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Crimped hair, tight-rolled acid-washed jeans, popped collars for days – the 70s, 80s and 90s of our youth may be nothing more than neon-tinged memories, but when you start wandering down the black-lit, Shrinky-Dinked rabbit hole that is memory lane, they were pretty rad.
Because My Little Pony and He-Man with his Dutch Boy haircut and Star Wars and Popples and Cabbage Patch Kids and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when they still looked like turtles.
And sure, our kids will never know the delight that was rotary phone dialing or experience the simple joy that came with layering scrunch socks with freshly White Out-painted fingernails, but Netflix makes it easy for family movie night to revolve around reliving it all with 14 throwbacks (some with modern reboots the kids will recognize) best served with a side of Tang and Marshmallow Fluff.
Pictured: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The Care Bears Movie, The Smurfs and the Magic Flute, Strawberry Shortcake, Curious George, Sesame Street, Dumbo, Saved by the Bell, The Baby-Sitters Club, Family Ties, Jem and the Holograms, The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, Transformers.
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