The Nickelodeon KCAs: what time are they on, when can I watch them, and what the fudge is that green slime made out of?
As much as we all love to revel in the glory that is J-to-the-Bieber, there is not a one among us that didn’t love watching that little punk, and all his celebrity compadres, get slimed at last year’s Kids’ Choice Awards (even Taylor Swift loved watching Justin Bieber get slimed). So, naturally, we’re simply beside ourselves with glee over the fact that it’s almost time for the slimy awards show, once more. After all, celebrities are richer than most of us can ever hope to be, and that, alone, means they deserve to get slimed, right? Riiiiiiiiight? I mean, where in Sam Hill is that tax return check, anyway?!?
Seriously, WHEN Are The Kids’ Choice Awards?
OK, OK, no more financial mumbo-jumbo, that’s not why we came here. We came here, because we can’t watch our fave celebs get doused with copious amounts of green goop if we don’t know what time the KCAs are on, where to watch them, and all that jazz. Duh. And can any of us thoroughly enjoy the show if we don’t know what the green slime is made of? No. No, we cannot.
So, enough chit-chat, we ain’t gon’ leave you guys hanging. Let’s get right down to business, shall we?
What Time Are The Kids’ Choice Awards On?
You can watch the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards live on March 23, 2013 at 8pm (7pm CST).
Where Are The KCAs Being Held?
The 2013 Kids Choice Awards are being held at USC’s Galen Center.
That’s Great, But What Channel Are The KCAs On?
OK, seriously, they’re called the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. You can watch the show on Nickelodeon. If you couldn’t figure that one out on your own, we probably can’t give you the help you truly need.
Who’s Hosting The Kids’ Choice Awards?
Josh Duhamel is hosting this year’s KCAs. (Josh is the voice of Ozwald “Oz” Harmounian on Nickelodeon’s Fanboy and Chum Chum.)
What Is The Slime Made Out Of?
F’real, trying to find out what Nickelodeon’s green slime is made out of is like trying to learn Coca-Cola’s secret recipe; but we did it, you guys. We did it. (ARE YOU PROUD NOW, MOM??)
To learn about the origins of Nickelodeon’s green slime, we have to go way, way back in time. Before time, in fact: The Land Before Time. OK, just kidding, we have to go back to 1979 (so, yeah, basically before time), when Nickelodeon’s You Can’t Do That On TV was on the air. (Fun fact: You Can’t Do That On TV originally aired on Ottawa, Canada’s CJOH-TV network, before Nickelodeon decided they wanted in on the green goop action and aired a few test episodes in 1981, before giving the show a full-blown go in 1982.)
Anywho, whenever someone on You Can’t Do That On TV said “I don’t know,” they got a whole butt-load of green slime dumped on their head.
According to an interview with former YCDTOTV crew member, Bill Buchanan, the very first batch of green slime was made of an assortment of “disgusting” ingredients, was “colored . . . with green latex paint” and “had, like, sausages floating in it. It was really, really gross.”
At the time the first batch of sausage-y green slime was made, the YCDTOTV crew members didn’t even know what the goop was going to be used for. When they found out the slime was gonna be dumped on real, live human beings, they changed the whole recipe. Bill recalls the messy situation, saying:
“‘Jeeze, this stuff is probably toxic! You can’t dump that on somebody!’ So I guess the whole green slime thing was deferred to such [a] time when we had something that wouldn’t kill somebody if it were to fall on them. That first stuff never got used. It sat in the corner of the studio for so long, that it truly was foul!”
The best we can determine, the green slime’s final formula was a mixture of water, jello powder, flour, and baby shampoo. (Baby shampoo makes it easier to wash the gunk out of celebrities’ hair.)
WATCH: Celebrities Get Slimed At The KCAs: What’s It Like?
In the video below, celebs who’ve been slimed talk about what it’s like, what it tastes like, and even take their best guesses at what the green slime is made of… apparently, we forgot two key ingredients: ghost blood and werewolf parts.
— Debra Krein