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The "All That" Reboot Set to Be All That and More

Nickelodeon has plans to revive the popular sketch comedy show, with Kenan Thompson on board as an executive producer.
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Move over Netflix—looks like us ‘90s babies might be looking into getting cable subscriptions in the near future. On Thursday, it was announced that Nickelodeon would be rebooting All That, everyone’s favorite childhood sketch comedy show.

The show, labeled as Saturday Night Live for tweens, ran for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2005, kickstarting the careers of some of our favorite stars like Amanda Bynes, Jamie Spears, Nick Cannon, and our beloved Kenan Thompson. What makes the news even better? Thompson has signed on as an executive producer for the show. He still plans to keep his role on Saturday Night Live and acknowledged that while his time would be narrowed, he hopes to be very hands-on in the production of the new show.

“It means everything to me,” he said to Variety about the program. “It was my first job that I ever had. It gave me an opportunity.”

The reboot will see both original cast members and cast members from throughout the years making a return to introduce the new cast of All That. So far no one has been confirmed, but with Thompson on board, we have no doubt that he’ll be able to bring in some of the show’s most notable alumni.

Brian Robbins, current president of Nickelodeon and former co-creator and executive producer of the original series, noted that the revival would consist of “a sort of mash-up of some of the old sketches and a lot of new sketches.”

So what will the updated version of All That actually look like? If Robbins wants our input, here’s what we need to see: the “Vital Information” sketch addressing cultural appropriation issues; celebs like Cardi B and Zendaya confronting comedic misinformation about themselves on “Know Your Stars”; and of course we’ll have to get Kenan and Kel back together for a revamped “Good Burger” sketch, perhaps titled “Good Salad” to fit with our generations health-conscious mindset.

Are we asking for too much? We’ll just have to wait and see what they come up with.

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