Trivia / All That

  • Absentee Actor: Kel Mitchell missed the first half of Season Five because he was filming Mystery Men.
  • Actor Allusion: At the start of one episode, the cast takes questions from the audience. Dan Schneider appears and is referred to as "the guy from that old show Head of the Class."
    • When Mark Curry drops in for one episode, the cast give Hangin' with Mr. Cooper a Shout-Out.
    • In a "Cooking with Randy" sketch, Chef Farley (Chris Farley) warns Randy about the dangers of his chocolate addiction in a manner similar to Farley's SNL character Matt Foley.
    • One of the Cold Openings had Ed from the Good Burger sketches delivering the cast some food. Kel Mitchell says he looks familiar.
    • In one of the Pierre Escargot skits, one of the phrases that Pierre says is, "The actor who plays Superdude is very handsome."
  • Blooper: The 10th Anniversary Reunion Special episode did comprend some bloopers that rolled out. Also, it's worth mentioning that some of them were included in the post production editing cut.
    • The Relaunch Era shows often included fake bloopers for earlier sketches (someone driving getting pulled over by a real cop, etc.)
  • The Cast Showoff
    • Played straight: In seasons 1-5, Kel Mitchell, repeatedly. In the 10th-anniversary special, Chelsea Brummet, Lisa Foiles, & Kianna Underwood, all at once.
    • Subverted: Every time Lori Beth Denberg or one of her characters sang.
      • Or really anybody except the straight examples listed.
  • Descended Creator: In the first six seasons, writer/producer Kevin Kopelow played the show's abused stage manager in the openings. Writer/producer Dan Schneider played the exasperated manager of Good Burger.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes:
    • Likely due to the musical acts, the series hasn't been able to be released on DVDs. It's even more frustrating when you consider the fact that its spin-off, The Amanda Show, has at least 3 DVD releases.
    • It's more apparent by the time it started to get rerun in both Teenick's "The 90's Are All That" and Nick at Nite, that the musical acts got cut off. So, sadly, it also condemns some sketches leading to them and also the credits, since the cast said goodbye at the end of the musical act.
      • Curiously, a before example of this when the series was still rerun in The N (before the eventual change to Teenick), was that in one episode from season 4, the musical act of JoJo was replaced with another Vital Information sketch.
    • It's a bit weird that the first season hasn't really been touched by the programming in the block as well.
    • Both the 100th Episode special and the 10th Anniversary Reunion Special were filmed in a hour and not in the usual 30 minutes program. Sadly, the original airing of both of them had to be edited in their respectful reruns, and/or home releases.
  • No Export for You: Granted, it is from and was aired in the States, but did you know it was aired in Spain? Or in Mexico (and also great part of Latinamerica)? Oh, but heaven's forbids, only the first season (and 3 years late) was aired in the latinamerican Nickelodeon channel. Maybe the series only worked in the original language rather than dubbing it... Completely an aversion of its spinoff and sister series, The Amanda Show which was aired (again, several years later from its original airing)note .
  • One of Us: 2000's cast member Lisa Foiles started her own game review site and was a guest columnist on Kotaku. She's also a part of the new Angry Joe Show.
    • She also orchestrated the 2015 reunion at Comikaze that was the biggest gathering of All That cast members (original and 2000's) ever.
  • The Other Darrin: A season 9 "Good Burger" sketch cast the new (& tiny) performer Ryan Coleman as Ed. The fans did not react well.
    • Possibly lampshaded in the 10th anniversary reunion. Kel reprises Ed, who (among other things) inadvertently and horribly injures a co-worker. Said co-worker is played by Coleman.
    • Also, in the Superdude sketches, Penny Lane was originally played by Angelique Bates. However, after she left the show, Alisa Reyes filled in the role. Also counts as a Race Lift, as Bates was black, and Reyes was latino. Later African-American cast member Christy Knowings played Penny Lane.
    • Also in the Superdude sketches, Katrina Johnson played the little Ms. Exposition and Amanda Bynes took this role after she left.
  • Playing Against Type: A weird example, since the actress is playing against type in her own show; Lori Beth spends much of the sketches she appears in as a blissful space case. This is not so in the "Island Girl" sketches, where she plays The Straight Man to an annoying Genki Girl.
  • Series Hiatus: The production hiatus break that the show had in between what people often refer as 'The Golden Era' (1994-2000) and the 'Relaunch Era' (2002-2005) was during the TV season of 2000-2001. That period of time was filled with compilation episodes (either "Best Of" or sketches that shared a theme) to fill the time spot.
  • Star-Making Role: As previously noted, this launched the carriers of Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, and Amanda Bynes with their respective spin-offs.
  • Stunt Casting: Danny Tamberelli was already a Nickelodeon icon (mostly from The Adventures of Pete & Pete) before joining All That in its 4th season. Notably, he was the only cast member from the Original Era that didn't have to audition. Also in season 8, Jamie Spears, the younger sister of Britney Spears was added.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • During the Splat block's 2016 reunion, Lori Beth revealed that Vital Information was originally going to be hosted by Kel. When the show got picked up, Kel had a lot to do that particular week and Lori Beth didn't, so producers swapped them and the change stuck.
    • Britney Spears was scheduled to perform as a special musical guest for the show's 100th episode. Due to a knee injury Spears had the time of filming the episode, Lauryn Hill filled in for her.
    • Before her untimely death on August 25th, 2001, American R&B singer Aaliyah was scheduled to be a special musical guest for an episode in Season 7.
  • Written by Cast Member: Though sketch comedy series as Saturday Night Live counts with a Cast Full of Writers, All That wouldn't because the majority of the cast were under 18 years old. However, during the last season of the original run of the show, Danny Tamberelli and Mark Saul DID write some of their sketches. They are even credited in some of the episodes of that run.
    • Tamberelli even added in one of his recent interviews that they were indeed getting paid for writing, especially Danny since he was almost 18 by the time, so it wasn't that sort of problem.
  • You Look Familiar: Superdude's equivalent of "It's a bird! It's a plane!" features variations like "It's Ishboo! It's Miss Piddlin! It's Pierre Escargot!" and once, even "It's Kenan!"
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