It’s pretty easy to spot somebody who grew up in the ’90s. We get unreasonably excited at the sight of a 3D animated dancing baby. We can’t get on any ship or sailboat without heading directly to the bow to shout, “I’m king of the world!” We were the first generation with email addresses, and the last to listen to all our music on CDs. We still get misty-eyed over Kurt Cobain and Tupac Shakur and Princess Diana, we’ll still sing along with Chumbawamba’s “Tubthumping” (even if we couldn’t stand the song in the ’90s), and we’re still a little freaked out by the Y2K bug. Hey, it’s been 18 years since nothing happened, but that doesn’t mean we’re not continually surprised every time our computers turn on.
But perhaps the easiest way to spot a ’90s kid is by what makes them laugh. Nobody loves a good OJ Simpson or Tickle Me Elmo joke more than we do. If lines like “no soup for you” or “Now That’s Some High Quality H2O” doesn’t make you laugh uncontrollably—and maybe get a little choked up because wow, was that really so long ago?—the Go-Go ’90s probably wasn’t the decade where you finally blossomed into a grown-up. Here are 30 jokes that those of us who came of age in the last days of the 20th century will find uproarious, and will likely leave the rest of you scratching your heads. And for more jokes best served up in a time capsule, check out these 30 Hilarious Jokes from the 80s That Will Stoke Your Nostalgia.
What is Forrest Gump’s email password?
Knock knock! Who’s there? Britney Spears.
Britney Spears who? Knock Knock! Who’s there? Oops, I did it again!
Only ’90s kids will get this joke.
I emailed it to their AOL accounts!
What does Sonic the Hedgehog wear when he goes to the beach?
Want to hear a Nirvana joke?
No? Oh well, never mind.
How do you find Will Smith in the snow?
Look for the fresh prints!
Why don’t you want a Pokémon in the bathroom?
Because it might take a Pikachu!
What do you call part of a poem written by a Seinfeld character?
A George Co-stanza!
We all know the zip code to Beverly Hills, it’s 90210. But do you remember the one for Dawson’s Creek?
It’s 90108, 4052304.
[Hint: Turn up Paula Cole, and sing those numbers out loud…]
I fainted in the curry house when I heard REM had split up.
That’s me in the Korma!
Why does Snoop Dogg carry an umbrella?
I saw footage of polar bears drinking water today.
It’s obviously fake; everybody knows they only drink Coca-Cola!
And for more hilarity hidden in your favorite ad spots, check out The 30 Funniest Jokes In TV Commercials.
What do you use to make boot soup?
Which Spice Girl can hold the most gasoline?
What do you call a grunge gardener?
What do ’90s boy bands and blue spruce trees have in common?
They all have frosted tips!
If you ask Vanilla Ice’s mother about his childhood…
She’ll tell you that he was a nice, nice baby!
A sure sign that you aren’t Y2K ready…
You’ve backed-up your desktop by pushing it against the wall!
Why did David Hasselhoff change his name to “The Hoff”?
He couldn’t be bothered with the hassle!
What does Michael Jordan like to put on his toast for breakfast?
Why didn’t the ladies of the group TLC ever exfoliate?
Cause they don’t want no scrubs!
Why did Tupac go to the gym?
To get a sixpac!
Do you know the worst part of finding yourself?
Realizing you’re not Waldo!
How was Bill Clinton able to maintain a steady surplus during his presidency?
He had a great Al Gore-rhythm!
Why did scientists clone Dolly?
They wanted some sheep thrills!
And for more ’90s nostalgia, check out these 20 Slang Terms From the 1990s No One Uses Anymore.
I hadn’t seen it in a while, but at a concert last night I saw someone using a disposable camera.
It gave me a flashback!
Whoever stole my Microsoft office, I’m coming after you…
You have my Word!
And for more dad-worthy jokes, check out these 40 Corny Jokes You Can’t Help But Laugh At.
Where did General Norman Schwarzkopf keep all of his CDs?
What did the Super Nintendo say to the Sega Genesis?
“You know, everyone always tells me that I’m a bit better than you.”
And for more ancient artifacts, check out these 15 Tech Terms from the ’90s No One Uses Anymore.
I had a girlfriend who didn’t like PDA.
So I guess buying her a PalmPilot for her birthday was a bad idea, huh?
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