When people hear "Old Disney," a common tag on Tumblr, they tend to think of early '00s shows, such as Even Stevens, Lizzie McGuire, and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. And while these are "old," in comparison to Disney shows of today, they're still newer than all the gems to come out of the '90s. Disney Channel created some seriously iconic series, but they seem to have fallen through the cracks of the Internet's memory.
Take a look at these 15 classics, both Disney Channel Original Series and ones aired in syndication on the network throughout the '90s. Oh, but we left off Boy Meets World, because seriously, did you really forget about that show? Short answer: No.
Originally airing on NBC, The Torkelsons became Almost Home for its second (and final) season. The show followed a single mother (Connie Ray) as she tried to raise her five rambunctious kids after their father abandons the family. He later returned, but things didn't go too well, naturally. Lee Norris, a.k.a. Stuart Minkus from Boy Meets World, played Chuckie Lee Torkelson, a bug collector who always wore big glasses.
A couple of years before Omri Katz would light the black-flame candle in Hocus Pocus, he played Marshall Teller, a kid whose family moved to the bizarre town of Eerie, Indiana. Armed with his new friend Simon Holmes (Justin Shenkarow, who would go on to voice Harold on Hey Arnold! years later) Marshall dealt with creepy town mysteries and urban legends. Like The Torkelsons, the show also originally aired on NBC.
The Secret of Lost Creek
This super early Disney Channel series read like a Goosebumps book. Three kids (Shannon Doherty, Scott Bremner, and Jody Montana) spent a summer vacation searching for buried treasure and Bigfoot. As one does.
Adventures in Wonderland
Based on Alice in Wonderland, this Disney show allowed Alice (Elisabeth Harnois) to enter and leave Wonderland whenever she pleased, simply by walking through a mirror. Harnois would later go on to star as Will Friedle's love interest in My Date with the President's Daughter.
Not to be confused with the ABC sci-fi show Flashforward, this series is the first in Disney Channel Original Series, created back in 1995. Starring a BB Ben Foster, Flash Forward followed two BFFs as they each narrated their middle school life, comparing it to when they were little kids.
Starring Joey, Matthew, and Andy Lawrence, the series followed Joe Roman as he reconnected with his half-brothers Matt and Andy after their dad died. The show originally aired on NBC, then shifted to The WB (now The CW), and was aired in syndication on Disney Channel.
While Nickelodeon seemed to dominate kids' game shows, what with Legends of the Hidden Temple and Figure It Out, Disney Channel did have a few game shows of its own. Based on the popular word game, Mad Libs had two teams compete in physical and mental-related challenges.
Going Wild with Jeff Corwin
Hosted by Jeff Corwin (duh), this nature show followed Corwin as he ventured all around the globe to check out the planet's coolest and most exotic animals. Corwin would later travel over to Discovery Kids for his show, Jeff Corwin Unleashed.
This reality show was centered around 20 adolescents experiencing the trials and tribulations of summer camp. The phrase "Bug Juice" referred to a sweet, Kool-aid-esque drink all the campers seemed to drink out the wazoo.
Off the Wall
Yet another attempt at "Disney Does Game Shows," Off the Wall involved teams competing against each other, but also against random, on-the-street contestants who were pre-taped.
The Famous Jett Jackson
Starring the late Lee Thompson Young as the title character, this show followed Jett's exploits as a TV action hero named Silverstone. A spin-off movie, cleverly titled Jett Jackson: The Movie, premiered in 2001. Oh, and Destiny's Child and Britney Spears guest-starred as themselves on the show, because the '90s.
By far the scariest and creepiest Disney show of the decade, So Weird was like kids version of shows like The X-Files and Supernatural. Fiona "Fi" Phillips (Cara DeLizia) traveled with her rockstar mom (Mackenzie Phillips), stumbling upon paranormal and downright spooky things along the way. She shared her experiences on her blog "So Weird." The show also reunited Brink! stars Erik von Detten and Patrick Levis, but they left their (soul)skates at home. The series's theme song was grade-A fire, and don't you tell me otherwise.
Based on the book series The Monday Night Football Club by Gordon Korman, the show followed four kids who discovered a magic jersey. When worn, the wearer was transported into the body of a famous athlete. The show featured several familiar faces, including Tony Hawk and Laila Ali. Unfortunately, actor Michael Galeota, who played Nick Lighter, passed away earlier this year.
Originally airing on ABC and then The WB, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley's show eventually found itself in syndication on Disney Channel. Twins in real life, Tia and Tamera played twins separated at birth who learn of each other's existence. If you ever hear someone say, "Go home, Roger!," you can thank this show.
The Mowry sisters' little bro Tahj Mowry also had his own show on The WB, eventually airing in syndication on Disney Channel. Mowry played "10-year-old wiz kid" T.J. Henderson who skipped a bunch of grades to attend high school with his siblings (Jason Weaver and Essence Atkins). As T.J. learned the ins and outs of high school, he did his best to fit in with the older kids, getting himself into trouble every step of the way. And if you don't remember all the words to the catchy theme song, you're simply lying to yourself.