You know that theory that the music from your adolescence is the most important to you for your whole life? That has to be true for TV on some level, right? Here are 11 '90s TV characters you still look up to... even if you're all grown up.
Bart Simpson, 'The Simpsons'
Bart Simpson gives zero effs. He tells people to eat their shorts and he also skateboards with reckless abandon. It's hard to not admire that kind of devil-may-care gumption, even well into one's '40s.
Six LeMeure, 'Blossom'
First of all, her name is Six, which is even cooler than another iconic '90s number name -- George Costanza's "Seven" on "Seinfeld." Blossom was great, but there was something about Six that exuded unbridled sass and dream BFF appeal. Plus, she could talk really fast which is a very '90s trait to possess.
Balki Bartokomous, 'Perfect Strangers'
Balki's no smooth operator or suave big shot. None of that matters -- the Mypos native was always up for a good time, rocked a funky wardrobe, and danced when he was grateful. What a guy!
Will Smith, 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air'
From West Philadelphia, born and raised, Will Smith was pretty much the coolest person to ever grace the TV screen. Quick-witted, fashionable, crafty... the list goes on. The Fresh Prince is a legend.
Daria is like the sarcastic, intelligent, woke, and pizza-loving role model you never knew you needed.
Kelly Bundy, 'Married With Children'
Kelly Bundy oozes '90s "it girl" vibes. Only Wynona Ryder, Lisa Bonet, and Drew Barrymore come close to her level of cool.
Lisa Turtle, 'Saved By the Bell'
Lisa had enviable wit, style, and gave great advice. Who didn't want to be or be friends with this savvy fashion maven?
Phoebe Buffay, 'Friends'
Even at her floopiest, Phoebes is undeniably lovable. She's strong, independent, and chill enough to wear a Christmas ribbon over a stain to a black tie event.
Topanga Lawrence, 'Boy Meets World'
Topanga lives her best life. I want that kind of confidence. She's also a really nice person.
Jesse Katsopolis, 'Full House'
Uncle Jesse has some "cool" cliches going on (leather jacket, band, sweet hair), but that all only assisted in propelling him to '90s icon status. Have mercy...
Buffy Summers, 'Buffy the Vampire
She's a teen who slays vampires. Enough said.