Here's Why It Would Be A Terrible Idea For Nickelodeon To Bring Back Their '90s Shows

Nick, don't do it. 

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

It's been heavily rumored that Nickelodeon is planning on bringing back some of their most popular '90s shows. Though Nickelodeon hasn't confirmed anything yet, they've been pretty busy hinting that something big is on the way. You can find every '90s kid on Twitter speculating about what the mysterious #TheSplatIsComing hashtag means, with the most popular theory being that a selection of Nick's most popular '90s shows will be aired on a brand new channel. The trailer they released, featuring all your throwback faves, certainly supports that theory, but would such a thing really be as exciting as everyone is making it out to be? I'm gonna to go with no. Here are three reasons Nickelodeon should pump the breaks on this one.

1. It's a bad move to jump on the reboot bandwagon.

Beetlejuice. Jumanji. Baywatch. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. It seems like every other day, there's more news of yet another '90s reboot in the works. We get it - studios are afraid of risking money on new ideas, and would rather bank on nostalgia for a guaranteed audience and box office success. But it would be a bad idea for Nickelodeon to jump on this bandwagon. Why? Because...

2. There is such a thing as too much nostalgia.

With all these reboots on the way, people are going to eventually get sick of it, and where will that leave The Splat? The '90s may be hot right now, but will we still think so next year? Or next month? We all remember that hot minute when everyone got really into the '80s and neon accessories made a comeback. The "'90s kid" trend is sure to die down at some point too.

3. Some things just don't need to be redone.

Russell Hicks, president of content and development at Nickelodeon, was quoted as saying that the network was hoping "to bring back ideas, shows that were loved, in a fresh new way. We are getting ready to bring back some of the ones they've told us multiple times they want to have brought back." If that means they're rebooting Rugrats, then I'm tapping out right now.

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