These Throwback Photos of Nickelodeon Stars Will Make You Wish You Were Covered in Slime Right Now

Ten-year-old Amanda Bynes is my spirit animal. Everyone's, really.

Let’s go back to 2000, a simpler time. It was a period when Amanda Bynes had her own television show, Drake Bell had swooped hair, and your faves were “slimed” on a regular basis. (If you don’t know what that means, then you can leave now.) And the institution that housed all of this craziness? Nickelodeon.

Nick is great now, but as a 22-year-old, I have a soft spot for its Y2K years. C’mon, Good Burger? It just doesn’t get any better than that.

The kooky, wonderful late ’90s and early ’00s Nick kids made this A+ entertainment happen. They’re all grown-ass adults now, but can we please remember when they were cute little nuggets? The Internet definitely won’t let us forget.

  • 1 Amanda Bynes
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    The true queen of Nick, as far as I’m concerned. (All That, The Amanda Show)

  • 2 Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell
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    Doesn’t this make you want a Good Shake right this second? Thank gawd these crazy kids reunited earlier this week. (All That, Kenan & Kel)

  • 3 Drake Bell
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    That rosy face! (The Amanda Show, Drake & Josh)

  • 4 Josh Peck
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    A cutie then, a hottie now. (The Amanda Show, Drake & Josh)

  • 5 Lori Beth Denberg (+ Amanda Bynes)
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    This photo is vital to my everyday happiness. (All That)

  • 6 Danny Tamberelli
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    The best damn redhead to ever grace television, to be honest. (All That)

  • 7 Josh Server (+ Kenan and Kel)
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    He deserves all the Emmys for his contributions to ’90s television. That’s a fact. (All That)

  • 8 Jamie Lynn Spears
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    Britney, who? It’s all about Thelma Stump. (All That, Zoey 101)

  • 9 Giovonnie Samuels
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    Bowing down to this mother-effing royalty. (All That)

  • 10 Lisa Foiles
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    Cannot. Handle. The. ’90s. Vibes. (All That)