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The Swamp => Soundstage 18 => Topic started by: The Silver Monkey on June 29, 2018, 01:13:31 PM

Title: "Bungee Days: An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Guts" (SI Extra Mustard)
Post by: The Silver Monkey on June 29, 2018, 01:13:31 PM
So Sports Illustrated posting a retrospective on Guts on their site today. Lots of interesting tidbits in here:

In September 1992, Nickelodeon—known then for cartoons, late-night Mister Ed reruns and its signature green slime—launched a youth-oriented sports game show, Guts, that turned 10- to 15-year-old kids into high-flying, rock-climbing superstars. Dunking, surfing, midflight-bow-and-arrowing—all of it was possible with a seemingly endless supply of bungee cords. Contestants went head-to-head in extreme versions of everyday sports, winning somewhere between 300 and 100 points at each of three preliminary-round events. ... And then came the daunting Aggro Crag.

For four seasons the show asked adolescent contestants, D-d-d-do you have it?! Now, 26 years after its debut, and with Nickelodeon staples like Double Dare returning to the small screen, Sports Illustrated spoke with Guts crew members, on-air talent and contestants about what made the show special, and how a mountain with a mind of its own captured the imaginations of children everywhere (