The 90s generation was blessed with some of the very best television. From Lizzie Mcguire to Phil of the Future, our generation got the best of Disney. We got stellar theme songs, the greatest moral lessons, and by far some of the greatest characters with Lizzie, Phil, and of course, Raven Symone.
That’s So Raven was a show that made our childhood that much better. Everything the fledging psychic said and did was hysterical. Her costumes even had our parents laughing, and her lessons stayed with us. For example, the episode where she walks a runway to show that she is comfortable not being a size 2 (Yay, for positive body image).
Raven was one of those characters we could always relate to. Her quirky friends, obnoxious brother, loving parents, and her own struggles were all things that we have and continued to experience. She wasn’t perfect – in fact she always got herself into trouble, but she always learned her lesson in the end. Okay, not always—but most of the time.
Life would not be the same without Raven Baxter.
HERE ARE THE 23 TOP THINGS WE MISS ABOUT THATS SO RAVEN
When she tried to get her father’s job back
The theme song
Her brother, Cory
Cory’s band (WITH DAVID HENRIE)
While Miley Cyrus’ relationship is rumored to be on the outs, she doesn’t let drama faze her as she twerks while wearing a Unicorn onesie in this new video.
The video, which was originally posted on her Facebook page, shows Miley dancing (twerking or woping, let’s pretend we know the difference) to “WOP” by J Dash featuring Flo Rida. Damn, who knew Miley could dance?
“Shipping” has become prominent in television and film viewing nowadays. Almost all couples (and even non-couples) are labeled with conjoined names (I.e Romione, Klaine, Delena). With blogging and fanfiction, shipping has taken the media by storm. It breaks the servers of websites hosting polls on best pairings, and even influences writers. In fact, Ryan Murphy addresses shippers explicity on Glee as characters refer to their ship names. Principal Figgins actually called Rachel and Finn, “Finchel” and characters continually refer to their fan base as Brittany addressed how lesbian bloggers might not like her being with Sam.
Looking back on old shows, you will realize we were all shipping before it became it became a thing on the internet. There were couples (especially on much beloved Disney shows) where in our eyes, the whole show centered around two characters that had to be together. There was no possibility Lizzie was going to end up with any guy who she dated, because she was meant to be with Gordo. Phil could not go to the future before he confessed his love for Keely.
There are so many pairings that were meant to be in our eyes. We shipped them, and we shipped them hard.
Take a trip back to look at characters from your childhood that you definitely shipped
Lizzie & Gordo (Lizzie McGuire)
Over the course of Lizzie McGuire we saw Lizzie through multiple and awful relationships. Gordo was the one constant in all her relationships, the one who would bring her back up again after yet another guy knocked her down. Lizzie didn’t always know Gordo loved her, but we did, and that is why we will never forget when they finally kissed in the movie. Poor Gordo, that only took a few seasons to happen…
Helga & Arnold (Hey Arnold)
Even though Helga is considered to be psycho, and her romance with Arnold is in her head, their relationship is pretty endearing. She will go to great lengths to help out Arnold, and if thats not love, then what is?
Keeley & Phil (Phil of the Future)
There was never a question Keeley and Phil were meant to be together. Whenever one had a potential love interest, the other became extremely tense and obviously jealous. Even though we wanted Keeley to mind her own business and not find out Phil was from the future, Keeley loved him all the same after she found out. True love is dating someone with four toes.
Zoey & Chase (Zoey 101)
Although we all knew Chase only had eyes for Zoey from the first episode when he fell of a bike to get a good look at her, we didn’t know if Zoey would reciprocate his feelings. It was only until Chase got a girlfriend of his own did Zooey realize she liked him — typical. Although Chase chased (ha!) Zoey when she changed boarding schools not realizing Zoey stayed at Pacific Coast Academy, the two finally got to be together in what might have been the best Disney Channel finale of all time.
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It’s time to be honest and admit that we have always been fangirls. We have been watching TV since we were three. We sang the Barney theme song the same way we now sing the theme song for The Big Bang Theory. We have ALWAYS been nerds—we just need to embrace it. I, for one, have memorized all the lyrics for the cartoons I watched growing up—especially those on the Family Channel. If you didn’t scream out “Wade, what’ the sitch?” at the end of the Kim Possible opening, I don’t know you. Remember how Christina Milan covered the theme song? Remember how it was a total sham because we all know it was and remains Christie Carlson Romano’s song?
How about when the Backstreet Boys sang the Arthur theme song? Who can ever forget that. The point is, we will always remember these theme songs. Even if you haven’t seen one of these cartoons in ages — I’m talking Braceface — chances are, you will still sing along.
It’s funny thinking about how celebrities sang the themes for a lot of these (remember how Solange Knowles sang the theme for Proud Family). I hope, that like myself, the opening credits to all these cartoons of our past and present hit you with a wave of nostalgia, and make you sing along the way.
The Proud Family
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Back in the day, the word “Disney” brought thoughts of fairy godmothers, evil stepsisters and happily ever afters into our minds. The Disney stars that most of us looked up to were Cinderella, Pocahontas and, of course, Mickey Mouse (although now I’m not sure why).
But nowadays, all that has changed. When most children and teenagers hear the word “Disney,” they tend to think of the famous actors whose careers were launched on the television network, the Disney Channel.
Due to shows like ‘Hannah Montana’ or the Disney Channel Original Movie ‘High School Musical,’ it is now virtually impossible to ignore any gossip associated with Disney’s princess Miley Cyrus or Brangelina wannabes Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens.
With plenty of shame, I will admit that even I watch some of these shows on a somewhat regular basis (I fully blame my boyfriend’s younger nieces for my sudden semi-addiction to shows like ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ and ‘Sonny With a Chance’).