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Nickelodeon's Original 'Slime' Recipe Revealed And It's As Gross As You'd Expect
We have all seen the slime that Nickelodeon will cover whoever they possibly can with right? It's a completely iconic part of the 80s and 90s, that will just always bring back flashes of those game shows we loved as kids.
While a lot of people associate the slime with the show Double Dare or What Would You Do, it actually originated on the show You Can't Do That On Television.
Kids would get slimed any time they said the words "I don't know". They'd get a big ol' bucket of slime dumped onto their heads, delighting all the kids watching.
The host of these hit kids' game shows, Marc Summers, just spoke with Tech Insider about his experience what it was like to be a part of these iconic shows, and more importantly, what that slime was like.
Sure, slime is still around. They always use it at the Kids' Choice Awards to cover all those top tier celebs in a thick coating of that green goo, which honestly just seems like a huge mess to have to clean up.
Everyone makes their own version slime now. You see them popping up all over Pinterest and Facebook with all these fancy varieties with glitter and galaxy themes that just aren't what we remember.
Summers isn't a big fan of these because he says they "have nothing to do with what we used as real slime."
The real stuff isn't these cornstarch recipes that limit the mess, the Nickelodeon stuff really went all out to make the most enormous and excessive mess humanly possible.
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So the Nickelodeon slime is one of those substances that you could probably identify on sight. As soon as you saw it flying through the air you know exactly what to expect, and even though you knew what was going to happen it was still enjoyable.
There is something surprisingly enjoyable about watching people get completely soaked in green sludge. You can almost feel the gooey ooze in your own shoes as you watch them try to wipe it from their eyes.
While you see the texture and know it probably doesn't feel super great, it turns out that it probably smells pretty awful as well.
Marc Summers revealed the contents of the slime and honestly, it makes it seem even worse than you would have thought.
He said "It started off as vanilla pudding, apple sauce, green food coloring, and a little oatmeal. And that was our slime. The consistency of that was far better than the stuff that I see today. I don't know what it is."
Summers shared that he managed to make it 65 episodes into the show before the producers decided that it was time for him to get a little slimey. He said that "It was an occupational hazard in some ways, but it was a great way to make a living."
Apparently this little tidbit comes out of the fact that there is a new documentary about the host himself, Marc Summers, and his involvement in all these kids shows. It is set to come out later this year and is called "On Your Marc".