No longer content with Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nick Radio, Nick Records, Nickelodeon Rewind, Nickelodeon Toys, Nickelodeon Magazine, and Nick Cave, Nickelodeon is adding a new member to its slimy family. Fresh off the news that several classic Nicktoons will assemble, Avengers-style, in a live action/animated movie comes word that there will soon be an entire programming block dedicated to Rugrats, Rocko’s Modern Life, Hey! Arnold, and the rest of your childhood.
[Nick] has plans to launch “The Splat!,” a programming block featuring series from the network’s heyday, starting in October, according to a person familiar with the situation. The exact series slated to get the spotlight and the times they might be shown could not be learned, but Nickelodeon has no shortage of programs that have become cultural touchstones to teens and pre-teens who have likely moved on from the network. (Via)
We’re talking Doug, The Angry Beavers, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, The Secret World of Alex Mack, Clarissa Explains It All, and Kenan & Kel, but hopefully not The Brothers Flub. Admit it, that show kind of sucked. There’s already a Splat! website and nostalgia-leaning Twitter account, including a video of Smash Mouth singing “All Star,” for some reason.
This is great news for some people, and bewildering to everyone born before 1983 or after 1990.