It is truly a joy to have been a Disney fan in the ‘90s. A joy that comes, like many joyful things do, with great responsibility. The responsibility to drop crucial ‘90s Disney references into everyday conversation, for example. Or to keep important cultural contributions like fantastic hairstyles and hilarious expressions alive and well in modern society. In short, as great as it is to be a ‘90s Disney fan, it’s also not easy. Therefore, we’ve rounded up some key ‘90s Disney fan problems that we suspect you might be dealing with on a daily basis. Raise your hand high if these apply to you:
When someone says, “Bonjour!” it’s really hard for you not to say, “Bonjour! Bonjour, bonjour, bonjour!”
Nine times out of 10 you go for it.
When you see a rose start to lose its petals, you get deeply concerned.
Someone kiss someone, please!
You don’t understand why it’s weird to occasionally use a fork as a hairbrush.
In times of need, it’s incredibly handy.
Speaking of hair, you kind of wish your boyfriend had Shawn’s haircut.
Also: that jean vest.
And when you meet anyone named Eric, all you want is for him to say “FEE-HEE-HEE-NAY!”
It’s still epic.
Additionally, when you meet someone named Bill, you can’t help but shout, “BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL!”
Why everyone doesn’t join you in unison, it is very confusing to you.
You’re still a little bummed that you’ve never actually heard a wolf cry to the blue corn moon.
Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned, for that matter.
And you always seem to forget about that key change in the middle of “A Whole New World” every time you sing it.
Note: It’s not going to stop you.
You still can’t get over how off you were about the lyrics to “The Circle of Life.”
How is it ♫ Nants ingonyama bagithi baba ♫ and not “Ah zabenya something or other”?
When you find yourself anywhere with decent acoustics, you break out into your best version of ♫ When I was a young warthog! ♫ … which can be problematic in professional situations.
We are all Pumbaa.
Deep down, you suspect that you have an identical twin somewhere in the world and that your parents have been lying to you this whole time.
She’s out there. Somewhere.
You’re still haunted by why—just why—Max changed the route on Goofy’s map.
Don’t do it, Max. DON’T DO IT.
And you’re also still haunted by Val’s intense stare.
You can’t walk past a tall object without trying to climb it.
Because you are as swift as the coursing river, obviously.
And you also can’t take a bath without thinking about victory.
“Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, it’s bobsled time!”
You really wish work ended at 3 every day just so you could go home and watch The Disney Afternoon.
Counting down the days to the new DuckTales.
And every time you hear a new jam on the radio, you’re like, “It’s cool, but the Darkwing Duck theme song was cooler.”
DW invented the game.
What are your ‘90s Disney problems? Tell us in the comments!