Submitted for approval of the Midnight Society: can we talk some Nickelodeon? The Gak-covered TV juggernaut of the 90s, Nickelodeon was somehow way wilder than we remember. Specifically, Legends of the Hidden Temple got REAL traumatized kid-sy. We can only shudder at the horror of behind-the-scenes orange soda accidents that must've taken place on Kenan and Kel. If Kel injured Chicago Bulls guard Ron Harper on camera, imagine what was on the cutting room floor, amirite?

The 2000s saw Spongebob and his nuclear fallout-surviving Bikini Atoll buddies assume the mantle of flagship show, providing doe-eyed reminders that sexuality is a spectrum and that non-moving organisms can be the heroes of the ocean floor. Now all we need is that Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide reboot, and the network will be back on top again. 

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