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All That
All That - logo.png
Genre Sketch comedy
Created by Brian Robbins
Mike Tollin
Starring (See List of All That cast members)
Opening theme All That Theme Opening
(Season 1–6)
Remixed
(Season 7–10)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 10
No. of episodes 178 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Joe Davola
Dan Schneider
Brian Robbins
Mike Tollin
Producer(s) Dan Schneider
Kevin Kopelow
Heath Seifert
Camera setup Multi-camera
Production company(s) Tollin/Robbins Productions Schneider's Bakery (Season 10)
Release
Original channel Nickelodeon
Picture format 4:3
Original release April 16, 1994 (1994-04-16) – October 22, 2005 (2005-10-22)
Chronology
Related shows Kablam!
Action League Now!
The Amanda Show
Kenan & Kel
The Nick Cannon Show
External links
Website

All That is an American live-action, sketch comedy-variety show created by Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin. All That first aired on the Nickelodeon cable television network on April 16, 1994, as a "sneak peek" and debuted as a regular series on December 24, 1994.[1] It was also broadcast internationally, in countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Spain, Canada and South Africa.

All That features original short comedic sketches and weekly musical guests aimed toward a younger audience. The show's sketches parody contemporary culture and are performed by a large and varying cast of child and teen actors. Early episodes were taped at Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Orlando, but then moved to Hollywood at the Nickelodeon On Sunset theatre (formerly the Earl Carrol Theatre), where other Nickelodeon shows such as The Amanda Show, Kenan & Kel, and Drake & Josh were also filmed.

All That originally lasted six seasons before it was temporarily cancelled in 2000 by Nickelodeon. The show skipped the 2000–2001 television season and was relaunched in early 2002 with a completely new cast. Four more seasons were produced, with the new cast, before the show was cancelled for a second time. The final episode aired on October 22, 2005.

Before the second cancellation, on April 23, 2005, Nickelodeon celebrated the 10th anniversary of All That. The special reunited cast members from both the original and relaunch eras of the show and several other special guest stars in an one-hour event. Since the second cancellation there have been no plans for another relaunch. The show currently airs in reruns.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

Guests[edit]

Sketches[edit]

All That features original short comedic sketches that parody contemporary culture. Although the show had a team of writers, the cast were encouraged to help contribute their own ideas for characters and other segments. Improv and ad-libbing were used to help the cast and writers find the right tone for a certain skit.[2] The following is a short list of some notable sketches that aired during the show's tenure.

  • Ask Ashley starring Amanda Bynes as a little girl named Ashley, who offered advice from her bedroom on a TV series. She was sweet and friendly until she read letters sent in by clueless viewers. After reading a letter, Ashley would go on a violent tirade against the letter's author.
  • Detective Dan starring Josh Server as a hopelessly incompetent private investigator who frequently stumbled into a crime scene to make matters worse.[2]
  • Everyday French with Pierre Escargot, featured Kenan Thompson, sitting in a bathtub filled with suds, wearing a rain coat and matching hat and swimfins on his feet. In the sketch, he would say silly phrases in badly-pronounced French, and then translate them in English.
  • Know Your Stars a recurring sketch that involved a random voice that made a mockery of an individual with embarrassing, wacky, funny and untrue facts and info about a cast member or special guest.
  • Good Burger is a recurring sketch that took place at a fast food restaurant. The cashier, Ed played by Kel Mitchell in Seasons 1–5 and Ryan Coleman in Season 9, was portrayed as a clueless teenager who always found a way to mess things up. A notable quote from Good Burger, stated by Ed in every sketch, was "Welcome to Good Burger, home of the good burger, can I take your order?" Good Burger was later made into a feature film which is described later in this article.
  • The Loud Librarian starring Lori Beth Denberg, as an librarian who would ironically yell out, "Quiet, this is a library!" along with various noisemakers whenever the silence in her library was accidentally violated.
  • Sugar and Coffee starring Lisa Foiles and Kyle Sullivan as extremely hyperactive hosts of their own talk show. The pair would eat pure sugar and drink massive amounts of coffee and then force their guests to do the same thing from giant orbs attached to the ceiling, which usually led to overactivity in the worst way.
  • Thelma Stump starring Jamie Lynn Spears as an extremely old woman who serves as a bodyguard and security guard for the backstage of All That.
  • Vital Information is a recurring sketch that was the center piece of the show before the relaunch. Starring Denberg (for the first four seasons), Danny Tamberelli (for seasons five and six), and Lil' JJ (in the tenth season) deadpanned one liners, usually three in a row.

Series History[edit]

See also: history of All That by season: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 | 7, 8, 9, 10

Although Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin are credited as creators, the main creative force behind All That was Dan Schneider who became the showrunner of the series in the third season. All That marked the beginning of Schneider's prolific career in creating and writing hit television series for young audiences. The New York Times, in separate articles, referred to Dan Schneider as "the Norman Lear of children's television"[3] and "the master of a television genre".[4]

In 1986, Robbins and Schneider met while working on the ABC sitcom Head of the Class.[5] Becoming close friends, the two performers both shared a mutual interest in writing. Eventually coming together to write and then pitch an episode to the show's producers just to see if they could do it.[5] To their amazement the producers liked their idea and bought it. Their episode: Will the Real Arvid Engen Please Stand Up later aired during the show's second season.

Exterior of the former Nickelodeon Studios where All That was filmed for its first two seasons.

Following the success of Head of the Class, Robbins and Schneider were asked to co-host the second annual Kids Choice Awards in 1988 alongside Tony Danza and Debbie Gibson.[6] Although unaware of the fledgling Nickelodeon cable channel, before the invitation to host was brought to them, the two agreed. The award ceremony that year was produced by Albie Hecht, who Robbins and Schneider quickly struck up a friendship with behind the scenes.[5] Their friendship continued after the awards and Hecht suggested they develop something for Nickelodeon. Robbins and Schneider later declined his offer as they were still under contract with ABC, at the time.[5]

In 1991, Head of the Class ended its run and Robbins started a production company with producer friend Tollin which they aptly named Tollin/Robbins Productions.[7] The company originally produced several small budget sport documentaries.[8] Hecht, now Head of Development for Nickelodeon, contacted them and asked them to film a project for the network. The half hour documentary they made featured Phil Moore (actor) and Mike O'Malley as co-hosts of a comedy tour as they drove around to different cities to perform.[7] Since their schedule only permitted for two days of filming; Tollin/Robbins had to make the entire show appear as if they had toured around the country.[7]

The original cast with Robbins, Schneider, Tollin and others

Impressed with the final product, Hecht met with Robbins to discuss developing a new show for the network in 1993. Asking Robbins if there was any type of show that he would be interested in making.[7] He responded to Hecht with the idea of creating a kid-version of Saturday Night Live. Bringing Schneider (as head writer) and Tollin in to help develop the show; the three influenced by classic sketch shows such as The Carol Burnett Show, You Can't Do That on Television and Laugh In[7] began to flesh out the show's format. The basic concept they came up with was to produce a half hour show that featured a cold open, several different sketch-comedy pieces and then a musical guest at the very end (this format would remain the same for all ten seasons).[5][7]

Once green light, Robbins, Schneider and Tollins decided against writing the pilot episode and instead chose to compile the cast first. Usually in television (as Schneider explains) the pilot is written first and the cast is assembled later.[5] However, the three believed it was crucial to find the right child actors first and then tailor to their strengths.[5][7] With Hecht's blessing, a nationwide talent search for child and teen actors was launched that was to last for several months.[7] Eventually Angelique Bates, Lori Beth Denberg, Katrina Johnson, Kel Mitchell, Alisa Reyes, Josh Server, and Kenan Thompson were hired.

When I first got involved, it was kind of funny. My mom had me in a talent show, I was one of the winners. [An agent] had his friend there, who was the one that got me on [All That]...The process itself was, oh my gosh. We did 10 auditions. I thought I didn't have it. They had us doing improv, sketches, all kinds of stuff. I went in fully dressed as Urkel. I was doing character voices. I had the glasses, I had the suspenders, everything. You name it, I had it. I got called a couple months later like, "Oh, you know you got it." It was crazy because it was a nationwide [search].[7]

—Bates

The reason I got the audition was 'cause I was in a drama competition for high school and my scene placed first in competition. So there's lots of different categories and all the first-place teams in all the categories had a showcase at Paramount Studios at like this little theater. And some of the producers for All That were there. So after that a few of us from the competition got called in to audition. So I just went on it like a total lark, not like it was some big deal. Just kind of a goof. And that was my first audition for All That. I wasn't nervous 'cause I wasn't really taking it seriously. But that, in hindsight, served me really well. I had one callback, which was a little more interesting. I mean, I had the feeling when I went back for the callback that I was gonna be cast. I can't necessarily explain it, but I just had this feeling like I'm gonna do this show. Which was really strange because I'd never done a show before. So I just went, I did the material, I met some more of the people and then I left. And I had this feeling about it.[7]

—Denberg

Mine was a casting call, but it was set up through my agent and I had to go back in like five times. And each time, I would get paired up with other random people to do sketch comedy but it was very off-the-cuff, like no script or plan or anything. It was like, you're miners, mining for gold in Sicily, and we'd have to figure it out. But that happened to be my favorite sort of thing that I'd always loved best...I had no idea what I was in for, but I knew it was going to be the ride of my life. I knew it was going to be fun. I never wanted anything as much before. This one felt like home, this one felt like me and I felt very excited. But no, I don't think we had any idea what we were in for.[7]

—Johnson

They did a nationwide search, and I remember that day, I had midterms at school, but I also had to learn my monologue because I had the audition later that day. I remember Brian Robbins was there and a few of the other producers. I came in and I totally forgot my monologue, because I had been studying for midterms and I never do that. As I was walking out, I tripped over some cords and knocked over some cameras and all this stuff. And I played it off like it was funny and they started just cracking up, laughing. I came back in, knocked the monologue out and then they were, like, hey, man, you know, you're really funny. Do you do any impersonations, as well? I just did, like, my uncles and, you know, people that I knew in Chicago, old man voices and I even did the [Good Burger] Ed voice for the first time there.[7]

—Mitchell

In my audition, I had to do a stand-up comedy act in conjunction with an audition scene and so I just remember in the monologue I wrote about, like, my sister having long hair in her underarms and we were eating breakfast. [Laughs] The hair would get into my pancake syrup. I just was being cheesy and crazy. And when I went in there, it was funny because I just felt like it was all very natural. It was all very organic. I was in the right place at the right time and they got me. I was blessed enough that Brian Robbins and Dan Schneider and Michael Tollin, they totally got me but it literally took me seven auditions to get this gig. And this is probably the most auditions that I ever had to audition for before because, I mean, who auditions for something seven times?.[7]

—Reyes

I was one of the two kids chosen from Chicago. Me and Kel got picked from the Chicago group. I remember that it was more than one audition. I think it was probably close to two to three, maybe even four. They brought us in quite a bit. They wanted us to do some of our characters and then some impressions. I remember originally meeting the casting people and then, you know, Brian and Dan and the producers of the show being in those auditions and going in and doing my sketch characters. And it was a lot of fun. Anytime you get to do those types of auditions, it's pretty cool because it's your stuff, you know, and when you're a kid, that's pretty rare.[7]

—Server

[I was introduced] to Brian and Michael Tollin. I was the last to be chosen [for the show]. [There weren't a lot of auditions.] I just did the one and they told me whether or not I had it. I went into the office and did impressions and stuff. The first Mighty Ducks, that was my first movie. Once I got into real movies, then started the commercials, [then TV].[7]

—Thompson

With the cast intact, writing for the pilot began. Cast and crew flew out to Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Orlando to begin production of the episode. And on January 17, 1994 the pilot episode was set to begin filming.[7] Tollin recalls debating with Robbins over whether or not to postpone filming because of the Northridge earthquake that occurred hours earlier on that same day.[7][9]

"The morning was spent figuring out how bad was the damage both physical and psychological. Should we postpone [the pilot shoot?]. I was trying to do the right thing. [My wife] was trying to do the right thing. Aftershocks ensued. She said, "I can't believe you didn't come home." The show went on.[7]

—Tollin

After filming was completed the show sat on the shelf for several months as the pilot did not score well.[5][7] Nickelodeon tested the show with focus groups consisting of children, both boys and girls in different age groups. The scores showed that Kids probably wouldn't like this new sketch comedy show for kids.[5][7] Regardless of the negative response, Geraldine Laybourne (the then President of Nickelodeon) decided to pick up the show for a full first season.[7]

Nickelodeon on Sunset at 6230 Sunset Blvd as seen in May 2011. All That was filmed here until it's cancellation.

During Season 1, Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert were brought on as producers and continued working in that capacity through Season 3. The writing team advanced to Executive Producers/Head Writers for Seasons 4–6. Kopelow and Seifert continued their relationship with Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell by co-executive producing and head writing Kenan & Kel and eventually writing the feature film Good Burger (1997) with Schneider.

After Season 2 ended in 1996, the show moved out of the old Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida and into the Nickelodeon On Sunset (formerly The Earl Carrol Theater) in Hollywood where it would remain for the rest of the show's run.[10] Over the next few years, as the show grew in popularity, several departures and additions occurred. Some of these additions to the cast included Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Gabriel Iglesias and The Adventures of Pete & Pete star Danny Tamberelli among others.[11]

In 2000, Nickelodeon briefly cancelled the show. After the television season hiatus, the new era of All That began in 2002 after Schneider agreed with Nickelodeon to bring the show back after The Amanda Show was unexpectedly cancelled in 2002. Nickelodeon has titled the second run of All That, "The Relaunch Era". The first episode of the "new" All That featured special guests Frankie Muniz and Aaron Carter and first aired on January 19, 2002.[12] In this particular episode, Muniz was seen running around the streets grabbing random people to be the new cast members. The cast included Chelsea Brummet, Jack DeSena, Lisa Foiles, Bryan Hearne, Shane Lyons, Giovonnie Samuels, and Kyle Sullivan.[13][14]

The balancing act of school/All That was NUTS. Every minute we didn't spend on set rehearsing, we had to spend in the school room. Where we drove our set teachers crazy. We'd bounce around that place like jack russell f*cking terriers.[15]

—Foiles

Joining the cast in Season 8 was Jamie Lynn Spears, who was previously better known for being the younger sister of pop star, Britney Spears. Season 8 marked the beginning of All That cast members started attempting dares on the SNICK program: Snick On-Air Dare.[16][17] Occasionally, On Air Dares had special guests from other shows.[18]

R U All That Logo

Before Season 8 ended, Nickelodeon advertised a competition called R U All That?: Nickelodeon's Search for the Funniest Kid in America. After this contest ended in 2003, the finals aired on July 26, 2003. The contest picked five finalists, and all of them performed a sketch with some of the cast members. The winner was Christina Kirkman[19]

According to Lisa Foiles on her Official Yahoo! Group, the rumors of the impending cancellation of All That were in fact, true. This was the message posted on Lisa's club by Lisa Foiles herself (as of September 5, 2005):[20]

I know there's been a lot of speculating on the subject of All That being canceled, and I thought I'd be the one to tell you that it's true. All That has finally come to an end. I found out a few weeks ago, but didn't know if I should tell anyone. I guess if ten years is long enough for Friends, and it's long enough for us, too! I probably would have moved on anyway, even if it didn't get canceled. I was getting a little too old for the show and I believe that it should always have a cast of younger kids, no older than 18. Where I will go from here, I'm not sure, but I have a few things in the works. All I ask is that you guys keep me and the other cast members in your prayers, that we can step into bigger and better things!:)
So, I guess that's....All That!!!

—Luv Alwayz – Lisa

Since the second cancellation there have been no plans for another relaunch. The show currently airs in reruns. Particularly during the The '90s Are All That programming block on TeenNick.

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes First airdate Last airdate
Season 1 15 April 16, 1994 April 15, 1995
Season 2 22 October 7, 1995 October 19, 1996
Season 3 21 November 16, 1996 October 18, 1997
Season 4 21 November 15, 1997 November 28, 1998
Season 5 20 December 12, 1998 October 16, 1999
Season 6 24 January 29, 2000 June 30, 2001
Season 7 13 January 19, 2002 May 4, 2002
Season 8 13 September 21, 2002 April 26, 2003
Season 9 15 July 26, 2003 June 12, 2004
Season 10 14 April 23, 2005 October 22, 2005

Specials[edit]

100th Episode (1999)[edit]

All That celebrated its star-studded "100th episode" during its fifth season, although it was actually the 85th episode to be produced. This one-hour special was only episode in the show's history produced live.[21] The actual 100th episode occurred during a Season 6 episode.[21] The Season 5 cast included, in alphabetical order: Amanda Bynes, Leon Frierson, Christy Knowings, Kel Mitchell, Josh Server, Danny Tamberelli, and Kenan Thompson featuring Nick Cannon & Mark Saul.

The 100th episode featured several celebrities: Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Clarissa Explains It All), Larisa Oleynik (The Secret World of Alex Mack), Robert Ri'chard (Cousin Skeeter), Stephen Collins (7th Heaven) as an audience member, and Britney Spears (in a taped video appearance; Spears was originally supposed to perform in person but had to back out due to a knee injury; Lauryn Hill took her place) all made appearances. Former cast member Lori Beth Denberg, wearing her traditional "Vital Information" outfit, made her final appearance on the show to do the sketch. Former cast members Angelique Bates, Katrina Johnson, and Alisa Reyes made brief appearances on the red carpet. The show continued on winning its first KCA for Favorite TV Show in 1999.[22] Plus in 1999, Thompson became the host of Nickelodeon's Oh Yeah! Cartoons for the 2nd season.

10th Anniversary (2005)[edit]

In 2005, Nickelodeon celebrated the 10th anniversary of All That by airing episodes from the first six seasons in the week leading up to a "reunion special" hosted by Frankie Muniz on April 23. Ashanti and Bow Wow were the musical guests.[23][23]

Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Josh Server, and Danny Tamberelli reunited on the show.[23] In addition, Nick Cannon appeared on the special but only via satellite in a Repairman sketch. Other cast members attended but had no speaking parts (namely: Katrina Johnson, Alisa Reyes, Leon Frierson, Mark Saul, Angelique Bates, Christy Knowings, and Giovonnie Samuels). Amanda Bynes, Lori Beth Denberg, Bryan Hearne, Gabriel Iglesias, and Shane Lyons did not appear. Iglesias was left out of the opening intro also.[23]

Approximately 6.2 million total viewers watched the special on both its April 23 and 24 airings, making it the top cable or broadcast program for the 2–11, 6–11, and 9–14 age demographics,[24][25] and TV.com gave it a rating of 8.7/10.[26]

The last segment of this episode paid tribute to the ending soundclip of the original seasons. As the room for the 10-year anniversary party was empty, Kenan and Kel stood sleeping in the costumes of their roles as Mavis & Clavis. Kenan wakes up and says "Hey, Clavis!, wake up, the show's over," and Kel responds with his signature, "Ah yeah, kick it". They then turn and slowly walk away as the screen fades to black in a dramatic yet subtle ending to the 10-year tribute.

Return of "Vital Information" After a four season hiatus, All That decided to bring back the "Vital Information" segment with BET's Coming to the Stage winner Lil' JJ succeeding Lori Beth Denberg and Danny Tamberelli, respectively. Lil' JJ's very first "Vital Information" occurred during the 10th Anniversary Reunion Special.

Impact[edit]

All That is highly regarded for its large diverse cast both in terms of ethnicity and gender.[27] The show was praised in The Atlantic Magazine for breaking the classical norms set in children's TV with its cast, irreverent and unapologetic humor, and kid characters played by actual kids.[27]

When All That debuted in 1994, television was still primarily segregated by race as shown by popular sitcoms like Seinfeld(where the cast is completely white) or Martin (TV series) (where the cast is entirely of color). And even Saturday Night Live which was dominated by white male comedians.[27] Robbins, Schneider and Tollins wanted the show to reflect its audience and also sought out varying musical acts (alternative, hip hop and R&B among others) to embrace the diversity[27][28]

I was the first black female they had on that show...there weren't that many black shows on or black actors. When I left, it opened it up more for black female comedians. I've had people come back and tell me it felt like I passed the torch because they were all on TV watching like, "I want to do that, I want to do that," but then when they saw me, they thought, "Oh, I can actually do that." Black girls were coming up to me, parents are just like, "Thank you so much for what you've done." I was like wow. It feels surreal.[7]

—Angelique Bates

I thought it was awesome because none of us look like each other. We were like a total melting pot of diversity[27]...You have African-American, you have me[Hispanic], you have Caucasian... So there are kids that were able to sit home and go, I look like her, I look like him, I can relate. That was really important for me to be a part of a cast that was filled of diversity 'cause there's nothing more boring than a Brady Bunch concept. So at the end of the day, I was able to have the fans verbally tell me how they felt that All That impacted their lives and it made them come home and look forward to coming home and watching the show after school when they work on their homework, and how they loved to be able to have a little bit of music maybe their mom didn't let them necessarily listen to some of the music or whatever the case may be.[7]

—Alisa Reyes

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Awards Outcome Note
1997 Kids' Choice Awards:[29]
Favorite TV Show Nominated
1998 Kids' Choice Awards:[30]
Favorite TV Actor Nominated Kenan Thompson & Kel Mitchell – All That / Kenan & Kel
1999 Kids' Choice Awards:[22]
Favorite TV Show Won
Favorite TV Actor Won Kel Mitchell – All That / Kenan & Kel
2000 Kids' Choice Awards:[31]
Favorite TV Show Won
Favorite TV Actor Won Kenan Thompson
Favorite TV Actress Won Amanda Bynes – All That / The Amanda Show
2001 Kids' Choice Awards:[32]
Favorite TV Actor Won Nick Cannon
2002 Kids' Choice Awards:[33][34]
Favorite TV Show Nominated
2003 Kids' Choice Awards:[34][35]
Favorite TV Actress Won Amanda Bynes – The Amanda Show / All That
2004 Kids' Choice Awards:[34]
Favorite TV Show Won

Spin-offs[edit]

Kenan and Kel[edit]

Main article: Kenan and Kel

Kenan and Kel is an American teen comedy sitcom created by Kim Bass for Nickelodeon. It starred then-All That cast members and Saturday Night Live alumni Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell.[36] Sixty-five episodes and a made-for-TV movie were produced over four seasons. The first two seasons were filmed at Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando, Florida, and the remaining two were filmed at the Nick On Sunset theater in Hollywood.

Title card for the Kenan and Kel show.

The Amanda Show[edit]

Main article: The Amanda Show

The Amanda Show is an American live action sketch comedy and variety show that aired on Nickelodeon from October 16, 1999 to September 21, 2002. It starred Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell and Nancy Sullivan, along with several performing artists who came and left at different points.

The Nick Cannon Show[edit]

Main article: The Nick Cannon Show

The premise of the semi-scripted show was that its star, Nick Cannon, a former cast member on All That, would come across a situation he thought needed changing and then "take over" to make things better, or at least funnier.

Zoey 101[edit]

Main article: Zoey 101

Zoey 101 is an American television series which originally aired on Nickelodeon. It focuses on the lives of teenager Zoey Brooks (Jamie Lynn Spears) and her friends as they attend Pacific Coast Academy (PCA), a fictional boarding school in Southern California. It was created by Dan Schneider

Just Jordan[edit]

Main article: Just Jordan

Just Jordan, starring Lil' JJ, follows the exploits and actions of Jordan Lewis, who has moved to Los Angeles from Little Rock.

In Other Media[edit]

Theatrical release poster.

Good Burger Movie[edit]

All That made one effort in developing a popular sketch into a feature-length films with Good Burger.

You get something like Good Burger and you just ride it, and all of a sudden there's something called Nickelodeon Movies, put under the banner of Paramount. It was a big synergy. We just took a shot... There was an unforgettable day when we went to Paramount with a script. The Paramount execs were interested enough to come to a table read. I don't believe any money had been spent. We realized this was a huge opportunity. Kenan and Kel came and we filled in with other actors...It was late January 1997, and he (John Goldwyn a senior executive at Paramount [came back and said], "The good news is we're going to make this movie; the bad news is it needs to be in theaters in July." The typical gestation period for movies is five to seven years. Brian signed up to direct and we shot the film locally, built Good Burger, brought in Sinbad, brought in Jenny, brought in the whole cast of characters. Twenty years later I got a call from my niece from Chicago who said, "I just watched the best movie." That thing worked.[7]

—Tollin

The movie was released into theaters on July 25, 1997 with a budget of roughly ten million dollars. Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 33% based on reviews from 27 critics.[37] Most praise came to Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson's performances. Although the film received mix to negative reviews it was a financial success.

All That: The Album[edit]

On November 26, 1996, Nickelodeon released All That on CD, titled: All That: The Album. It contains All That dialogues from the show, and songs sung by musical guests (i.e. Faith Evans, Coolio, Brandy, Naughty By Nature, etc.). All That‍ '​s theme opening and outro theme were finally released on this CD. Music from the CD is mainly inspired from the show.[38]

All That: The Album.

All That: Fresh out the Box[edit]

On October 1, 1998, Nickelodeon released a 112-page book of All That called All That: Fresh out the Box by Steve Holland. The book contains information of the show's sketches, cast members and notable points of the show. It also contains different character information as well.[39]

All That: Fresh Out The Box Cover.

Live Tour[edit]

On June 30, 2000, Nickelodeon gave All That a promotional summer tour titled All That Music and More Festival, which traveled all over the United States and was hosted by the cast of All That. The tour began after Season 6 and lasted until September 3 of 2000. The tour mainly featured the cast members of All That and a musical guest. Many of the musical guests joined and performed during the tour. Also while the tour went on, the cast members did numerous live sketches.[40] There was also a ticket contest the year before the festival began.[41] On July 29, 2000, Nickelodeon broadcast the highlights and events that happened during the entire festival.[42]

iTunes[edit]

On August 15, 2011, the iTunes Store released All That: Volume 1 with the first seven episodes from season two. On November 29, 2011, the iTunes Store released All That: Volume 2 with seven more episodes from season two. All That: Volume 3 was released in 2012 with seven episodes from season two. Just like The '90s Are All That airings, the musical guest performances are omitted and the end credits are re-done as generic white text on black.[43] "All That Volume 4" with episodes from the start of season 3 was released on iTunes August 13, 2012, however episodes 40 and 43 are excluded for unknown reasons with episodes 45 and 46 included instead.

On June 24, 2013, the iTunes Store released All That: Retro Essentials with four episodes from season two. The episodes are 217, 220, 228, 237. Episodes 217, 220 and 228 were re-released with the musical guest performances. Episode 237 has the musical guest edited out.

Reruns/Syndication[edit]

All That ran on Nickelodeon from 1994 until 2005 (its entire original run). All That aired on Nick at Nite on Mondays to Thursdays at 8:00pm from June 25, 2012, until July 12, 2012, alongside Kenan & Kel at 8:30pm. The Nick@Nite airings, had the musical performances edited out. All That ran in reruns on TeenNick from March 12, 2008, to September 15, 2008.

All That once again aired on TeenNick from July 25, 2011, to December 27, 2012, as part of The '90s Are All That (a block that is named after the show). The show returned to TeenNick on The '90s Are All That, from March 4, 2013, to June 1, 2014. The '90s Are All That airings, however, also have the musical guest performances removed, along with their introduction sketches, presumably for time and the high cost of obtaining music distribution rights. The block initially only aired episodes from seasons 2 and 3, later adding seasons 4 and 5 into the rotation. The reruns on TeenNick in 2008 however, aired the Season 3 through 5 uncut and retained the musical guest performances, with the exception of the K-Ci & JoJo episode. The final rotation of these reruns included Seasons 6 and 7.

In a rare tribute to All That as seen in "iParty with Victorious" (a crossover between iCarly and Victorious), Kenan Thompson complains that everyone wants to borrow money from him including Andy Samberg and half of the original cast of All That when Carly Shay (portrayed by Miranda Cosgrove) asks for a favor from him. Tori Vega (portrayed by Victoria Justice) comments to Kenan that she used to love that show.

On November 4, 2012, All That returned to Nickelodeon with two episodes at 6:30pm and 7:00pm, and the musical performances edited out.

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