Want to feel old? There are certain items from our distant past that you scarcely see anymore. A younger generation likely has no idea what in the heck some of these things even are! That officially makes you old. Yes, if you can recognize a majority of the items from pictures on this list, you’re an ancient has-been whose better days are far behind you. We kid! Of course, you’re not decrepit! You’ve just lived a life and there’s nothing wrong with that.
So, what items will only oldies be able to recognize? Chances are things that were bad, unuseful that have not stood the test of time. This means that you’ve got a special skill in being able to work old technologies that these young guns will likely have no clue operate. See? You are useful after all, you geezer! Let’s take a look at some old items to see if you can remember what they were.
Have You Eaten Food from One of These?
If you have prepared or eaten food from the object above, bless you. We imagine most kids today would not know what to think about this old crockpot. We can definitely see how much time has been baked into this pot and it’s not that hard to imagine how many dinners have come out of it. These pots are awesome.
If You Know How to Use This, You’re Old
You are certifiably ancient if you have used one of these pumps. Although, you can still come across them deep in the country most gas stations today have upgraded to self-pay modold boys definitely have that vintage look that signifies their ages and exactly how long they’ve been in use. We love to see these things through time.
Did You Watch ‘Movies’ With One of These?
You are certifiably ancient if you have used one of these pumps. Although, you can still come across them deep in the country most gas stations today have upgraded to self-pay models. They absolutely have that vintage look that signifies their ages and exactly how long they’ve been in use. We love to see these things through time.
If You Put Putty to Paper, We’ve Got News for You
Did you find smashing putty on a newspaper to be the coolest thing in the entire world as a kid? You really had no idea what the internet would bring, did you? This old trick definitely brings back memories of when we were younger and had a lot more time to enjoy the little things. We kinda want one now.
If You Know What This Is Used for, You Were Into Necking
The pandemic brought about a drive-in movie renaissance but before that many folks had never been to one. If you know what’s on this metal thing, you have lived a whole life full of popcorn and milk duds. This picture definitely feels like it should be full of cars and people. We wouldn’t mind if these came back into popularity.
What Were We Thinking?
If you’ve ever applied make-up in one of these lighted mirrors, congratulations you were likely born at least 35 years ago. These mirrors were first released in 1970 by GE and they were a hot-ticket item back in the day, and they definitely made you feel like a star getting ready for their next show. We definitely miss those times!
If Have Made Coffee In Any of These, You’re Old
Percolators were huge for decades and while people still use them, most don’t look like these today. The only excuse you might have to be a young one and have brewed java in one of these is if you’re an avid camper. Otherwise, your insides are dusty trash. In any case, these old things are a beauty to look at.
Ever Seen This In a Car?
They don’t make them like they used to, do they? If you’ve ever driven a car with this little device inside of it, you’re likely reaching the age when it’s unsafe to drive. This is a high-low switch for lights. A lot of us probably haven’t seen seen these in a car ourselves but we know that they’re kinda cool.
If You’ve Seen a Soda Vending Machine Like This…
For those who don’t know, congratulations on your youth. That little door on the left opens for you to pull your soda from. How things have changed! Isn’t it crazy how somethings look so different from the time between our grandparents generation to ours now. This blue machine is definfitiely a classic and isn’t it so cool to look at.
If Your Couch Had a Blanket Like This, Sorry
You might have fond memories of a similar blanket and if you do, you’re old. Afghan blankets were a huge trend in the 1970s but they have fallen from favor today. It was good while it lasted! These blankets are definitely beautiful though, and we’d like it if they came back into style soon. It’s definitely worth the wait though.
Love Me Tender
Did you have a wooden meat tenderizer in your home? Was it only used once a year? Wooden meat tenderizers have not been favored in modern kitchens today. If you’ve swung one, you’re not long for this world. But even then meat tenderizers like this might still be getting passed down in your families. Your family might just have one.
The Agony & Ecstasy
If you remember the government cheese, you’re old. This processed cheese was subsidized and used by the military, food banks, food stamp programs, and much more to deliver quality dairy goodness to folks. There were certainly times when we all had a taste of this cheese and it actually didn’t taste as bad as usual. That might not be common.
Are These Torture Devices?
If you know what these are, you are simply prehistoric. While these might look like torture devices from the Middle Ages, they are actually used to crack nuts. Generally, an assortment of old, old nuts. We love how cool these look and can see how many years have shaped these tools into what they are today. Aren’t they kinda awesome?
These Were Not Made for Music
If you have only seen these bad boys employed to play music, do you know what was done with them before that? If you’ve seen one in action, you’re as old as hills. These old washboards were used to help scrub laundry clean and definitely took a lot of work. But either of the uses definitely lead to something good.
Ding Dongs Were Lit
Did you ever eat a ding dong that had been previously wrapped in foil? Is so, you’ll never experience that joy again, sorry. That satisfying feeling of peeling the foil off and watching it crumble in your hands. They’re great! We loved these delicious treats and their wrapping. We wouldn’t mind if these cakes went back to their old packaging.
Do You Know Her Secret?
If you happen to know what’s hiding underneath this doll’s dress, you are first, perverse, and second, very old. Why did you EVER look under there? You should be ashamed. What we can say is that this doll’s creative outfit was definitely one of the more iconic doll outfits that make it onto this list. This doll is definitely cute!
Did You Play with These?
If you played a game of jacks, you likely still have the intentions they made in the bottom of your feet still there. And, you’re long in the tooth. Stepping on Legos > Stepping on Jacks. These tiny toys are absolutely hidden assassins when it comes to toys that you step on because they blend into the floor way too well.
Have you ever felt the pleasure of a young person at the mall shoving your foot into one of these? If you’re old, you know these things are no joke! As the years have passed, you see these things in stores less and less, but we definitely remember playing with these tools whenever we went shopping at a shoe store.
Do You Know What Comes Out of This?
Before the advent of the microwave, older people used to have to make popcorn on a stove. Both methods can result in a fire but one is not like the other. This type of popcorn comes with the added anticipation of watching the foil grow right between your eyes and being excited for it to reach its true final size.
Bring Back Memories?
If this picture immediately made you think of a long-lost scent, you’re not alone! You’re just old. We must say, the youths are missing out on this aromatherapy device. This toy cap gun not only brings back the memories of a childhood that is a little far away for some of us. We remember how much fun these toys were.
What Even Is This?
If you know what this is, you’re a living legend. They don’t make these like they used to, really! If we’re remembering correctly, these are the cigarette lighter plugs that used to be in old cars. Over time, their designs have changed slightly but their use has always been the same. Did you recognize this thing at first? We didn’t.
Do You Remember?
Well, many of our schools are underfunded so perhaps these are still around, but they really should not be. If you don’t know what this magical device does, did you learn anything? We can’t say that we had pleasant experiences with these fountains, but they were a very prominent part if our childhood, and it did make it more memorable.
Have You Ever?
If you know what this is, chances are you’ve been shaving for a LONG time. This looks like the perfect gift for dad circa 1973. The smell has never left you if you’ve had the pleasure of using these products. This combination of tools brings back memories of watching our dads shave in the mirror and that memory is sacred.
Can You Hear It?
If this old picture made you think of the exact sound this machine used to make, how are you even still with us? Children, old tills were used before you bought things on an iPad. Today these old registers were a symbol of a business thats been around for quite a long time, and it’s it good to see it?
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: 150 Best Dad Jokes That Keep Things Punny
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of enjoying a meal at a table like this, you should expect to have your last any day now. These tables were once in just about every kitchen in America. Now, when is the last time you saw one? We love to see these old tables whenever we come across them. This table’s great!
There you go! We hope you enjoyed these pictures of old things that young folks will be clueless about. We realize that this is not an exact science but if you admit to knowing what any of those things are, you’re simply washed up. If you enjoyed this list and are looking for even more fun, take a look at these fun Seinfeld memes that brilliantly capture the magic of the show!
Take a Look At These Hilarious Seinfeld Memes and Try Your Best Not to Laugh!
Let’s kick off this list of Seinfeld memes with one of the best of the best. We find Elaine on a morning commute. “These disgusting animals. These people should all be in a cage,” the meme says. If you’ve ever lived in a city big enough to have a train network, you know that the morning commute is a test of will. We’re sure there are many folks who can relate to this one.
“You know, a lot of these scratches will buff right out…” the caption for this meme reads. Have you ever bought a car off of Craigslist only to find the vehicle was not as advertised? If so, this one’s for you. There’s something to be said about optimists and trying to make the best out of an impossible situation.
We’ve All Been There
This is one of the Seinfeld memes that perfectly captures the essence of the show. “So, what did you do last night?” Jerry asks. “Nothing,” Elaine responds and she really means it. For a show that’s seemingly about nothing, we find so much substance in the subtle interactions about everyday life.
The Style Icon
“Everyone is trying to dress like George Costanza these days,” the caption for this meme reads. Take a close look at each of George’s sartorial choices and you’ll quickly realize the things he wore that seemed absolutely uncool at the time are actually in style today. Giant puffer jackets, jumpsuits, clear-framed glasses, and fanny packs have all made a comeback. What a legend!
In case this was not immediately clear, this meme uses JAY-Z’s “99 Problems” to bring it to life. “If you’re having girl problems, I feel bad for you son…” the setup reads. “Stick a fork in me, Jerry, I’m done,” Kramer replies. What a true gem!
It Feels Right
“When you beat Google Maps’ estimated arrival time by 3 minutes,” the setup reads. “Nobody drives like me. Nobody,” George says. This is one of the best Seinfeld memes for those of us who take deep pleasure in arriving at your destination even the slightest bit earlier than the ETA Google Maps predicts. It really can feel like an achievement.
Adulting Is Hard
We had to include one of the best Seinfeld memes for parents out there. “When you can’t sleep on weekends anymore,” the setup for this meme reads. “I’m on no sleep, no sleep,” Seinfeld says. We’re pretty certain there are countless parents out there who have been robbed of sleeping in on the weekends thanks to their brood. We too are on “no sleep, no sleep.”
What a Dream
“It’s a Festivus miracle!” Kramer proclaims. Who else has managed to end the year with your leftover vacation days so you don’t have to work? It’s no easy feat but when it is done right, it certainly feels miraculous. This is such a great meme to send around the holidays, especially to coworkers and friends in your office.
Life Is Happening Too Fast
“When Facebook shows you a memory from 7 years ago,” the setup for this meme reads. “Look away, I’m… I’m hideous,” the caption of Kramer’s dialogue reads. Who among us has ever taken a look at one of those memories and realized you might not be aging as gracefully as you thought? It can feel like a cruel joke but you can take it.
This is hands-down one of our favorite Seinfeld memes because it’s so stupid. Sometimes the best memes use no dialogue and instead use only visuals to tell a story. We get a version of a shot-reverse-shot between Jerry Seinfeld and Lady Gaga. It’s open to interpretation and is just so stupid you can’t help but fall in love.
One of the all-time best lines to ever drop on Seinfeld was delivered by George. It’s the ultimate comeback that’s the envy of the show’s audience. “Well, the jerk store called. They’re running out of you,” George proclaims. This is one of the Seinfeld memes that uses a poetic setup to form a lyrical pair. “Roses are red, Violets are blue,” is all it takes to put this meme over the top.
Well, we’ve found one of the Seinfeld memes that has been put to good use to tell a truth about dating life today. “When I like them, they don’t like me,” George tells Jerry. “When they like me, I don’t like them.” This is such an excellent meme about dating and how difficult it is to find someone to connect with. We’re sure there are many folks out there who can relate.
Seinfeld VS. Friends
Okay, this is downright hilarious. In fact, it’s one of our favorite Seinfeld memes on the list. We find a poll at the top of the meme that says that 95% are more like the sitcom Friends as opposed to just 5% that align with Seinfeld. To this info, Jerry and Elaine seem to have some opinions. “95 percent of the population is undateable?” Elaine asks. “Undateable!” Jerry responds. We could not agree more.
What’s the Big Deal
This is one of the Seinfeld memes that’s great to send once sweater weather turns into the bitter cold. For the characters in Seinfeld, it’s that time of year to bust out ridiculously decadent fur coats. It’s excellent because we have all been embarrassed on someone else’s behalf before. Yikes!
Here’s another one of the really stupid Seinfeld memes that made us giggle. Any comparisons between Jerry Seinfeld and Queen Bey, Beyonce, are ultimately pointless because it’s like comparing an apple to a diamond. Alas, this silly meme finds Jerry wearing a frilly shirt that’s similar to the dress worn by the singer on the cover of Vogue magazine.
Seinfeld fans are fiercely protective of their beloved show and there is an ongoing beef between them and fans of Friends. It’s an age-old comparison that will likely be the “Beatles or the Rolling Stones?” sort of question for this generation. The man pictured in this meme has some thoughts. “Seinfeld is way better than Friends,” his sign reads in front of a billboard promoting Friends. Let’s get it right, folks!
Sometimes comedians are so tuned-in to the pulse of culture that they are able to predict the future. “Jerry predicting social media,” the setup for this meme reads. “It’s very important for human beings to feel they care popular and well-liked amongst a large group of people that we don’t care for.” Has anyone ever nailed it as Jerry did?
Keep Going, Folks
“My whole life has been a complete waste of time,” George tells Jerry. “And there’s so much more to go,” Jerry replies. It’s one of those Seinfeld memes that hits pretty close to home. We’re sure that many of you can relate to this meme on one level or another. And, Jerry’s response is just priceless. We’re all in this slog together and don’t forget it!
What a Pleasure
Here’s one of the few Seinfeld memes that’s been made to comment on mental health in a light way. “Every time I forget to take my anti-depressants” the setup reads. Then, we see George captioned saying, “I feel like my old self again, totally inadequate, completely insecure, paranoid, neurotic. It’s a pleasure.” For those of us who are currently medicated, this feels oh, so right.
‘Tis the Season
Without a doubt, one of our team’s favorite Seinfeld memes is yet another one to feature George. “Now that it’s getting colder out,” the setup reads. “I gotta focus. I’m shifting into soup mode,” George says. Is this true for you when early fall hits? Who else out there lives for soup season? It’s truly a blessing. Thanks, George.
Have you ever gotten halfway through your work week only to feel completely exhausted and unable to carry on? Who hasn’t? This meme imagines that sort of feeling in meme form. “All right, that’s enough. I gotta go home and take a nap.” It’s one of the most relatable Seinfeld memes for the overworked and under-rested out there.
When That Cold Weather Hits
Who among us goes right for the beanies when the temperature dips below 60 degrees? This is the meme for you! We find George in a humongous fur hat and something about it feels so right yet so wrong. It’s one of the Seinfeld memes that’s a visual gag and that sort of meme composition is always best.
How about this meme that finds Elaine looking like a 1990s power boss? Let’s put her in charge of everything? For us, anytime that Elaine was put front and center in an episode of the show, it was a real highlight. Has there ever been anyone funnier than Julia Louis-Dreyfus? We think she’s the greatest of all time. Let’s all just frame this one.
It’s the Only Way
We get an assist from Sandra Bullock in Bird Box for this meme. This is one of the Seinfeld memes that’s best for hardcore fans of the show that might neglect “Intelligent conversations, trying new things, having a social life, and adult responsibilities.” That’s all just fine as long as your attention is on that episode of Seinfeld that you’ve already seen 33 times.
The Sunday Night Scaries
Who else dreads the work week like the plague? This is the perfect meme for you that finds Elaine looking especially taxed, saying “It’s gonna be awful.” It’s just so relatable. Hang in there, people. We’re all going to make it!
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: 150 Friends TV Show Quotes That Will Make Your Day
Here is one of the Seinfeld memes for true fans of the series. Vandelay Industries is a fictional company that George claims to have been interviewed for as a latex salesman when applying for an extension at the unemployment office in Season Three. This silly meme picks fun at that hilarious episode and marries it with another pop cultural touchstone, V for Vendetta.
But, For Real
One of the best Seinfeld memes to share over the holidays, this one is another meme that relies on visual storytelling over captions. “Visiting your parents’ house over the holidays…” the setup reads. Then, we’re treated to an image of George with his parents, Estelle and Frank. Has there ever been a more honest image?
It’s okay to be a huge fan of Seinfeld, but some of you could use some chill. We’re not entirely sure what sort of violence is going on in this meme but we understand that a man jumping into a crowd that says “Obscure Seinfeld references” and “People having normal conversations.” What did we do to deserve such chaos?
Let’s Get Real
Here’s yet another one of the Seinfeld memes that pits the series against Friends. When asked about Friends, Jerry seems to say, “I haven’t found the humor in it… nor do I seek it.” What a sick burn! For those in the know, this meme really is golden.
There you go! We hope you enjoyed these very fun Seinfeld memes and that you will consider sending some to your friends. It’s truly one of the most iconic and classic TV shows and the memes prove that there is still plenty of love out there for it.
Andrew is an Assistant Editor for Mamas Uncut with over ten years of experience as a writer in the creative, marketing, and blogging spaces. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a passion for telling stories in a variety of mediums. Obsessively making lists, reporting celebrity news, and diving into emerging pop cultural topics are a few of his interests.
- 0.1 Have You Eaten Food from One of These?
- 0.2 If You Know How to Use This, You’re Old
- 0.3 Did You Watch ‘Movies’ With One of These?
- 0.4 If You Put Putty to Paper, We’ve Got News for You
- 0.5 If You Know What This Is Used for, You Were Into Necking
- 0.6 What Were We Thinking?
- 0.7 If Have Made Coffee In Any of These, You’re Old
- 0.8 Ever Seen This In a Car?
- 0.9 If You’ve Seen a Soda Vending Machine Like This…
- 0.10 If Your Couch Had a Blanket Like This, Sorry
- 0.11 Love Me Tender
- 0.12 The Agony & Ecstasy
- 0.13 Are These Torture Devices?
- 0.14 These Were Not Made for Music
- 0.15 Ding Dongs Were Lit
- 0.16 Do You Know Her Secret?
- 0.17 Did You Play with These?
- 0.18 What’s
- 0.19 Do You Know What Comes Out of This?
- 0.20 Bring Back Memories?
- 0.21 What Even Is This?
- 0.22 Do You Remember?
- 0.23 Have You Ever?
- 0.24 Can You Hear It?
- 0.25 What’s This?
- 1 Take a Look At These Hilarious Seinfeld Memes and Try Your Best Not to Laugh!
- 1.1 Good Morning
- 1.2 Still Slaps
- 1.3 We’ve All Been There
- 1.4 The Style Icon
- 1.5 Problems
- 1.6 It Feels Right
- 1.7 Adulting Is Hard
- 1.8 What a Dream
- 1.9 Life Is Happening Too Fast
- 1.10 That Look
- 1.11 Poetry
- 1.12 Modern Love
- 1.13 Seinfeld VS. Friends
- 1.14 What’s the Big Deal
- 1.15 Parallels
- 1.16 Truth Hurts
- 1.17 Prophetic
- 1.18 Keep Going, Folks
- 1.19 What a Pleasure
- 1.20 ‘Tis the Season
- 1.21 About Right
- 1.22 When That Cold Weather Hits
- 1.23 Crown Her
- 1.24 It’s the Only Way
- 1.25 The Sunday Night Scaries
- 1.26 Vandelay Industries
- 1.27 But, For Real
- 1.28 Coming Through
- 1.29 Let’s Get Real
Mamas Uncut is THE online place for moms. We cover the latest about motherhood, parenting, and entertainment as well – all with a mom-focused twist. So if you're looking for parenting advice from real parents, we have plenty of it, all for moms from moms, and also experts. Because, at the end of the day, our mission is focused solely on empowering moms and moms-to-be with the knowledge and answers they’re looking for in one safe space.