Ready yet? Get set…it’s Aaaaaall That! Before making the careers of Miranda Cosgrove and Ariana Grande, Nickelodeon‘s classic sketch show dominated the airwaves back in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. It was basically a kid-friendly version of SNL complete with comedic sketches, recurring characters, and special musical guests. Characters like Earboy, Superdude and Detective Dan brought a boat load of laughs to kids all across the country, and are still remembered to this day. Recently, Nickelodeon has gotten wind of how popular their old shows are with Buzzfeed-fueled college kids and have a good amount of returning classics up the pipeline. Hey Arnold! and Legends of the Hidden Temple are getting TV movies, and as of today, All That is getting its own reunion special.
Nickelodeon has announced today that an All That reunion special is set to air this April on their nostalgia-based channel, The Splat. In addition to a two-day marathon on The Splat, the special will feature cast members from the original series reminiscing on their experiences on the show. Short clips from the show will be aired with returning cast members providing commentary. As revealed in a promotional video from The Splat’s YouTube channel, cast members like Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchel, Lori Beth Denberg, Josh Server and Danny Tamberelli are set to return for the special.
Unfortunately, there are a few downsides to this reunion. TMZ (Hollywood’s most reputable news source) reported that the special won’t involve new sketches with the actors like 2005’s 10th Anniversary Special. It also isn’t likely to feature Amanda Bynes, who was one of the show’s most successful cast members, but considering that she’s still recovering from a massive breakdown, it’s probably best that she stays home. However, and this is also according to TMZ, Danny Tamberelli says there’s still hope for a full-out reunion with new sketches.
Still, being able to see the original cast members talk about the show is pretty damn exciting. Sure, Kenan and Kel have recently reunited for a Good Burger sketch on Jimmy Fallon, but it’s been quite a while since we’ve seen this many cast members get back together. Plus, we’re still going to get a marathon of the show. Once it hits the air, we suggest buying some Fruit Gushers and Tang for the marathon…and maybe a big orange couch.