'90s Nickelodeon Characters We Want Back On TV

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To say we miss the '90s is an understatement. It's getting to the point where it actually aches to look at pictures of Figure It Out or Legends Of The Hidden Temple. It's not just that simple way of life we yearn for — it's the quality programming. Don't you ever just want to hang out in Clarissa's room and go through her Lisa Frank Trapper Keepers? (We assume she has several.) Or, wouldn't it be amazing to just spend a few weeks of the summer atCamp Anawanna (see: Salute Your Shorts)?

Of course, none of this is possible, because these people aren't real. But, what if we brought some of them back to television? Ahead, 28 characters who we'd 100% watch if they were given their own TV slot again. Networks and streaming services, pay attention.
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Stick Stickly, Nick In The Afternoon
Maybe in today's climate Stick Stickly would be better suited for a podcast in which he reads fan letters and interviews celebrities. But, still, that could be televised.
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Pierre Escargot, All That
Let's be 100% clear about this. We know Kenan Thompson is still on television as a cast member of Saturday Night Live. What we want is a show in which he plays only Pierre Escargot.
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Linda Ellerbee, Nick News
When they were looking to fill Jon Stewart's role on The Daily Show, they really could have considered Linda, who has a career in making hard-hitting journalism accessible to wide audiences.
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Gerald, Hey, Arnold!
Gerald was the neighborhood storyteller — and we want more.
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Kel, Kenan & Kel
Technically Kel Mitchell is coming back to TV this fall — and on Nickelodeon — in Game Shakers. But, we wouldn't mind seeing him relapse into some Good Burger moments.
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Quailman, Doug
Doug was chill, but we're primarily interested in the return of Quailman. He can bring Porkchop as his sidekick.
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Stoop Kid, Hey, Arnold!
Though he was considered something of a weirdo, Stoop Kid probably had some deep thoughts while guarding his stoop. Bring him back. Give him a talk show.
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Donkey Lips, Salute Your Shorts
Has there ever been a boy who broke your heart so much as Donkey Lips? Perhaps we could have a Donkey Lips spinoff where he's managed to marry Dina.
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Tommy Pickles, Rugrats
Tommy's a baby with a mission — like, all the time. We need his kind of can-do attitude. For all we know, he may be the next Oprah.
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Artie, The Adventures of Pete & Pete
As the strongest man in the world, Artie has proven himself to be the best sidekick ever. It's time to get him in the spotlight. Artie is a superhero. He will leave no injustice alone.
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Petunia, The Adventures of Pete & Pete
And, while we're at it, let's bring back Petunia, the mermaid tattoo on Little Pete's arm. She can't talk, or move, or do anything interesting. But she's a symbol of '90s Nickelodeon television. Kinda like the Mockingjay.
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Filbert, Rocko's Modern Life
Filbert is everyone's favorite neurotic turtle. He'd be great for teaching children best practices when it comes to hygiene. You "turn the page, you wash your hands."
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Jamie Leary, Are You Afraid Of The Dark?
Tell me you wouldn't watch Ryan Gosling revamp his one-time role if SNICK came back on the air. Of course you would.
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Olmec, Legends Of The Hidden Temple
In the inevitable event of Alex Trebek's retirement, the Jeopardy host role should 100% be offered to Olmec.
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Alex Mack, The Secret World Of Alex Mack
In a modern day setting, Alex Mack could be a cynical New Yorker who commutes to her boring office job each day by morphing into a liquid puddle.
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Face, Nick Jr.
Yes, he was just a cartoon face that took up the whole screen. But he was the character you saw every time you were home, and out sick from school. On an adult sick day, he'd be an additional comfort.
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Lori Beth Denberg's Vital Information Character, All That
Who needs Twitter when you could make a one-stop shop for your vital information? In fact, even if this character came back strictly on Twitter that'd work.
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CatDog, CatDog
The plot writes itself, guys — and it never gets old.
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Eliza Thornberry, The Wild Thornberrys
The ultimate feminist icon, before we even knew what that phrase meant.
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Shelby Woo, The Mystery Files Of Shelby Woo
Whatever the case, Shelby Woo was on it. She could likely solve the economic crisis if you just gave her a crack at it.
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Kimberly Hart, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
We simply need more quality gymnastics programming on TV these days.
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Oblina, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
Oblina refuses to sugarcoat anything for you. She delivers a special brand of tough love that you just don't see anymore. Perhaps she could be a coach on The Voice.
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The Aggro Crag, Global GUTS
To be clear, this would just be rolling footage of a piece of the crag. Kind of like the burning log fire channel you put on during Christmas parties.
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Melody, Hey Dude
She's a lifeguard and a dance instructor. Surely those are enough qualifications to get her on some sort of reality TV show.
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Mr.Horse, Ren & Stimpy
He could be a judge on Chopped. His signature "No, sir, I didn't like it" would have me watching every night.
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Skeeter, Cousin Skeeter
Of the two Skeeters on Nickelodeon in the '90s (see: Doug), the puppet version was far superior. Basically just bring the show back as it was, except with the adult cast.
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Marc Summers, Double Dare
How about a reality show in which Marc Summers officiates weddings of millennial couples?
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Daggett, The Angry Beavers
Basically Daggett could be the next star of The Bachelor.
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