Pop Culture

Sure, It Was A Wonderful Kind Of Day, But Where Would The Cast Of Arthur Be Now?

Elwood city was the place we all wanted to be. It was filled with the best cast of characters ever, and we would have given just about anything to attend Lakewood Elementary School with Arthur and his friends. The Read family was one that we all had a strong connection to. Whether you favored Arthur or D.W., you probably related to both of them on different days. The supporting characters on the show are iconic, and even though the show has been on for over 20 years, it's fun to imagine what would have happened to the characters if

Toys

13 Dreadful Life Lessons You Learned While Playing 13 Dead End Drive That Haunt You To This Day

Listen, board games were a very important part of our childhood. Dream Phone was played almost every weekend, Fireball Island was played on those days when you had the energy to set it up, but there was one game that trumped them all. 13 Dead End Drive was what happened if you mixed Clue with Mouse Trap, and also added in some good old-fashioned sabotage. The object of the game was simple: Survive. The backstory of the game (not that anyone really cared about that) was that a wealthy woman died and now there is a big fight over who

Fads

7 Times The Beanie Baby Craze Went Way Further Than Any Of Us Realized

How much of your money did you spend on Beanie Babies? Be honest. More than you'd like to admit right? As much as a lot of us loved our Beanie Babies, there was a limit. Sure, I put my favorites in plastic boxes to keep them from getting dust on them, and okay, of course I put on a tag protector, I'm not a monster. But if even that sounds excessive to you, then boy, are you unprepared for what's coming up. People put a lot of effort into their Beanie Baby collections in the 90s. I mean, we were

90s

7 Weird Rules We Were Forced To Follow At School That We're Still Cranky About To This Day

Elementary school, middle school (or junior high depending on where in the country you are), and high school are probably the scariest years of your life. Yes, there is all this propaganda that claims that they are "the best years of your life," but if that's true, then oh boy... There were so many rules and regulations, all of which were claiming to be in place for our own good, but a lot of the time it felt as though they were just completely ridiculous. Do you ever wonder if it was just a crazy power trip? Were they just

90s

We All Spent Hours Playing Dream Phone, But Where Did All Of Those Dreamy Guys End Up?

Crushes were a real big deal when you were a preteen. It was awkward and uncomfortable to have to feel all of those feelings, but luckily there was a board game to help us channel some of that angst. Electronic Dream Phone was invented so that we could awkwardly call a bunch of teen boys without feeling like we were blowing our chances with the real deal. The fake boys were there for us to see what it was like to converse with a boy, without actually having to do it. But here's the crazy thing, we actually miss those

90s

'Roseanne' Revial Breaks Records And Scores An Early Renewal, Here's What's In Store For Season 2

Everyone had been on edge about the Roseanne revival. Would it be as good as the original? Would the cast still have that spark? Would it even translate in the year 2018? Well, the first episode was watched by over 18 million people. That's a record breaking number! Roseanne's premiere became the highest-rated sitcom episode in over three years. Fans of the show had been skeptical of the revival, but I guess they decided to give it a chance because everyone seemed to be watching the first episode. There was a little bit of concern that the second episode would

90s

'Free Willy' Came Out 25 Years Ago, But Where Is The Star Of The Movie Now?

Watching Free Willy as a kid made us all appreciate whales a little bit more than we did. We didn't realize what it was really like for the animals in those amusement parks, and while it was a fictional story, it was sad to see. But luckily, Jesse was there to stop the evil plan that was put in place to drain Willy's tank so the amusement park owners could claim the $1 million insurance money. Jesse helps Willy escape, of course by using a super high jump that of course we all remember as the most iconic scene of

90s

10 Memories We All Have Of Toys 'R' Us That Our Kids Will Never Understand

There was no event, no holiday, and no party that had the capability to bring the same amount of joy as a trip to Toys 'R' Us could. Okay sure, you can argue that Christmas was better, or your birthday was more fun, but think about it, Toys 'R' Us visits could happen at any time, but holidays are once a year. Okay, call me crazy, but it was absolutely the most fun outings ever, even if your parents didn't let you buy any toys. Why was it so fun just to wander around a store? Well, this may change

90s

'Lois & Clark' Ended With A Cliffhanger Over 10 Years Ago, Now The Stars Are Hinting At A Revival

While the superhero TV show market seems to be saturated now, in the 90s, there was one show that really stood out. Even if you didn't love superheroes, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman was just an awesome show. When the show started in 1993, people didn't know what to expect. Superman had been away from the screen for a while and they did not know how this new angle would work. While Lois & Clark was a superhero show, it was also a romantic adventure and appealed to a wide range of audiences. People loved Lois Lane, but her

90s

8 Secrets From The Filming Of 'Dinosaurs' That'll Make You Wish The Show Wasn't Extinct

There are very few shows that are able to work when the main character is big, talking, dinosaur puppet, oh no wait, there is only one. Dinosaurs was unique, epic, and iconic. It was truly one of a kind, and it was well loved by everyone who watched it. But the show wasn't as easy to make as all the other sitcoms we watched on TV, for very obvious reasons. When all of your main characters are trapped inside big dinosaur costumes with robotic elements to them, you have an added level of difficulty that other shows do not have