16 Fads That Were a Thing When \'Pretty Little Liars\' Premiered (But Aren\'t a Thing Now)

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16 Fads That Were a Thing When ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Premiered (But Aren’t a Thing Now)

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16 Fads That Were a Thing When \'Pretty Little Liars\' Premiered (But Aren\'t a Thing Now)

The first season of Pretty Little Liars debuted more than seven years ago on June 8, 2010 — and while it doesn't seem all that long ago, a lot has changed in the world.

We're not just talking about the occupants of the Oval Office, either.

For better or worse, here are 16 fads and trends that were a thing when PLL debuted that either don't exist anymore or have fallen out of popularity.

16 Fads That Were a Thing When \'Pretty Little Liars\' Premiered (But Aren\'t a Thing Now)
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Vuvuzelas

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Vuvuzelas

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Made popular by their ubiquity at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, we could not be happier that these obnoxious things have fallen out of favor.

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The Bieber Swoop

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The Bieber Swoop

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A lot of guys — not just the Biebs — are going to have some regrettable photos to look back on from 2010.

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The Tea Party Movement

The Tea Party Movement

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The movement that shifted conservative politics further to the right didn't really go away so much as it transformed the Republican party forever.

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Jersey everything

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Jersey everything

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2010 was completely obsessed with the Garden State. With the popularity of Real Housewives of New Jersey, Jersey Shore — and even The Sopranos on a more highbrow scale — a slew of imitations seemed to take over TV, from Jersey Couture to Cake Boss.

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Grooveshark

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Grooveshark

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"Huh?" you may ask yourself. It doesn't exist anymore, but this web-based streaming music service that allowed users to upload their own music was one of the top 10 Google searches of 2010. 

Unfortunately, they were undone by multiple lawsuits over copyright violations.


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Foursquare

Foursquare

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Yes, we know it still exists. But seriously, when was the last time you checked in on it? Yeah, that's what we thought.

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These Old Spice commercials

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These Old Spice commercials

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Honestly, we miss this campaign. It still makes us giggle, OK? 

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Silly Bandz

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Silly Bandz

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You might not remember these unless you were a) between the ages of 4 and 12 in 2010 or b) the parent of same. But these stretchy plastic bracelets in the shapes of animals were everywhere. 

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Angry Birds

Angry Birds

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Again, while technically still a thing, it's nowhere near as popular as it was in 2010. We can't remember how long it's been since we had the app on our phones, let alone the last time we played it.


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Shake Weight

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Shake Weight

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The super awkward commercials for this visual joke masquerading as exercise equipment made this the gag gift of the year.

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'Glee'

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'Glee'

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Not only was Glee a thing in 2010, but it was basically the biggest show on TV. The soundtrack dominated the iTunes charts all year and every red carpet was abuzz over its young stars.

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'Twilight'

'Twilight'

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You roll your eyes now, but in 2010 you had read all the books, you were either Team Jacob or Team Edward, and you almost certainly bought advanced tickets to every movie when it came out. 

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The Jay Leno/Conan saga

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The Jay Leno/Conan saga

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Remember when Jay Leno retired and Conan took over and then Jay's primetime show failed and Conan forgot to yell "no take-backsies"? Now neither of them is on network TV, though Conan's late night show continues on TBS.

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'LOST'

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'LOST'

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Not everyone loved the finale of the JJ Abrams megahit, but it's all anyone could talk about for like a full month.


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Cee-Lo

Cee-Lo

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Whatever happened to Cee-Lo? Welp, he got accused of drugging and raping a woman, he lost his spot on The Voice and then his phone blew up in his face (literally).

The last few years haven't been Cee-Lo's best, but in 2010 he was at the top of the charts and everybody's party playlist.

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Betty White Mania

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Betty White Mania

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Betty White was everywhere in 2010, to the point where — despite our undying love for the now 95-year-old comedy veteran — most of us got tired of Betty White cameos.


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The first season of Pretty Little Liars debuted more than seven years ago on June 8, 2010 — and while it doesn't seem all that long ago, a lot has changed in the world.

We're not just talking about the occupants of the Oval Office, either.

For better or worse, here are 16 fads and trends that were a thing when PLL debuted that either don't exist anymore or have fallen out of popularity.