Awwwwww yeah, here we go, fam! The past few years have proved that we love a TV reboot. Will and Grace is back and...the same...as ever, Twin Peaks returned to the small screen, and Roseanne, Murphy Brown, Magnum P.I., Queer Eye, and Charmed are among other shows that have found new life in recent years. Some reboots work better than others (hey, Queer Eye, heyyy!), but the point is that we just can't seem to get enough of, well, things we have had already.
There is a certain sort of comfort and a sense of nostalgia that gets activated when a show you watched as a kid comes back anew. And if you are a kid who grew up in the '90s and early '00s, you know you experienced the golden age of kids' television, thanks in no small part to Nickelodeon. And the network that gave us Stick Stickly and the orange splat is about to rock your world once again.
All That was a staple of kids' TV in the '90s and early '00s.The Saturday Night Live-like sketch show was over-the-top, super funny, effortlessly diverse, and it will always hold a special place in the hearts of the kids who grew up watching it.
I mean, Kenan and Kel got their start on the show.Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger, can I take your order? We all have that line locked in our brains forever.
Josh Server was an unforgettable member of the original cast, too.He created such classic characters as Big-Ear Boy (pictured above, obviously) and Detective Dan. I mean, comedy genius.
My personal favorite was Lori Beth Denberg."Vital Information for Your Everyday Life" is still to this day one of the greatest recurring sketches in all of sketch comedy. Come at me.
Of course, in the later seasons of All That, we were introduced to some future superstars.Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, and Gabriel Iglesias are huge names that come to mind. All That was a true masterpiece.
And who could forget, the man who lived the American Dream, Kenan Thompson?The dude started on All That and honed his sketch skills so well that he's currently the longest-running member of the cast of Saturday Night Live. I mean, this is the dream!
And now, Nickelodeon is bringing back All That, with Kenan himself at the helm.
Nickelodeon is reviving #AllThat with Kenan Thompson as executive producer (EXCLUSIVE) https://t.co/G8NHthc4s2 https://t.co/sXE4eeuYHM— Variety (@Variety)1550156828.0
The Internet pretty much broke when this news did.
OMG the 90s kid in me just jumped for joy https://t.co/84OHIkDg0x— Carlos Gonzalez (@Carlos Gonzalez)1550157498.0
Millennials like me crave that nostalgia.
@Nickelodeon Yes bring back all of my Childhood https://t.co/QfKVAi4KjX— BlueCrescentStudio (@BlueCrescentStudio)1550184060.0
There were a few people who weren't immediately on board but then learned that Kenan would be involved.
@THR @Nickelodeon @kenanthompson The only reason I'm remotely okay with this is because Kenan is producing it.— Meri (@Meri)1550162436.0
This is pretty much the prevailing attitude toward Kenan:
@THR @Nickelodeon @kenanthompson KENAN SERIOUSLY IS THE MOST UNDERRATED COMEDIAN OF OUR GENERATION. LONG LIVE "SNL FOR KIDS"— 🐾🍄🦇MX.KIT THE FREAK🦇🍄🐾 (@🐾🍄🦇MX.KIT THE FREAK🦇🍄🐾)1550162791.0
So we're all just really glad that he's finally getting the recognition he deserves.
@VibeMagazine Everytime Keenan gets something he deserves https://t.co/Z646Ug6nNo— Eskimo Pete (@Eskimo Pete)1550194582.0
Of course, when there's talk of Kenan and All That, talk of Kel is never far behind.
@THR @Nickelodeon @kenanthompson I need Kel involved. https://t.co/a4jhYONVVw— Autumn Sunrise (@Autumn Sunrise)1550162105.0
Most of the people freaking out about the reboot are people who watched the original show with the original cast.
@NickSplat Original cast? Josh? Lori Beth? Amanda? Please!!!!— chrissy 🏹 #SaveShadowhunters (@chrissy 🏹 #SaveShadowhunters)1550157608.0
People are really jonesing for the return of some of our favorite All That characters.
@NickSplat ALL I WANT IS PIERRE ESCARGOT— Paul Algu (@Paul Algu)1550157442.0
Yup, that's the one!Gosh, from the time he was a little kid, Kenan was such a good, confident performer. I'm stoked that he's in charge of this new version of the show.
Let's talk about what needs to stay from the original show.
@THR @Nickelodeon @kenanthompson @kenanthompson please keep the song the EXACT same ....that absolutely does not ne… https://t.co/rXSlC3JMPu— B (@B)1550166444.0
Of course, there are some skeptics in the crowd.
@Variety Will kids today even know what "all that" means?— Phil Nolan (フィルです) (@Phil Nolan (フィルです))1550156942.0
In the age of reboots, to some, this is just another misstep.Why do we have to remake everything? Oh, I don't know, maybe because they got it right the first time.
Most of Twitter was immediately here for a new All That.
1000000% HERE FOR IT https://t.co/zx7rfGVM9H— Kris (@Kris)1550193153.0
In an ideal world, the new All That would appeal to the original audience as well as a new one.But if, in the end, it's a subversive, hilarious, and positive platform for young comedians, that's totally great.
That's what All That was for us.
Heck. Yes!!! Let this generation of teens have their sketch comedy too. I am here for this revival, and MMC too if… https://t.co/3sUuQtC2NZ— Jo (@Jo)1550233476.0
And this isn't Nickelodeon's first reboot rodeo.
@Nickelodeon The Double Dare revival's been really good so All That should be as well! https://t.co/zICbVDTwdv— John C (@John C)1550161418.0
Like Are You Afraid of the Dark? for example!
Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society, I call this story, The Return of Are You Afraid of The Dark? https://t.co/BywsdFaI6D— Nickelodeon (@Nickelodeon)1550244183.0
Are you ready for more spooky stories?I sure am! That show is legit terrifying. I've rewatched some episodes as adults and they are still super scary.
Most people think these reboots are a great idea.
@Nickelodeon GUYS. I love you.— Stacey Grant (@Stacey Grant)1550244488.0
Speaking of magic...
You can watch more of my adventures on @Nickelodeon later this year. https://t.co/zbEYASjTdM https://t.co/8NskEXhZtu— Paddington (@Paddington)1550156456.0
The Paddington movies are delightful to the nth degree.
will the Paddington stans follow him to Nickelodeon https://t.co/fzq0KGvA0C— Matt Patches (@Matt Patches)1550158427.0
@misterpatches I would follow paddington into hell— Ben Sherry (@Ben Sherry)1550159127.0