As kids from the '90s continue to embrace the nostalgia of childhood programming, Nickelodeon has managed to stay relevant for an older generation by offering older cartoons and shows that fans remember fondly.
But you don't have to subscribe to a streaming service to watch every single episode of Prometheus and Bob, cut together as if it was one long movie.
For those who don't remember, Prometheus and Bob was a claymation segment that aired as part of Kablam, the animated comedy anthology that became a popular part of the NickToons block. The series focused on a highly advanced alien who arrived on Earth in prehistoric times, attempting to train and advance the neanderthal species by providing lessons to an obtuse caveman named Bob. They were both frequently outsmarted by an ape that also partook in Prometheus' lessons.
Watching the compilation above, the clips work well when watched in succession. They take on an increasingly dire and desperate tone as Prometheus continues to stretch himself thin in his attempts to help Bob evolve, while the neanderthal remains oblivious to the advanced being's attempts to improve him.
If you're curious about the rest of the NickToons lineup, fans can check them out as part of the streaming platform VRV's new channel called NickSplat.
NickSplat runs for $5.99 a month but is also available as part of VRV's premium packages, and is likely considered a "must have" for any '90s kid. It includes all of these programs as of now:
- AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
- Rocko’s Modern Life
- The Wild Thornberrys
- The Angry Beavers
- Are You Afraid of the Dark?
- Clarissa Explains It All
- Double Dare 2000
- Hey Dude
- Kenan & Kel
- The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo
- Salute Your Shorts
- The Amanda Show
- All That
- Legends of the Hidden Temple
- Nick Arcade
That's not all fans can expect, as Nickelodeon recently announced plans to bring Rugrats back with a brand new 26-episode series and a movie.
"Rugrats is hands-down one of the most celebrated cartoons in TV history, and we are thrilled for a whole new audience to meet these iconic characters in brand-new adventures," said Sarah Levy, COO, Viacom Media Networks; and Interim President, Nickelodeon. "What was true in 1991 when the original show premiered is still true today: kids are fascinated with the world of babies. We can’t wait for today’s kids to meet Tommy, Chuckie and pals."
Nickelodeon has yet to announce a premiere date for the Rugrats relaunch.