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Get Nostalgic With NickRewind

Everyone from my generation has those shows that they remember from childhood. Until recently, these shows were not accessible to us without some serious digging. Thanks to many streaming platforms like Disney+, we are now able to watch movies from our childhood. Now, thanks to Paramount Plus, we can watch classic Nick shows with NickRewind. Are you ready to get nostalgic with NickRewind? Let’s see what classic shows are available on this streaming platform. 

Rugrats (1991-2006)

The show follows a group of toddlers; Tommy (Elizabeth Daily), Chuckie (Christine Cavanaugh), Phil and Lil ( Lil DeVille), and Angelica (Cheryl Chase), in their day-to-day lives. The show is viewed through their eyes, so the majority of the series takes place in the home of Tommy Pickles. 

This is perhaps the most prominent show of my growing up. It featured heavily in my daily life for a long time. This is definitely one I am going to have to watch again for some feel-good memories. 

Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990-2000)

Are You Afraid of the Dark title card. Screenshot taken by Melissa Rothman for thegameofnerds.com, all rights reserved Paramount Studios.

This show is centered around scary stories presented by a group of friends around a campfire. They refer to themselves as “The Midnight Society,” and each takes turns recounting a frightening tale. The story is then presented to the viewer between them lighting the fire and their exit. 

This was perhaps when my love for the spooky came to life. This show and Goosebumps were two shows I watched very frequently. I remember being creeped out many times. The person stuck in the mirror episode? That is such a vivid memory for me. 

Fairly Odd Parents (2001-2017)

This animated series follows Timmy Turner (Tara Strong). He is ten years old and has two fairy godparents, Cosmo and Wanda (Daran Norris and Susanne Blakeslee). Timmy is neglected by his parents and has a mean babysitter, and his godparents grant wishes to help improve his life. 

Truthfully, I have never watched this show. I have only heard of conspiracy theories about the show, but that’s a different article for a different website. However, I do know a lot of people who did watch this show, so I know it was a popular show while growing up. 

Paramount Plus is producing a new live-action animated series, which picks up years after the original series left off.

Kenan and Kel (1996-200)

Kenan and Kel in a pew-show sketch, debut episode. Screenshot taken by Melissa Rothman for thegameofnerds.com, all rights reserved Paramount Studios.


This sitcom follows the duo (Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell) as they go on various misadventures, usually at the fault of Kenan and his various schemes to make money or avoid trouble. 

Who loves orange soda? Kel loves orange soda. He does, he does, he do-oes! C’mon. This show is iconic. Aside from the infamous orange soda skit, Kenan and Kel gave us Good Burger. Hel-lo! I absolutely LOVED this show. It made me happy then, and thinking about it now makes me happy. 

All That (1994-2005)

This sketch show ran until 2000 and was re-launched in 2002 with a new cast. The original cast consisted of Josh Server, who appeared in the most episodes, aside from Soup, the announcer, Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, and Amanda Bynes

All that was my SNL when I was younger, which the show has been compared to. I only watched the original cast, which is what I am most excited to revisit with a binge-watch. 

Legends of the Hidden Temple (1993-1995)

Host Kirk Fogg leads teams through a series of games involving trivia and physical stunts to get to the final phase. In this phase, the winning team gets to traverse the temple’s obstacles to find the hidden treasure. 

Probably the first reality show I ever watched and the only one that I ever wanted to be on. I was so desperate to be on this show. There was a mystery, and there was an obstacle course, there were puzzles, there were prizes. What more could you want? So I am really intrigued and interested to see how the reboot will go. 

Hey Dude (1989-1991

This series is set on a dude ranch. Called “Bar Non Dude Ranch.” It follows the lives of the ranch owner Mr. Ernst (David Brisbin), and the teens that work there. Danny (Joe Torres), Melody (Christine Taylor), and Brad (Kelly Brown).

I remember watching this show. It is a very vivid memory for me but doesn’t have as much of an important hold on me, but it definitely has nostalgic emotions attached to it. There is definitely a reason to give this another watch. It will be interesting to see how the show holds up. This is probably the oldest show I recall watching reruns of. 

Salute Your Shorts (1991-1993)

Campers prepare to welcome campers for the first day. Kenan and Kel in a pew-show sketch, debut episode. Screenshot taken by Melissa Rothman for thegameofnerds.com, all rights reserved Paramount Studios.

The show follows the antics of campers Camp Anawanna and their strict counselor, Kevin (Kirk Baily). The first season focused on the struggle between Bobby (Danny Cooksey) and Michael (Erik MacArthur), the camp bully. This series only ran for two seasons, gaining a cult following in its short time on TV. 

I definitely loved this show. I know this has been said many times, but I can’t help it. This article is getting me so nostalgic. Go figure.

Clarissa Explains it All (1991-1994)

Melissa Joan Hart stars as Clarissa, a teenager who explains everything going on in her life. She explains everything directly to the audience, breaking the fourth wall. The show is credited with being Nickelodeon’s first show to feature a female lead. 

Though I was still pretty young when this aired, it definitely featured very heavily in my life. I liked that the actress had my name. It is a silly and simple thing to connect to as a child. I didn’t really get a lot of the issues at the time, though that didn’t quite matter to me at the moment of watching. 

The Amanda Show (1999-2002)

90’s star Amanda Bynes stars in this sketch comedy show presented as a popular TV program ( a show within a show). It featured many recurring sketches, such as “Judge Trudy, “So You Want to Win Five Dollars,” and “Blockblister.”

Other shows available for trips down memory lane are Rocco’s Modern Life, Ren and Stimpy, Doug, Guts, CatDog, Double Dare, The Angry Beavers, and Wild Thornberrys.

I think that anything we remember from childhood has the ability to make us feel happy. It reminds us of a time with fewer worries and responsibilities. So having the chance to revisit these moments is always a chance we should grab. These shows can be little moments of escape and reminders of simpler times. So, I highly suggest getting yourself a subscription to Paramount Plus and diving into bing-worthy nostalgia. 

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