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 release||July 12, 2004 – July 16, 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.
- 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
- Sinéad O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U"
- Marion Barry scandal
- Jack Kevorkian's controversial suicide technique
- Digital Underground's "The Humpty Dance"
- MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice
- The Forbidden Dance and Lambada
- Michael Bolton's "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You"
- "I've fallen and I can't get up!" commercials
- Deee-Lite's "Groove Is in the Heart"
- Provocative ads for Guess
- Dances with Wolves
- In Living Color
- Wilson Phillips' "Hold On"
- Edward Scissorhands
- Slap bracelets
- Beverly Hills, 90210 (originally premiered in 1990)
- Boyz n the Hood
- The Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill sexual harassment hearings
- The rise of grunge music and fashion, specifically Nirvana and Pearl Jam (the grunge style was not absorbed by a large youth following until in the fall of 1992)
- 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)" (originally released in 1990)
- Garth Brooks
- The Silence of the Lambs
- Wayne's World
- Amy Fisher and Joey Buttafuoco
- Billy Ray Cyrus's "Achy Breaky Heart"
- Ross Perot
- Sailor Moon (did not debut in the US until 1995)
- 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 (originally premiered in 1991)
- 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)
- Martin (originally premiered in 1992)
- Free Willy
- John and Lorena Bobbitt
- Blind Melon's "No Rain" (originally released in 1992)
- 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 Lisa Loeb's "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" (originally released in 1993)
- George Foreman Grill
- Boyz II Men
- Tommy Hilfiger
- Pulp Fiction
- Ace of Base
- Woodstock '94
- Forrest Gump
- Toy Story
- Party of Five (originally premiered in 1994)
- Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise"
- Hugh Grant caught with prostitute Divine Brown
- M&M's spokescandies commercials
- Heroin chic
- TLC's CrazySexyCool (originally released in 1994)
- Rednex's cover of "Cotton-Eyed Joe" (originally released in 1994)
- Xena and Hercules
- Tattoos and piercings
- PlayStation (originally introduced in 1994)
- Chat rooms and cybersex
- X Games and MTV Sports
- Hootie and the Blowfish
- The Macarena
- Oakland Ebonics controversy
- The Nanny (originally premiered in 1993)
- Tickle Me Elmo
- Independence Day
- Bob Dole
- Tiger Woods and Dennis Rodman
- Mentos commercials
- Quad City DJs's "C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)"
- Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill (originally released in 1995)
- Kathie Lee Gifford's child labor scandal
- Sling Blade
- Joan Osborne's "One of Us" (originally released in 1995)
- 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"
- Teletubbies (originally premiered in 1997)
- Backstreet Boys
- Dawson's Creek
- Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn"
- 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
- Frasier (originally premiered in 1993)
- Martha Stewart
- The soccer mom
- Master P's "Make 'Em Say Uhh!"
- There's Something About Mary
- The Blair Witch Project
- Tae Bo
- Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (mentioned again in the I Love the 2000s "2000" episode)
- 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