Over the past 40 years, Saturday Night Live has introduced some of the most memorable and hilarious characters to ever grace a television set, some of which VH1 Classic will begin revisiting today with its “SNL Rewind: 2015-1975 Mega Marathon.” From Chris Kattan‘s Mango to Kenan Thompson‘s DeAndre “What’s Up With That?” Cole, simply narrowing down a list of favorites is not an easy task.
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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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.
If anything, the CMT Awards proved last night that country music’s profile has grown – to the point where Snooki and The Situation even want to be a part of it. Carrie Underwood was the biggest winner of the night, taking home the Performance of the Year and Video of the Year awards, but the real story was the fashion, and who was wearing it.
Over the past few years, celebs like Nicole Kidman have started to ingratiate themselves into the country scene (it helps to marry Keith Urban), but last night was a who’s who of Hollywood celebs that felt more like a movie premiere than a night at the Opry. Check out our gallery featuring Kidman, Luke Wilson (perhaps to test his AT&T service in Nashville), Snooki and so many others. Of course our favorite look of the night was Kenan Thompson as Reba McIntyre with Reba McIntyre. He looks good in green, what can we say?
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