Nickelodeon's Musical Guest Were All That!

Updated: Jun 2

Now this is just an introduction, before I blow your mind, the show is All That and yes we do it all the time! So, sit ya booty on the floor or in a chair, ground or in the air, just DON'T GO NO-WHERE!




Brings back a nostalgic feel, doesn't it? Looking back, this 90s comedy sketch show may have been the platform to introduce some of our readers to their favorite artist they know and love today. Whether or not they were appropriate appearances on the show is a different question. Then again, a lot of our childhood tv shows had jokes that went way over our heads as kids. Remember when Animaniacs made that "fingerprints" joke about Prince? We all know Rocko from Rocko Modern's Life worked as a phone sex operator. There's also that time on Rugrats when Grandpa Pickles told Tommy and Chucky that his favorite late night video to watch was of Lonely Space Vixens. We see you Grandpa Pickles with your VHS porn! The list is endless!


There's no surprise that us millennials grew up extremely un-sheltered, and thankfully so! It's what makes revisiting these shows so fun as an adult, as there's a different tone in some of the cartoons that influenced us more than we knew. That's what brings us to All That.


One of Nickelodeon's hidden gems were it's legendary musical guests on All That, some of which are no longer here with us today. The kids version of SNL lasted for ten seasons, and in their first season alone, they landed TLC (who also did their theme song), Erykah Badu, Usher, Coolio, Lauryn Hill (mind you, this was back when she was on time for events!), Outkast, Aaliyah... they even booked Craig Mack on there! Hell, All That was our 106 & Park before 106 & Park was our 106 & Park!


We always talk about MTV and BET when it comes to musical performances that we miss, but we think we have to add All That in the conversation, as their musical legacy is right up there with the big stations and shows. Here are 18 memorable performances from the show that you may have forgotten:


1). Aaliyah - One in a Million

Season 3, Episode 16

Having appeared on the children's show multiple times, this performance was key in teaching us how cool this woman was. Smooth dance moves, relaxed background dancers and smooth vocals paired perfectly with her life jacket vest. Her demeanor, tone and vibe was angelic on stage. How many of you first crushed on her from this performance?


2). Aftermath ft. Kel Mitchell - Watch Me Do My Thing

Season 1, Episode 15


3). Salt N Pepa - R U Ready?

Season 4, Episode 17


4). Outkast - Rosa Parks

Season 5, Episode 11


5). Mya - Movin' On

Season 5, Episode 7


6). 112 - Love Me

Season 5, Episode 11



7). Deborah Cox - Nobody's Supposed To Be Here

Season 5, Episode 4


8). Destiny's Child - No, No, No, No

Season 4, Episode 14


9). Aaliyah - Age Ain't Nothin' But A Number

Season 5, Episode 7


10). Monica - Angel of Mine

Season 5, Episode 5


11). Nas - Street Dreams (Remix)

Season 3, Episode 10


12). Da Brat -Fa All Ya'll

Season 1, Episode 2


13). Ice Cube - We Be Clubbin'

Season 4, Episode 19


14). Immature - We Got It!

Season 2, Episode 15


15). Blaque - Bring it All To Me

Season 6, Episode 2


16). Mya ft. Blackstreet - Take Me There

Season 5, Episode 1


17). Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear

Season 1, Episode 5

With Flava in Ya Ear still on the music charts, Craig Mack came out of his shell to put in a hell of a performance. We're guessing the kids in the audience knowing all the words to the song made him even more hype, as they sang along with him in the chorus.


18). The Lox - If You Think I'm Jiggy

Season 4, Episode 20

The Lox performed on Season 4, Episode 20, and they made sure to censor what they could. "Since Nickelodeon, you been tracking me down!" Haha!


Bonuses:


Immature ft. Smooth & Kel Mitchell - Watch Me Do My Thing Official Music Video



All That theme song by the one and only, TLC!



Not only was TLC the theme song for the show, but they ended up being the FIRST musical guest as well, performing their hit, "What About Your Friends":



All Musical Guest on All That by Season (notice a trend!?):


Season 1

  • Pilot (1). TLC - "What About Your Friends"

  • Episode 2. Da Brat - "Fa All y' All"

  • Episode 3. TLC - "Creep"

  • Episode 4. Immature - "Constantly"

  • Episode 5. Craig Mack - "Flava In Ya Ear"

  • Episode 6. Brandy - "Baby"

  • Episode 7. Aaliyah - "Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number"

  • Episode 8. Coolio - "Fantastic Voyage"

  • Episode 9. Soul 4 Real - "Candy Rain"

  • Episode 10. Changing Faces - "Foolin' Around"

  • Episode 11. Blackstreet - "Love's In Need"

  • Episode 12. Zhane - "Shame"

  • Episode 13. Usher - "Think Of You"

  • Episode 14. A Few Good Men - "Young Girl"

  • Episode 15. Aftermath featuring Kel Mitchell - "Chillin'"


Season 2



Season 3

  • Episode 1. LL Cool J - "Who Do Ya Love"

  • Episode 2. Montell Jordan - "Baby, I Like"

  • Episode 3. Immature - "Watch Me Do My Thing featuring Smooth and Kel Mitchell as Ed"

  • Episode 4. Dru Hill - "Tell Me"

  • Episode 5. Blackstreet - "No Diggity"

  • Episode 6. A Tribe Called Quest - "Stressed Out"

  • Episode 7. 702 - "Stee-lo"

  • Episode 8. Mint Condition - "What Kind Of Man"

  • Episode 9. 112 - "Only You"

  • Episode 10. Nas - "Street Dreams"

  • Episode 11. Mona Lisa - "All I Do"

  • Episode 12. Ray J - "Let It Go"

  • Episode 13. Heavy D - "Big Daddy"

  • Episode 14. For Real - Saddest Song'

  • Episode 15. Az Yet - "Hard To Say Im Sorry"

  • Episode 16. Aaliyah - "One In A Million"

  • Episode 17. Monica - "For You I Will"

  • Episode 18. Mc Lyte - "Cold Rock A Party"

  • Episode 19. Erykah Badu - "On And On"




Season 4

  • Episode 1. Mase - "Feels So Good"

  • Episode 2. Busta Rhymes - "Dangerous"

  • Episode 3. Robyn - "Show Me Love"

  • Episode 4. Wyclef Jean - "Staying Alive"

  • Episode 5. Dru Hill - "5 Steps"

  • Episode 6. Mary J. Blige - "Everything"

  • Episode 7. Immature - "Give Up The Ghost"

  • Episode 8. Spice Girls - "Spice Up Your Life"

  • Episode 9. Kirk Franklin - "Stomp"

  • Episode 10. Backstreet Boys - As Long As You Love Me"

  • Episode 11. Usher - "You Make Me Wanna"

  • Episode 12. Missy Elliott - "The Rain"

  • Episode 13. Boyz II Men - "Can't Let Her Go"

  • Episode 14. Destiny's Child - "No,No,No Part 2"

  • Episode 15. LL Cool J - "Father"

  • Episode 16. Jermaine Dupri & Da Brat - "The Party Continues"

  • Episode 17. Salt-n-Pepa - "R U Ready"

  • Episode 18. K-Ci And JoJo - "All My Life"

  • Episode 19. Ice Cube - "We Be Clubbin"

  • Episode 20. The Lox - "If You Think Im Jiggy"

  • Episode 21. Sugar Ray - "Fly"


Season 5

  • Episode 1. Blackstreet And Mýa - "Take Me There"

  • Episode 2. Tatyana Ali - Daydreamin'"

  • Episode 4. Deborah Cox - "Nobody's Supposed To Be Here"

  • Episode 4. Shaq - Heat It Up"

  • Episode 5. Monica - Angel Of Mine

  • Episode 6. Faith Evans - Love Like This"

  • Episode 7. Mýa - Movin' On"

  • Episode 8.98 Degrees - Because Of You"

  • Episode 9-10. 100th Episode Lauryn Hill - "DooWop"; Busta Rymes -"Gimmie So Mo"; Put Your Hand Were My Eyes Can See

  • Episode 11. 112-"Love Me

  • Episode 12. Outkast - "Rosa Parks"

  • Episode 13. Divine - "Lately"

  • Episode 14. 5 Young Men - "One More Chance"

  • Episode 15. Joey McIntyre - "Stay The Same"

  • Episode 16. Backstreet Boys - "I Want It That Way"

  • Episode 17. 3rd Storee - "If Ever"

  • Episode 18. Simbi Khali - "Our Love is Stronger"

  • Episode 19. M.A.F.T - We Gets Down"

  • Episode 20. Shanice - When I Close My Eyes"




Season 6

(Episodes 112-121 were part of the Best of All That, and did not contain a musical guest.)




Season 7



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