Back when Saturday Night Live was wayyyy past our bedtime, the folks at Nickelodeon brought us All That to help with our burgeoning sketch comedy addictions. “Finally!” thought our 7 year-old selves. “A show that’s filled with kids my age, and it’s actually funny.” It was so cool to watch the crew carry a whole television series on their own. Hey, they were just like us! Except massively talented…But we didn’t know that then, and watching the youth-dominated cast made us feel like kids could do anything. This was a rare feeling during a time when we were lucky to put our pants on correctly.
Plus it was fun! The gang always looked like they were having the time of their lives as they performed bits that became comedy classics to us millennials. How could we have blossomed into functional adults without Lori Beth Denberg’s Vital Information? Who hasn’t wanted to be saved by Kel Mitchell‘s Repair Man Man? No matter how big he gets on SNL today, nothing Kenan Thompson ever does will ever approach the brilliance of Pierre Escargot. We’ve forgiven Josh Server for being so devilishly handsome that all the girls in our 2nd grade class had crushes on him. And no matter how much road-related insanity Amanda Bynes gets up to, we’ll never stop loving her for giving us Ask Ashley. Yes, we know it’s a bummer to see her this way, but head down to the gallery below to check in with the rest of the All That cast and see how they’re doing!
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Our Good Friday has officially been ruined by the news that Amanda Bynes was arrested for driving under the influence and for side swiping a cop cruiser. Seriously, we’d expect this kind of thing from Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, or even Britney Spears. But you, Amanda!? You broke our hearts. While other kids her age were eating Dunkaroos and playing Nintendo 64, she was killin’ it on All That with her amazing impressions and unforgettable characters.
And then came the crappy movies with that kid from Malcolm In The Middle, the mediocre sitcom and, of course, Hairspray. Amanda’s all but disappeared in the two years since she made her last movie. In that time she’s reportedly been hitting up the LA party scene, and fleeing from cops. Where did all go wrong? We should have seen the signs that time she retired from acting for a day…at 24 years old. Maybe she’s just pissed off that Kenan Thompson’s on SNL and not her. Head on down to the gallery below to relive the good ol’ Nick Days, and get a look at her Lilo-like mug shot.
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Say it ain’t so! TMZ is reporting that our All That crush Amanda Bynes has been arrested for driving under the influence after she rammed a cop car early this morning. Yes, not just any car. A cop car. Damn, that’s bad. Like, “hitting-a-baby-stroller” level bad. The 26-year-old former Nickelodeon star was pulled over at 3 AM in West Hollywood after her attempts to pass a cruise ended in collision. She was given a field sobriety test and found “not fit to be behind the wheel.” She’s being held on $5,000 bail.
Amanda has apparently been hitting the party scene pretty hard lately. TMZ managed to catch her leaving a St. Patrick’s Day party last month, looking extremely worse for the wear. Despite this, she reportedly got into her car and drove off into the night. And just before that Bynes drove off as a cop was in the middle of writing her a ticket! This is definitely not what we like about you, Amanda. Please don’t take Lindsay Lohan’s recently vacated spot as Hollywood Prohibition Queen!
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Nickelodeon was a platform for quite a few young stars to get their start in the world of acting back in the 1990′s. We can admit to watching some of these old shows, and we’re kind of excited to hear that NickTeen is planning to bring back some of our favorites like Clarissa Explains It All, All That, Kenan and Kel, and The Adventures Of Pete And Pete starting this fall. (We’re really hoping that The Secret World Of Alex Mack makes a comeback, too!)
That made us think about just how many stars these shows produced—sure, Melissa Joan Hart and Kenan Thompson are still alive and kicking, but who else came out of these shows and where are they now? Check out our gallery to see what became of these tween stars of yesteryear.