Growing up in Australia in the 90s meant a few things – 20 cent Zooper Doopers at the tuckshop, an enviable collection of Tazos, a penchant for bike shorts and some classic kids’ TV shows.
And with those shows came their iconic theme songs, you know, the ones that instantly transport you back to your denim dungaree wearing days.
The ones that acted as entertainers, teachers and every once in a while our temporary minders – just when mum needed a breather.
The ones that will have you singing along after one bar, even if it’s been decades since you last heard it.
The ones that imparted some excellent life lessons and some even better catch phrases.
Let’s revisit some of the best.
1. Round the Twist.
Have you ever… ever felt like this…
I would argue that if you grew up in Australia in the 90s and you can’t finish that sentence then we might have to look at getting your citizenship revoked. Round the Twist – based on the hugely popular books by Paul Jennings – was easily the strangest show on television back in the day with storylines involving real life cabbage patch kids, pregnant teenage boys and whirling derfish (I’ll let you look that one up).
In fact, we’re pretty sure it wouldn’t be allowed on our screens today but that didn’t stop that family living in the llighthouse from teaching us some very good lessons about imagination.
2. The Simpsons.
We didn’t need a clock in our household; you always knew it was 6pm on a weeknight when you’d hear that familiar tune. Despite mostly parodying American culture, the animated sitcom was a staple in many Aussie’s homes with its hilarious takes on the human condition. And with something a little different each time, it had an opening sequence you didn’t want to miss.