The man pictured above is the man responsible for a pop culture phenomenon that is unparalleled in terms of endurance and quality. The man pictured above is Mat Groening, father of The Simpsons. Born and raised in Portland Oregon, Groening has based much of Springfield on his experiences growing up in the city in which the dream of the 90s is still alive. He has left his mark on every single Simpsons episode, and I don't mean that figuratively. I mean he has literally stamped his intials on every episode.
Take a look at this gif of Homer Simpson:
Notice anything? I mean other than the fact that he is woo-hooing with gusto. Take a look at his left ear and the strand of hair above it. Look at them long enough and you may notice that the hair looks like an "M" and the ear looks like a "G". Here's another picture which should make it a bit more clear:
Now I guarantee that Matt's initials will pop out at you every time you watch The Simpsons. Now if you'll excuse me, FXX has a gargantuan marathon featuring ever episode of The Simpsons which I should be watching now, so I've gotta go! See you tomorrow!
Advertising is a part of life, and has been since pretty much the first TV broadcast. While we've had our fair share of memorable ads like kids denying a silly rabbit a meager bowl of Trix or a sentient pitcher of Kool-Aid causing untold amounts of property damage there's also been a lot of commercials ranging from unsettling to downright disturbing. Here are four of those ads that aired in the 90s.
Let's take a look at those cartoons that hold a special place in every 90s kid's heart. Whether it be the original run of Pokémon or the zany Animaniacs there was no shortage of fantastic toons to entertain kids (and sometimes adults too).
I don't know about you, but the sound of a computer connecting to the internet via dial-up is enough to transport me instantly back to the 90s. As does the simultaneously awe-inspiring/terrifying THX logo that used to accompany the Star Wars trilogy VHS tapes. Here's 48 other sounds that do the same thing.
As a kid, I picked up on a few of the life lessons Hey Arnold! sought to teach kids, but as I've gone back to watch the show as an adult I've begun to understand just how often the Nickelodeon show tackled real-world issues. Of course a short list of GIFs would never be able to capture the nuance and subtlety of this incredible cartoon, but this little piece serves as a sampler of the life lessons this show taught us.
I actually liked Batfleck in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice...except for one thing.
Doug Funny's first appearance had more to do with Florida and grapefruits than it did with the moral dilemmas young teens faced in the 90s.
Everything I ever needed to know about life was taught to me by cartoons.
Of all the great strides mankind made in the 90s nothing can compare to the glory one man on a prime time sitcom achieved by one simple, hypnotic dance.