Back in the late 1960s, Andy Warhol predicted “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” And while people have used that phrase metaphorically to refer to fleeting notoriety, it’s close to the truth nowadays. With social media and constant access to the Internet in the palm of our hands, viral news sensations are flashes in the pan.
Back in the ’90s, we had a few sensations similar to the “Cash Me Outside” Girls and Permit Patties of the world — only they stuck around far longer in our news cycles and collective consciousness before eventually fading into obscurity. It’s been a minute since we’ve seen them on shows like Hard Copy and A Current Affair. Here’s what they’ve been up to since.