It’s a fact: 90’s TV shows remind me of Autumn. It’s because they’re all farm and fuzzy in my nogstalic mind. And that’s not to mention the absurd amount of Autumn-appropriate sweaters on shows like Felicity. So get ready for the bright midriff baring tops and flannel, we’re going back to the 90’s.
Julia: Why are you doing this?
Claudia (who is reciting a Jewish ritual): You mean because it isn’t the Sabbath?
Julia: No, I mean cause you’re not Jewish!
– Party of Five
“No one’s a bigger idiot than me.”
– George, Seinfeld
“As I walked away I had a thought, maybe all men are a drug. Sometimes they bring you down and sometimes, like now, they get you so high. (turns back for one last look) Damn, it would’ve been so cool if I hadn’t looked back.”
– Carrie, Sex and the City
Angela: “Mom, I’ve been alone with Danielle before.”
Patty: “Yes, and I can’t help but recall the time you put her in the dryer.”
Angela: “Oh Mom! That was so long ago. I can’t believe you’re still talking about that…Anyway, she *begged* me to do it.”
Patty: “Whoever’s idea it was, I don’t want to come home and find anyone in an appliance.”
– My So-Called Life
When teenagers today don’t know MSCL, I look at them with pity.
“It’s one thing to say you’re gonna let go, it’s another to actually do it–to loosen your grip and let yourself fall.”
This show, hands down, had some of the most powerful quotes on TV in the 90’s.
“So what do you guys want to do tonight?”
“Well, we could bash our enemies into talcum powder with a sledgehammer, but gee, we did that last night.”
– Buffy and Xander, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer
“Your brother is impossible to live with.”
“And even harder to kill. Or so I’ve heard.”
– Duncan and Jane, Zoe Duncan Jack and Jane
Trivia: No, this show didn’t last long. But it made a big impact with me and it’s where I first decided that Selma Blair was awesome.
While Joey is preparing to play the role of a 19-yea old –
Joey: Chandler..I’m 19 right?
Chandler: Yes on a scale from 1 -10, 10 being the dumbest a person can look, yes you are definitely a 19!
” When did I embarrass you?”
“Pick a day.”
– Paul and Jamie, Mad About You
“What are you doing in there?”
“Hanging with the clothes.”
– Dawson and Joey, Dawson’s Creek
“I’m going to spend the rest of the day working on your self esteem.
Mom, I’m in the hands of professionals. Any meddling by you could be detrimental to my existence.”
“All I ever wanted was a Barbie Dream House. A place that I could call my own, for me to share my joys and dreams with Barbie. That’s when I heard it – those four words that would haunt me for the rest of my days: ‘IT’S NOT FOR BOYS.'”
– Conan O’Brien
Emily: This is a serious problem. These Friday dinners are the only proper food that child eats all week. Richard: [to Rory in the other room] Rory? Are you in any way malnourished, or in need of some international relief organization to recruit a celebrity to raise money on your account?
Rory: I’m good.
– Gilmore Girls
“I like being a mess, its who I am.”
– Ally, Ally Mcbeal
Ah, Ally was so neurotic. No wonder we loved her.
Michelle: “Does Stephanie want to play house with me?”
Stephanie: “Stephanie doesn’t want to play house with you. Stephanie is very busy.”
Michelle: “Yes she does!”
Stephanie: “No she doesn’t!”
Michelle: “Yes she does!”
Stephaine: “Okay! I’ll play house with you. I can’t believe I fell for that one. I invented that!”
– Full House
“If there’s one thing I won’t tolerate, it’s rhyming insults.”
– Will and Grace
I do actually encourage them.
“HEY! HEY! I have asked you nicely NOT to mangle my merchandise. You leave me no choice but to ask you nicely again.”
– Apu, The Simpsons
“Go to hell!”
“Been there, done that.”
– Kate and Angel, Angel
There are probably a million better quotes from Angel the series, and yet I like this one because it represents that early, first year of the series.
“It’s morphin’ time.”
– Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Jackie Burkhardt: Steven, what happened?
Steven Hyde: What? Nothing… just… somebody and then… the guy said ‘bitch’ and there’s nothing.
Jackie Burkhardt: Oh my god. He called me a bitch and you hit him. And that’s what happened, isn’t it?
Steven Hyde: …No?
Jackie Burkhardt: Liar. I AM the bitch. And you LOVE me.
– That 70’s Show