Nickelodeon has changed a lot since the ‘90s. Amanda Bynes is no longer known for Moody’s Point. Kenan Thompson’s name is no longer synonymous with Kel Mitchell’s. And Jamie Lynn Spears is now a mommy.
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) February 4, 2018
But one thing we can always count on is the Kids’ Choice Awards handing out orange blimps and dishing out green slime for all of our favorite pop culture moments. Whether it was New Kids on the Block performing “Hangin’ Tough” in 1989, TLC giving us major squad goals in 1999, or Michelle Obama honoring Taylor Swift in 2012, we’re never too old to enjoy this Nickelodeon awards show.
This year, John Cena returns to host the evening’s festivities. And to make the announcement, he brought together the whole family for a new promo. The resemblance is mighty uncanny in the short video. Cena took on multiple identities to portray his family, including drag versions of his sister, his mom, and his grandmother. There’s even a tender moment between daddy John Cena and mommy John Cena that could give Michael Fassbender’s clone make out session in Alien: Covenant a run for his money.
— John Cena (@JohnCena) July 4, 2016
Some might remember Cena and WWE coming under fire in 2011 for some homophobic jokes in the heat of on-camera battle. But since then, Cena’s made his stance clear, showing support for LGBTQ athletes and even opening up about his own gay brother during an interview with Larry King. On July 4, 2016, he starred in a PSA for the Ad Council’s “Love Has No Labels” campaign, speaking up for LGBTQ people and other minorities during a particularly troublesome presidential election.
Let’s hope he continues that message of unity during this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards. Maybe he’ll even bring back the granny drag.
Watch the promo below: