If You Don't Know These 35 Facts, Then I'm Sorry, You Were Raised Wrong

1.That you learned so much about rich people things — like what La Mer Crème de la Mer was — by watching VH1's The Fabulous Life:

Logo fo The Fabulous Life of Jennifer Lopez episode
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2.That you learned more from VH1's I Love the '80s and I Love the '90s than you ever did from any history class:

I love the '80s logo set on orange background
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3.That there will never be a more iconic duo than Paris and Nicole:

Photo of Paris Hilton and Nicole both wearing pink dresses in 2004
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4.That you can't hear a Now That's What I Call Music!...

5....or the Fired Up! commercial without singing and dancing along:

6.That nothing annoyed you more than the Shirley Temple DVD collection commercial that played every five minutes on Cartoon Network:

A screen grab of the commercial with Shirley Temple holding a dancer's hand and "Little Miss Broadway" written over her
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7.That there was nothing you wanted more than a VCR and DVD TV combo in your room...

A Toshiba DVD and VCR combo TV  displaying hot air balloons on the screen

8....and an iMac desktop:

White iMac desktop
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9.That — even though it made you carsick and you had to strain your eyes to watch it — nothing felt cooler than watching a DVD in the car:

TV fold down screen between passenger and driver in car
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10.That you can't hear Avril Lavigne's "Sk8er Boi"...

Sony Music

11....or Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle" without screaming out the lyrics:


12.That the best things about Borders were the gifts and magazines sections:

Woman touching frames on a display inside Borders
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13.That Mariah Carey's episode of Cribs is one of the most iconic TV episodes of all time:

Mariah Carey wearing a towel sitting in a tub

14.And that Charity falling off the bus on MTV's Next is one of the most iconic moments in the history of reality TV:

Girl falling off steps of a bus

15.That you loved when Hildi Santo-Tomas was one of the interior designers on Trading Spaces 'cause you knew it would be a messy episode:

A publicity photo of Hildi Santo-Tomas smiling at the camera
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16.That a brand-new stack of blank CDs felt like endless possibilities:

Stack CD discs in box isolated
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17.That there was nothing scarier than the first time you downloaded an MP3 from LimeWire, because you thought the FBI was going to break down your door:

18.And that there was no bigger feeling of triumph than finding a real and good quality MP3 of a new song you wanted on LimeWire:

A image of the LimeWire page downloading songs

19.That Abercrombie & Fitch was the most divisive store ever:

Abercrombie store front inside the mall in the early 2000s
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20.That this wasn't just a design aesthetic, but a whole personality:

Pink Hello Kitty CD player

21.That these cameras weren't great and you always thought twice about taking a photo with it 'cause the film for it was pricey:

Blue Polaroid I-Zone camera

22.That everyone knew Chappelle's Show quotes, whether they watched the show or not:


23.That you had to watch Undressed...

A screenshot for the intro to MTV's Undressed which features a hole in the between un and dressed with a clip of two people undressing in it

24....and Talk Sex with Sue Johanson with one finger on the remote control, in case your parents walked in:

Sue Johanson sitting a red desk with her hands folded
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25.That the most ambitious crossover event in history wasn't Infinity War, but actually "Lady Marmalade":

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26.That AIM was the greatest way you could talk to your friends:

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27.That nothing caused more drama than when someone messed with who was in their Top 8:

28.That there was nothing more satisfying than answering your flip phone in a dramatic manner:


29.That there was no worse feeling than going to Subway and realizing you forgot your Sub Club card:

Hand holding a Sub Club card with 7 out of 8 stamps on it
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30.That these tasted soooo good that it was worth destroying the inside of your mouth for them:

31.That this tasted sooo medicinal, but everyone drank it anyway:

Product shot of Pepsi Blue
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32.That the Honeycomb monster...

A furry ball with a face standing in a kitchen
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33....and the Quiznos rats were absolutely creepy:

Two rats things performing a song in front of a Quiznos
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34.That nothing could get people onto the dance floor quicker than hearing "Peace up, A-Town...":

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35.And lastly, that nine times out of ten, you'd end up watching way more of the TV Guide Channel than you intended to when checking it:

Screenshot of TV Guide Channel from 2002
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