The Nickelodeon network made the greatest decision in the history of their existence in July of 2011, thanks to their brilliant tech-savvy interns. After combing through the Nickelodeon Facebook and Twitter feeds, the interns put together a presentation that inspired the big-wigs to revert to their old ways, in a sense. Nick's late-night programming was going to consist of 90's throwback shows, targeted directly to "those born in the 90's." Staying up late became cool again that summer.
When I heard about this news, I was elated. Most of the kids born in the 90's, myself included, were about to graduate from college, or had already graduated. I personally felt myself becoming more and more stressed as I approached that quarter-life-crisis people always talk about. Reverting back to my childhood self seemed like the perfect remedy to my post-graduate woes.
Nick aired the classics, like 'All That' when Amanda Bynes was still a healthy young lady, and 'Clarissa Explains It All' with everyone's favorite 'Furg Face.' Every night for the rest of the summer, the same stretch of programs aired. After a while, fans of the programming started to wonder if the lineup would ever change. We all loved these shows, but some other fan favorites were left out, like 'Rugrats' and 'Rocco's Modern Life.'
Thanks to high-speed internet connections and the 'Twitter-sphere,' Nickelodeon has received some feedback regarding their programming choices. Overall, we're happy with the throwbacks, but we want more! We're not complaining or anything, we just wish there was some variety.
Why Nickelodeon left these programs out we may never know, and the same goes for if they will ever be part of the 90's throwback lineup. It is rumored that other shows we know and love will be making a comeback, but have yet to do so. Nickelodeon has such a large vault of shows to choose from, and yet their lineup of 90's programming hasn't changed since Winter of 2011.
The ratings for the '90's Are All That' have exceeded expectations, and if they continue to do so, maybe we'll see some variety in the programming. Until then, appreciate the fact that Nickelodeon listened to fans like us in the first place and tune in at midnight weeknights for your daily dose of 90's.