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20 Fads from '90s sitcoms that never should have died

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Time for a comeback

The '90s brought us some of the funniest shows, most memorable characters and coolest trends. So why did they leave? Here are a few things from '90s sitcoms that we want back, ASAP.

The Rachel hair cut
'90s sitcom fads

Time for a comeback

The '90s brought us some of the funniest shows, most memorable characters and coolest trends. So why did they leave? Here are a few things from '90s sitcoms that we want back, ASAP.

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Donuts: Homer Simpson, The Simpsons

Mmmmm. Donuts. The only thing Homer loved as much as beer was donuts. Why did we get so down on donuts? Krispy Kremes closed nationwide. Everyone got so hyper-vigilant about carbs that donuts took an unfair hit. We want them back.

Donuts: Homer Simpson, The Simpsons

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Dharma’s short hippie hair: Dharma and Greg

Remember when even celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow did the Dharma? There just wasn't anything cuter in the '90s than long bangs pulled back with darling bobby pins and short hair either smoothed out or fluffed up. This is another '90s hair fad we'll take back, thank you very much — The Dharma for short hair, The Rachel for medium length hair and The Phoebe for long hair.

Dharma’s short hippie hair: Dharma and Greg

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Nanny-wear: Fran Fine, The Nanny

Fran Drescher in The Nanny looked more polished as a nanny in her miniskirt-New-York-fabulous suits than most professional women. Who does that? Who dresses like she's the CEO of Apple to supervise kids all day? Fran did. And she did it splendidly. We'll take her over-the-top suits, miniskirts and shoes back.

Nanny-wear: Fran Fine, The Nanny

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Mrs. Huxtable's shoes: The Cosby Show

You can keep Dr. Huxtable's terrible sweaters and Denise's boho-chic wardrobe. We'll take Clair's pumps that matched her every lawyer ensemble and her amazing formal-wear shoes. Remember those unstoppable gold pumps she bought for the "smooth" contest and then broke her toe, which in turn broke her heart because she couldn't wear both shoes? Clair was the mom with the shoes, clothes and closet that every daughter wanted to play dress up in.

Mrs. Huxtable’s shoes: The Cosby Show

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Murphy's hair: Murphy Brown

Murphy Brown did for flared, shoulder-length hair in the '90s what Linda Evans from Dallas did for it in the '80s. The hairstyle sort of flared and feathered away from one's face and then fell to the shoulders in a natural wave. Of course it was Candice Bergen, who could have shaved her hair in rows and still looked great. This look needs to come back. It's sort of a hybrid between the stick-straight or spiral-curl extremes we see today.

Murphy's hair: Murphy Brown

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