90s Nickelodeon shows are still ‘All That’ [SLIDESHOW]

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Laura Donovan

Adulthood has its perks, but grown-ups are expected to part ways with slapstick humor when they turn 18. For those of us who haven’t totally given up our immature sides, there will always be 90s Nickelodeon comedies, which include “Kenan and Kel,” “All That,” “The Amanda Show,” “Rugrats,” “The Adventures of Pete and Pete,” and “Clarissa Explains it All.”

Twenty-somethings remember the nineties as a thriving time for the aforementioned television shows, and thankfully, TeenNick will bring these comedies back on air for a special midnight-to-2 a.m. slot, which is conveniently timed for drinking game activity.

While you anxiously await the next episode of “All That,” in which unpopular janitor Coach Cretin will get his ass kicked for the millionth time, take a look at our gallery of memorable 90s Nickelodeon shows.

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  • The "Saturday Night Live" for a younger crowd, "All That" was the greatest sketch comedy program for kids and pre-teens.
  • "Good Burger," which began as a segment for "All That," made it to the big screen in 1997. The 5-minute sketches included Ed (Kel Mitchell) as a dumber-than-dirt but optimistic fast food employee and Dexter (Kenan Thompson), a bitter co-worker who resents working at Good Burger.
  • Melissa Joan Hart as observant teen Clarissa Darling in "Clarissa Explains it All." When she wasn't putting up with her dorky younger brother Ferguson, she avoided Cliff, a long-haired peer who sang to her.
  • Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson in "Kenan and Kel." If you ever tuned in to the program, you know Kel played the moron and Kenan was the more normal, successful of the two. Sadly, this sort of came true in real life, at least when you think of it from a job standpoint. Kenan stars on "Saturday Night Live" whereas Kel isn't doing a whole lot.
  • If you're a twenty-something who saw at least one episode of "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" in the 90s, your parents probably forbade you from watching it at some point. The fictional show followed the lives of the Midnight Society teens who told ghost stories at a campfire. Critics often faulted the program for being too scary and mature for Nickelodeon's audience. Nevertheless, we couldn't take our eyes off the screen, nor could we sleep at night as a result.
  • To the left, you'll see Josh Server, who was the longest running cast member on "All That" other than Kevin Kopelow. Though he was arguably one of the funniest actors on the show, his comedy career started and ended with "All That." It's a shame he never made it to "Saturday Night Live." His impersonations of giggling women were unforgettable.
  • Doug Funnie of "Doug" introduced youngsters to the concept of socially awkward, nerdy teens. Doug, an odd and clumsy cartoon character, tried to win the heart of Patti Mayonnaise while battling green-skinned bully Roger Klotz.
  • The creepiest of Nickelodeon's shows, "Ren and Stimpy" chronicled the adventures and misadventures of mean-spirited chihuahua Ren and "idiot" cat Stimpy. "Ren and Stimpy" was often blasted for promoting verbally and mentally abusive relationships, as Ren constantly demeaned Stimpy.
  • Coach Cretin (played by Kel Mitchell) could never catch a break. He was the cranky school janitor who nobody respected and everyone beat up on. To top it all off, he was cruel, so you didn't feel so bad laughing at him when he fell out of windows or got slammed into lockers.
  • Mike Maronna and Danny Tamberelli played two red-haired brothers named Pete in "The Adventures of Pete and Pete." The older of the Petes was often more serious while the younger of the two was more concerned about having fun.

  • laytonp

    personally, i’d like to see angry beavers back on nick. or are you afraid of the dark! http://www.ourstage.com/blog/2011/3/31/i-love-the-90s

  • kolaboy

    Bring back “Salute Your Shorts”. Better THAT Donkey lips than the one occupying the oval office.

  • archangelinga

    Don’t forget Roundhouse. That was the best show they had. It disappeared all too quickly, I think because the blonde girl in it got pregnant. Always wondered why the cast never turned up in other shows.

  • thephranc

    ‘You can’t do that on television’ is the best Nick show ever. And I may have just dated my self.

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