- TV. Watch. Repeat. -What 'SNL' Could Have Learned From 'All That'
All That started off with not a bang, but a bop: A theme song from none other than the soon-to-be-discovered TLC. It was just one way the series was ahead of its time, and ahead of its grown-up predecessor, Saturday Night Live. While SNL struggled with accusations of being a white boy's club, All That featured a diverse cast since 1994's Season 1, showing that humor comes from forms, and outside of the Harvard Lampoon. (Not only that, but All That featured girls playing male politicians before SNL featured women playing male politicians, with a Ross Perot sketch in episode one.)
It's why my co-host Allison Piwowarski and I were excited to explore the story of All That in our brand-new episode of TV. Watch. Repeat. In this episode, we find out how Nickelodeon chose its cast members, the soul-shuddering place where Amanda Bynes was discovered, and the Oscar-winning star who tried out and didn't make the cut. Plus: where the original cast is today.
So grab your good burger and enjoy the story of All That on our latest episode of TV. Watch. Repeat. on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. And be sure to check out our other pop culture podcast, Pop Chaser, for all your entertainment headline needs!