10 All That sketches that really were all that
Ready yet, get set — it’s Aaaall That!
The Nickelodeon sketch comedy show, which aired for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2005, celebrates its 25th anniversary Tuesday. Essentially a ’90s kids’ version of Saturday Night Live, All That spawned a variety of spin-offs and launched the careers of Kenan Thompson (who is collaborating with the network to revive the beloved series), Kel Mitchell, Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Jamie Lynn Spears, and others.
In honor of All That’s big birthday, we’re throwing it back a quarter-century and revisiting 10 of its funniest, wackiest, and generally most memorable sketches. Fresh out the box — stop, look, and watch!
All That had its share of great catchphrases — “I’m Detective Dan!” “I feel the hurt!” “QUIET! THIS IS A LIBRARY!” — but who are we kidding? None can compete with “Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger, can I take your order?”
Something bothering you? Have some problem you just can’t solve? Ask Ashley. (Thaaaat’s her!) Go ahead. I dare you.
Of all Dullmont Junior High’s mostly useless staff, the pea-pushing, third-person-speaking cafeteria lady Miss Piddlin had to be the best (worst?). Imagine seeing her on Halloween! What a treat that must have been!
Everyday French With Pierre Escargot
All That presented us with so many semi-educational moments that it’s a miracle hordes of raincoat-wearing millennials haven’t harassed French people the world over with poorly accented statements of “Who put the peanut butter in my belly button?” and “I have not showered in 36 days.” HAW HAW HAW HAW HAW!
Like, Jimmy Fallon’s “Ewww!” has, like, nothing on Gina and Jessica. Okay? Okay. Okay? Okay. Okay? Okay. Okayyyy!
Know Your Stars
This bizarre interlude, which would introduce guest stars with personal trivia of questionable accuracy, confirmed once and for all that Britney Spears is half-girl, half-robot, and half-ravioli, among other completely truthful facts.
The Spice Boys
Hairy. Sweaty. Mumbly. Dead. And… Spice Cube. You can keep that other Spice group’s girl power — this legendary boy band taught us that “B Is for Boy.”
The Adventures of Superdude
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s everyone’s favorite lactose-intolerant teenage superhero!
In a sketch that brought most of the young cast together, All That’s take on Star Trek took us through space alongside a bratty child captain, a musical navigator, and a whole host of intergalactic weirdos.
Whatever you do, absolutely never complain aloud about something being broken.