2.18.2010

I got slimed on Nickelodeon

I was cracking up at all the people who wanted to know about my experience of getting slimed on Nickelodeon....so, here's what I remember of it (keep in mind, I was 8 years old)

My parents took my brothers and me to Orlando (my aunt lived there) and to the Universal Orlando theme park, then to Nickelodeon studios where they did all the Nickelodeon game show recordings at the time. Remember that big Slime Geyser that used to be on the all the commercials?!? Yeah, we were there. I do remember that Geyser, it erupted every so often and this big warning bell would ring.



Anyway, they were giving a big group of us a tour before a recording, then asked us all to be audience members. They said they'd choose one person to get 'slimed' - so I started jumping up and down like every other kid there. They walked right past me. So, with an extra shove from my parents, I followed the workers until they stopped again, and jumped up and down in their face. They must have had pity on me or they were just getting annoyed with me - I can't remember - but they picked me. I remember hearing a reference about my short hair....like maybe it would be easier for me to wash out cause I had short hair.

This part of the story may be disappointing, cause I don't really remember it. I couldn't tell you which show we were on. I've looked them all up, and still can't recall. I don't remember ANY of the actual game itself. All I remember was sitting in the middle of the room, and getting dumped on by slime!!!

If any of you are wondering, my slime was green applesauce. I remember that pretty clearly. (They used different slime all the time).



Next thing I know, I was in a back room with a shower so that I could clean up. But I'm 8, I don't know anyone around, and my parents and brothers were waiting for me outside, so I showered as quickly as humanly possible. Apparently, it was a little too quickly, cause the other vivid memory I have of the day was having hard, crusty, applesauce-smelling hair the rest of the day because I didn't wash it out good enough. Didn't matter. It was mark of coolness for the day.

Now, they did give me a fancy certificate that said 'I got slimed on Nickelodeon' or something like that. You think I can find it? Of course not. My one big accomplishment in life, and nothing to show for it. Sheesh.

Hope y'all enjoyed that sad excuse of a recollection of the single greatest event in my life. Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating.

Have you ever done anything like get slimed/got on the news/been on a show when you were a kid?!?

I should probably point out that on that same trip, we drove down to watch the shuttle take off and also made it on the news. It was my 15 minutes of fame. People were star struck all around me. =]

19 comments:

Kayla said...

Haha, I love it! So jealous of your big accomplishment!!

Jessica said...

That's awesome! I loved watched all the shows on Nickelodeon back in the day! It's pretty cool to know what the slime actually was... I never thought about it before.

I don't think I've ever been on the news other than group shots from High School Band when were in parades.... no fame here :)

Sarah loves it all said...

Ha ha! That is so funny! I love that!

Lourie said...

Eeeeew applesauce! That is so nasty! haha. But for a kid that is cool. I got to ride on a fire truck. I was pretty little. But that is my big claim to fame. haha.

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Thanks for posting...I've been on the edge of my seat since I read your blog yesterday!!!

mom2three said...

I think that is so awesome! My brothers would be so jealous because they so wanted to be on Nick!!!

Danielle said...

That is too funny! I remember when we first got cable and Nickelodeon had the show that I think started the whole slime thing, "You Can't Do That on Television." I thought it was the greatest thing in the world!

Jana said...

SO great! I love that you totally stayed half slimy. I was on the discovery zone commercial...falling off of a foam pyramid. I still have bountiful amounts of grace.

Grand Pooba said...

I my god, you did not get slimed!

You were THAT kid? I always wanted to be THAT kid!

lucky

Jenny said...

I remember when they used to do it. My son always, always, always wanted to be slimed. Hooray for you! (I think!)

Holly said...

Happy SITS Sharefest Saturday!

Oh my...I so remember the slime. That must have been a hoot! I always wanted to be slimed.
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Rachel said...

Awesome! Getting slimed was quite an achievement in the 80s!

I was never slimed on Nickelodeon or anything quite that cool. I was once on our local news, though, when I was at Putt-Putt golf. They were interviewing kids and parents before school started.

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Mr. and Mrs. Stoneking said...

thanks for stopping by! your family is absolutely adorable, can't wait to read more :)

Rona's Home Page said...

Our teen and I used to watch the 'slime' moments on Nick.
He always wanted to be on the show.

Lauren said...

I've been on t.v. for cheerleading before. Not too exciting. However, I did get to crank up a race car driver's race car once. Now, that was super awesome. Although, it wasn't anyone famous like Kasey Kahne or Tony Stewart. It was a guy named Scott Riggs who used to be Kasey Kahne's teammate. It was still cool, though. :)

Lauren said...

Oh, I meant to say Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! :D

Mommy Kennedy said...

Happy SITS Sharefest Saturday!

passport in my pocket said...

ha- awesome! I loved that show as a kid.

Room to Inspire said...

This is so funny - I totally remember this show from when I was a kid and always wondered "what does that slime taste like?" So glad to hear it was applesauce!

Chelsea

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