As my favorite show of all time comes to an end and my childhood comes to an end along with it, I want to take a moment to officially thank the man who gave them both to me.
Thank you, Dan Schneider, for filling my childhood with laughter. For giving me a carefree fictional world to escape to whenever I was tired of the world I was living in. For helping me get through any hardship I may have had by making me smile, even sometimes through tears. For creating characters who taught me more than anyone in real life ever could have. For giving me the greatest, most creative, most fun-filled childhood that anyone could have ever asked for. For always reminding me to laugh. For showing me that it’s okay to not ever completely grow up.
While I’m no longer technically a child, I feel like one whenever I watch your shows. I’m glad that they will continue on and I will hold out hope that at least one show with your creative mind behind it will still be airing when I have my own children someday, so they can grow up with the same fun and laughter that I did.
In less than two short years, I will turn eighteen, and leave my childhood behind me forever. But there are certain things from my early years that I will carry with me forever, and your sense of humor is one of them. I wouldn’t be the person that I am today without you.
Thank you, Dan Schneider, for sharing your amazing mind with us. You’ll never know how much that gift means to me and so many others.
I know, you see, somehow the world will change for me, and be so wonderful…