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  • '90s Are All That: '90s Fashion Throwback!

    Posted on 05/29/2014 by Rachel1016

    Oh hey, '90s fans. Grab your Tomagotchis, lace up your Airwalks, and throw it on back to a time when neon fanny packs, over-sized flannel shirts, backward baseball caps, and explosions of color reigned supreme. You know you loved the ridiculousness of '90s fashion, so we rounded up some of our favorite moments from '90s Nick shows to demonstrate just how sartorially EPIC its characters were!

    Take a look at the outfits from shows like Clarissa Explains It All, Hey Dude!, Alex Mack, Salute Your Shorts, Doug and more, and you'll see that memorable fashion is just one of of the many reasons the '90s were, indeed, all that.

    90s Throwback Fashion

    Gypsy sleeves and patchwork denim? Yes, please. Clarissa taught us many a lesson about owning your personal style.

    90s Throwback Fashion

    The over-sized khaki shorts and all-denim-everything look of the Hey Dude era definitely contributed to our dreams of living on a ranch.

    90s Throwback Fashion

    We just have two words for you: bucket hat.

    Want to see more wacky and totally awesome outfits? Check out the rest of our favorite '90s fashion moments here!

  • '90s Are All That: Throwback T-Shirt Challenge!

    Posted on 05/06/2014 by Rachel1016

    Are you a die-hard '90s Nick fan? Do you want to blazon your love for classic shows like Hey Arnold!, Ren & Stimpy, Rugrats and Rocko's Modern Life on your sleeve? Literally?!

    Well, The '90s Are All That and Threadless.com are teaming up to give you fresh (but also totally throwback) '90s Nick T-shirts! All you have to do is go to The '90s Are All That Facebook page and vote for your favorite fan-made T-shirt design for your chance to win a free tee! Just 'like' your fave on Facebook, and you'll be automatically entered to win (but make sure to check out official rules here! Then, tune in on Monday, May 19 for a special Threadless Mixtape Monday to see which design wins!

    Check out these killer, limited-edition designs:

    THROUGH STINK AND THIN
    '90s Threadless

    Did someone break wind? You know you want the gruesome twosome Ren & Stimpy immortalized on your shirt!

    BIG RED CAT
    '90s Threadless

    Stimpy's serving major face in this design.

    REPTAR ANATOMY
    '90s Threadless

    The science of Reptar! A lesson we'd all do well to learn.

    YOU FOOTBALL HEAD!!!
    '90s Threadless

    Epic and self-explanatory.

    BEST FRIENDS
    '90s Threadless

    Aw, puh puh puh. Look at those best buds: Rocko, Filburt, Heffer and Spunky holding each other up.

    ROCKO'S MODERN TEE
    '90s Threadless

    Subtle and cool. The way Rocko desperately wished his life could be.

    LOVE these designs? Want to score one for yourself? Go to The '90s Are All That Facebook page 'like' your fave to vote!



  • This One Goes Out to Our Favorite TeenNick Moms!

    Posted on 05/06/2014 by Rachel1016

    Psssst. Hey, you. Yeah, YOU! Do you know what's coming up this Sunday? HINT: It typically involves a combination of breakfast, flowers, an overdue "Thank you" (or fifty) and one verrrry special lady! That's right, mark your calendars if you haven't already because this Sunday, May 11th is Mother's Day!

    One day a year, we take the time to celebrate the women in our lives who do SO much for us every single day. And to honor all of the hard-working, loving, and even sometimes wacky female caregivers out there, we rounded up a few of our favorite motherly TeenNick moments (or should we say, MOM-ents?). Check em out below and, hey, don't forget to do something special for your ma this Mother's Day!

    Hey Arnold: Miriam Interrupts Helga


    Nothing kills the mood quite like a reminder from your mom that, erm, you got a full house when you want a flush. Poor Helgs, Miriam's just looking out for you!

    Rugrats: Angelica Gets In Trouble


    Ah, for a fleeting moment, sweet victory! Angelica gets a stern talking-to from her mom and, although she may have shed some tears, we all know her remorse is only temporary.

    Sabrina the Teenage Witch: First Magic Lesson


    Sure, they may have been Sabrina's aunts, but Hilda and Zelda taught Sabrina how to alter reality with supernatural powers. I mean, that's pretty cool.

    Big Time Rush: Don't Forget Sunscreen


    We've all resisted the SPF at some point in our lives, but Kendall's mom will stop at nothing to make sure the BTR boys wear sunscreen!

    Degrassi: Better Man


    Audra gives Drew a much-needed piece of her mind. This interaction between mom and son is just one of those Degrassi moments worthy of a standing ovation. So much truth, so much wisdom.

    iCarly: Eat Your Vegetables


    Freddie's mom: Fighting scurvy and making great television all at once!

    Drake & Josh: Gary Grill


    Only a truly supportive mother will take one for the team and help her sons in their latest entrepreneurial venture. Too bad it turned out to be, like all Drake & Josh schemes, a total scam.

    What are some of your favorite TeenNick MOM-ents? Sound off in the comments, and don't forget to wish your Mom a happy Mother's Day!

  • '90s Are All That: Our Favorite Clips From 'Rugrats!'

    Posted on 02/07/2014 by Rachel1016
    Rocko's Modern Life

    Never underestimate what lies inside a child's mind! Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica and the gang might may have barely had their baby teeth, but they taught us that the simplest of things can become the greatest of journeys. Check out some of our favorite Rugrats memories below, then share yours in the comments!


    Aw man, Grandpa Boris and the babies are trapped in the attic on Passover. To pass the time, Boris tells the story of the story of Moses, in which Angelica fittingly imagines herself as the Pharaoh who oppressed the Hebrews. Pharaoh Angelica sits pretty on her throne, but it's not too long after she's showered with cupcakes and Rockstar Cynthia dolls that Moses demands, "LET MY BABIES GO!" And that's why Passover is so important.


    Chuckie finds an old photo of his mom, who passed away sometime ago. Despite his pop's hesitation to share memories with Chuckie, he opens up about the mom his son never got to know. He shares a moving poem that Chuckie's mom wrote for little Chuckie, and we share a good cry with our computer screen.


    How 'Reptar On Ice' never became a real, beloved, skating spectacular, we will never know. I mean, is there anything more touching than the love between a woman and a dinosaur?


    There's no business like show business! Phil and Lil are off to become big baby diaper stars, but it appears the twins are having trouble really sharpening their craft. That, or they're just babies.


    Tommy decides to illustrate his life in a home movie, and even though some some might consider a magnificently squiggly mess, it's really bonafide artistic masterpiece.


    Holy horse feathers, the play ground is turning into the Wild Wild West! Tommy and Chuckie are the new cowboys in town, and Junk Food Kid is a total scalawag (who actually makes Angelica look like a saint). When Tommy decides that someone needs to teach this Junk Food Kid a lesson, he stands up for kid-kind, saves the school playground, and restores all that shines!


    When Rugrats see a giant pool of water, they don't think pool, they think giant toilet. And since nothing is more fun than flushing toilets, the baby sinkers mount the diving board (which they mistake for the handle flusher) and launch all the parents into MAJOR panic mode.


    It was only a matter of time before Stu's crazy inventions got him in trouble... When he falls and hits his head, mild amnesia leads Stu to believe he's a baby! And Tommy and the gang realize that Stu has "growed down" into the biggest baby "they ever sawed."


    Everyone knows that Angelica is a big bully and a liar, but after believing her own fib about the sky falling, the group prepares for the End of the World. And we don't know about you, but if regular Angelica sounds bad, post-apocalyptic Angelica sounds pretttty miserable.


    Meet Susie Carmichael! She just moved in next door, and she's really excited to show Tommy her new room. Only problem is, she can't quite find it in the house�

    What are some of your favorite memories from Rugrats? Share them with us in the comments!

  • TeenNick Holiday Tree: How To Make Degrassi Ornaments And A Cynthia Tree Topper!

    Posted on 12/20/2013 by Rachel1016

    TeenNick Holiday Tree


    Throughout the month of December, you crafted along as we added festive decorations to our official TeenNick Holiday Tree! And now that the holidays are right around the corner, we finally have a finished product!

    We made final touches to the body of the tree with Degrassi ornaments and topped it off (literally) with a replica of Angelica's iconic Cynthia doll from Rugrats! We want you to take creative control with these crafts, so feel free to add your personal touches, but if you're looking for a little inspiration, check out our ideas below!

    Start off with some different colored construction paper, scissors, and glue!

    TeenNick Holiday Tree


    Cut out small photos of your favorite Degrassi characters!

    TeenNick Holiday Tree


    Play around with different colors and shapes. We decided to create a few abstract designs, a snowflake collage, and some snowmen!

    TeenNick Holiday Tree


    And the crowning achievement of our entire holiday tree... Angelica's very special and totally not demented doll, Cynthia! All it took was one Barbie, a little glue, a red Sharpie, and some felt. Isn't she stunning?

    TeenNick Holiday Tree


    We hope you had as much fun as we did creating these silly crafts! From all of us here at TeenNick, have a happy and safe holiday!

  • 10 Tips For The Perfect Thanksgiving

    Posted on 11/26/2013 by Rachel1016

    So, you've mastered the art of turkey trimmings, prepared your bellies for a river of cranberry sauce (if you're into that sorta thing), perfected your green bean casserole down to every last crispy friend onion, and... probably made the wise choice to leave all of the cooking to Mom.

    Nonetheless, we rounded up a few really important, relevant and practical tips to help make your Turkey Day the best it can be. In the spirit of ThanksGIFFing (LOL had to), it's the least we could do.

    First, it's important to make sure you have the correct holiday.

    Ten For Rules For A Perfect Thanksgiffing

    It's also good to understand subtle nuances of the Thanksgiving turkey tradition.

    Ten For Rules For A Perfect Thanksgiffing

    You know, like the part where it's cooked.

    Ten For Rules For A Perfect Thanksgiffing

    In the unlikely event that a pair of Pilgrims appear in your kitchen, don't be alarmed.

    Ten For Rules For A Perfect Thanksgiffing

    And if they pose a threat, turkeys can double as boxing gloves.

    Ten For Rules For A Perfect Thanksgiffing

    If you find yourself getting hungry, the Thanksgiving Parade is a favorite pastime.

    Ten For Rules For A Perfect Thanksgiffing

    And if your relatives would rather watch football...

    Boom. Genius.

    Ten For Rules For A Perfect Thanksgiffing


    It's also accepted practice to share the turkey with family members.

    Ten For Rules For A Perfect Thanksgiffing

    That is, if you can manage to keep all family members conscious.

    Ten For Rules For A Perfect Thanksgiffing

    But remember, above all else, give thanks to those you love.

    Ten For Rules For A Perfect Thanksgiffing

  • Play Our Halloween Vine Game!

    Posted on 10/22/2013 by Rachel1016

    What Should You Be For Halloween


    All Hallows Eve is fast approaching, and you've got some decisions to make. Chief among them is this: WHICH TeenNick character will inspire your costume?

    When it comes to a TeenNick costume, the options run deep. Whether you want to throw it back with iconic '90s characters from shows like All That, Rugrats, and Kenan & Kel, or keep it current with your favorite Degrassians, we're bound to find the trick to your treat!

    Play our vine below, and click on one of the images to find out who you should be!


  • 90s MeMeorial Week Challenge!

    Posted on 05/10/2013 by TeenNick
    Meme-orial Week is Coming to TeenNick�
    And that means, '90s Nick Memes-online, on-air, and in your face! It's going to be insane in the meme-brane!

    Think you got what it takes to make a meme? Check out our examples and try to out-funny us. Keep it clean and we might make your caption into a meme to show on TV. Just comment on the memes below or on Facebook, and then tune in to TeenNick beginning 5/20 @ midnight to see if your meme made the cut.

    And don't worry, if your meme goes viral (ahem #90sMEMEorial), you'll get credit for your creative genius! Your first name and last initial or username may appear on-air if your meme is broadcast.

    "Why didn't you reply to my text?...I sent it 15 seconds ago."
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    Condescending Kenan
    Oh, you grew up in the 90s...Please tell me
    how much better TV was back then.
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    Sleepy Baby
    "You're naming him 'Dil'?...I'm Done."
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    Hey, Arnold
    "Hey, Arnold. Love hurts, and I just hurt you so much!"
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    Grumpy CatDog
    "Oh, you have a Hangnail...I'm attached"
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  • This One's for Chris Kelly.

    Posted on 05/02/2013 by Lisa

    Chris Kelly, a member of the '90s rap duo Kris Kross, has passed away. At Nickelodeon, he'll always be remembered for "The Rugrats Rap," so we're posting it today in tribute.