In a land far away, there's a place. A place where lost scrunchies, butterfly clips, and choker necklaces are laid to rest. This place is usually the back of a drawer in your parents house, or behind the sink. Regardless, this is where the '90s Gods live, fielding prayers from '90s kids hoping, one day, that their favorite Nickelodeon '90s shows will return. Well, your prayers have been answered with The Splat, Nickelodeon's new nostalgia programing block dedicated to the best shows of the '90s. But what shows will The Splat bring back?
Girl, hold on to your Sugar Plum Lip Smackers, because this line-up of returning shows is about to blow your Sketchers off. The Splat starts airing it's nostalgic throwbacks on Oct. 5 at 10 p.m., which was waaaay past my bedtime when I originally watched these shows. It will consist of 20 popular cartoon and non-cartoon television shows that aired during the audience's childhood. Plus, who knows! Maybe the re-airing of these shows will spark a new fan base and enlighten the current cartoon and TeenNick viewers who are lost in a world where the phrase "Move it, football head," means nothing. NOTHING.
Here is the rundown of the shows to air on the upcoming The Splat nostalgia network.
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
Just your usual "monsters-in-training" situation with Ickis, Oblina and Krumm at the Monster Academy.
Saturday Night Live, but for kids!
Angry Beavers is about two brother beavers who leave home and become bachelors in a brand new setting.
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Get ready to have nightmares, because the Midnight Society is going to be huddled back around the campfire telling scary ghost stories. The question is, will they be scary anymore?
As Told By Ginger
You probably don't need a refresher on As Told By Ginger, because you're still watching it. But, if that's not the case... Ginger is just a girl trying to not be a school "geek" as she goes through middle and high school. Also, As Told By Ginger has the best theme song, ever.
The name doesn't leave much to the imagination... CatDog is about conjoined brothers. One is a cat, one is a dog. Thinking about this actually happening in real life gave me nightmares as a child. (I was young and naive and didn't know this would never happen.)
Clarissa Explains It All
We were all Clarissa Darling growing up, and now we get to walk down memory lane as she relives her pre-pubescent years over and over again. Clarissa Explains It All is all about Clarissa and her life growing up. She "explains it all" when she addresses the audience throughout the series.
Ahh, Doug. It's about a young boy just trying to acclimate to his new hometown. It covers some serious issues like bullying, friendships, relationships, and really hating liver and onions.
GUTS was an action game show — hosted by Mike O'Malley — where a group of kids competed against each other in "extreme stunts." They might have seemed extreme when we were young, but don't be surprised if that artificial mountain is less than intimidating now.
Hey Arnold! is about Arnold, his family, and his unique group of friends. It chronicled the often precarious situations they got themselves in to.
This Western comedy revolved around a ranch owner and his son straight from the big city onto a dude ranch. The ranch always had cool teenagers helping out, which is probably why you begged your parents to go to a dude ranch when you were young.
Kenan & Kel
"Aww, here it goes." Kenan and Kel are back! Following the lives of two best friends, Kenan & Kel was a '90s kid's first glimpse into a TV show breaking the fourth wall.
Legends of the Hidden Temple
Aka, the original Survivor... kind of. Legends of the Hidden Temple is a game show where kids compete to retrieve artifacts by answering trivia questions and competing in physical stunts.
Ren & Stimpy
One of the original three Nicktoons, Ren & Stimpy follows the friendship of Ren (a chihuahua) and Stimpy (a cat).
Rocket Power is about four friends and their crazy cool lives as extreme athletes. This show totally made you want to surf, or roller skate (until you actually got onto the surf board, then you realized it's much more entertaining watching it than actually doing it).
Rocko’s Modern Life
We'll probably enjoy Rocko's Modern Life even more now that we're older. The show revolves around a wallaby named Rocko, and his friends. The show is full of adult humor and double entendre, so listen closely.
I think we all know what Rugrats is. But if not. Babies. The adventures of being a baby. And very unsuspecting adults.
Salute Your Shorts
Salute Your Shorts is a television series about the campers at Camp Anawanna. Hilarity ensues while at camp when the boys find themselves in sticky situations and face bossy counselors (who we are more likely to side with now that we're adults.)
The Adventures of Pete & Pete
The Adventures of Pete & Pete follows two brothers both named — you guessed it — Pete, and their eccentric lives.
The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys follows Eliza and her nomadic family around the in the wildlife, as they film for their documentary wildlife studies. Oh, and Eliza can communicate with animals.
As you can see, dreams do come true. Say goodbye to your social life, because when the sunsets, we all know where we'll be... watching The Splat.
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