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Hollywood Reboots We’d Actually Like to See

Hollywood Reboots We’d Actually Like to See

Pop culture has been on a major nostalgia kick these days. Two of the biggest blockbuster movies of the year were sequels (Top Gun and Jurassic Park) and countless TV shows have been greenlit for reboots. There’s even an entire brand new show about reboots called —wait for it — reboot.

It’s clear Hollywood has reboots on the mind, and since we can’t stop them, we might as well join them. Let’s be honest: most of these look like leftovers. But we can help fix the problem. Here are eight more properties we’d like to see brought back to life. Hollywood, your mission is clear.

Back to the Future

Marty McFly’s great great great grand daughter is sent back to the 2010s. She’s shocked to discover man buns weren’t on par with someone wearing a tribal headdress to a music festival, phones were occasionally used for talking into, and occasionally, there were still bars and restaurants that didn’t have Wi-Fi.

Rocket Power

Once upon a time the coolest kids around were playing extreme sports, surfing and getting into some crazy situations. It’s easy to assume that they’ve all grown up, but there’s no way they’ve given up their coolness (right?). Surely they’re still catching waves on the weekends or maybe they went full-pro. Either way, it’s been way too long since we’ve seen Otto, Reggie, Twister and Sam have a “cowabunga” time.

Wallace and Gromit

Wallace and Gromit never really went away. In 2005, they survived the Curse of the Were-Rabbit. But really, any time without our favorite British pals is too long.

Since the voice of Wallace has retired, how about a new series where we meet young Wallace and Gromit? Or maybe one set in an alternate universe Gromit makes all the wise cracks and Wallace shrugs and pulls faces? We’d love to here what our favorite silent dog makes of Wallace’s longstanding cheese obsession.

McGee and Me

The timeless young boy moves into a new town and learns important life lessons alongside his cartoon BFF. McGee and Me is ripe for another incarnation. First of all, animation has developed a lot since the early ’90s, so imagine how much fun Nicholas could have interacting with his 2-D pal. Don’t worry—with the invention of cyber bulling/Twitter/Instagram infamy/helicopter parenting, there’s plenty to explore since last we met our pals.


The original show about nothing, brought kicking and screaming into 2022. Instead of a standup comedian, Jerry Seinfield is now an editor at BuzzFeed. Instead of their iconic coffee shop, the gang now grabs a drink at Stumptown roasters.


It’s the 2000s, and ALF is a massive Instagram celebrity. However, his legions of fans make it difficult to indulge in his first love—eating cats. The alien life form (now naturalized and simply a “life form”) joins a support group to help curb his addiction—mere days before his big charity event with Lil Bub and Grumpy Cat.

Rainbow Brite

If My Little Pony can come back, surely there’s room at that 1980s nostalgia table for Rainbow Brite. In the new series, Rainbow Brite has to bring color and life to one of the toughest places in the world: New York City.

Gospel Bill

Gospel Bill has got his work cut out for him. Since leaving behind Dry Gulch (and the late ’80s, early ’90s), the characters may have changed, but the crises are all the same. Will Gospel Bill find his place in the big city and remind its people of their biblical worth? And where exactly is the local store (local Walmart?) and river anyway?

Psalty the Singing Songbook

Do you honestly think we’re going to reboot our favorite blue hymnal? After over 30 years of tunes? Crank out the next generation, and don’t you dare change a thing.

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