If your childhood involved the show Zoey 101, you may want to sit down.
On Friday, Sept 18, Dan Schneider, creator of said show as well as a slew of other classic Nickelodeon shows (such as All That, Kenan & Kel, and Drake & Josh), announced via Twitter that he had a surprise involving his former show, Zoey 101, which aired from January 2005 to May 2008.
What could he possibly have to announce on a show that has long since been finished? He, along with the TeenNick network, began asking everyone to tune in to TeenNick’s ‘Flashback Friday’ marathon of Zoey 101, specifically to the time capsule episode airing at 8:30 p.m., EDT. TeenNick sent out this cryptic tweet and everything just exploded:
“TEN years ago today, Zoey buried her feelings for Chase in a time capsule. Find out what she said TONIGHT at 8:30PM. #WhatDidZoeySay #Zoey101”
The show once had an episode where the kids buried a time capsule, and the main character, Zoey, put in a DVD, containing a vlog with just some details about her life and messages to those she knew. One person in particular, Chase, was her best friend that had feelings for her. Zoey left a message to him on this DVD to let him know how she truly felt, and Zoey didn’t want him to hear it until it was dug up again.
The show never revealed what Zoey said to Chase and left it a mystery. Until now, ten years after the show first aired.
What may have been the longest wait in human history (at least an hour of waiting!), the news was finally revealed. And despite original thoughts of it being an unaired scene from when they filmed the show, Schneider and TeenNick surprised us all by posting the following YouTube video:
The video has already racked up over 3,000,000 views within 24 hours and keep going seeing as the hashtag #WhatDidZoeySay was the number one trending topic worldwide for three hours. Schneider himself was even astounded, saying in a tweet:
“I had no idea #Zoey101 was loved by so many people. THANK YOU all for watching my shows, and caring so much.”
The YouTube video ends with a “To be continued…” leaving fans wondering what is in store next. Will this be a short YouTube series? Will there be a Zoey 101 spin-off on TV? It didn’t help that Sean Flynn and Christopher Massey, who played Chase and Michael on the show, made an appearance, leaving all of us wondering what other old characters from the show will make an appearance.
I guess we will have to wait to find out!
UPDATE: The video now has 7,000,000 views.