The 1990s Coloring Book

By: on October 13, 2014
The 1990s Coloring Book
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So a couple weeks ago I was my mama was watching the Saved By the Bell movie on Lifetime and I inadvertently saw a scene or two. I had no idea, no idea! that Zack Morris got it on with Lisa Turtle in real life. Only she was a Jehovah's Witness so she couldn't really get it on. Or, like, be seen with him in public and celebrate birthdays. Naturally he moved on to Kelly like a smart, horny teenage boy. Screech though, he was no surprise. I knew that kid was a downward spiral incarnate. Did you hear how he mocked Jessie's riveting "I'm so excited, I'm so excited, I'm so....scared!" line during the game-changing caffeine pill addiction episode from off set? Anyway. What was I supposed to be talking about again?

Ah yes. The 1990s Coloring Book: All That and a Box of Crayons (Psych! Crayons Not Included.) An interactive time capsule of the greatest decade ever--or at least the one that has sucked the least for me so far--these 64 pages invite you to bring Crayola-kissed life to the cast of Saved By the Bell. And to Steve Urkel. NSYNC vs. the Backstreet Boys in a game of TRL Tug of War. Topanga and Cory leaning in for a makeout. The Fresh Prince smelling his cabbie later.

The 1990s Coloring Book immortalizes 10 years of "off-the-hook movies, dope TV shows, all-that music, and rad fashions" in drawings, connect-the-dots games, and tidbits of trivia. One reviewer points out it even succeeds where other activity books fail in that the artwork is bare bones enough for your scented neon markers to actually color inside the lines. Hmmm. Sounds less like a calculated favor than typical 90s slackerdom in action to me.