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Our 90s-packed April issue has ELLE #fbf (flashing back Friday) all the way to our glory adolescent days: think bulky Walkmans, Nirvana-esque flannels, and frosted hair tips (shudder).

Feeling excluded? Well, you can count yourself part of the club if you’ve experienced all of these things…

Dawson’s Creek

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Joey, Pacey, Jen and Dawson saw us through adolescence without a hitch. But who knew as adolescents that we could feel such an eloquent spectrum of, well, feelings? The gang did, and we will be eternally grateful to their dramas, frat parties and goatee-shaving to make us all feel like well-adjusted teenagers.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Angel/Spike? Spike/Angel? You know you’re a 90’s kid if you were in a state of perpetual inner turmoil about Buffy’s love life. Angel was the good guy, but Spike was the mean guy that we loved to hate, and…we rest our case.

Clarissa Explains It All

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As adolescents we all wished we had an ‘inconspicuous’ ladder propped against our bedroom windows for our besties to climb through. Who needs a front door?

Straight after CEIA, Melissa Joan Heart continued to provide us with teen laughs with Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. Let’s be honest, at this point we all wished we had a super-sarcastic black cat as a sidekick.

Tamagotchi

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You owned a Tamagotchi (in the jazziest colours no less) and you experienced the daily struggle that was trying to keep the poor thing alive. Who knew there were so many ways you could accidentally send your digital pet to heaven?

Fresh Prince of Bel Air

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‘In West Philadelphia, born and raised…’ You definitely know you’re a 90’s kid when you have to physically restrain yourself to leave this sentence unfinished. Yes, 90’s kids have no problem rapping the entire intro song of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

My So Called Life

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A baby-faced Claire Danes and a beautiful pre-fame Jared Leto were our Angela and Jordan, and showed us what it was really like to be an angst-ridden teen in school. We were blessed with 19 rollicking episodes of drama before the show was cut, and we were left forever guessing A and J’s romantic fate.

Spice Girls

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In your friendship group you each had a dedicated Spice Girl persona, and you couldn’t wait for the day you were going to rock London with your platform shoes, whilst recklessly navigating a tour bus. Posh, Ginger, Baby, Sporty and Scary: we loved them all...

Saved by the Bell

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You’re a 90’s kid if you thought the fashion in Saved by the Bell was the epitome of cool. No one (we emphasise no one) could rock a vest top day-in day-out like AC Slater, Kelly had that quintessential all-American girl look that we all envied, Zach’s quiff was the height (sorry!) of sophistication, not to mention Jessie’s curls, Lisa’s array of hats, and Screech was, well Screech.

Walkman

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Your Walkman and gawky headphones made you the talk of the school. The only setback was dealing with the heavy burden of enough CDs to ensure that you had an adequate variety to see you on the walk home.

Kenan & Kel

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You know if you’re 90’s kid if you know who loves Orange soda… Kel does, of course. Nickelodeon’s Kenan & Kel provided us with countless hours of slapstick entertainment. A highlight of every episode was their little pre-show skit in front of the velvet curtain, where Kel would (predictably) be left confused, alone on the stage.

Sister, Sister

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Our favourite identical twins of the 90s (we all knew that The Parent Trap stole Sister, Sister’s thunder), Tia and Tamera were separated at birth and reunited during a chance encounter. Opposites, Tia was the responsible straight-A student, and Tamera was the impulsive loose cannon. However, one thing’s for certain, the pair knew how to rock a set of matching hats.

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