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43 things Australian kids of the ‘90s know to be true

Were you an Agro’s Cartoon Connection, or Cheez TV kinda child?

43 things Australian kids of the ‘90s know to be true

1. You had to sit through Bailey’s Barometer (drips and drops across rooftops) on Channel Ten before The Simpsons started.

2. …but knowing that dinner was followed by a solid hour of TV with the Neighbours (6.30pm) and Home and Away (7pm) power combo made life worth living.

3. Your extensive TV consumption meant you knew this was a sign for corn.

4. Friendships were decided based on what you watched before school – Agro’s Cartoon Connection, or Cheez TV.

5. Playing handball before the bell rang was practically mandatory.

6. Platform sneakers made you feel like the coolest (and tallest) kid out.

7. Having a Freddie Prinze Jr poster on the back of your door was just what you did.

8. The day you got a 3310 was the day the sun shone brighter (and you became addicted to Snake).

9. Playing recorder in primary school was a weird and totally pointless experience.

10. You promised yourself you’d never drink drive when you saw this ad:

11. You wanted to be a professional skipper when ‘Jump Rope For Heart’ came to your school to show off their tricks.

12. Bubble O’Bill was THE MAN.

13. There were two tribes of kids – Blade riders, and Razor riders.

14. Figuring out the peak MSN Messenger times, then convincing your parents to not use the phone between those hours, was of the utmost importance.

15. You owe your parents one for making them feed and clean your Tamagotchi when they got banned at school.

16. You only know which countries are in Great Britain because you jumped elastics.

17. Just like you recite ‘Never Eat Soggy Weetbix’ when you read a map.

18. Sometimes this show was really scary, and other times it was totally hilarious:

19. When the Healthy Harold bus came to your school, it was time to get excited.

20. Getting passport photos done with your friends at Westfield was what BFFs did.

21. All decisions – of major and minor importance – should be made using a chatterbox:

22. Going to the newsagent after school to buy Pokemon cards and Fizzers was the only thing that got you through your homework.

23. Deciding what show bags you wanted from The Sydney Royal Easter Show took hours, sometimes days.

24. You would be the coolest kid in school if your Mum would just buy you an i-zone.

25. Sophie Monk started out as a Popstar.

26. The girl who had the Barbie Fold N Fun House was the girl who everyone wanted to be besties with.

27. Heartbreak High taught you everything you know about being a teenager. (PS, this is what Drazic looks like now - he's going to be in the new Batman vs. Superman movie).

28. Good snack game consisted of one of these in your lunchbox:

29. You were a tad disappointed if your Grandma bought you a Yowie because Kinder Surprise had way better toys.

30. Everything you know about finance you learnt from Dollarmites.

31. The only clothing ‘brands’ you knew were Hot Tuna, Bad Boy (or Bad Girl), Mango and Piping Hot.

32. Getting split up when your teacher was away was a massive win.

33. The start of every school year meant a new set of Pooh Bear pens.

34. American kids can recite The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’s opening titles, but you’ve got The Ferals.

35. Best. Birthday present. Ever.

36. You had more butterfly clips than you knew what to do with.

37. Everyone has a photo of them riding a cartoon hamburger.

38. It was really annoying when a song didn’t have a music video, because Saturday morning Rage just played some weird ‘in-between’ music with the song title.

39. Entering every competition in Barbie magazine and NEVER winning the jeep was a crushing blow.

40. ‘Chizzyyyyyy’ was the ultimate comeback, but ‘Ya mum’ was a close second.

41. Savage Garden were certified dreamboats <3

42. MATCH was the only way you could accurately predict your future.

43. 1800 Reversing your parents to pick you up because you wasted all your credit on texting your friends – standard.