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The 10 memorable stages of every Irish girl's 2000s Groovy Chick obsesssion


SOME TIME IN the 2000s, this figure was plastered on almost every item in any given Irish girl’s possession:

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What was so alluring about Groovy Chick? Why did we covet every single bit of tat her extremely round head was on?

The reasons are still unknown, but the pattern of our obsession is clear as day.

1. It started out with something small, like a pencil case or a notebook

5th grade journal, circa 1999 #jealousmuch #groovychick #home

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Just a little something to whet your appetite.

2. Then you discovered the breadth of merchandise available

You NEEDED a Groovy Chick clock radio. You just did.

3. And the other Bang On The Door characters, which you related to equally

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“OMG I am so Sparkle Girl.”

4. Your childhood drawings began to resemble them

Roouuund heads, three fingers on each hand, dots for eyes, half a smile. Simple.

5. As well as your personal style

You only wanted to wear belly tops and flares.

6. You had a certain amount of time for the knockoffs, but only truly loved the original


Looking at people who presented you with ‘Groovy Chick’ stuff like, “Surely you know me better than this.”

7. You begged and pleaded for the bike

It had a furry seat cover AND a little bag on the handlebars for your sundry Groovy Chick items.

8. Instead, you ended up with some seriously random household bits’n'bobs

Foldable chairs, blow-up beds, bedsheets.

9. But the goal, of course, was this

Throwback Thursday 🙌🏻#groovychick

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Reached by so few.

10. And remnants of your obsession still haunt your parents’ house

I really do exceed myself with how groovy I can be. #groovychick #tea #teatime #bed

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After the apocalypse, these mugs will live on with the cockroaches. Viva la Groovy Chick.

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