Article: Throwback To The 90’s As Nickelodeon Brings Back Iconic TV Shows With The Launch Of “The Splat”!


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You know you’re from the 90’s when… shows like “Keenan & Kel”, “All That”, “Her Arnold!” and “The Wild Thornberrys” bring back some of the most nostalgic feelings. Ever wondered what it would be like to see all of these iconic Nickelodeon TV shows back on our TV screens? Well, that is the greatest thing, ever – don’t you think?! Calling all 90’s folks, I have some incredible news for you! Nickelodeon is giving everyone a throwback to the 90’s with their release of “The Splat”!

According to the press release, “The Splat” will dive deep to create a retro experience filled with landmark Nickelodeon programsclassic programming stunts like Nick or Treat, U-Pick and Super Toy Run; the recreation of specific days of programming as they aired in the ‘90s; and original promos and interstitials, including the Doo-wop Dinosaurs and the Opera Lady.  “The Splat” will roar to life across all platforms on Monday, Oct. 5, launching that night on television on TeenNick from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. (ET/PT).”

Combining the 90’s with the modern times, Nickelodeon is bringing back some of the most legendary Nickelodeon 90’s shows we all know and love while combining some things that have become oh, so familiar to us such as a very special “The Splat” emoji keyboard and “The Splat” being on various digital and social channels.

The press release stated,

“The Splat” TV Block on TeenNick (10 p.m. – 6 a.m. ET/PT):

“The Splat’s” rotating TV lineup on TeenNick will have weekly themes and monthly programming stunts featuring hit ‘90s animated and live-action series including All That, Angry Beavers, Are You Afraid of the Dark, CatDogClarissa Explains It All, Hey Arnold!, Hey Dude, Kenan & Kel, Ren & Stimpy, Legends of the Hidden TempleRocko’s Modern Life, Rugrats, Salute Your Shorts and The Wild Thornberryswith additional series rolling out throughout the year.  At launch, “The Splat” will feature themed weeks and stunts like:
  • First Time for Everything (week of Oct. 5) – first two episodes of fan-favorite animated and live-action series and game shows;
  • Rugrats Reptar Takeover (week of Oct. 12) – best of Rugrats episodes featuring Reptar;
  • Hey Arnold! Live from the Stoop (week of Oct. 19) – Stoop Kid-centric episodes;
  • Nick or Treat (week of Oct. 26) – call-in event where lucky callers get 40 seconds to choose from six doors, collecting tricks and treats along the way, plus scary and spooky themed animation episodes.
“The Splat” Digital and Social Channels: is a fan-driven and generated digital destination that pulls ‘90s Nick content from all social spaces, including “The Splat’s” social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, Vine and YouTube.  Additionally, the site allows users to influence the on-air and online experience through social media conversations and trends.
“The Splat” Emoji Keyboard:
Launching in early-October on iTunes and Android, “The Splat” emoji keyboard will feature more than 30 iconic Nickelodeon emoticons, stickers and GIFs based on Ren & Stimpy, Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, Rocko’s Modern Life and more.  The fully integrated keyboard allows fans to paste classic Nick characters into texts, emails and on social media sites.  New content will be added monthly based on seasonal favorites and trending topics.”

Cyma Zarghami, President of Viacom Kids and Family Group stated, “We have been listening closely to our first generation of Nick kids that are craving the great characters and shows they grew up with watching Nickelodeon in the ‘90s. We designed ‘The Splat’ with fans and their requests in mind, which means we’re bringing together these beloved series and a high level of digital engagement to give fans a retro media experience they can’t get anywhere else.” (source: press release).

Ever wanted to time-travel? Well, Nickelodeon is making everyone feel like they are time-traveling back to the 90’s with their spectacular and magnificent launch of “The Splat”. Words cannot even begin to describe how excited we all are for the launch of “The Splat”. Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, what was / is your favorite 90’s Nickelodeon show? Are you excited for “The Splat”? I want to know!

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Follow “The Splat” on Twitter: @TheSplat and on Instagram: @TheSplatgram

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