Between shows like Punk’d (which had its second run in 2012), Jimmy Kimmel Live, and just the internet at large, there is an ever-growing list of pranks. Celebrities pranking their celebrity friends, normal humans pranking their normal human friends — somewhere there is always an amazingly hilarious prank being pulled and documented.
A little over a year ago VH1 complied an epic and thorough list of the 100 Greatest Kid Stars of all time. It’s chock full of nostalgia-inducing child stars, from Kimmie Gibbler (Andrea Barber) and Rudy Huxtable (Keshia Knight-Pulliam) to young movie stars, Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson to names that need no introduction, Drake and Justin Bieber. For the full look at which child stars landed on our list, check out then and now photos of all 100 Kid Stars.
Our gallery is ordered from 100 to 1, so you must click through to see who ranked #1. Hint: he set off pop culture’s biggest hair craze.
’90s TV stars Dustin Diamond and Mark-Paul Gosselaar may have made our list, but did they also rule the Saved by the Bell set? Co-star Dennis Haskins a.k.a. Mr. Belding reveals who was the most popular at Bayside High, in the video below.
Few of us can resist viewing those hilarious clips that spread like wildfire online. And just when one video’s popularity tapers off, another captivates us and we can’t stop sending it to everyone we know.
All week long, we have been reliving the golden era of hip-hop; specifically, the late ’80s and early ’90s years that Yo! MTV Raps ruled the airwaves. If the nostalgia or the awesomely bad style moments hasn’t convinced you to tune in to tonight’s The 40 Greatest Yo! MTV Rap Moments, perhaps the then and now style evolution of some of your favorite celebrities will. In the most visible transformation, Ice-T traded in his pimp wardrobe for more refined wares. And Salt-N-Pepa retired the spandex (which we kind of loved) in favor of chic dresses.
You can watch the 40 Greatest Yo! MTV Rap Moments special on VH1 tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Looking back at the style choices of the Yo! MTV Raps era sends us on a trip down memory lane. How cool were overalls in the ’90s? They’ve even tried to make a comeback (to which we plead please, folks, let them die!). Seeing Tupac in his custom made T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E overalls or Bobby Brown with his slanted high top fade reminds us of a time when rap was fun. As cool as these styles seemed then, today they would almost certainly make the what-not-to wear fashion list.
It’s all in good sport that we poke fun at the awesomely bad style moments of the Yo! MTV Raps era. Speaking of which, our two-hour special The 40 Greatest Yo! MTV Raps Moments airs this Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET/PT. In the meantime, reminisce on the styles we loved then and chuckle at now.
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