7 Life Lessons American TV Shows Taught Us In The '90s

When cable TV was new and America was a country your fancy cousins got you Toblerones from.

1. Robots aren't just your friends. They are family.

If it weren't for Small Wonder, an '80s sitcom about a child-like robot named Vicki who lived as the adoptive daughter of the Lawson family, we would never have the close relationship with our smartphones as we do today.  

4. Slow. Running. On. The. Beach. Can. Give. You. Superhuman. Abilities.

Have you NOT seen Baywatch?

7. Two words. Teenage dating

Or we'd still be passing notes in tuition classes

10. Soft lighting and sharp slaps.

At least Ekta Kapoor did. The Bold and the Beautiful is every never-ending, zoom abused, over-dressed Hindi soap opera, ever.

13. You're better off without one.

Major Anthony Nelson has everything a man can ask for. A Jeannie who adores him, a fabulous job in the U.S. Air Force and a sitcom life. Then why isn't he happy?

16. It's impossible to do that nose twitch.

Don't. Even. Bother.

19. Everything!

If you grow up and realize your life is not chilling in a New York coffee shop, blame F.R.I.E.N.D.S.