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All That
All That
Genre Comedy
Created by Mike Tollin
Brian Robbins
Starring (See List of All That cast members)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 183
Production
Running time 23 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Nickelodeon (1994-2005)
The N (2008)
Original run 16 April 1994 - 4 November 2000 – 19 January 2002 - 22 October 2005
Links
Official Site Nick.com
IMDb profile IMDb
TV.com summary TV.com summary

All That was an American live-action, sketch comedy-variety show that aired on the Nickelodeon cable television network featuring short comedic sketches and weekly musical guests. The theme song for All That was performed by TLC. Early episodes were taped at the now-defunct Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Orlando, but then moved to Hollywood (California) at the Nickelodeon on Sunset theater (formerly the Aquarius Theatre).

All That first aired on 16 April 1994 as a "special preview" and debuted as a regular series on 24 December 1994. It was successfully broadcast internationally in countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.

All That lasted 10 seasons before it was canceled in 2005. The last episode aired on 22 October 2005 on the Nickelodeon network. The show started out in the SNICK block until 2004, when the network converted the SNICK timeslot into a second night for TEENick.

All That cast members

Golden Era Cast

Cast Member Years Credited # of Ep. Notes
Angelique Bates 1994-1996 37 Left after Season 2, because her contract expired and the show moved from Florida to Hollywood.
Amanda Bynes 1996-2000 75 After Season 6, she continued to film The Amanda Show. Appeared in TV shows & movies.
Nick Cannon 1998-2000 33 Featured in Season 5, became regular in Season 6. Later got his own show The Nick Cannon Show.
Lori Beth Denberg 1994-1998 78 Left because she was getting older, and became a regular on The Steve Harvey Show.
Leon Frierson 1997-2000 54 Became regular in Season 4 along with Tamberelli & Knowings.
Gabriel Iglesias 2000 14 Became regular in Season 6. Currently a stand up comedian.
Katrina Johnson 1994-1997 50 Left mid way in Season 3, due to her contract being expired. Currently living in Las Vegas with her fiancé.
Christy Knowings 1997-2000 54 Became regular in Season 4 along with Tamberelli and Frierson. Now a video vixen.
Kel Mitchell 1994-1999 87 Left after Season 5 to do the last season of Kenan & Kel, then left Nickeloedon for good (appeared in 2nd half of Season 5). Later started a music career and appeared in TV shows & movies.
Alisa Reyes 1994-1997 57 Left after Season 3, because she grew tired of sketch comedy. Voiced LaCienega Boulevardez on The Proud Family.
Mark Saul 1999-2000 32 Featured in Season 5, Became regular in season 6. Now working on Grey's Anatomy
Josh Server 1994-2000 110 The only cast member to last the first six seasons. Later got his own web series, Laugh Out Loud.
Danny Tamberelli 1997-2000 54 Became regular in Season 4 along with Knowings and Frierson. Soon started his own band.
Kenan Thompson 1994-1999 98 Left after Season 5 to do the last season of Kenan & Kel, then appeared twice during the Relaunch episodes. Became a regular on Saturday Night Live in 2003.

Relaunch Cast

Cast Member Years Credited Notes
Chelsea Brummet 2002-2005 One of the first four cast members from to last until the cancellation after season 10. Started singing in 2007.[1]
Ryan Coleman 2003-2005 Runner-up in R U All That? contest. Joined in second half of Season 9.
Jack DeSena 2002-2005 One of the first four cast members to last until the cancellation after season 10. Continued on with Avatar: The Last Airbender. Stars on web series Dorm Life.
Lisa Foiles 2002-2005 One of the first four cast members from to last until the cancellation after season 10.
Bryan Hearne 2002-2003 Left after Season 8
Christina Kirkman 2003-2005 Won the R U All That? Contest.
Shane Lyons 2002-2004 Left after Season 9 because his contract ended. Later became a chef afterward.
Giovonnie Samuels 2002-2004 Left after Season 9 because her contract ended. Later became a recurring member of Season 3 on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
Jamie Lynn Spears 2002-2004 Credited as Jamie Spears. Began in season 8 and left after Season 9, to begin Zoey 101.
Kyle Sullivan 2002-2005 One of the first four cast members from to last until the cancellation after season 10.
Kianna Underwood 2005 Became regular after 10th Anniversary.
Denzel Whitaker 2005 Became regular after 10th Anniversary. Starred in February 2009 Disney Channel movie Dadnapped
Lil' JJ 2005 Featured player in Season 10 for Vital Information.

Creative process

The main creative force behind All That was Dan Schneider. All That marked the beginning of Schneider's prolific career in creating and writing hit television shows for young audiences. The New York Times, in separate articles, referred to Dan Schneider as "the Norman Lear of children's television" and "the master of a television genre".

During Season 1, Heath Seifert and Kevin Kopelow 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. Heath and Kevin continued their relationship with Kenan and Kel by Co-Executive Producing/Head Writing Kenan & Kel and eventually writing the feature film Good Burger

Spin-offs

  • The Amanda Show was a sketch comedy show starring Amanda Bynes. The first episode in the beginning featured Josh and Kenan wishing Amanda good luck with her new show. Characters from The Amanda Show appeared on All That after the episodes she hosted. Show Run: 1999-2002.
  • Action League Now! was a stop motion animation show. It became a part of KaBlam! before getting its own short lived series. Three segments of ALN appeared on the show. Show Run: 1996-2000 & 2003-2004. 2 segments were on season 1 and the last one was on season 10.
  • Kenan & Kel was a sitcom series starring All That cast members Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson. The show ended in the same year when the first run of All That ended. The show ran from 1996-2000.
  • The Nick Cannon Show was a semi-scripted show starring Nick Cannon. Cannon would come across a situation he thought needed changing and then "take over" to make things better, or at least funnier. Nick's character, Latanya, usually appeared in show. Show Run: 2002-2003

* Guest Starting- Cast members Josh Server and Chelsea Brummet both guest starred on other running TEENick shows created by Schneider. Server and Brummet appeared in Drake & Josh, but not in the same episodes. Brummet in "Mean Teacher", and Server appeared in "Theater Thug". Josh has also guest starred in Kenan and Kel, The Amanda Show, and later in Ned's Declassified.

All That was also the starting point of other shows on Nick. Amanda Bynes from All That was given her own show, The Amanda Show, which featured two actors by the names of Drake Bell and Josh Peck. The two actors were then given their own show Drake & Josh, in which Josh Server guest-starred. In the show, Bell and Peck had a sister, played by Miranda Cosgrove, who became a breakout star in the show. Cosgrove was then given a show named iCarly. All three shows were produced by Dan Schneider.

Although not technically considered spin-offs, many castmembers of All That were given their own shows. Two of the most notable are Jamie Lynn Spears with Zoey 101 and Lil' JJ with Just Jordan. Jack DeSena won the role of voicing Sokka on Avatar: The Last Airbender, voicing from 2004-2007, and airing 2005-2008, after he and the other cast completed filming episodes in 2004, and then aired in 2005. In 2008, Kenan Thompson now voices Rockey RhodProx.


Format - Broadcast history

All That featured a format of cold open sketch-comedy pieces and a musical guest in its first six seasons and the final season. The cold opens took place in the green room five minutes before the show was to start. Usually, Kevin the Stage Manager (played by Kevin Kopelow) tries to rouse the cast members to preparation for the show by announcing "Five minutes!". Some of these cold opens included playing spin the bottle and having to kiss a cactus, a squid, or a chair; Kel Mitchell reenacting a fight on Kopelow; and guest star Mark Curry tying up Kenan Thompson and wearing his Superdude costume. All other seasons featured a weekly host introducing and occasionally participating in the various sketches and a musical guest, a format pioneered by Saturday Night Live.

Many of the sketches were original material, although Bill Cosby, Roseanne, Steve Urkel, Ross Perot, and Bill Clinton, were impersonated by Kenan Thompson, Katrina Johnson, Angelique Bates, Gabriel Iglesias, respectively. The humor was very pre-teen-oriented; Josh Server would eat his own dandruff or appear on stage wearing only his underwear, or a cereal called Lucky Germs or Fruit Poots. From Season 7 onward, the humor was geared more toward younger viewers than the first six seasons.

In the first five seasons And Season 10, All That used mostly urban contemporary, rap, and R&B; but in later seasons aimed for more mainstream, modern rock-oriented acts.

Green Rooms

In the beginning of each episode it would show some of the cast members in the greenroom. This has been done for every episode that they have made. Something weird would happen in the greenroom like an evil clone of Jamie Spears that's really a monster (season 8), a frigg running away (season 9), or an alien that comes for pudding (season 5). In seasons 1-6 the greenroom would have the All That logo painted on the wall and it also had a sign that said ON AIR. In seasons 7-10 they would have a view of the logo outside and an elevator and it also had a sign that said To The Stage:

The Greenroom in Season 1 was located on the set, which was mainly black with set equipment and a stairway to the backstage halls. Which sometimes they're seen in, too. Season 2's Greenroom was a chillin' place for the cast members in which are pop culture props.

Seasons 3-6's Greenroom was the same when the show moved to Hollywood. Inside was the Logo painted on the left wall, and couches, tables, chairs, and other pop culture props were seen, even 2 arcade video game machines. It also contains an ON-AIR light board above the door, where the cast leaves to go so the show, which they walk up a short staircase and hand rails. There is also an additional door on the right, were some cast members also appear in the green room.

Seasons 7-10's Greenroom was seen as a classic Now hang out room. Inside contains a couch, a kitchen section on the elevated part, which is also where the door is located. There is also an elevator in this greenroom, that cast members can also appear from. Props, Pictures, and Room Accessories are all located throughout the room as well. A platinum inch television screen is also seen on the left hand side, that always displays: An orange background with an orb that displays the All That logo (Season 7-8), sometimes an All that logo with a 7 behind it (part of season 7). A red background with the regular logo with many 10s appearing and disappearing numerously (10th Anniversary). A light purple background with the All That logo displayed on it (Season 10).

Theme Opens

For every season, there is an All That Opening title at the beginning after the Green Rooms. At first in Seasons 1-2; 3, the opening title was showing the cast on the classic 90s streets, playing Wall Ball, and going through each cast members name in alphabetical order. After Angelique's departure after Season 2, Amanda became a new member, but the opening title remained the same, just placing her in, and Angelique edited out, respectively.

In Seasons 4-5 Opening Title, after Katrina and Alisa have left the show in Season 3, the show got a whole new title open. And now with new faces, Danny, Christy, and Leon, the cast were seen walking down a classic red carpet, with old Hollywood classic outfits. After Season 4, when Lori Beth had left, the title was just edited to take her out, respectively, and just continue with it till the end of Season 5.

In Season 6 Opening Title, The show has seen the departure of breakout stars Kenan and Kel, which caused the show to do another new title. This time, Season 5 feat. Cast Members Nick and Mark were credited, and new member Gabriel. The cast were seen up front in the camera behind a multi-color room aka green screen. Thus after the season ended, the show has a different theme on the continuing seasons of All That.

In the 7-8 themes, it was when the show had an all new cast, and they were seen in the opening titles in white clothing behind a black room, where the new looked All That logo was seen in Neon colors. In Season 8, Jamie Lynn was added as a new member of the show, and was also in white clothing as the others.

In the Season 9 Opening title, after the loss of Bryan, the cast of this season were seen behing the black room with the same kind of logo, but everyone is instead in red clothing, to mark the shows real color. Mid-way, Ryan joined the cast, and was added in. After this season, relaunch members Shane, Giovonnie, and Season 8 member Jamie left the show, and the show was caused to do another and final opening title.

For the 10th Anniversary, the producers compiled all the cast members's openings together, and placing a "10" for each of them. Each member was shown in either one of their title appearances, but Jack was the only one who was seen to have both of his opening titles. Plus, at the end, the title quickly zooms center through each of the group endings of each season (1-2, 3, 4-5, 6, 7, 8, 9).

In the 10th season of All That's title, with new cast members Kianna and Denzel, it showed the cast getting out of a Black Limousine, and walking down the red carpet, and talking to their fans and at the ending it showed the cast in front of the neon All That logo with cameras flashing.

Notable sketches

Main article: List of All That sketches.

The Three most famous sketches on All That were Good Burger, which soon became a Nickelodeon film, Dullmont High School, and Vital Information. All three were from the Golden Era seasons (Seasons 1-6), but Good Burger wasn't in Season 6. These three sketches returned in the 10th Anniversary Reunion Special for just one time. The Same cast members who were in these sketches, reprised their roles, despite them being older. Vital Information returned to the show in the Anniversary and continued in Season 10 until the show's cancellation.

  • 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 Kel in every episode, was "Welcome to the Good Burger, home of the good burger, can I take your order?" Good Burger was later made into a 1997 movie starring Kel Mitchell reprising his role as Ed and Kenan Thompson as a new character named Dexter. Frequent customers include: Bernie Kibbitz (Josh Server), Lester Oaks, Construction Worker (Kenan Thompson), and Connie Muldoon (Lori Beth Denberg). (Seasons 1-5, 9-10)
  • Dullmont Jr. High School is a known sketch that has many characters that carried into varying sketches, but remained the same. At the school, strange things would happen, mainly due to the insane staff members. (Seasons 1-6)
  • Vital Information is a sketch in which Lori Beth Denberg (later Danny Tamberelli and Lil' JJ during the relaunch, respectively) delivered "words of wisdom", usually three sayings in a row. (Seasons 1-6, 10)

Series history

Main article: All That Timeline.

Episodes

Main article: List of All That episodes.
SeasonEpisodesFirst airdateLast airdate
All That (Season one) 15 April 16, 1994 April 1, 1995
All That (Season two) 21 October 7, 1995 October 12, 1996
All That (Season three) 20 November 16, 1996 October 18, 1997
All That (Season four) 21 November 15, 1997 November 28, 1998
All That (Season five) 19 December 12, 1998 October 16, 1999
All That (Season six) 14 January 15, 2000 November 4, 2000
Best of All That: Season 6 (2001) 10 2001 2001
All That (Season seven) 13 January 19, 2002 May 4, 2002
All That (Season eight) 15 September 21, 2002 April 26, 2003
All That (Season nine) 16 September 6, 2003 April 24, 2004
All That (Season ten) 17 April 30, 2005 October 22, 2005

Awards & Nominations

Awards Outcome Note
1997Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards:
Favorite TV Show Nominated
1998 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards:
Favorite TV Actor Nominated Kenan Thompson & Kel Mitchell- "All That" / "Kenan and Kel"
1999 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards:
Favorite TV Show WON
Favorite TV Actor WON Kel Mitchell- "All That" / "Kenan and Kel"
2000Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards:
Favorite TV Show WON
Favorite TV Actor WON Kenan Thompson- "All That"
Favorite TV Actress WON Amanda Bynes- "All That" / "The Amanda Show"
2001 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards:
Favorite TV Actor WON Nick Cannon- "All That"
2002 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards:
Favorite TV Show Nominated
2003 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards:
Favorite Movie Actress WON Amanda Bynes- "Big Fat Liar"
Favorite TV Actress WON Amanda Bynes- "The Amanda Show" / "All That"
2004 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards:
Favorite Movie Actress WON Amanda Bynes
Favorite TV Show WON

External links

  • [1] Season 11 of All

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