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22nd Apr '17 2:24:46 PM pepsimax
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* ''Film/MammaMia'' is rather squishy about the dates (the reference to "flower power" in "Our Last Summer" is particularly awkward, and Hippy!Sam and Headbanger Harry would have been separated by approximately ten years in the real world), but Donna's vaguely confused reference to Sky's website for the inn places it pretty solidly in the late 90s, when the Internet had become popular but a lot of people were still unfamiliar with it.



* ''Film/MammaMia'' is rather squishy about the dates (the reference to "flower power" in "Our Last Summer" is particularly awkward, and Hippy!Sam and Headbanger Harry would have been separated by approximately ten years in the real world), but Donna's vaguely confused reference to Sky's website for the inn places it pretty solidly in the late 90s, when the Internet had become popular but a lot of people were still unfamiliar with it.

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* ''Film/MammaMia'' is rather squishy about the dates (the reference to "flower power" ''Film/XMenDarkPhoenix'': Released in "Our Last Summer" is particularly awkward, and Hippy!Sam and Headbanger Harry would have been separated by approximately ten years in the real world), 2018, but Donna's vaguely confused reference to Sky's website for the inn places it pretty solidly set sometime in the late 90s, when the Internet had become popular but a lot of people were still unfamiliar with it. this decade.
18th Apr '17 12:44:52 AM BlackBaroness
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* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: When ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' became a box office success and the huge popularity of ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' in the early '90s, everything from toys and books to underwear and television shows featured dinosaurs. This got so big that hen the NBA expanded into Canada in 1995, one of the new teams was named the Toronto Raptors.

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* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: When ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' became a box office success and the huge popularity of ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' in the early '90s, everything from toys and books to underwear and television shows featured dinosaurs. This got so big that hen when the NBA expanded into Canada in 1995, one of the new teams was named the Toronto Raptors.
8th Apr '17 11:40:29 AM nombretomado
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''Manga/{{Akira}}'', originally released in Japan in 1988, became a surprise [[CultClassic cult hit]] on home video in the West, ushering in an entire generation of {{anime}} fandom and helping, along with ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', to mount a serious offensive against the AnimationAgeGhetto. Following in its footsteps, ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'', ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', and ''Anime/PerfectBlue'' would go on to grab the attention of serious film critics the world over and signal the arrival of AdultAnimation as an artistic presence. Meanwhile, ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' redefined "CashCowFranchise" for millions of children (and [[PeripheryDemographic adults]]) around the world. ''Anime/SailorMoon'' gave girls strong female heroes to idolize besides WonderWoman;[[note]] while introducing many a young boy to ''*ahem*'' "mature" sensibilities. From Music/BarenakedLadies: "Gotta get in tune with Sailor Moon, 'Cause that cartoon has got the 'boom;' anime babes, that make me think the wrong things." [[/note]] on the flipside, ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' redefined "action cartoon", and would be responsible for more kids taking martial arts than anything since ''Film/TheKarateKid'';[[labelnote:*]] while also introducing many a teenage girl to ''*ahem*'' "mature" [[HoYay sensibilities]]. [[MrFanservice Buff, handsome, sweaty men]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything slamming into each other]] [[FoeYay every episode]]... this series alone could be cited for the rise of {{Yaoi}} in the US.[[/labelnote]] ''Anime/RanmaOneHalf'' became the most famous and funniest show to [[NotSafeForWork never be able to be shown on US Television]].[[labelnote:*]] [[Creator/AdultSwim [adult swim] ]] once stated, when they said fans could request shows, "And before you ask... NO RANMA! THAT WILL NEVER BE SHOWN HERE! EVER!!!"[[/labelnote]] ''Anime/{{Slayers}}'' and ''RecordOfLodossWar'' showed the D&D community that Japan was [[OneOfUs just as nerdy as we are]]. ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' shook the anime world with its dark {{Deconstruction}} of the medium; its unexpected success ushered in a torrent of [[FollowTheLeader imitators]] attempting (with varying degrees of success) to copy its visceral mecha combat, [[MindScrew trippy]] [[KudzuPlot plot]], and [[FauxSymbolism unconventional]] use of Judeo-Christian symbolism. The Creator/{{Toonami}} Creator/CartoonNetwork block was launched, bringing {{Anime}} to the viewing options of The Nineties children en masse. Even though it took almost a decade for it to be widely accepted as "mainstream" media in the United States (it was already mainstream in UsefulNotes/LatinAmerica before that), [[{{Animesque}} and its influence should be obvious by now.]]

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''Manga/{{Akira}}'', originally released in Japan in 1988, became a surprise [[CultClassic cult hit]] on home video in the West, ushering in an entire generation of {{anime}} fandom and helping, along with ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', to mount a serious offensive against the AnimationAgeGhetto. Following in its footsteps, ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'', ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', and ''Anime/PerfectBlue'' would go on to grab the attention of serious film critics the world over and signal the arrival of AdultAnimation as an artistic presence. Meanwhile, ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' redefined "CashCowFranchise" for millions of children (and [[PeripheryDemographic adults]]) around the world. ''Anime/SailorMoon'' gave girls strong female heroes to idolize besides WonderWoman;[[note]] while introducing many a young boy to ''*ahem*'' "mature" sensibilities. From Music/BarenakedLadies: "Gotta get in tune with Sailor Moon, 'Cause that cartoon has got the 'boom;' anime babes, that make me think the wrong things." [[/note]] on the flipside, ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' redefined "action cartoon", and would be responsible for more kids taking martial arts than anything since ''Film/TheKarateKid'';[[labelnote:*]] while also introducing many a teenage girl to ''*ahem*'' "mature" [[HoYay sensibilities]]. [[MrFanservice Buff, handsome, sweaty men]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything slamming into each other]] [[FoeYay every episode]]... this series alone could be cited for the rise of {{Yaoi}} in the US.[[/labelnote]] ''Anime/RanmaOneHalf'' became the most famous and funniest show to [[NotSafeForWork never be able to be shown on US Television]].[[labelnote:*]] [[Creator/AdultSwim [adult swim] ]] once stated, when they said fans could request shows, "And before you ask... NO RANMA! THAT WILL NEVER BE SHOWN HERE! EVER!!!"[[/labelnote]] ''Anime/{{Slayers}}'' and ''RecordOfLodossWar'' ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'' showed the D&D community that Japan was [[OneOfUs just as nerdy as we are]]. ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' shook the anime world with its dark {{Deconstruction}} of the medium; its unexpected success ushered in a torrent of [[FollowTheLeader imitators]] attempting (with varying degrees of success) to copy its visceral mecha combat, [[MindScrew trippy]] [[KudzuPlot plot]], and [[FauxSymbolism unconventional]] use of Judeo-Christian symbolism. The Creator/{{Toonami}} Creator/CartoonNetwork block was launched, bringing {{Anime}} to the viewing options of The Nineties children en masse. Even though it took almost a decade for it to be widely accepted as "mainstream" media in the United States (it was already mainstream in UsefulNotes/LatinAmerica before that), [[{{Animesque}} and its influence should be obvious by now.]]
6th Apr '17 3:33:40 PM kklove689
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* ''ComicStrip/BigNate''. Started in January, 1991.
6th Apr '17 12:51:21 PM 313Bluestreak
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* Wrestling/{{Armageddon}}. First event was held in December 12, 1999.
4th Apr '17 6:19:47 PM 313Bluestreak
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* ''Wrestling/BadBlood''. First event was held in October 5, 1999.
31st Mar '17 4:06:48 PM nombretomado
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In the Middle East, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan pressured Mullah Omar's Afghanistan to extradite a dissolute Saudi nobleman, OsamaBinLaden, who was holed up in the newly radicalized Afghanistan. It was [[WarOnTerror almost as if he was planning something big...]] At this time, Bin Laden was not yet a household name, so when Bill Clinton dropped a bomb on an alleged Bin Laden hideout, many questioned the President's motives. Some critics suggested he was merely trying to distract the public from his many scandals, á la {{Wag the Dog}}. Of course, this suggestion may appear {{Harsher in Hindsight}}.

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In the Middle East, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan pressured Mullah Omar's Afghanistan to extradite a dissolute Saudi nobleman, OsamaBinLaden, UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden, who was holed up in the newly radicalized Afghanistan. It was [[WarOnTerror almost as if he was planning something big...]] At this time, Bin Laden was not yet a household name, so when Bill Clinton dropped a bomb on an alleged Bin Laden hideout, many questioned the President's motives. Some critics suggested he was merely trying to distract the public from his many scandals, á la {{Wag the Dog}}. Of course, this suggestion may appear {{Harsher in Hindsight}}.
30th Mar '17 4:07:24 PM MidnightMan
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* ''Fanfic/TheNowakverse''


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* ''Fanfic/RhymeAndReason''
27th Mar '17 9:32:49 PM dsneybuf
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* ''ComicStrip/TheWackyAdventuresOfPedro''. Started in January, 1990.

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* ''ComicStrip/TheWackyAdventuresOfPedro''. Started Character created in January, January 1947, started appearing in this comic in January 1990.
27th Mar '17 9:16:32 PM dsneybuf
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* ''ComicStrip/TheWackyAdventuresOfPedro''. Started in January, 1990.
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