Nickelodeon revives 90’s shows to please older fans

Photo illustration by Amy Lu

If you have been on a social-networking site in the past month, you may have seen an article floating around that would make the child in you do back flips. According to a screenshot of a news article, Nickelodeon would be producing new episodes of beloved classic shows such as “Rocket Power,” “Rugrats,” “Hey Arnold,” and many more beginning March 14. This picture circulated the web and brought joy to millions of teenagers and young adults. Unfortunately, it was a fake story especially being as there were no reliable sources.

On March 10, TeenNick officially announced that this fall, they will be broadcasting old episodes of “Rugrats,” “Kenan & Kel,” “The Amanda Show,” “All That,” and others. This decision was made by the network after seeing such interest in the programs throughout the internet.

Being someone who longs for her childhood again, I am fairly stoked for this event. I remember getting home from school and just immediately heading straight to the TV to catch a episode of “Rugrats” with my siblings. We would sit there until the late evening to see the newest addition to “Kenan & Kel” and laugh together over Kel’s obsession over orange soda or to watch a “Good Burger” skit on “All That”. Simple things like that bring back wonderful memories to a time from when everything wasn’t complicated. Now as a high school sophomore, I crave for a little bit a happiness to put my mind at ease. Hearing the news that the shows are returning really make me feel like I’m a kid again. It may not seem like the most amazing thing in the world, but for 2 hours my problems, my school work, the high school drama, the pressure of college, whatever else will disappear and I’ll be 3-years-old again. And I doubt I’m the only one who feels this way.

The marathon block, graced with the title of ‘The 90’s Are All That,’ will air from 12 a.m. to 2 a.m. starting this fall.