1990s

Steve Urkel

Steven Q. Urkel, played by Jaleel White, lives next door to the Winslows on the TGIF show Family Matters. Urkel is the ultimate nerd with his awkward fashion, high-pitched voice, and unrequited love for Laura Winslow — at least until he drinks his cool juice and transforms into Stefan Urquelle.

Kurt Cobain

Considered by many to be the “King of Grunge Rock”, Kurt Cobain became the unwillingly leader of a generation. His jaded attitude and “don’t care” appearance was something to which many kids could relate. Though his life was cut short, his music remains influential to this day.