I Have Faith That The 'Rugrats' Reboot Will Hit Me Right in the Childhood

I Have Faith That The 'Rugrats' Reboot Will Hit Me Right in the Childhood

Nickelodeon does it again!


When I was little, Nickelodeon's "Rugrats" was my absolute favorite show, with "Spongebob Squarepants" being a close second. I met Chuckie at Universal Studios when I was two, I remember eating countless Rugrats Popsicles, and the second Rugrats film, "The Rugrats in Paris," was the first film I ever saw in theaters. It's safe to say that they were a gigantic part of my childhood. When I heard that the beloved babies were being rebooted, I screamed in my kitchen for ten minutes. So yeah, I'm beyond excited to see the Rugrats come back.

First off, let me explain what this reboot entails. Rugrats will be returning to the small screen, with twenty-six new episodes, and the big screen with a live-action feature film. The film is set to premiere in 2020, and the new series hasn't been given a release date yet. While I'm thrilled about another Rugrats film, I'm wary about the film being live-action, and the babies themselves were constructed in CGI.

With a slew of unoriginal live-action remakes coming from Disney in recently, I can't help but be nervous about a live-action adaptation of a beloved cartoon. Hopefully, the film won't be merely a remake of an earlier Rugrats film. If the film is a fresh story, and the CGI on the babies looks decent (not like "Baby Geniuses"), I'm 100% down, and 100% excited for a live-action Rugrats movie.

I have a lot of faith in Nickelodeon, both generally and when it comes to remakes, considering that "Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie" was even better than the first "Hey Arnold Movie," and "Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling" looks hilarious. Nickelodeon has shown that it can do reboots just fine. I don't want to see it end up like the disappointing "Powerpuff Girls" reboot. My only hope is that they get the new Rugrats movie and series right, and since the original creators are coming back as executive producers, I have even more faith in the project.

I'm happy to see the Rugrats returning to both television and film. They were a big part of my childhood and countless others. I hope the Rugrats continue to entertain and teach children (and adults) for years to come.

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To High School Seniors In Their Last Semester

Senior year moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Dammit, you made it. The final semester of your senior year. You’re at the top of the food chain of high school, and it feels so good. You’re probably praying this last semester flies by, that you get out of town as soon as possible.

At this point, you’re calling teachers by their first names, the entire staff knows you by name, and you’re walking around school standing tall, owning those hallways. You’re convinced you’re ready to leave and move on to the next chapter in your life.

You’ve already experienced your last football game, standing in the cold in the front row of the student section all season long, decked out in your school colors and cheering loud and proud. That is, until they lost, and you realized you will never have that experience again. Never again.

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You already had your last winter break. Preparing and celebrating the holidays with your family, ice skating and sledding with your best friends. Those quiet nights alone in your room watching Netflix, taking for granted your loved ones just a few rooms away. Never again.

If you’re an athlete, you may have already played in your last game or ran your last race. The crowd cheering, proudly wearing your school’s name across your chest, giving it your all. For some, it may be the end of your athletic career. Before you knew it, you were standing in an empty gym, staring up at the banners and thinking about the mark you left on your school, wondering where on earth the time went. Never again.

I’m telling you right now, you’re going to miss it all. Everything you’ve ever known. Those early mornings when you debate going to first hour because you really need those McDonald’s hash browns. The late nights driving home from practice, stopping for ice cream of course, ready for a late night of homework. Getting food on a whim with your friends. Endless fights with your siblings. Your favorite chips in the pantry. A fridge full of food. Coming home to and getting tackled by your dog. Driving around your hometown, passing the same sights you’ve seen every day for as long as you can remember. Hugs from your mom after a long day. Laughs with your dad. And that best friend of yours? You’re going to miss them more than anything. I’m telling you right now, nothing will ever be the same. Never again.

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Before you start packing your bags, slow down, take a deep breath, and look around. You’ve got it pretty good here. The end of your senior year can be the time of your life; it’s truly amazing. So go to the winter dance, go to Prom, spend Senior Skip Day with your classmates, go to every sporting event you can, while you still can. College is pretty great, but it’s the little things you’re gonna miss the most. Don’t take it for granted because soon, you’ll be standing in a packed gym in your cap and gown, wondering where the heck the time went. You’ve got a long, beautiful life ahead of you, full of joy but also full of challenges. You’re going to meet so many wonderful people, people who will treat you right and people who won’t.

So, take it all in. Be excited for the future and look forward to it, but be mindful of the present. You’ve got this.
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