The show “All That” kept on giving to Nickelodeon over the 1990s and 2000s. Now the President of the company has said that the revival of the comedy series could be all that, and maybe more.
‘All That’ To Come back
The program will be revived by Nickelodeon- a “Saturday Night live” with an all-new cast. But the show will have call backs to its past too. The long-running SNL member, Kenan Thompson who got his start in TV when “All That” aired in 1994, will be the executive producer on the show. Former cast members are expected to appear on the series too.
The sketch comedy show was around in the zeitgeist for many years, as revealed by President of Nickelodeon to Variety. “People are really fond of it.” One regular sketch, “Good Burger,” was set in a fast-food restaurant with a clueless cashier, and served up the premise for an original movie in 1997. Kids also loved recurring characters like “Walter the Earboy,” “The Spice Boys,” and “Baggin’ Saggin’ Barry.”
One regular sketch “Good Burger” was set in a fast-food restaurant with a clueless cashier and even served as a premise to a 1997s original film. Kids also loved characters like “The Spice Boys”, “Baffin’ Saggin’ Barry” and “Walter the Earboy”.
“It means everything to me,” Thompson told Variety. “It was my first job that I ever had. This gave me an opportunity.”
All about ‘All That’
Robbins was a co-creator and producer of the original run of the series. It featured Kel Mitchell, Thompson, Nick Cannon, and Jamie Spears among many more. Many of the members of All That starred in other Nickelodeon series like “Kenan and Kel”, “Drake and Josh” and “The Amanda Show”. Thompson even confirmed that many stars still remain close after “All That” went off air.
The revival of “All That” would continue Nick’s efforts to dig into the past to help secure tomorrow. Recently, Nickelodeon executives have tested new versions of “Hey Arnold” and “Legends of the Hidden Temple”. Such programs can flourish by both parents and children, as one generation interests another in their favourite pieces of pop culture.
“We think there’s a great opportunity to find the next pool of stars,” said Robbins. “We want to bring the show back in a real fun way. This summer, we are going to bring back a lot of the original cast and the cast through the years, and let them introduce the new cast of ‘All That’ to the world.” He suggested the program would be “a sort of mash-up of some of the old sketches and a lot of new sketches.”
For Thompson, the idea was pitched by Robbins and was a “no-brainer”. Thompson further stated that he and Robbins have always been close. Thompson didn’t hesitate to act when Robbins pitched him the idea.
“Every time he does that, he has been right on the money. He has done it infinite times in my life,” Thompson said.