37 Extremely Random Things From The 2000s You Definitely Forgot About

1.On the Line, the rom-com that starred Lance Bass and Joey Fatone from NSYNC:

Photo of Lance and Joey talking to two other guys in On the Line
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2.The Girls Gone Wild infomercial that played late at night and featured Real World cast members:

Screenshot that says: The following is a paid program for Girls Gone Wild
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3.Los Lonely Boys' "Heaven"...

Screenshot of Lonely Boys performing in a church
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4....and Sting's "Desert Rose," which used to be played nonstop:

Screenshot of Sting in the back of a car filming with a video camera out the window
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5.Flip phones that had an antenna you needed to pull out:

Katey Sagal talking on a flip phone on a red carpet
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6.For Dummies instructional books:

A "MacBook for Dummies" book featuring a hand typing on a keyboard on the cover

7.The weird Spider-Man commercial for Hardee's/Carl's Jr. (would Spidey really ditch MJ for a burger?!):

8.Apple's Genius Bar that featured black and white photos of old famous celebs, scientists, athletes, etc.:

Photo of people sitting at a Genius Bar
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9.The Pepsi promotion that gave away free iTunes downloads:

Screenshot from the commercial of the Pepsi logo next to the words "iTunes.com"
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10.Expensive iPod cases that cost almost as much as an iPod:

A Coach iPod case

11.Happy Bunny T-shirts:

A blue T-shirt with a bunny on it that with "I'm not spoiled. I deserve all my stuff" written on it

12.Debbie Downer from SNL:

Debbie Downer at a party making a face
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13.And SNL's "The Ambiguously Gay Duo" (who were voiced by Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell):

Screenshot of Ace holding a phallic crystal while Gary looks on

14.History Channel shows that sprung up because of the popularity of The Da Vinci Code:

A title card for "Beyond the Da Vinci Code"
History Channel

15.The magazine racks at Borders that had bright fluorescent under lighting:

Workers pushing books with a magazine rack in the background
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16.The signs that Borders would put up to announce authors who were coming in for signings:

Borders sign that says storytime and singing with Tina Louise
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17.Taking selfies with flip phones:

Samantha Mumba taking a selfie with a flip phone
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18.The Family Guy ringtones you would buy from Jamster:

A screenshot of the Jamster commercial showing where to text and Peter Griffen dancing in the screen of a flip phone

19.Winamp players:

A winamp player on a computer screen
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20.Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's tween line that they sold at Walmart:

A box for Mary-Kate and Ashely brand caller-ID telephone

21.Encarta CD-Roms (which was always a lifesaver):

Microsoft Encarta 2000 DVD

22.Got Milk? ads:

Got Milk? ad featuring the cast of High School Musical
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23.The Education Connection commercial jingle:

A screenshot of woman holding a diploma and standing next to letters that say "Make $25,000 more
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24.And the Lionel train alarm clock commercial that played NONSTOP:


A screenshot of a Bumpit from the commercial
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26.Groovy Chick products:

A pink mini-backpack featuring Groovy Girl on it

27.Philadelphia Cheesecake Snack Bars:

A product shot of a box of Strawberry Cheesecake Philadelphia Cheesecake Snack Bars

28.Blockbuster's "No more late fees" campaign (which was a last-ditch effort to compete with Netflix):

A screenshot of crowd in front of Blockbuster store with a sign that is being put up that says "No More Late Fees"

29.Portable DVD players:

A portable DVD player opened and playing a Disney movie

30.The Producers being the biggest show around:

  Spencer Platt / Getty Images
Spencer Platt / Getty Images

31.Multi-disc CD player boom boxes that even came with remotes:

A silver 3-CD player boombox from the late '90s

32.Soda logos that looked like this on vending machines:

Vending machine showing different sodas

33.The iPod dog — that everyone wanted at some point:

The iPod dog

34.TBS's delightful Dinner & Movie:

A screenshot of for a commercial for TBS' "Dinner & Movie" series which started at 8:05 pm

35.MTV's Rich Girls:

Logo for Rich Girls

36.And MTV's Date My Mom (which was the most awkward dating show):

A mom standing next to her son

37.And finally, the super-annoying HeadOn commercial: