Upon landing back in 1995, Becca rediscovers her old wardrobe of babydoll dresses, motorcycle jackets, chokers, knee socks and clogs. Can we please bring back some of these trends?
Meet Becca’s future ex-husband, lover of male ponytails that would make future Jared Leto proud.
It’s That Song!
From Mazzy Star to Lisa Loeb to Collective Soul, the show’s soundtrack is a treasure trove of missed classics and one-hit wonders.
But which tune does creator Emily Fox consider the biggest get? That would be U2’s “Numb,” which was featured in the pilot, while the use of multiple REM singles in Episode 5 “ended up being somewhat costly, but it was so woven into the fabric of the episode that it was a no-brainer that we needed to get those songs,” Fox says. “In that same episode, Paige and Becca singalong in the car to Alanis Morrisette’s ‘You Outta Know,’ which is also like the quintessential ‘90s song.”
Life Is Truly Gluten-Free
In 1995, everyone is blissfully unaware of gluten. “What’s that?” Lolly asks her time-traveling friend when she refers to the G-word. “I don’t know. Everyone’s doing it now,” Becca replies. OK, maybe some people are still clueless about gluten.
Jordan Catalano Reigns Supreme
Lolly is crushed over the end of the ABC series, which was axed in 1995 — “The worst thing that ever happened was when they cancelled My So-Called Life,” she laments — before declaring her love for Angela Chase’s crush in the season finale.
Fox, however, became “a huge fan of the show after the fact,” she reveals. “I didn’t watch it when it was originally on. I was vaguely aware of it then. It was over so quickly, but I found it and then really fell in love with it. It captured a moment.”
Be Kind, Rewind
Blockbuster is out there, but Lolly stays true to her quirky nature by “working” at an independent rental shop, fittingly called Sex, Lies and Videotape.
Tech Me Back in Time
Pagers are a thing, Lolly uses an AOL email address and this is the new IBM ThinkPad (complete with butterfly keyboard). No wonder Becca can’t wait for the iPhone to be invented.
Says Fox, “At the time, [pagers] seemed like the most sophisticated technology you could imagine, that you could call an 800 number and leave a phone number, and that person could call you back? That felt like The Jetsons.”
Becca’s BFF Lolly (played by Sarah Goldberg) looks like Blosson‘s pal Six — and even references the resemblance!