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Nostalgia Becomes Even More Bankable As Nickelodeon Teases “The Splat”



If you’ve been on the internet at all in the past few years, you’ll notice one thing: throwbacks, flashbacks, and all the other manifestations of memories that millennials have about our childhoods. So many listicles are devoted to chronicling the things all 90s kids will remember, the sights, sounds, and television shows we all grew up with, and don’t get me started on the sheer number of “cast reunions” that have dominated our Facebook feeds since the millennial crowd, myself included, started becoming real adults.

It’s a unique phenomenon, a combination of growing up and holding onto the past, shared en masse by the millions of people who populate the internet every day. And because it’s so popular, it has leapt off our smartphones and laptop screens and into the mainstream.

The latest example of this is The Splat, and it sounds amazing.

There are still a lot of rumors circulating around The Splat, and no one really knows what it is yet. The one theory that has the whole of 90s kids-turned-adults in a furore is an entire television network dedicated solely to cartoons and shows from the 90s, a la TVLand, but all day, every day, and most likely all Nickelodeon shows. So that means, if it’s true, Rugrats, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Rocket Power, Ren and Stimpy, The Wild Thornberrys, Hey Arnold, Are You Afraid Of The Dark, and All That and many more may be very soon coming to a television near you.

More likely, The Splat will be a block of dedicated time on the Nickelodeon network playing these “throwback” shows. As of now, there is only a vague teaser campaign, a teaser video, and a placeholder website page that encourages you to sign up to “be the first to find out.”

Check out the teaser video here:

Lisa Lo Paro
Lisa is a freelance writer and bibliophile living on the outskirts of New York City. She likes 2 a.m. with a good book, takes cream in her coffee and heavily filters her photos. Check out her blog The Most Happy, her Instagram, and Twitter.

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