The ’90s were a magical time. All you needed was some Sun-in’d hair, a fresh pair of JNCOs, a portable Discman and a Starter jacket, and you could be the coolest kid at the church lock-in.
But not everything in the decade is remembered so fondly. Let’s be real: POGs were actually pretty lame; the Internet was slow; even Justin Timberlake managed to look pretty darn uncool.
There’s nothing wrong with some nostalgia for the good old days every once in a while, but sometimes you need to be reminded that things aren’t always as fun as you remembered.
Here’s a look at 11 videos that will make you glad the ’90s are over.
Old-School Hip-hop Wasn’t as Good as You Remember
We honestly have no idea if any part of this is meant to be funny.
This Nightmare Dog-Man Existed
Sweet dreams, everyone.
MTV Was Really Lame
Don’t worry, Nu Thang kid turned out OK.
Blessercise Failed to Catch On
Real talk: If you can actually do this entire half-hour workout, you’re probably in pretty good shape.
The Advice for Dealing with Bullies Was Terrible
OK, so this video has no religious messages, but come on, how could this not be included? There is not a single piece of advice in this video (edited masterfully by Everything Is Terrible) that would do anything but make problems with a bully substantially worse.
Church Music Got a Little Too Experimental
Just fast forward directly to 1:08. There are some questions that will never be answered.
A Lot of Christian Songs Were Written About Not Having Sex
(Warning: This is likely in the TV-14 range of music videos.)
’Second Glance’ Came Out
A modern day parable (found again by Christian Nightmares) with a heretical sci-fi twist.
Witchcraft Was Something People Were Genuinely Concerned About
Thankfully, Carman is here to help.
Blowdryers Were a Little Too Popular
There are a lot of interesting ’90s hair decisions happening in this music video.
Movie Trailers Used to Basically Give Away the Entire Movie
’90s Christian (Slater) movies were just the worst.
Jesse Carey is a mainstay on the weekly RELEVANT Podcast and member of RELEVANT's executive board. He lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and two kids.