These Photos From the 2002 Kids Choice Awards Will Totally Take You Back

Malcom in the Middle co-stars Erik Per Sullivan (L) and Frankie muniz (R) at the NIKELODEON 15th ANNUAL KIDS CHOICE AWARDS at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, CA, Saturday, April 20, 2002. 2002IMAGEDIRECT CR:Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect
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The 2014 Kids Choice Awards were filled with celebrities from popular tween-centric properties, from Ariana Grande to Bella Thorne. But back in the early '00s, these kid-friendly award shows looked a whole lot different — even though the slime never went away. Check out these great photos from the 2002 Kids' Choice Awards that prove we're definitely not in the early '00s anymore. 

2002 Kids' Choice Awards

Austin Powers star Verne Troyer said heyyyy. 

2002 Kids' Choice Awards

Janet Jackson posed with newly-minted action star Matt Damon, who had just wrapped Bourne Identity. 

2002 Kids' Choice Awards

Bow Wow really owned the (now dropped) “lil’ in his name. 

2002 Kids' Choice Awards

Mike Meyers was still better known as Austin Powers than as Shrek. 

2002 Kids' Choice Awards

3LW was a thing, before two thirds became half of the Cheetah Girls. (SO much math.) 

2002 Kids' Choice Awards

Dana Carvey kept trying to make The Master of Disguise happen. 

2002 Kids' Choice Awards

Jessica Alba looked… well, basically how she still looks. 

2002 Kids' Choice Awards

Adam Sandler got slimed. It still seems horrible. 

2002 Kids' Choice Awards

Pink got slimed in her signature color. 

2002 Kids' Choice Awards

Hilary Duff wore chopsticks in her hair and a geisha-inspired outfit.

2002 Kids' Choice Awards

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was in its final season. 

2002 Kids' Choice Awards

Frankie Muniz thought these shades were the appropriate size to cover his eyes. 

2002 Kids' Choice Awards

Usher decided that mustard yellow was the sexiest color of all time. 

2002 Kids' Choice Awards

Steve Irwin wraps Antonio Banderas in a hug. 

2002 Kids' Choice Awards

Jennifer Love Hewitt — best known for Party of Five and I Know What You Did Last Summer — wore flare jeans like a true '00s girl. 

2002 Kids' Choice Awards

Mandy Moore showed off this super popular flipped-out cut. 

2002 Kids' Choice Awards

Our favorite little brother, Lizzie McGuire star Jake Thomas gave us the thumbs up.