Looking back, I feel like there was something really magical about that whole period: Generation X, Grunge, slackers.
About: A stop-motion animated comedy about two slackers who begrudgingly take low-level jobs on an intergalactic warship.
Everyone else, the slackers at the table, the fossil librarian at the reference desk, carries on with their business.
popularized 1994, but the meaning "person who shirks work" dates to 1897; agent noun from slack (v.). In early use also slackster (1901). Cf. Old English sleacornes "laziness," which is not, however, an agent noun. Related: Slackerly; slackerish.