Alright 1990s kids, calm down and breathe deep. Nothing official has happened yet.
Still, there are credible rumblings that Nickelodeon might be launching a channel exclusively dedicated to cartoons from your favorite decade. You know, like Rugrats, Ren and Stimpy and The Wild Thornberrys.
Try not to hyperventilate. Again, nothing official has happened.
But let us tell you what we know.
A couple of days again, Nickelodeon put up a YouTube video promoting something called 'The Splat' with a collection of cartoon characters from the 1990s all singing about the joys of Nickelodeon. You can watch that here:
And then, to make things even more official, a website was launched, but unfortunately it only says that The Splat is coming. Still no word on when or how or what this Splat thing is.
Buzzfeed found more evidence during Brooklyn's '90s Fest over the weekend.
Pauly Shore was seen with the logo:
And so was Coolio:
And those are some 1990s celebrities if we've ever seen them.
At this point, yes, The Splat is probably a thing that will show 1990s cartoons. But without official word of the what/where/when, we're just left with uncomfortable waiting and the slow realization that our childhood has passed us by, underlining the ultimate fact of mortality.
As if the most recent news of a Married... With Children and a Xena: Warrior Princess reboot weren't enough, the unstoppable resurrection of the 1990s continues with Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
Apparently, even Will Smith is on board for this monument to aged nostalgia.
TV Line says they have the exclusive story.
According to multiple sources, Smith's production shingle, Overbrook Entertainment, is in the very early stages of developing a present-day family comedy that puts a new spin on the fish-out-of-water tale while maintaining the spirit of Fresh Prince. (An official longline is still being hammered out.) I'm told a pitch is being finalized now and Overbrook will begin shopping it around in the coming weeks. Smith would serve as an EP alongside his Overbrook producing partners James Lassiter, Caleeb Pinkett and Jada Pinkett-Smith.
Will Smith has hit a bit of a rough patch in his career as of late. Besides Men in Black III, he hasn't had a movie critics enjoyed in at least eight years.
One things for sure, between this, Coach, Full House, Twin Peaks and next January's The X Files, the 1990s are sticking around.