Dan Schneider Allegedly Made ‘All That’ Star ‘Hand Feed Him Shrimp’

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Dan Schneider, writer and producer for Nickelodeon, was once "hand-fed shrimp" by an 'All That' star, according to the new docuseries ‘Quiet On Set: The Dark Side Of Kids TV’.

'All That' was a popular sketch comedy television series that aired on Nickelodeon from 1994 to 2005 and featured a mix of comedic sketches, musical performances, and guest appearances.

One episode, in particular, is gaining traction as writers are shedding light on the show in the newly released ‘Quiet On Set: The Dark Side Of Kids TV' docuseries.

What Is 'All That'?

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Nickelodeon's 'All That' show was often called the children's version of 'Saturday Night Live' due to its similarities in various sketches performed by a regular cast of child and teenage actors.

The sketches ranged from parodies of popular culture and television shows to original characters and recurring skits, including 'Good Burger', 'Sugar & Coffee', and 'Dullmont Junior High School'.

Kenan Thompson, Amanda Bynes, Kel Mitchell, Nick Cannon, and Jamie Lynn Spears are just some of the various actors and actresses who starred in 'All That'.

Dan Schneider Referred To As 'God' In 'All That' Skit

Dan Schneider Allegedly Made 'All That' Star 'Hand Feed Him Shrimp'
Screenshot via 'Quiet On Set' Docuseries

Dan Schneider, a writer for 'All That', starred in an episode where he was "hand-fed shrimp" and referred to as a "God." Writer Scaach Koul was interviewed for the ‘Quiet On Set: The Dark Side Of Kids TV’ docuseries, where she claims the Nickelodeon producer was able to “hold emotional power over these kids.”

She then went on to describe a specific scene in ‘All That’, where Schneider calls the cast via telephone, which is “like Charlie calling his angels.”

“He’s parodying himself as a big shot producer,” Koul said in the docuseries, adding, “He's being hand-fed shrimp tails and the kids are literally referring to him as God.”

“It really reflects what is happening behind the scenes,” she added.

Allegations Made Against Dan Schneider

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Dan Schneider, the man behind popular shows including 'All That', 'Kenan & Kel', 'The Amanda Show', 'Drake & Josh', 'iCarly', 'Zoey 101', and 'Victorious', has faced various allegations and controversies over the years. Some of those allegations have been related to misconduct, inappropriate behavior, and mistreatment of young actors on his shows.

Schneider has previously denied any abuse allegations, telling the New York Times in 2021, “I couldn’t, and I wouldn’t have the long-term friendships and continued loyalty from so many reputable people if I’d mistreated my actors of any age, especially minors.”

Dan Schneider Films Skit In Hot Tub With Amanda Bynes

The ‘Quiet On Set: The Dark Side Of Kids TV’ also shared footage of Nickelodeon’s Dan Schneider in a jacuzzi with Amanda Bynes, who was 16 at the time.

Bynes was wearing a swimsuit in the hot tub, next to Dan Schneider, who is fully clothed.

“And he is kind of saying, ‘I created this situation. I am the reason we are in this hot tub. I am pulling the strings.’ Maybe at the time people viewed it as a comedy but I think now some people are very uncomfortable with the implication,” culture writer Scaachi Koul said in the docuseries of the disturbing clip.

Dan Schneider Parts Ways From Nickelodeon

Dan Schneider Parts Ways From Nickelodeon
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Nickelodeon and Schneider parted ways in 2018.

“Following many conversations together about next directions and future opportunities, Nickelodeon and our long-time creative partner Dan Schneider/Schneider’s Bakery have agreed to not extend the current deal,” Nickelodeon and Schneider said in a joint statement to Deadline.

“Since several Schneider’s Bakery projects are wrapping up, both sides agreed that this is a natural time for Nickelodeon and Schneider’s Bakery to pursue other opportunities and projects," the statement added.

Dan Schneider Issues Statement Following Claims

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While Schneider has not publicly commented on specific allegations, he did issue a statement to the documentary, which stated:

“Everything that happened on the shows I ran was carefully scrutinized by dozens of involved adults. All stories, dialogue, costumes and makeup were fully approved by network executives on two coasts. A standard and practices group read and ultimately approved every script, and programming executives reviewed and approved all episodes. In addition, every day on every set, there were always parents and caregivers and their friends watching us rehearse and film.”

Schneider's departure from Nickelodeon in 2018 led many to speculate about the reasons behind it considering the reports of a toxic work environment, rumors about his behavior towards young actors, and allegations of verbal abuse.