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Article by Maddy Campbell

If you’re a ‘90s kid, chances are you grew up watching shows like Hannah Montana and That’s So Raven. With Netflix’s recent announcement that they’re considering adding old kids’ shows to their lineup, I wanted to know what shows resonated with the RC crowd, the majority of which are ‘90s kids. Having been born in the year 2000, I can’t relate to a lot of the nostalgia that you all feel for these programs. Some students at RC brought me up to speed on what I missed. Junior Arianna Lewis said that she used to watch Kim Possible, That’s So Raven, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Lizzie McGuire. I’d heard of all of these, but I had only really watched Kim Possible and Avatar: The Last Airbender. I also knew that That’s So Raven had been a popular show, but I didn’t realize the effect it had on RC students. Senior Taylor Thompson said that she was “really into it” when she was a kid, and

Junior Arianna Lewis said that she used to watch Kim Possible, That’s So Raven, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Lizzie McGuire. I’d heard of all of these, but I had only really watched Kim Possible and Avatar: The Last Airbender. I also knew that That’s So Raven had been a popular show, but I didn’t realize the effect it had on RC students. Senior Taylor Thompson said that she was “really into it” when she was a kid, and

Senior Taylor Thompson said that she was “really into it” when she was a kid, and freshman Will Wiener described it as “an enjoyable show.” Thompson also remembered when The Suite Life of Zack and Cody did a crossover episode with That’s So Raven. “Everybody raved about that,” Thompson said. Apparently, Hannah Montana was also really big. Personally, I never really understood the show. I mean, come on. Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montana look exactly the same. Why did it take so long for people to figure out her secret?

“I remember we watched the Hannah Montana concert. We got 3D glasses and watched it on TV. That was huge,” Thompson said.

Freshmen Madeleine Youngman and Dylan Bandy remember different shows as being popular, such as Blue’s Clues, Bob The Builder and Clifford the Big Red Dog. I could relate to these because I watched them when I was a kid. When it comes to shows that are on Disney Channel and Nickelodeon nowadays, the general consensus seems to be that they can’t even begin to compare with what used to be on television.

Lewis said that today’s Disney shows are full of “random crap thrown in with these random plot holes that make no sense. Nothing adds up.” She also said that she feels that there was a lesson to be learned in the shows that she watched as a kid. “I feel like now it’s just random nonsense that’s not applicable to anyone or their life. It’s laugh tracks and bad acting and not funny scenarios,” Lewis said.

Almost everyone managed to mention a show that they had watched as a kid that I had never heard of, having been born in 2000. In any case, it doesn’t matter which shows Netflix adds, because it seems like they will all bring nostalgia to the Netflix-viewers at RC.

Youngman said that he watched The Fairly OddParents, and was quick to correct me when I called it Fairly God Parents, and then exclaimed, “And I thought my childhood was sad!” when I admitted that I’d never watched it. Feel free to poke fun, ‘90s kids, but one day, we millennials will rule the world with our avocado toast.