Nickelodeon announced a few weeks ago that the popular 90s television show, Legends of the Hidden Temple would be revived as a tv movie, and 90s kids were hit with a huge wave of nostalgia. They fondly remembered weekday afternoons watching their peers compete for five minutes of fame and a “fabulous” prize or two. The children were paired up and ruthlessly fought to be the victors. Think Hunger Games, but without the death. Everyone had their favorite team: Blue Barracudas, perhaps, or maybe Silver Snakes. Rarely did your team win, but when they did, oh it was great. But Nick has released some more good news, and now there is even more reason to celebrate.
The original host of the show, which aired from 1993 to 1995, with reruns airing until 1998, will be returning for the movie. Yes, that’s right, Kirk Fogg will be a part of the production. It is uncertain in what capacity, currently, but no doubt he will extoll his wisdom of fake ancient ruins on some poor unsuspecting youths. Perhaps he’ll even rock that 90s ‘do. One can only hope.
In a statement, Fogg said:
“When Nickelodeon asked me to be a part of the Legends of the Hidden Temple movie, I immediately went to the closet and pulled out my blue denim shirt, which has been protected by a powerful golden force field since 1995. Legends is truly a legend, and I’m honored to be a part of it again. I’m sure the Ancient Olmec had something to do with this; that rock head is pretty sneaky.”
If Olmec was behind this, he’s made a lot of twentysomethings very happy. Just think, in a year or so, the 90s will essentially be back on television. The youth of America can experience, if only for a moment, that golden age of television where boy met world, the house was full, your pal Clarissa explained it all to you, and you were certainly afraid of the dark. Bravo, Nickelodeon. Well done.