The young actors on Nickelodeon’s sketch-comedy hit “All That” were a huge sensation during the show’s run, and Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell and Amanda Bynes were just a few of the beloved stars busting guts. It’s hard not to wonder what things were like behind the scenes, but it’s not everyday you run into a cast member to ask.
Well, it turns out there was one chance to ask about what being a kid on “All That” was like. Lisa Foiles, “All That” cast member from seasons 7 through 10, answered fans’ questions on Reddit back in 2011. You may know Lisa as Kaffy from the sketch “Sugar and Coffee,” which taught us all about the wonders and dangers of jitters and stimulants!
For those that missed it (hey, we’re not all Redditors), we’ve rounded up some of the best facts from her AMA.
According to Lisa, the best band to perform on “All That” was the Barenaked Ladies.
Other musical guests were, well, a little bit strange.
Tony Hawk is surprisingly humble.
Repairman’s catch phrase was an accident.
“All That” was shot all summer so kids could go to school.
The coffee in “Sugar and Coffee” was actually flat coke.
“All That” cast members were recruited from Nickelodeon through intense, nation-wide auditions.
A lot of people think of “All That” as the “SNL” for kids, but functionally it was different.
Being an “All That” cast member was not for the faint of heart.
Check out Lisa Foiles’ AMA for more of her answers to fan questions!
“All That” is an American, live-action sketch comedy-variety show, which aired on Nickelodeon from 1994 to 2005, lasting ten seasons. “All That” was produced by Dan Schneider, and produced breakout stars including Kenan Thompson and Amanda Bynes. Dan Schneider is an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer.