Holy Sh*t: The Amanda Show Is Coming Back to TV
Where would the 90s kids be without the dancing lobsters, Debbie who likes eggs and Moody’s Point? Who knows (or would even like to think about it), but the show that brought you the most memorable skits of your childhood is making a comeback.
“The Amanda Show” is set to make a return to televisions on June 10 on Nickelodeon’s retro channel TeenNick, jacuzzi and all.
In September 2015, Nickelodeon announced the arrival of The Splat, a two-hour program block on TeenNick which would air all the best 80s, 90s and early 2000s TV shows every night. Since then, several of the network’s most popular shows have been on the program’s rotation including “Angry Beavers,” “Catdog,” “Rugrats,” “Rocket Power,” and “Hey Arnold!”
That list did not include “The Amanda Show” until today.
Keith Dawkins, executive vice president of TeenNick and Nicktoons, told Refinery 29 that the return of The Amanda Show arrives at a time in which the modern television sphere, which has predominantly been focused on female leads with shows like “Broad City” and “Girls,” needs a retro reminder that Nickelodeon was there first.
“People have kind of a short memory with history,” Dawkins says. “A woman being funny, leading content, and being like The Carol Burnett Show is not a new idea. We forget about it. Women can lead content. Women can lead the charge.”
Thanks, brah. The show, which first aired in 1999, is known for its wacky sketches headed by lovable t(w)een Amanda Bynes.
This news comes just a few months after news broke that Nickelodeon was hosting an “All That” reunion and apparently not inviting Amanda Bynes, an original cast member and the host of “The Amanda Show.”
It’s hard now to hear Amanda Bynes’ name and not think about her highly public mental health issues and brushes with the law, but Amanda appears to be turning herself around. Amanda is reportedly studying at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. The last we heard from her directly was a tweet in February announcing a new haircut.
Now sit back and relax with an original Girls’ Room clip while reflecting on how this segment of “The Amanda Show” colored all of your future interactions with female friends.