I Love the '90s (U.S. TV series)
|I Love the '90s|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Original run||12 July 2004 – 16 July 2004|
I Love the '90s is a television mini-series produced by VH1 in which various music and TV personalities talk about the 1990s culture and all it had to offer. The show premiered July 12, 2004 with the episode "I Love 1990" and aired two episodes daily until July 16, 2004, when it ended with "I Love 1999". On January 17, 2005, a sequel (named I Love the '90s: Part Deux) was aired in the same fashion.
- MC Hammer presents the best dance songs for each year.
- Liz Phair presents the "Dirty Alternative Rockers" for each year.
- Wendy the Snapple Lady answers viewer e-mail.
- Various celebrity commentators offer a raw and uncensored opinion on a pop culture event from each year, extended from the segment devoted to it.
- Michael Bolton presents the top female entertainment personalities he calls "Hotties" for each year.
- Jay & Silent Bob rename each year's favorite TV show.
- Jerry Springer gives his "Final Thoughts" on that year at the end of each show; this is a parody of the segment of the same name on The Jerry Springer Show.
- During the credits of every episode, a clip from a popular music video was played without any type of commentary. These were usually replaced with a show promo by VH1.
Topics covered by year
- Pretty Woman
- Twin Peaks
- "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinéad O'Connor
- Marion Barry scandal
- Jack Kevorkian's controversial suicide technique
- "The Humpty Dance" by Digital Underground
- MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice
- The Forbidden Dance and Lambada
- "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" by Michael Bolton
- "I've fallen and I can't get up!" commercials
- "Groove Is in the Heart" by Deee-Lite
- Provocative ads for Guess
- Dances with Wolves
- In Living Color
- "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips
- Edward Scissorhands
- Slap bracelets
- Beverly Hills, 90210
- Boyz n the Hood
- The Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill sexual harassment hearings
- The rise of grunge music and fashion
- New Jack City
- Color Me Badd
- The "Are those Bugle Boy jeans you're wearing?" commercial
- Gerardo's "Rico Suave"
- Thelma & Louise
- Family Matters (originally premiered in 1989)
- Pee-Wee Herman caught masturbating
- Super Bowl XXV and Wide Right
- Metallica's "Enter Sandman"
- Point Break
- C+C Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)"
- Garth Brooks
- The Silence of the Lambs
- Wayne's World
- Amy Fisher and Joey Buttafuoco
- Billy Ray Cyrus's "Achy Breaky Heart"
- Ross Perot
- Right Said Fred's "I'm Too Sexy"
- The Real World
- Woody Allen marries his stepdaughter
- Kris Kross
- Madonna's Sex book
- Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back"
- The Dream Team
- The Ren and Stimpy Show
- Murphy Brown (originally premiered in 1988)
- Single White Female
- Arrested Development
- Reservoir Dogs
- Mortal Kombat
- Barney & Friends
- Reebok's "Dan & Dave" campaign
- The Bodyguard
- Jurassic Park
- Marge Schott
- Snow's "Informer"
- Where's Waldo? (originally introduced in 1987)
- Free Willy
- John and Lorena Bobbitt
- Blind Melon's "No Rain"
- The Fugitive
- The Waco Siege
- Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
- Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
- Dazed and Confused
- Crystal Pepsi (originally introduced in 1992)
- Quantum Leap (originally premiered in 1989)
- Aerosmith's Get a Grip
- The X-Files
- Melrose Place (originally premiered in 1992)
- Tonya Harding vs. Nancy Kerrigan
- Reality Bites and "Stay (I Missed You)"
- John Tesh
- The O. J. Simpson slow-speed chase
- NYPD Blue (originally premiered in 1993)
- Crash Test Dummies' "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"
- George Foreman Grill
- Boyz II Men
- Tommy Hilfiger
- Pulp Fiction
- Ace of Base
- Woodstock '94
- Forrest Gump
- Toy Story
- Party of Five
- Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise"
- Hugh Grant caught with prostitute Divine Brown
- M&M's spokescandies commercials
- Heroin chic
- TLC's CrazySexyCool
- Rednex's cover of "Cotton-Eyed Joe"
- Xena and Hercules
- Tattoos and piercings
- Chat rooms and cybersex
- X Games and MTV Sports
- Hootie and the Blowfish
- The Macarena
- Oakland Ebonics controversy
- The Nanny
- Tickle Me Elmo
- Independence Day
- Bob Dole
- Tiger Woods
- Dennis Rodman
- Mentos commercials
- Quad City DJs's "C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)"
- Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill
- Kathie Lee Gifford's child labor scandal
- Sling Blade
- Joan Osborne's "One of Us"
- Jerry Maguire
- Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
- Spice Girls
- McCaughey septuplets
- Chumbawamba's "Tubthumping"
- The Full Monty
- Dolly the sheep
- Beanie Babies
- Boogie Nights
- Fiona Apple
- Ally McBeal
- Aqua's "Barbie Girl"
- Lilith Fair
- Mike Tyson bites off a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear
- The Heaven's Gate cult
- South Park
- The Lewinsky scandal
- John Glenn's return to space
- Will Smith's "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It"
- Backstreet Boys
- Dawson's Creek
- "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia
- The Jerry Springer Show (originally premiered in 1991)
- Jesse Ventura becomes governor of Minnesota
- Marilyn Manson's "The Dope Show"
- The Big Lebowski
- The Swing Revival
- Mark McGwire vs. Sammy Sosa
- Martha Stewart
- The soccer mom
- Master P's "Make 'Em Say Uhhh"
- There's Something About Mary
- The Blair Witch Project
- Tae Bo
- Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
- LFO's "Summer Girls"
- Fight Club
- The Taco Bell chihuahua
- John Rocker
- The Sixth Sense
- Harry Potter
- Latin pop explosion, specifically Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, and Marc Anthony
- The Elián González affair
- Lou Bega's "Mambo No. 5"
- Office Space
- Susan Lucci wins an Emmy after nineteen consecutive nominations
- Teen pop explosion, specifically Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Mandy Moore, and Jessica Simpson
- The Atkins Diet
- The Matrix