Remember the days before Nickelodeon sucked? Ahhh, the days they were…amidst all of the garbage Nickelodeon continues to currently air, stuff like Back at the Barnyard or The Naked Brothers Band , you can only imagine the possibility of a new season of Doug. The generation that was can only imagine new episodes of Legends of the Hidden Temple, Figure it Out, or Double Dare in which they would now give away laptops and iPods instead of Gateways and boom boxes. Instead of frantically trying to download all of the past episodes of Hey Arnold!, is it possible that we could see new ones instead? As JP from Angels in the Outfield would say, "It could happen."

When we were kids, life was sweet. You would go to school and come home, have a Capri Sun and a String Thing and watch an episode of Rocko's Modern Life. Now, it's completely different. You get back from class, and immediately need to begin writing a paper that is due that day and you have no idea how you are going to attempt to fill up two pages with fun facts that you just come up with right of the top of your head. Worst of all, there is nothing to look forward to on TV in the middle of the day. The Rugrats, Ahh! Real Monsters, and Rocket Powers that were, are now replaced by Dora the Explorer, Max and Ruby, and something called The Backyardigans. Where is the love, Nickelodeon? We miss our shows. Ever since the internet came out, you think we don't care about TV anymore. It's not true. We still love slime. We still love the shrine of the silver monkey. Hey, we even love the creative way you never revealed Hey Arnold!'s last name forcing us to refer to him as Hey Arnold!

We want to have our Nickelodeon and eat it too. I'm speaking for every single college student out there who still smiles when they hear the name Patti Mayonnaise. This was our childhood. Who didn't love watching SNICK every Saturday night to see how Ask Ashley was going to freak out? Or who doesn't remember watching Kenan and Kel saying simultaneously with Kel "Is it true? I do, I do, I do-ooooo!" Who can forget watching two hours of comedy and then being scared to death watching Are You Afraid of the Dark? as you were going to bed? I still cry a little bit when I hear someone strike a match. We miss these shows because they brought childhood memories with them. It's hard to move on. Kenan Thompson from All That and Kenan and Kel did it though. He is on Saturday Night Live now. SNL is basically All That for adults. But, they don't have Doug, Hey Arnold!, or Angry Beavers for adults. No, they have CSI, American Idol, and 24. Is this supposed to entertain us? Please, they don't slime contestants on American Idol. You'll never see a CatDog on 24. And Figuring It Out on CSI is not as fun without Billy the Answer Head.

The unfortunate answer to the question of bringing back these shows is "no". We can't see them again. We have to let them go. It won't be cute to be singing "Killer Tofu" at your wedding reception. I know, just as I'm sure everyone else does, that we have had an emotional attachment to these shows. I'm going to help everyone out with a little gem I just discovered. There is a website called www.theorangesplat.com where you can watch every single episode of Rocko's Modern Life, Doug, Hey Arnold!, The Angry Beavers, Rugrats, Ahh! Real Monsters, Kablam!, CatDog, and Rocket Power. Hey, remember when you would change the channel real quick when your friends came over to make them think you didn't watch Nick anymore? Or remember when you would set your homepage to Nick.com so your parents would think that you never looked at porn? Those days are over. You will be the envy of every single one of your college friends. So get out your Gak, call up Heffer, and head down to the Honker Burger because your favorite Nicktoons are available!