By: Jeff Hornassek
May 8, 2018
If you’re a kid of the 90’s, cheers to you (holds up beer) because I honestly believe the pop culture and media we got to experience as kids was beyond badass.
On our podcast we frequently reminisce at how awesome television and movies were in the 90’s. Don’t even get me started on music which was insane as well. The fashion…I’ll admit it was fucking embarrassing (I’m looking at you JNCO), but we can look beyond that. Saturday morning television was at it’s peak, and will probably never be rivaled. Movies, and especially Disney movies, were being churned out at a rate of frequency and quality that would make Apple these days look like a god damn garage sale.
Let’s revisit what you could watch on a standard Saturday morning after pounding two bowls of Cap’n Crunch:
-Batman: The Animated Series
Need I say more???? At the risk of sounding pretentious, 90’s television transcended media in a way that has allowed them to permeate culture and stay relevant to this day. I know that there is a nostalgia factor for the things we all grew up with, but the shows listed above are actually, legitimately, quality television. I’ll fight anyone who says that Batman: The Animated Series isn’t pound for pound one of the best shows that ever existed.
Now let’s move onto movies, which is what we really like to talk about. Disney was in it’s heyday in terms of animated films. No argument can be had there. Sports movies for kids were basically a badass genre in and of itself that has essentially bit the dust now. These fucking kids with their iPads and cool hair know nothing about the annexation of Puerto Rico, or the Flying V orchestrated by Gordon Bombay. Let’s list a few of the classics:
–The Mighty Ducks (all three of them…fight me!)
-Little Big League
Honestly I need to stop writing this because I have to go see if the Ducks have any chance in Hell against the Hawks. Let us know what you think and if we missed any crucial part of 90’s pop culture in terms of tv and film, because there’s a shit ton out there. Thanks you guys, and see you at the movies.