16 TV Characters We Wanted To Be Growing Up (Don’t Front, You Know You Wanted to Be Them Too!)

We don’t know about you guys, but Kerry Washingtons Scandal character, Olivia Pope, has us feeling nostalgic about all of the characters we wanted to be when we were growing up. Did you want to live at the Banks residence and hang with Will Smith, have a long lost twin like Tia and Tamera, or slay vampires like Buffy?

Check out 16 TV characters we just adore.

Claire, Rudy and Denise Huxtable

Claire was the best mom on TV, Rudy was the cutest, and Denise was always so hip.


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  1. says:

    Punky Poweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer! I loved me some PB when I was a kid. Matter of fact, I went as her this past Halloween.  

  2. says:

    Omg all of them where my fave,,, I really love MPH The twins and Xena,, Buffy was the best, omg the episode of SBTB when Zack kissed lisa was the best,,, And Joey’s whoooooa!!!! Lol, I wished u guys would have added Sabrina since u added the last two which are recent characters to be on tv

    • says:

      Family Matters, Cosby Show, Buff the Vampire Slayer, Step by Step, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Moesha, Girlfriends, Save By the Bell, Boy Meets World…you name it

  3. says:

    I wanted to be Wonder Woman

  4. says:

    ugh if we can just turn back the hands of time. these were the best years of television. I miss TGIF on ABC.Waking up on Saturday watching Save by the Bell. Now all we have is reality television and the Kardashians. *sighs* smh

    • says:

      I always dressed like 
      Punky Brewster in Elementary. Always had the mix matched chucks and socks on, pig tale (bunds) …I thought she was fresh to death back then, they used to  call me Punky 

    • says:

      I know right? What a shame! Back then we had a reason to watch tv and enjoy it..now you don’t even want to turn on the t.v.

  5. says:

    Moesha. DUH!

  6. says:

    When I was younger I wanted to be like Rudy&Laura. Now that I’m older, I want to be like Clair Huxtable.

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  8. says:

    Punky Brewster was set in Chicago…not NYC

  9. says:

    just for the record, Katniss is NOT a tv character

    and how the heck can you have a list about who we wanted to be growing up and put barely on the scene Olivia Pope but not Jem.

  10. says:

    Wasn’t Punky Brewster set in Chicago and not NYC?

  11. says:

    How in the world can you leave “The Fonz” off of this list? Go sit on it!!!! Aayyy!

  12. says:

    Um. Wooden spear?! No one here ever watched Buffy, not even once.
    It’s called a wooden stake, people. Wow. Spear. What a moron.

  13. says:

    I wanted to be Buffy’s boyfriend.

  14. says:

    punky lived in Chicago and what “mixed family” did she have?

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