Disney Channel's Golden Ages

Disney Channel's Golden Ages

From Raven's first vision to removing the Hannah wig.
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Disney Channel's Golden Ages started somewhere around the time Cory Matthews and Shawn Hunter were plotting to prank Mr. Feeny, and ended as soon as Miley Stewart took off the Hannah Montana wig. 90's kids had shows like Boy Meets World and Even Stevens, 00's kids had The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Hannah Montana. If you were lucky enough to be born in the late 90's, you were able to grow up with both. I'll admit, I would totally watch any of these shows if I was fortunate enough to have the episodes recorded somewhere. Now, the entire network is unfortunately nothing like it used to be (with the exception of Girl Meets World, of course) and it leaves us old timer's reminiscent for the good old days, where we would tune in at 8 p.m. to see what Raven might get herself into next and laugh ourselves silly over an episode of Lizzie McGuire. Things aren't the same anymore, but that doesn't mean that old Disney Channel fans can't reminisce over what we used to know. Here is a list of every Disney Channel show worth remembering.

Life With Derek

Okay, if there wasn't a small part of you that was in love with Derek, you probably weren't watching the right show. In what could be called a modern-day version of the Brady Bunch, we watched a family blend and the main characters, Casey and Derek, learn to get along as step brother and step sister.


The Proud Family


This might be one of two cartoons on this list, but The Proud Family was really hilarious and totally entertaining and engaging. As viewers, we immediately loved Penny Proud and enjoyed watching her different experiences as a 14-year-old girl in middle school. And, let's face it: Sugar Mama was easily one of the funniest Disney Channel grandparents to ever exist.


Boy Meets World


There is no part of me that doesn't wish I had a love like Cory and Topanga, and I know I was not the only person who counted down the days until the release of Girl Meets World, the spinoff based on the original show. This show was wholesome and taught us all a lot about love, life and friendship. Not only did Cory have the world's best girlfriend/wife, he also had the world's best BFF. Cory and Shawn were best friends from the very start, and even though the characters were fictional, you could feel the connection between the actors who portrayed them.


Kim Possible

Not only was Kim Possible your basic average girl, she was also there to save the world. This show starred Kim and her best friend Ron Stoppable, Rufus the naked mole rat, and showed viewers their extremely adventurous missions to help save the world from evil. Ron Stoppable also showed us all that getting out of the friend zone is possible, no matter how deep in it you may be.


Lizzie McGuire

As preteen girls, we could all relate to Lizzie-- like, a lot. She wasn't ever the most popular girl in school, but she had a family who loved her, a crazy kid brother, big dreams and great friends. When the DCOM The Lizzie McGuire Movie came out, we all watched it again and again, and totally supported the relationship between Lizzie and Gordo.


Even Stevens


This was when you fell in love with Shia LeBouf, admit it. The Disney classic about a seventh grade misfit is easily one of the most underrated Disney shows of all time. Enough said.


Phil Of The Future


Okay, if your heart didn't get ripped out when Phil finally confessed his feelings for Keely and then left to go back to the future, you probably aren't a human being. This show was funny, down to earth and super original. Plus, Phil was super cute. I would watch this today if I could. Netflix, please get Phil Of The Future!


That's So Raven


That's So Raven was a show with so much hidden depth. So many important lessons were learned while watching this show. We learned about racism, theft and honesty, all while being completely entertained by Raven, Chelsea and Eddie's crazy adventures.


Hannah Montana

Hannah Montana was hilarious and wholesome, and it made every kid want to be the next wig-sporting teen pop sensation. Miley had such a cool life in her Malibu beach house and was able to double as a pop star, which was pretty freakin' awesome. None of it would have been possible without her great friends and awesome family. While I'm not exactly sure why the show ever had to end, I do know that I want an hour long reunion episode with the entire cast included pronto.


Last but not least...


The Suite Life of Zack and Cody


While this show was tainted a little bit when Disney decided it would be a good idea to put the cast members on a cruise ship for a twist, it's still a huge part of Disney's Golden Age. (Not the "On Deck" part, though. We don't claim the S.S. Tipton.) Cole and Dylan Sprouse played Zack and Cody Martin, two preteen guys who lived at the Tipton Hotel in Boston where their mother Carrie worked. Mr. Moseby, the hotel manager, was always catching the boys in their mischievous acts. This cast was probably one of the best that Disney Channel ever put together.

So, Disney Channel, give us a month where you just play these throwback shows all day and all night, I guarantee your ratings will totally skyrocket if you do. At the very least, can you work out some kind of deal with Netflix so that I can watch all of my favorite shows again?


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College As Told By Junie B. Jones

A tribute to the beloved author Barbara Parks.
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The Junie B. Jones series was a big part of my childhood. They were the first chapter books I ever read. On car trips, my mother would entertain my sister and me by purchasing a new Junie B. Jones book and reading it to us. My favorite part about the books then, and still, are how funny they are. Junie B. takes things very literally, and her (mis)adventures are hilarious. A lot of children's authors tend to write for children and parents in their books to keep the attention of both parties. Barbara Park, the author of the Junie B. Jones series, did just that. This is why many things Junie B. said in Kindergarten could be applied to her experiences in college, as shown here.

When Junie B. introduces herself hundreds of times during orientation week:

“My name is Junie B. Jones. The B stands for Beatrice. Except I don't like Beatrice. I just like B and that's all." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 1)

When she goes to her first college career fair:

"Yeah, only guess what? I never even heard of that dumb word careers before. And so I won't know what the heck we're talking about." (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 2)

When she thinks people in class are gossiping about her:

“They whispered to each other for a real long time. Also, they kept looking at me. And they wouldn't even stop." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When someone asks her about the library:

“It's where the books are. And guess what? Books are my very favorite things in the whole world!" (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 27)

When she doesn't know what she's eating at the caf:

“I peeked inside the bread. I stared and stared for a real long time. 'Cause I didn't actually recognize the meat, that's why. Finally, I ate it anyway. It was tasty...whatever it was." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When she gets bored during class:

“I drew a sausage patty on my arm. Only that wasn't even an assignment." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 18)

When she considers dropping out:

“Maybe someday I will just be the Boss of Cookies instead!" (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 76)

When her friends invite her to the lake for Labor Day:

“GOOD NEWS! I CAN COME TO THE LAKE WITH YOU, I BELIEVE!" (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 17)

When her professor never enters grades on time:

“I rolled my eyes way up to the sky." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 38)

When her friends won't stop poking her on Facebook:


“Do not poke me one more time, and I mean it." (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 7)

When she finds out she got a bad test grade:

“Then my eyes got a little bit wet. I wasn't crying, though." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 17)

When she isn't allowed to have a pet on campus but really wants one:

“FISH STICK! I NAMED HIM FISH STICK BECAUSE HE'S A FISH STICK, OF COURSE!" (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 59)

When she has to walk across campus in the dark:

“There's no such thing as monsters. There's no such thing as monsters." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 12)

When her boyfriend breaks her heart:

“I am a bachelorette. A bachelorette is when your boyfriend named Ricardo dumps you at recess. Only I wasn't actually expecting that terrible trouble." (Junie B. Jones Is (almost) a Flower Girl, p. 1)

When she paints her first canvas:


"And painting is the funnest thing I love!" (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 61)

When her sorority takes stacked pictures:

“The biggie kids stand in the back. And the shortie kids stand in the front. I am a shortie kid. Only that is nothing to be ashamed of." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 7)

When she's had enough of the caf's food:

“Want to bake a lemon pie? A lemon pie would be fun, don't you think?" (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed p. 34)

When she forgets about an exam:

“Speechless is when your mouth can't speech." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 54)

When she finds out she has enough credits to graduate:

“A DIPLOMA! A DIPLOMA! I WILL LOVE A DIPLOMA!" (Junie B. Jones is a Graduation Girl p. 6)

When she gets home from college:

"IT'S ME! IT'S JUNIE B. JONES! I'M HOME FROM MY SCHOOL!" (Junie B. Jones and some Sneaky Peaky Spying p. 20)

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

"Get connected for free, with education connection"

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.

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Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.

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Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.

3.Bunnicula

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You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

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You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

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The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

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You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

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The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

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The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution

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This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi

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Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters

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You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

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Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.

14.Go-Gurt

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Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets

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Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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