IF YOU WERE A 90S BABY, THESE 25 THINGS ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT ARE SPOT ON

Growing up in South Africa in the 90s was pretty awesome.

Here are 25 things that you’ll remember about entertainment from the era:

The family’s black and white or colour TV looked like this:

TELEVISION SET 90S ENTERTAINMENT GOOGLE IMAGE

Your family owned a VCR

VCR 90S TECHNOLOGY GOOLE IMAGE

And you recorded all your favourite shows on video cassettes 🙂

Having a Walkman cassette player was the coolest thing ever

WALKMAN CASSETTE PLAYER GOOGLE IMAGE 90S

Your music collection consisted of an array of cassette tapes

You frequently bought TDK cassette tapes to record your favourite songs from the radio to create your personalized music playlist

TDK CASSETTE PLAYER 90S GOOGLE IMAGE

You never missed the top 40 music charts on your favourite music station, either Metro FM or 5FM, because this was when you had the opportunity to record your favourite songs on tape

7pm was news time, and everyone in the house was expected to remain silent for that half hour

Your mom would hog the TV every weekday to watch Days of our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful and Generations

Your dad and his friends hogged the TV over the weekend to watch sports *many of you took your first sip of beer during one of these man-cave sessions*

You will never forget Marlena’s possession drama on Days of our Lives *still sends shivers down my spine*

MARLENA DAYS OF OUR LIVES POSSESSED SOAPIE GOOGIE IMAGE

Who can forget the never-ending war between Stefano DiMera and John Black?

STEFANO DIMERA JOHN BLACK DAYS OF OUR LIVES SOAPIE GOOGLE IMAGE

Love never loved Ridge Forrester and Brooke Logan

RIDGE FORRESTER BROOKE LOGAN BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL GOOGLE IMAGE

Everybody loved to hate Ntsiki Lukhele from Generations and Cherel De Villiers from Isidingo

CHEREL DE VILLIERS ISIDINGO SOUTH AFRICA SOAPIE GOOGLE IMAGE NTSIKI LUKHELE PAMELA NOMVETE GENERATIONS SOUTH AFRICA GOOGLE IMAGE

And Archie Moroka’s elaborate kisses on Generations will never be forgotten

ARCHIE MOROKA GENERATIONS SOAPIE GOOGLE IMAGE SOUTH AFRICA

Nobody missed a single episode of Yizo Yizo

YIZO YIZO PAPA ACTION CHESTER SOUTH AFRICA DRAMA SERIES GOOGLE IMAGE

Even though you were a kid, you were always filled with hope after watching Touched By An Angel

TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL DRAMA SERIES GOOGLE IMAGE

You loved Kideo as a little kid

KIDEO CHILDREN SHOW SOUTH AFRICA GOOGLE IMAGE

You rushed home from school every weekday afternoon to watch YoTV

 

And who can forget the number one snitch, Randall from Recess?

RANDALL GREAT RECESS DISNEY CARTOON GOOGLE IMAGE

Winnie the Pooh and his crew – definite #SquadGoals

WINNIE THE POOH CHARACTERS DISNEY CARTOON CHILDREN GOOGLE IMAGE

Do you remember continuity presenters on SABC?

 

And the SABC 1 channel promotion song , Simunye, We Are One was the shit

 

Friday nights were made complete with Jam Alley *iyo bangane iyo!*

 

Metro FM’s What Makes You Black advert was one of the best radio promotion ads during the 90s

🙂

*images from http://www.atariage.com, Channel24 , Getty Images UK, http://www.soaps.about.com, http://www.thevent.tv, The Bomb Shelter, TVSA, Pinterest, http://www.recess.wikia.com, http://www.playbuzz.com, http://www.qoqa.io, YFM, DailyMail, http://www.normanrecords.com, eBay and http://www.commitnesstofitness.com.

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