The "Nostalgia Over Things You Didn't Even Live Through" Thread

Flaky Pudding

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I was watching Futurama with my mom a few days ago and Fry said "Engage shields, engage Yarnell!" and I started laughing. Mom asked me how I knew who Shields and Yarnell are and I said,
"They were on the Muppet Show remember?"
She then started laughing alongside me and saying that thanks to The Muppet Show I know a lot of obscure celebrities and songs most kids my age don't know. I also watched Fraggle Rock, Schoolhouse Rock, Tom & Jerry, Looney Tunes, AAAHH! Real Monsters, CatDog, and Beavis and Butt-Head when I was younger despite them all being before my time.
 

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An old thread worth bumping because this totally happens to me; songs like Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" make me feel like I lived through the '80s.

A lot of songs sample by Vaporwave artists are good for this.

 

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Being a diehard Robot Chicken fan makes me feel like I'm an expert on He-Man, Thundercats, Transformers, and all the other stuff they regularly parody on there........despite never having seen ANY of those shows and all of them being before my time.
 

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Stuff I grew up on that was before my time (I'm a very late 90s/00s kid so anything from the 70s, 80s, and early-to-mid 90s qualifies for this list):

-The old episodes of Sesame Street
-The Muppet Show
-Fraggle Rock
-The classic Disney movies (Alice in Wonderland, Robin Hood, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, etc.)
-The old episodes of The Simpsons
-Garbage Pail Kids
-Elvis Presley
-The Beatles
-John Cougar Mellencamp
-Richard Scarry's Busytown series
-AAAHH! Real Monsters
-Bump in the Night
-Beavis and Butt-Head
-CatDog
-Crystal Castles (That classic Atari game about a bear who has to save his honey pot from an evil witch)
-Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal
-All the 70s and 80s movies my parents grew up with and then showed me (Back To The Future, Indiana Jones, Home Alone, etc.)
-The works of Dr. Seuss
-The classic Super Mario game for the NES
-It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown as well as the Christmas and Thanksgiving specials (all of which were annual celebrations in our house around holiday season)
-The original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory movie
-The Big Comfy Couch
-Wacky Packages
-The classic Looney Tunes shorts
-Tom and Jerry
-Tom Petty's music
-Wallace and Gromit
-Forrest Gump
-The works of Beverly Cleary (Fudge, Ramona and Beezus, etc.)
 

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Well, I have a huge love for 80's music, and I was born in '92.
 

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Seriously, if re-incarnation is a real thing, then my past self was born in the 50's. I pretty much like all old stuff. Old TV, old music, old movies, old books, old stuff!
 

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The reign of Vlad III Tepes (the Impaler), Prince of Wallachia. Those were the days...
 

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This song is the definition of this thread for me. Nice video too. a e s t h e t i c

Reminds me of midday Saturday TV for some reason, like watching weird movies like Killer Klowns from Outer Space.
 
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