You guys, 2005 was 10 years ago.
If you are in the mood to feel old (of course you are), here are the top 11 things turning 10 years old in 2015:
- “Zoey 101”
It was a simpler time, a better time, when “Zoey 101” made its debut on Nickelodeon. Britney Spears had not yet suffered her (very) public 2007 meltdown, and the world had no idea her sister Zoey (Jamie Lynn Spears) would become pregnant in 2008 at 16 years old.
Disney Channel first aired “The Proud Family” back in 2001, but 2005 saw the show cancelled. An animated sitcom depicting a black family, it was an undeniably important addition to the Disney canon, a media empire which has been accused of racism many times.
Although the prequels to George Lucas’ original 1977 space opera masterpiece are mediocre at best, this chapter brought to a full circle one of the most beloved and influential franchises in cinematic history.
Hard to believe this infamous book was first published 10 years ago, but, for better or worse, its sequels and film adaptations made their impression on the pop cultural landscape. Speaking of Robert Pattinson…
With this big-screen adaptation of the 2000 novel, fourth in the series, we finally got our parents who did not read the books to shut up about Hermione (Emma Watson) ending up with Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), when Ron (Rupert Grint) gets jealous of Hermione’s date to the Yule Ball.
That same year, J.K. Rowling, who was always two steps ahead of the movies, released the sixth installment in her world-changing epic, with such a game-changer-of-a-twist ending that it laid the groundwork for the record-shattering grand finale, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”
Jonathan Safran Foer’s postmodern novel is not the first book to be written about the Sept. 11 attacks, but it is undoubtedly one of the most-read, coming at a time when TV shows were cancelled over people saying the wrong things about that fateful day in 2001.
Director Christopher Nolan’s reboot of the Warner Brothers comic book superhero film cycle, which fizzled out after “Batman and Robin” (1997), has impacted the genre in ways we still see today more than any of its other competitors.
In addition to the pilot episode of “American Dad!” airing this year, Fox also revived MacFarlane’s previously cancelled breakthrough, “Family Guy.” Both controversial animated comedies still run to this day.
- “My Humps”
Way back in 2005, the Black Eyed Peas dropped what is arguably their signature song, and it has been stuck in our heads ever since, which is not a compliment considering that it is remembered as one of the most hated songs of all time.
Once upon a time, Rihanna was an unknown Barbadian with a dream, but this record introduced the world to one of the most lucrative musical careers in history. The baby-faced artist was significantly less edgy than she is right now.
It is amazing how predatorily time can sneak up on you, how things you did not think about being a decade old are now a decade old.
In the time it took to get from 2005 to now, it will be 2025. Think about it.
Collegian A&E Writer Hunter Goddard can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @hunter_gaga.