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Holy crap! TeenNick is bringing back the 90's nostalgia

03.10.2011

Happy, happy, joy, joy!

Two weeks ago, I was doing a marathon of THE ADVENTURES OF PETE & PETE. Like most people my age who we're growing up in the 90's, I miss the old Nickelodeon line-up. Before my PETE & PETE re-viewing, I was watching ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?. While I love SPONGEBOB nothing compares to ROCKO'S MODERN LIFE.

For awhile now, some sites that I visit often have been talking about 90's Nickstalgia. These twenty-somethings (and some close to thirty-somethings) are wondering what happened to the good cartoons and why Nickelodeon doesn't play more of the shows they used to love. Well guess what my friends...they're coming back.

TeenNick has decided to put shows like RUGRATS, KENAN AND KEL, PETE & PETE, CLARISSA EXPLAINS IT ALL, and THE AMANDA SHOW back on the line-up. The shows will play between midnight to 2 A.M. and the block will be dubbed, The 90's are All That. If I didn't mention one of your favorite 90's Nick shows, don't worry. TeenNick hopes to bring more 90's programming and movies.

Why did they decide to bring back the shows? Keith Dawkins, senior VP and general manager of TeenNick saw what I was seeing-- the outpour of fans on the internet. Dawkins said this, “At the time, we were completely devoted to that audience ages 9, 10, and 11. It was ground-breaking and for the young viewers, a powerful and pivotal time in their lives. Those kids who are now 22, 23 and 24 want to bring that back.”

Yay! Thank you TeenNick! Imagine the possibilities: SALUTE YOUR SHORTS, HEY DUDE, LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE, DOUBLE DARE, AAAAAAHHHH! REAL MONSTERS, KABLAM, THE SECRET WORLD OF ALEX MACK...

Extra Tidbit: Now if only MTV would follow suit. Where's Liquid Television, Daria, and MUSIC VIDEOS (preferably good ones, anything before 2003)?!
Source: EW

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8:47PM on 03/14/2011
It's so great that TeenNick is bringing these classic shows back. It's about time!
It's so great that TeenNick is bringing these classic shows back. It's about time!
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4:34PM on 03/12/2011

YEAH !

They need to bring back Salute your Shorts! and HEY DUDE !
They need to bring back Salute your Shorts! and HEY DUDE !
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11:08AM on 03/12/2011
AWESOME! I hope the next step is to start releasing and re-releasing these shows properly on DVD.
AWESOME! I hope the next step is to start releasing and re-releasing these shows properly on DVD.
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4:19PM on 03/11/2011
even when i was young i felt the people working at nickelodeon were really looking out for the kids in terms of quality programming. i'm 24 now but i have to say, them and larry david really made growing up with a tv in the 90's a special experience.
even when i was young i felt the people working at nickelodeon were really looking out for the kids in terms of quality programming. i'm 24 now but i have to say, them and larry david really made growing up with a tv in the 90's a special experience.
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2:18PM on 03/11/2011
That Are You Afraid of the Dark intro still creeps the hell out of me
That Are You Afraid of the Dark intro still creeps the hell out of me
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11:20AM on 03/11/2011

SALUTE YOUR SHORTS

was the bomb!!! yeahhh!! hahah budnick. and councelor "ug"
dina was pretty hot too...for a 14 year old. just saying.
was the bomb!!! yeahhh!! hahah budnick. and councelor "ug"
dina was pretty hot too...for a 14 year old. just saying.
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11:04AM on 03/11/2011

Feel sorry for kids nowadays

Seriously the cartoons and live action shows that are out now are horrible. These old shows from Nick were great when you were a kid but take on even more meaning when you're an adult. I'm watching the seasons of Rocko's Modern Life on instant que and can't believe they got away with some of this stuff. Kids today don't know what they are missing. Do you honestly think in 15 years they will be going cray over the dvd release of "Wizards of Waverly Place"? Hell no because that show won't appeal
Seriously the cartoons and live action shows that are out now are horrible. These old shows from Nick were great when you were a kid but take on even more meaning when you're an adult. I'm watching the seasons of Rocko's Modern Life on instant que and can't believe they got away with some of this stuff. Kids today don't know what they are missing. Do you honestly think in 15 years they will be going cray over the dvd release of "Wizards of Waverly Place"? Hell no because that show won't appeal to their older self like nick's old shows do.
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10:26AM on 03/11/2011

N-N-N-N-N-NICK!

The only thing to make this better...bring back the actors from the shows to introduce their shows, or do short interviews.
p.s. shows to add that haven't been listed:
Kid's Court
Mr. Wizard's World
Out of Control (w. Dave Coulier)
SK8-TV
ALSO Ninja Turtles (I know this was not a Nick show, but since they bought the rights to it I figure why not)
p.p.s. Yes I'm almost 30
The only thing to make this better...bring back the actors from the shows to introduce their shows, or do short interviews.
p.s. shows to add that haven't been listed:
Kid's Court
Mr. Wizard's World
Out of Control (w. Dave Coulier)
SK8-TV
ALSO Ninja Turtles (I know this was not a Nick show, but since they bought the rights to it I figure why not)
p.p.s. Yes I'm almost 30
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4:51AM on 03/11/2011

Fucking awesome

Watched Nickelodeon all the time as a kid. Bring on Rugrats and Rocko's Modern Life. Best cartoons ever.
Watched Nickelodeon all the time as a kid. Bring on Rugrats and Rocko's Modern Life. Best cartoons ever.
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3:00AM on 03/11/2011
bring back Salute Your Shorts, and Hey Dude also!!
bring back Salute Your Shorts, and Hey Dude also!!
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2:59AM on 03/11/2011
awesome! I loved Pete and pete and Roco's Modern Life, but what they need to do is bring back You Can't Do That on Television! That would be epic!!
awesome! I loved Pete and pete and Roco's Modern Life, but what they need to do is bring back You Can't Do That on Television! That would be epic!!
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2:38AM on 03/11/2011
JOYGASM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JOYGASM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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4:22PM on 03/11/2011
i still say that!!!
i still say that!!!
1:31AM on 03/11/2011
I love these shows! And I still hold to the fact that Are You Afraid of the Dark has one of the best intros in TV history
I love these shows! And I still hold to the fact that Are You Afraid of the Dark has one of the best intros in TV history
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12:41AM on 03/11/2011
I remenber Hey Dude, Are You Afraid of the Dark, Real Monsters, All That, The Amanda Show and one of my all time favorites, Rugrats!
I remenber Hey Dude, Are You Afraid of the Dark, Real Monsters, All That, The Amanda Show and one of my all time favorites, Rugrats!
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12:20AM on 03/11/2011
this was an obvious idea. good job person working at Nickelodeon for actually making it happen!
this was an obvious idea. good job person working at Nickelodeon for actually making it happen!
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12:15AM on 03/11/2011
My mind has just exploded. It's like nostalgia overload.

Watchinf Snick on Saturday nights was the place to be during my childhood.
My mind has just exploded. It's like nostalgia overload.

Watchinf Snick on Saturday nights was the place to be during my childhood.
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12:18AM on 03/11/2011
Snick was saturdays. this S-Nick.

ABC's TGIF ruled fridays.
Snick was saturdays. this S-Nick.

ABC's TGIF ruled fridays.
12:14AM on 03/11/2011
Hey Dude was my favorite! Also loved Arcade and Guts. Salute Your Shorts has the best intro song after Hey Dude though.
Hey Dude was my favorite! Also loved Arcade and Guts. Salute Your Shorts has the best intro song after Hey Dude though.
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12:09AM on 03/11/2011
I think the small child inside me is popping popcorn and pouring a glass of orange soda.
I think the small child inside me is popping popcorn and pouring a glass of orange soda.
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11:47PM on 03/10/2011
Can't wait! It doesn't start until the Fall though, why can't they just start it in like a month. It's not like they have to film the shows.I want to see The Secret World of Alex Mack and see what the special effects look like now haha.
Can't wait! It doesn't start until the Fall though, why can't they just start it in like a month. It's not like they have to film the shows.I want to see The Secret World of Alex Mack and see what the special effects look like now haha.
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11:33PM on 03/10/2011
Midnight to 2 am? Excellent, they apparently realize that that is the perfect time to get high and watch nostalgic TV shows.
Midnight to 2 am? Excellent, they apparently realize that that is the perfect time to get high and watch nostalgic TV shows.
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11:02PM on 03/10/2011

What was that friggin' show...

I always bring it up around friends but none seem to remember. It was about an alien, disguised as a kid ( I think the actor went on to be in the Day After Tomorrow). He could read books just by touching them and all this crap. Came out around the same time as Alex Mack. Anyone remember the name of the show I'm talking about?
Also, anyone remember Nick's Lost Space show? Might have been called something else, but that show was pretty good.
I always bring it up around friends but none seem to remember. It was about an alien, disguised as a kid ( I think the actor went on to be in the Day After Tomorrow). He could read books just by touching them and all this crap. Came out around the same time as Alex Mack. Anyone remember the name of the show I'm talking about?
Also, anyone remember Nick's Lost Space show? Might have been called something else, but that show was pretty good.
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11:40PM on 03/10/2011
Not sure about the alien kid show, but the space show you are thinking of is Space Cases. I loved that show.
Not sure about the alien kid show, but the space show you are thinking of is Space Cases. I loved that show.
1:34AM on 03/11/2011
Think it was called The Journey of Allen Strange...if we're thinking of the same show that is.
Think it was called The Journey of Allen Strange...if we're thinking of the same show that is.
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10:55PM on 03/10/2011
Wonderful article, Niki!
Wonderful article, Niki!
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10:45PM on 03/10/2011
Pete and Pete holds up so amazingly well. Doug... not so much!
Pete and Pete holds up so amazingly well. Doug... not so much!
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10:22PM on 03/10/2011

Yes!

Keenan and Kel, Rocko's Modern Life, and Kablam! "Ouchies!!" Loved those shows.
Keenan and Kel, Rocko's Modern Life, and Kablam! "Ouchies!!" Loved those shows.
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10:13PM on 03/10/2011
I don't care what anybody says--DARIA SUCKED!
I don't care what anybody says--DARIA SUCKED!
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9:37PM on 03/10/2011
Salute your shorts double dare and wild and crazy kids
Salute your shorts double dare and wild and crazy kids
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9:34PM on 03/10/2011

Oh Hell Yes!

This just made my day. I can't wait to see this!
This just made my day. I can't wait to see this!
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8:21PM on 03/10/2011
Now if Nick would just get it in gear and release the 3rd Season of Pete and Pete + the last 4 Seasons of Clarissa! all will be jake!
Now if Nick would just get it in gear and release the 3rd Season of Pete and Pete + the last 4 Seasons of Clarissa! all will be jake!
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8:20PM on 03/10/2011
Salute Your Shorts owns! Ronnie Pinsky for president!
Salute Your Shorts owns! Ronnie Pinsky for president!
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8:10PM on 03/10/2011
Anyone with anything negative to say about this has an evil inner child
Anyone with anything negative to say about this has an evil inner child
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7:53PM on 03/10/2011

Yay Childhood!

It'll be like being a kid again! Except I'll be up late and drunk!
It'll be like being a kid again! Except I'll be up late and drunk!
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7:09PM on 03/10/2011
I can't say or do anything else besides being freaking excited!
I can't say or do anything else besides being freaking excited!
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6:45PM on 03/10/2011
Fuckin awesome.

I've been waiting for what seems forever to find a series collection of Are you afraid of the dark. If it comes back on tv that mite satiate me for a bit
Fuckin awesome.

I've been waiting for what seems forever to find a series collection of Are you afraid of the dark. If it comes back on tv that mite satiate me for a bit
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6:30PM on 03/10/2011

Awesome but

Replace Amanda show and Keenan and Kel with Are You Afraid OF The Dark and You CAnt Do That On Television and NOW were talking.
Replace Amanda show and Keenan and Kel with Are You Afraid OF The Dark and You CAnt Do That On Television and NOW were talking.
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9:31PM on 03/10/2011
Dude, Kenan and Kel was the shit. They should keep that up.
Dude, Kenan and Kel was the shit. They should keep that up.
6:29PM on 03/10/2011
Hey! Those are the shows I grew up on!
Hey! Those are the shows I grew up on!
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6:29PM on 03/10/2011
And I want MTV's THE HEAD!!!
And I want MTV's THE HEAD!!!
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6:26PM on 03/10/2011
Keenan & Kel, All That, and The Amanda Show...All SUCK BWUALZ.
Keenan & Kel, All That, and The Amanda Show...All SUCK BWUALZ.
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7:37PM on 03/10/2011
you're right..
you're right..
6:25PM on 03/10/2011
Awesome, truly awesome. Watching Nickelodeon as kid was one of the best hughlights of my childhood and having them back on television is going to be awesome.

I really wish I could have all of these shows on DVD.

Rocko's Modern Life and Rugrats were my favorite shows on Nickelodeon.
Awesome, truly awesome. Watching Nickelodeon as kid was one of the best hughlights of my childhood and having them back on television is going to be awesome.

I really wish I could have all of these shows on DVD.

Rocko's Modern Life and Rugrats were my favorite shows on Nickelodeon.
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6:18PM on 03/10/2011
HELL YES!!!!! And it's awesome midnight to 2 am is peak stoner hours; say hello to your new competition Adult Swim! The only part of this article I disagree with are the ages of Nick fans. Anyone born from 80-87 (which now includes 30 year olds) loves the hell out of 90's nostalgia, particularly Rocko's Modern Life and The Adventures of Pete & Pete, I'd love to have a movie of both or either of those shows.
Addendum: Am I the only one who remembers Welcome Freshmen?
HELL YES!!!!! And it's awesome midnight to 2 am is peak stoner hours; say hello to your new competition Adult Swim! The only part of this article I disagree with are the ages of Nick fans. Anyone born from 80-87 (which now includes 30 year olds) loves the hell out of 90's nostalgia, particularly Rocko's Modern Life and The Adventures of Pete & Pete, I'd love to have a movie of both or either of those shows.
Addendum: Am I the only one who remembers Welcome Freshmen?
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6:29PM on 03/10/2011
True. Many of us are getting closer to 30. The earliest show I remember watching was You Can't Do That On Television.
True. Many of us are getting closer to 30. The earliest show I remember watching was You Can't Do That On Television.
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6:16PM on 03/10/2011
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Here it goes!!
Kenan and Kel needs to be on dvd soon.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Here it goes!!
Kenan and Kel needs to be on dvd soon.
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