55 Always Thought She Was Fishing For A Man


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#56 Loved This, Got It On Dvd Few Years Back And It's Good To Watch When Need A Laugh


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#57 Was Digging Around In The Closet Today And Found This


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#58 So When I Was 8 Years Old I Would Have Given My Right Arm For One These Classics ? It’s Only Taken 35 Years But I Can Honestly Say My 8 Year Old Self Is A Very Happy Little Girl


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#59 Its Me!!! And My Whole Family!! ? Only So We Can Eat Alot


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#60 I Can Still Remember The Distinct Smell Of These


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#61 Time For Some Boxing… Ahh The Good Old Days


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#62 'married… With Children' Then And Now


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#63 My Auntie Had A Waterbed Matter Of Fact It Looks Just Like This One


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#64 The Good Ole 3 Liter


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#65 I’m This Old! Saturday Morning TV 1976


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#66 In Honor Of The Death Of Angela Lansbury, This Was One Of My Favorite Childhood Movies


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#67 Whaaaaaattttt!


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#68 These Still Exist. Todays Kids Try To Figure It Out Too. My Kids Have Several ? The Better Part Is When They Crack Them And All The Liquid Leaks Out. Then They Really Wonder Where It All Went


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#69 We All Know Why. It Was The Color Of Our Youth


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#70 A Trip Down Memory Lane


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#71 It Wasn’t About Classing It Up A Bit. It Was Because The Paper Plates Are Too Flimsy Till This Very Day. I Could Use Some Wicker Holders Like That


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#72 Holy Cannoli I'd Forgotten About The Littles. I Was Looking Up 1984 Saturday Morning Cartoon Line Up And This Popped Up


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#73 Yup!


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#74 Stumbled Upon Our Pillow People While Cleaning Out My Mom's Home


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#75 We Saw 30 Seconds To Mars Several Years Ago And He Is Still Extremely Attractive And Yes I’m Old Enough For A Calcium Supplement


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#76 Shannen Doherty And Luke Perry


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#77 He Is The Reason Horror Movies Of Today Don't Scare Children Of The 80's Or 90's!


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#78 I Finally Have One.. The Price Was Right And It Still Has The Instruction Manual! Great Find!


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#79 Love This Movie


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#80 I Miss These Kind Of Commercials


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#81 Yup


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#82 Look What I Found At Costco For My Granddaughters Christmas Gift. I Was So Excited I Actually Squealed


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#83 Simpler Times Then


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#84 I. Cannot. Wait


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#85 Trunk Or Treat


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#86 There Are Halloween And Halloween Themed Movies And There Are Christmas Movies. But Nobody Ever Talks About Thanksgiving Movies. Here's One Thanksgiving Movie


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#87 Ya Got That Right!


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#88 Skinnamarinki Dinki Dink, Skinnamarinki Doo! I Love You. I Love You In The Morning And In The Afternoon. I Love You In The Evening, Underneath The Moon!


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#89 One Of The Things I Miss From My Childhood


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#90 The 90’s Version Was The Best! You Best Believe I Would Be The One Racing To Get The Meats, Cheese And All The Mystery Items!


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#91 Facts


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#92 Absolute Fave Back Then!


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#93 This Show Was So Cheesy But I Watched Every Episode Lol


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#94 The Funny Thing Is That I Don't Think Any One Else Ever Talked Like That Back Then Lmao Like The Dude Made Up His Own Slang And Acted Like It Was Already A Thing Lol


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#95 Very Old School


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#96 My Sister And I Loved Rock-A-Doodle (1991)! At Approximately 6-7 Years Old, I Thought The Music Was Great In It. Even Though We Watched It So Many Times, I Can Only Remember Bits And Pieces. I Simply Remember It Being A Favorite For A Bit


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#97 Yes We Still Had An 8 Track Players In The 80’s Lol


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#98 Happy Meal Toys In The 80’s And Early 90’s Were The Best! These Barbie’s Were My Favorites!


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#99 "You Left Your Lights On. Go To The Parking Lot"


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#100 Delia*s Catalogs Make My Brain Sooooo Happy


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#101 Before He Was A Mallrat Or His Name Was Earl, Jason Lee Was A Bad A$$ Professional Skateboarder! During The 80s & 90s, Jason Was One Of The Biggest Names In The Sport, Showcasing His Jaw-Dropping Tricks Including "The Tre Flip" Which He Perfected In '88


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#102 This In The Can Hit Way Different


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#103 Nothing Is More Refreshing Than One Of These On A 90° Day


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#104 We All Had These


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#105 This Stuff Smelled So Good, Loved This Bubble Bath


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#106 Finally Got One Today At Walmart For $3, Don’t Know What I Will Use It For But I Love It!


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#107 Nothing Comes Close To This Game!


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#108 The Best, Worst Movie Ever! Must Of Watched It A Hundred Times Growing Up


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#109 I Loved This Movie As A Kid. Never Watched The Reboot Either


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#110 Every Single Boy Band Of The 90s And Early 2000s Ripped Off Boys 2 Men And Nobody Ever Talks About How Influential They Truly Were To Pop Music


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#111 U Forgot Zima.. Worse Than White Claw..white Claw Is An Upgrade


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#112 You Know It To Be True


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#113 Bring These Back!


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#114 Mosquitoes Everywhere:??? Moms In The 80s And 90s:


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#115 World's Best Gum! Man I Miss The Bubble Gum Flavored One!


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#116 Absolute Cult Classic Of A Film


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#117 Michael Biehn. Possibly The Most Underrated And Under Appreciated Action Movie Star Of The 80's And 90's. My Favourite Actor


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#118 Who Remembers The Ones With A Built-In Whistle So When You Threw The Football The S*** Started Screaming


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