The Catchphrases Only '90s Kids Remember

I might be a tad biased but I am a firm believer that '90s kids are the greatest people to ever walk the face of this planet. With the stoop kid as my witness, I know this to be true. It's fine if you don't agree with me, like whatever - talk to the hand. There are just so many things that people born in the 1990s do better. Our early interactions with tamagotchis have us primed to be totally rad parents. We can rock tattoo chokers like nobody's business. And lastly (read: most importantly), we have an exceptional knowledge of obscure 90s catchphrases.

Evident by cultural gems like "The Macarena" and Dunkaroos, the entire landscape of the 1990s was filled with such technicolor greatness that other decades simply cannot compete. And '90s babies and their mental rolodexes reflect this. From highly quotable films to the more obscure television phrases, every true '90 kids has these catchphrases on lock.

These are just some of the greatest catchphrases from the greatest decade that every true '90s kid knows by heart:

Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high. Take a look, it's in a book, a Reading Rainbow

If you don't know the words to this song, your membership in the "Cool Kids of the 1990s" club is officially revoked.

Keep The Change, You Filthy Animal

When your grub hub is twenty minutes late, it is time to bust out the big guns - Home Alone-style.

I'm The Baby, Gotta Love Me

The most famous catchphrase from the most famous television show about Dinosaurs.

That'll Do Pig, That'll Do

Such a blasé showing of praise. So '90s.

He's Her lobster

Maybe one day I'll find my lobster on tinder. Probably not, but a single gal lobster can dream.


The catchphrase perfect for any and all occasions.

Alrighty Then

The only appropriate response to when Sallie Mae calls, just before you start crying.

I Am Cornholio

If you do not know what this means or why I need pikata for my bunghole, we cannot be friends. END OF STORY.

It's Not A Tumor

Kindergarten Cop - a film premise only slightly more believable than Twins.

You Got It Dude

A 100 percent acceptable response to requests from bosses, friends, family, and overbearing co-workers. The thumbs-up is optional.


This catchphrase jumped from SNL to the big screen to our hearts. Schwing to the phrase schwing.

I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do-ooo

Who loves orange soda? Nineties children love orange and this catchphrase from Nickelodeon's All That.

As If

Cher Horowitz, fighting cat calls since 1995. Fight the power, girlfriend.

On my tombstone I want written "This girl quoted '90s television - a lot"

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