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->''[[TagLine Meet the new]] [[Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark Midnight Society.]]''

[[NostalgiaFilter Nostalgia can be a powerful thing]]. For almost as long as online social networking has been a thing, online petitions have been thrown up in order to convince {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} considered by many a [[PeripheryDemographic fan]] to have been in a DorkAge [[NetworkDecay for some time]] to resurrect its old shows in reruns. And it's about damn time.

As you could tell by this page, it worked in a way no one expected Nick dusted off the [[{{Snick}} Big Orange Couch]], gave [[KenanAndKel Kenan]] [[Series/AllThat Thompson]] (now grown-up and a cast member of ''SaturdayNightLive'') a seat on it, and created the two-hour block ''The '90s Are Series/AllThat'', which airs on TeenNick from midnight to 4 am EST. [[http://www.the90sareallthat.com The show's website]] is very active, encouraging viewers to log in to it via Facebook or Twitter, has noted and embraced the resulting memes ([=#ThingsClarissaDidntExplain=], [=#WheresKel=], [=#NowiGetRocko=], etc.), and frequently polls on favorite shows and related topics.

In October 2011, the block resurrected Stick Stickly of "Nick in the Afternoon" fame as part of "U-Pick with Stick", a Friday-night feature with online voting for what shows would be aired that night.

Did we mention that the block is giving TeenNick its highest late-night ratings ever, and outperformed the shows of Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, George Lopez, and Jimmy Kimmel in two demographics on its first night along with outperforming ''{{Series/Conan}}'' in a third? [[http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/teennick-proves-the-90s-are-all-that-as-new-late-night-retro-block-reaches-record-ratings-126268488.html It's true!]]
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!!Current lineup includes (all times EST):
* 12:00 AM:
** ''Series/AllThat'' (July 25, 2011 - )(Sundays)
** ''HeyArnold'' (September 5 - 23, 2011; November 30, 2011 - ) (Monday-Friday)
* 12:30 AM:
** ''KenanAndKel'' (July 25, 2011 - )(Sundays)
** ''{{Rugrats}}'' (November 29, 2011 - ) (Monday-Friday)
* 1:00 AM:
** ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' (March 23, 2013 - ) (Monday-Friday, runs from 1-2am on Saturday and Sunday)
* 1:30 AM:
** ''HeyArnold'' (September 5 - 23, 2011; November 30, 2011 - ) (Monday-Friday)

These programs are then rerun immediately afterwards--the same episodes, in the same order.

The following shows were originally part of the lineup on a regular basis:

** ''RockosModernLife'' (September 5 - 23, 2011)
** ''HeyDude'' (October 8 - November 20, 2011)
** ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' (February 10, 2013 - March 3, 2013; March 25, 2013 - April 26, 2013)
** ''{{Doug}}'' (July 25 September 2, 2011; September 26, 2011 March 18, 2013)
** ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' (February 9 March 2, 2013)
** ''Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll'' (July 25 - September 2; September 26 - October 6, 2011)

The following shows have aired on U-Pick special event nights and/or had episodes posted on the block's website but are expected to join the lineup at some point:

* ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters''
* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete''
* ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark''
* ''{{Double Dare|1986}}''
* ''Series/FigureItOut''
* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam''
* ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple''
* ''Series/MyBrotherAndMe''
* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower''
* ''Series/SaluteYourShorts''
* ''Series/TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys''

As Nickelodeon currently holds the airing rights to Franchise/PowerRangers, the block showed reruns of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' as part of the "Mighty Morphin' Weekend" event celebrating the show's 20th anniversary, making it the first show on the block not considered 90s Nick as it aired on Creator/FoxKids at the time.
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!! This block contains examples of:
* AprilFools: TeenNick totally trolled their audience in 2013 when the so-called "never-before seen episode of ''RockosModernLife''" turned out to be a still picture of mayonnaise (which would make sense if you've seen "Wacky Delly").
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: Stick Stickly describing the game face of a contestant on ''[[NickelodeonGUTS Global GUTS]]''
-->'''Stick Stickly''': Mmm, ooh! Looks like he's constipated, or about to have a baby. Or maybe he's about to have a baby that's constipated.
* ContentWarnings: "The following block may not be suitable for people who did not grow up on '90s Nick."
* FollowTheLeader: The success of the block is most likely what lead to Creator/CartoonNetwork rebooting both ''WesternAnimation/CartoonPlanet'' and Creator/{{Toonami}}.
** And Creator/{{Disney}} to launch a Website/YouTube channel showing their old work (Not literally a block, but a channel to watch the old shows as well as new ones too.), and later, bring a similar block for DisneyChannel... ''but on Thursdays only.'' (And after that, release a few blocks of classic shorts to Netflix.)
* MerchandiseDriven: Sort of; the block probably sparked more demand for Creator/ShoutFactory's [=DVDs=].
* NostalgiaFilter of all things [[TheNineties '90s]].
* PeripheryDemographic: Invoked. The block is explicitly geared towards the shows' original target ''cohort'', now about 10-20 years older than the originally planned demographic. Face and Stick Stickly have upped their jokes to levels deemed inappropriate for the original targets.
* RatingsStunt: And it's working!
* TheCameo - Stick's brother Woodknot and NickJr host Face during Stick's New Year's Eve special.
* TheNineties - [[CaptainObvious Well, yes.]]
* ThemeTuneRap - "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdB8t6szSP0 The '90s Are All That Anthem]]".
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