Ready yet? Get set. It's All That!
Brian Robbins was among the group of producers had a hand in bringing to life the early shows that gave Nickelodeon its stake in the game, creating shows such as All That,Kenan & Kel and The Amanda Show. Now, he returns to the network as its newest head of production, and he's voiced his interest in reviving some of those beloved series, especially All That.
It was an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that Robbins expresed that the comedy sketch show, which ran for 10 seasons, should have never been cancelled.
"I was actually at Saturday Night Live this weekend in New York with Kenan Thompson, who grew up on All That and Kenan & Kel. It was my first time seeing him on the show and I really wanted to cry. I was so proud. I've known the kid since he's 14 years old," he tells THR. "All That ran for 10 years. I would've never, ever, ever canceled the show. It should've been [Nickelodeon's] Saturday Night Live. All That was a very sophisticated show. Young humor, but the level of comedy on that show was sophisticated."
Asked by the publication if he would be keen on reviving the show, he delivered on a very promising answer: "Don't be surprised. Don't be surprised."
All That, which ran from 1994 to 2005, is responsible for kickstarting the careers of the likes of Kenan Thompson, Nick Cannon, Amanda Bynes, Kel Mithcell, Jamie Lynn Spears, Lore Beth Denberg and Gabriel Iglesias among others. The show, most importantly, was part of the host of programming on Nickelodeon that shined an appropriate light on burgeoning hip-hop culture in the mainstream.
All That's theme song was recorded by TLC, and at the end of every episode, the show featured musical perfomances from primarily R&B and Hip-Hop acts such as Aaliyah, LL Cool J, OutKast, Destiny's Child, and Mya before later becoming more inclusive of other pop and rock acts.