Everyone knows that one of the best times for television was Nickelodeon in the 1990s. It was an iconic time and fans who grew up with the shows wanted them back, thus TeenNick introduced The 90s Are All That to its broadcasting schedule. Filled with old school classics like All That, Doug, and the Rugrats, 20-somethings were overtaken by nostalgia – but something was missing: our beloved game shows!
Now Nickelodeon’s popular game show Figure It Out is making its return to television. According to the Huffington Post, 40 new episodes of the show have been ordered. The show will stay true to the original game in which a panel of celebrities will guess a contestants secret talent by asking questions that require “yes” or “no” answers. For those of you who remember, Figure It Out was also very well-known for its incorporation of Nickelodeon’s signature green slime, which we can probably expect a lot of in the revival of the show. “Figure It Out is a show that celebrates kids and their wonderful and often bizarre talents,” said Marjorie Cohn, the president of development and original programming at Nickelodeon. “In this internet age where kids are expressing themselves online, it feels timely to give them a TV platform to showcase those talents in a uniquely Nickelodeon way.”
Back in the day, Figure It Out, hosted by Olympic Swimmer Summer Sanders, ran from 1997-1999 and resulted in two spin-offs, Figure It Out: Family Style and Figure It Out: Wild Style. This time around, the show will be hosted by Jeff Stuphen of 101 Ways To Leave a Game Show. The new episodes are expected to go into production in April.
Now that Nickelodeon has brought back our favorite ’90s sitcoms and one of its more popular game shows, will the resurrection of ’90s shows continue? Some other game shows we’d love to see make a comeback include Legends of the Hidden Temple, Guts, Double Dare, and Wild and Crazy Kids. Here’s an idea: make a whole new channel solely dedicated to ’90s Nickelodeon!
It’s time for some slime! Cast members of All That were often seen on the Figure It Out panel, and you can check out Danny Tamborelli getting slimed multiple times, below: