Answer These Questions About Your Childhood and We’ll Tell You Which '90s YTV Host You Are

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By: Ashley Linkletter

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About This Quiz

For people who were there, YTV was a WILD scene in the '90s — the channel's slogan was "Keep it Weird." Green slime, talking TVs, gameshows for children, late-night British comedy and a show that featured a grown woman playing with toy animals for 30 minutes are just a few examples of the regular programming that could be found on YTV at any given time (not to mention the early and vaguely creepy CGI film shorts they used to play at night — "Styro the Dog" anyone?)

YTV offered plenty of Canadian content while also broadcasting Nickelodeon crowd-pleasers such as "You Can't Do That On Television" and "Rocko's Modern Life." Although much of YTV's appeal was rooted in its exceptional programming, it was the hosts that truly made the channel stand out amongst its competitors. The program hosts (or "PJs" as they were called) spoke directly to their audience without pandering or dumbing down their material, a feat that was especially important during an era where being a "latchkey kid" was fairly common. 

We want to know all about your '90s childhood: your favourite books and hobbies, your most-loved possessions and what you liked to do for fun. The YTV hosts of the '90s had personalities that, in many ways, matched our own; they were the cool, older sibling we all aspired to be one day. 

So get out your Lisa Frank binder, put on some SNAP! and grab a bag of Gushers; it's time to revisit your '90s childhood. Can we guess which PJ you identify with the most? 

What was your favourite show to watch on YTV in the '90s?

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How would you describe your personality when you were growing up?

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There was nothing you enjoyed more than playing which kind of instrument as a kid?

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The snack situation in the '90s was pretty wild! What was your go-to sugary snack?

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Class trip time! What was your dream class trip in the '90s?

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It's fun hair day at school! Who's your hairspiration?

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What was the best toy you ever found in the bottom of a box of cereal?

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Not again! There was always one thing you didn't like in your packed lunch — what was it?

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How many siblings did you have growing up?

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The '90s were truly a time for amazing family films. Which of the following movies did you rent the most?

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What kind of toothpaste did you use when you were little?

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You and your friends are making each other lanyard bracelets — which colours do you choose?

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Everybody dance now! You definitely owned at least one of MuchMusic's "Dance Mix" albums. Which song had you dancing like no one was watching?

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There were so many ways to have fun outside as a '90s kid. What was your go-to outdoor activity accessory?

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What was your most hated childhood chore?

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Which book did you check out of the school library so many times you may as well have owned it?

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Are you afraid of the dark? What was your biggest childhood fear?

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This might be a tough question! When there was a holiday on the horizon, which one were you most excited about?

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Since it's the '90s we're talking about, there's a good chance you spent some time hanging out at the local mall. In your opinion, which store was an absolute must-see every time?

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There was nothing better than seeing the next book in your favourite series when it came time to look at the new Scholastic book order. What was the name of the series you were obsessed with?

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How late were you allowed to stay up on the weekend?

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Bonne Fête à toi! What did you put in your birthday party treat bags?

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Were you a member of a school club? If so, what club did you belong to?

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Wearing your Halloween costume to school was the absolute best day of the year, especially if you had an awesome costume. Which of your Halloween costumes do you consider your crowning glory?

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At some point in the '90s, you decided all of your school supplies had to match thematically. What look were you going for when you did this?

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We all know that water is the best source of hydration, but in the '90s, there were countless trendy beverages marketed towards kids. Which one did you love?

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Did you have an imaginary friend or security blanket when you were little?

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What did you normally eat for breakfast when you were a kid?

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Which class did you look forward to the most in elementary school?

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It's a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon in the '90s. What are you probably doing?

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