Will 'Aaahh! Real Monsters' Be On Nickelodeon's The Splat? It's The Perfect Show To Revive
Sure, many of your favorite childhood shows will be back on TV, but will the monstrous classic Aaahh! Real Monsters be on Nickelodeon's The Splat? It looks like it! While some sources have excluded it from their list, clips from the animated show about monsters in training were featured in the initial promo for the network's surprise, and it's on the site's list of programs that will be coming back on the air, a list that includes such other classics as Hey Arnold!, The Wild Thornberrys, and Doug. Those who want a blast from the past will be able to watch a block of these shows on TeenNick in the evenings, trading the morning cartoons of yore for late night reminiscing.
While Aaahh! Real Monsters does not have quite the hold on nostalgia culture that those others shows do, it's a classic that many remember fondly. If you need a refresher, the show follows the three young monsters Ickis, Oblina and Krumm as they attend a school for monsters where they learn how to be scary. Running from 1994 to 1997, it was basically Monsters University before Monsters University was a dollar sign in John Lasseter's eye. I get the feeling that Real Monsters will be an unexpected favorite for young adults watching The Splat. Here's why it's a totally relevant show today.
1. It's Beautifully Animated
2. It's Genuinely Scary
There's nothing like being genuinely creeped out by the ways the monsters scared people to make you wonder how this was a kids' show.
3. There Are Some Familiar Voices
The voices of Tim Curry and Jim Belushi will provide a thrill of recognition, as will some Nickelodeon mainstays like Christine Cavanaugh and Charlie Adler.
4. It's Been Highly Memed
The creepy cute aesthetic of the show has been a hit on the internet. Even if you didn't watch the original show, you'll probably recognize the weirdly formed Krumm from somewhere online.
5. It's On Par With Modern Animated Series
I think there are definitely elements of Monsters in the slightly creepy otherworldliness of shows like Adventure Time and Rick and Morty.
6. It's Really Clever
Like many of those classic Nick shows, you'll be surprised how many jokes you probably didn't get as a child.
7. Monsters Are The Original Anti-Heroes
Before there was Don Draper and Walter White, there were Ickis, Oblina and Krumm, just trying to do their best by scaring kids senseless.
While the full schedule for The Splat has not yet been released, it should be soon, since it starts this Monday October 5. Watch out for monsters!
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