Any child and young adult who experienced the 90’s know of the television classic All That. This combination sketch comedy/musical performance show, in the tradition of “Saturday Night Live,” starred a teenage cast that promoted kid-friendly comedy. The show featured a number of repeating characters, including Baggin’ Saggin’ Barry, Super Dude, and the misfit fast food employees of Good Burger, which spawned a movie of the same name. Luckily, the spin off is getting approval from former cast members, as they help to transition such a great show on to the next generation.
Kenan Thompson, a beloved cast member who got his start on the show in 1994, will be returning to the show as an executive producer. “It means everything to me,” stated Thompson about the Revival. “It was my first job that I ever had. It gave me an opportunity.” And it was a opportunity well spent, Kenan Thompson went on to become apart of the cast of SNL, standing as a prominent member since 2003.
Nickelodeon President, Brian Robbins was a co-creator and executive producer of the original series, which gave many young stars their start, like Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon and Jamie Lynn Spears to name a few. Robbins stated, “We think there’s a great opportunity to find the next pool of stars,” and “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,” which he described as “a sort of mash-up of some of the old sketches and a lot of new sketches.”
I know any true 80’s/90’s baby is waiting in anticipation to see if they will be able to recapture the essences of such an iconic show.