Well, ever since the Regis & Kelly sliming aired this morning, the question I keep getting asked is: "What does it feel like to get slimed?" It's probably one of the most unusual feelings you could ever have.
But before I get into that, first we have to give a huge shout out to the folks at Nick who arranged for the sliming. It takes a whole lot of people working a lot of hours to pull off something like that. And they seemed to have as much fun as we did. The day before the show, they had to figure out where they could be and how they could dump the slime, without tipping off the audience--and without damaging the very expensive light fixtures. Somehow they managed to do it.
We also have to give a shout out to the Live! team-- Jan our producer, Tommy who managed the entire process (including the clean up!), Brian the director and, of course Michael Gelman who let us have this much fun. And Kelly and Mark are two of the funniest people on the planet and about as good sports as you could imagine. Plus you may not know this, but they made history! Yes, they were the first husband and wife team ever to be slimed!
So, what does it feel like? Well, after it hits your head, all you see is green! And then, though it's only seconds, it feels like the slime just keeps pouring. For me, it was more than 3 gallons! I have to say it's a total riot. It's a little on the cold side and it doesn't taste all that bad. Can't tell you what's in it, though. That's a closely guarded secret--known only to select people at Nick, and the Slime Master who makes up each batch. (How's that for a cool job?) No two batches are really the same. It's always green, and it's always gooey, but there are always surprises.
Slime was introduced by Nick in 1982, and being slimed is a real honor. Last year, more than 40,000 Americans had that honor when Nick launched the Slime Across America tour, and of course, Slime will play a huge role in the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards on March 29.
You can bet we'll be watching, and enjoying every Sliming!
- C. Byrne
(Photo credit: Disney/ABC Domestic Television)