Splat! Goes the nostalgia

Emily Jett

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Nickelodeon's The Splat to bring back 1990's classics on a daily basis. Photo credit: twitter.com/thesplat

Nickelodeon’s “The Splat,” which was momentary an early 2000’s game show, has been active on Twitter since April 2011. Mostly a page that throws out the best 1990’s flashbacks, had started to gain buzz this past weekend when their hashtag #TheSplatIsComing was paired with a two-minute YouTube link that was of arranged clips of popular 90’s cartoon characters. Other links on their page share similar 30-second clips of the popular shows. The Splat continued to promote themselves during this past weekend’s “90s Fest” held in Brooklyn, NY, by advertising their logo during Smash Mouth’s performance and having the guests hold the logo during their “slimings.”

Russell Hicks, who is the president of content and development at Nickelodeon, told Variety magazine, “we are looking at our library to bring back ideas, shows that were loved, in a fresh new way.” This gives hopes to the re-launch of the showsHey Arnold!,” “Rugrats,” “Doug,” “CatDog,” “Rocket Power,” “The Wild Thornberrys,” and many more.

Rugrats TV show Photo credit: Nickelodeon.wikia.com

Much like Cartoon Networks’s “Boomerang,” Nickelodeon seems to have confirmed it will launch its own TV project specifically for their beloved old cartoons. Information is still being released through their social media outlets on whether “The Splat” will be an entire channel focused on 90’s/’00’s cartoons running 24/7, or a new block of time for re-runs, like TeenNick’s, “The 90’s Are All That.” Another question is will they also be bringing back the live-action comedy sitcom “All That” that launched Amanda Bynes’s career? Or thriller nighttime show “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” that kept us awake all night. Even if a few of the shows are bought back to Nickelodeon, fans are sure to think it’s “Da Bomb.”