We may have lived through the 90s, but how much did we really absorb? We were all a bit busy going through puberty and trying to survive middle school, so we couldn’t pay attention to everything going on around us.
There are a lot of interesting facts from the 90s that you may not have known before. Here are 13 weird ones that might just blow your mind!
*NSYNC was named by Justin Timberlake’s mom
She commented on how “in sync” they were, then realized that the last letters from each of their first names spelled out “NSYNC”: JustiN, ChriS, JoeY, JasoN, JC. You might be asking “Who’s Jason?” Well, Jason left the band and was replaced with Lance Bass. They kept the name and claimed his nickname Lansten would work to fill in the missing spot.
Director James Cameron actually drew the portrait of Rose
All of the pictures that Jack had in his portfolio were drawn by the director. He eventually auctioned off the famous picture of Rose for $16,000.
Animaniacs were originally supposed to be ducks
There were originally going to be four of them named Yakki, Smakki, Wakki and Dot.
Jesse was supposed to be addicted to speed in ‘Saved By The Bell’
The execs didn’t want something so intense in a kids show so they had to change it to caffeine pills. They did however leave everything else the same, which is why her reaction seems excessive.
‘JNCO’ jeans is an abbreviation
It means “Judge none, choose one”
Harrison Ford was almost in ‘Jurassic Park’
He could have played Dr. Alan Grant but he turned it down.
When Disney released ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in China they had Jackie Chan record a voice
He took over as the Beast!
There are a lot more crazy facts to learn!
‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ was almost a different actress
Sarah Michelle Gellar was actually offered the role first, but she turned it down in favor of another teenage supernatural show you might remember…
Macaulay Culkin had his first kiss on set of ‘My Girl’
Both he and Anna Chlumsky had their first kiss on camera. They were only 11 and Culkin said they weren’t super thrilled that they had to kiss a bunch of times so they could film it at different angles.
Buzz Lightyear was almost voiced by Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal turned down the role and he actually says that is the one role he regrets turning down.
They only shot Jazz getting thrown out of the house once
Most of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was shot in studios. They only actually had one chance to film on location, so they recorded Jazz getting thrown out of the house and would just reuse that outfit on episodes when he would get the same treatment.
‘…Baby One More Time’ was originally written for TLC
TLC rejected the song even though it was written specifically for them because it didn’t fit their vision of female empowerment. Instead Britney Spears got the song and well…we all know how that turned out!
Ryan Gosling was almost a Backstreet Boy
Gosling lived next door to AJ McLean in the 90s and was invited to join the group but he turned it down. Apparently Gosling changed his mind and tried to get in touch with him but AJ didn’t return his call.