The early 2000's was the time with way too many bad fashion statements and a whole lot of Lizzie McGuire merchandise. But sometimes we get a little nostalgic, missing those ridiculous gadgets, swag TV shows, and memorable people from the 2000's. Here is a list of some of the faves:
The old Disney Channel
Even Stevens, Lizzie McGuire, That's So Raven, Hannah Montana, the list can go on forever. Disney Channel had the greatest shows, ones that taught lessons about racism, sexual orientation, life skills, and so on. Now we have shit like A.N.T. Farm and Austin and Ally. And don't forget the Boy Meets World spin-off... What even is that?
The old Nickelodeon
Just like the old Disney Channel, the old Nickelodeon had some classic shows. Jimmy Neutron never failed to entertain; Drake and Josh and iCarly were two different and hilarious representations of Miranda Cosgrove. Now it's The Thundermans and School of Rock? Sorry, no. Just stop.
My grandmother gave my sister and me a pack of Silly Bandz before I even knew what they were. Before long, I saw everyone wearing them at school. (I actually started the trend, just saying). These rubber bracelets that snapped back into the shapes of animals or pointless objects were traded around schools like Pokemon cards. Some schools even banned them for being "a classroom distraction".
Well, we miss the old Lindsay Lohan. Mean Girls, Freaky Friday, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Just My Luck, need I go on? This girl was on fire with hit movies in the early 2000's that are still just as popular today. Girl, get it together and give us some more guilty pleasure movies.
Holy wow these little monsters were my life. If you didn't own at least three Tamagotchis, you were not cool. No arguments, get off the playground. This tiny keychain games took virtual pets to a whole new level. You and your friends' Tamagotchis could even have little play dates. I miss these little guys the most. Actually, I still play with mine.
These were the source of all elementary school transportation. You would get home from school, do your five minutes of homework, and then ride your razor scooter around until dark. Oh, and if you could bunny hop, you were that much cooler.
Razor cell phones
Because apparently everything in the early 2000's needed to sound sharp, Razor cell phones were also all the rage. I had a broken Razor that didn't turn on but I carried it around to look cool because I mean, c'mon if you had a Razor phone you might as well be a God. They came in every color imaginable and never failed to shatter when you dropped them. Ah Razors, how we miss you.
Waiting for the next Harry Potter book
While this little form of nostalgia isn't tangible, it still plays a huge role in the early 2000's. J.K. Rowling left us all hanging after each book, and waiting for the next one was always pure excitement. Later came waiting for the next new movie to come out. Now, after all this time, she has released a sequel about Harry's son. Will you ever stop exciting us Ms. Rowling? Doubt it.
The Crocodile Hunter was the highlight of my afternoons after school. I always admired his bravery and how the most afraid he ever got of a crocodile was maybe yelling "Crikey!" and stepping a foot back. He passed away on my birthday, and I'll never forget watching an episode of him cuddling a koala when I found out. Rest in peace, my dude.
Dance Dance Revolution
This was the mother of all interactive games. Those neon arrows could keep you moving to all the latest hits of the early 2000's. You can still find this game in most arcades, but if you had the D.D.R. pad hooked up to your home TV, you had the ultimate sleepover house.
And so concludes the little article to help clear your nostalgia. May the early 2000's always be with you.