25 Funny Jokes from the 1990s That Will Make You Feel So Nostalgic

YOU CAN'T TOUCH THESE PUNCHLINES.

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, and we'll still sing along with Chumbawamba's "Tubthumping" (even if we couldn't stand the song in the '90s).

But perhaps the easiest way to spot a '90s kid is by what makes them laugh. Nobody loves a good Tickle Me Elmo joke more than we do. If lines like "no soup for you" or "now that's some high quality H2O" don't make you laugh uncontrollably—and maybe get a little choked up because, wow, was that really so long ago?—you're not a true '90s kid. Here are 25 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.

1
Knock knock! Who's there? Britney Spears.
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Britney Spears who?
Knock knock!
Who's there?
Oops, I did it again!

2
What did the Super Nintendo say to the Sega Genesis?
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"You know, everyone always tells me that I'm a bit better than you."

3
What does Sonic the Hedgehog wear when he goes to the beach?
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A speedo!

4
Want to hear a Nirvana joke?
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No? Oh, well—never mind!

5
How do you find Will Smith in the snow?
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Look for the fresh prints!

6
What do you call part of a poem written by a Seinfeld character?
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A George Co-stanza!

7
We all know the zip code to Beverly Hills, it's 90210. But do you remember the one for Dawson's Creek?
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It's 90108. [Hint: Turn up Paula Cole, and sing those numbers out loud…]

8
Why does Snoop Dogg carry an umbrella?
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Fo' drizzle!

9
Can you believe that footage of polar bears drinking water?
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It's obviously fake; everybody knows they only drink Coca-Cola!

10
What's a '90s kid's favorite soup made of?
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Birkenstock!

11
Which Spice Girl can hold the most gasoline?
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Geri can!

12
What do you call a grunge gardener?
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Hedgy!

13
What do '90s boy bands and blue spruce trees have in common?
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They all have frosted tips!

14
What did Vanilla Ice's mother say about his childhood?
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He was a nice, nice baby!

15
What's the sure sign that you aren't Y2K ready?
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You've backed up your desktop by pushing it against the wall!

16
Why did David Hasselhoff change his name to "The Hoff"?
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He couldn't be bothered with the hassle!

17
What does Michael Jordan like to put on his toast for breakfast?
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Space Jam!

18
Why didn't the ladies of TLC ever exfoliate?
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'Cause they don't want no scrubs!

19
Do you know the worst part of finding yourself?
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Realizing you're not Waldo!

20
How was Bill Clinton able to maintain a steady surplus during his presidency?
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He had a great Al Gore-rhythm!

21
Why did scientists clone Dolly?
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They wanted some sheep thrills!

22
What happened when the '90s kid saw a disposable camera?
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It gave them a flashback!

23
What did the '90s kid say to their classmate who stole their last Microsoft Office download?
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I'm coming after you. You have my Word!

24
What gift is perfect for someone who likes a little PDA?
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A PalmPilot!

25
How do you know only '90s kids will get this joke?
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I emailed it to their AOL accounts!

And for more blasts from the past, check out these 15 Tech Terms from the '90s No One Uses Anymore!

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