College is not easy. Sure, we all have at least one class that we can skip every once and a while, but for the most part, class is completely consuming: homework, GROUP PROJECTS, term papers and exams. Any combination of these things can lead to stress, and it is fairly possible that a bad test or that one group member who just does not care at all can put a damper on your day. That being said, the 90’s are always going to be there to lend you a shoulder and cheer you up.
When I say 90’s, I do not mean butterfly hair clips, Heely’s, or Smash Mouth. No, I am talking about the perfectly nostalgic TV shows we grew up with. To keep this blog short and sweet, let’s talk about three classics: Friends, Boy Meets World, and Full House.
Having a bad morning? Never fear, Boy Meets World is here. ABC Family airs Cory and Topanga and Eric and Sean Monday through Friday from 2p.m. to 4p.m. Have you ever been jogging on the treadmill while watching Mr. Feeney explain a deep life lesson from his garden? If you answered no, get to the gym ASAP and tune in. Another thing – Mr. Feeny’s lessons are much more profound at the age of 21 than they were at 12. Thank you, ABC Family.
Now, let’s say your morning went smoothly, but the end of your day has left you ridden with anxiety and a bad attitude. Enter Nick at Nite. From 10p.m. to 11p.m., The Tanners take over the TV. For an hour each night (weekends too!), Full House is on! What could be better? De-stress with some playful banter between Kimmy and Uncle Jesse, pick up some cleaning tips from Danny, spend time fawning over how utterly adorable Michelle was, and learn some one liners from Joey: “Cut-it-out” – we all know the hand motion that go along with that one.
And if for some crazy, unthinkable reason, Full House is not your cup of tea, Friends is on next. That’s right. Friends is on Nick at Nite from 11p.m. to 12p.m.; a full hour of the six best friends that anyone could have. Do I need to explain why Friends is a great way to wind down and oust those daily troubles from your mind? In short: the show is witty, funny, and unlike anything on TV now. Plus, it is familiar and just what the doctor ordered, so long as it is not the series finale. If that is the case, turn off Nick at Nite immediately and settle for something else. No one needs to relive the deep despair that follows the finale. Friends is the icing on the top of this 90’s comfort cake.
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and The Nanny air quite frequently, too. On occasion, I have been lucky enough to have been flipping through the channels around 4a.m. and found Hey Arnold or Rugrats, which then leads to staying awake entirely too late. But, hey, it is worth it. Right, Football Head? What are some of your favorite 90’s shows?