Nostalgic Young Adults Get Their Nickelodeon Favorites Back

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A scene from the show "All That," which will return to Nickelodeon starting Monday. (Nickelodeon/Viacom)
A scene from the show "All That," which will return to Nickelodeon starting Monday. (Nickelodeon/Viacom)

Starting Monday night, Nickelodeon shows that were popular in the '90s make a comeback --  from "All That" to "Clarissa Explains It All" and "Salute Your Shorts."

Nickelodeon's "90's Are All That" block comes after millions of 20-somethings petitioned on social media to get their childhood favorites back on the tube.

Twenty-five-year-old Josh Huber is one of many who started an online petition, he grew up with shows like "The Adventures of Pete and Pete" and "Doug."

"It was almost religion in our house to turn on Nickelodeon and watch 'Pete & Pete' and all those other shows," he told Here & Now's Robin Young.

Huber said he started the online petition after watching today's Nickelodeon shows with his younger cousin. He says he was struck by the poor quality of the shows and he found the characters hard to relate to.

"The kids in the 90s didn't have to be cool... every kid on TV now has to be cool. They have to have the nice clothes the nice haircut, every single kid has to be incredibly funny.  The shows now all seem forced, it seems like they're completely controlled by people who don't get kids," he said.

Huber said that when Nickelodeon's TeenNick channel takes a break from their present-day shows to re-air '90s favorites starting Monday from midnight to 4 a.m., he plans to "sit directly in front of the TV for four straight hours."


  • Joshua Huber, a 25-year-old who started an online petition to bring '90s Nickelodeon shows back

This segment aired on July 25, 2011.


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