The Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards grew out of a desire to let kids vote on their favourite television, music, and movie stars. The network started with a small show, which since 1988 has just gotten bigger. Winners get an orange blimp, designed to look just like the network's logo. The winners find this award to be a huge honour, because the results come from the votes of their fans, specifically from kids who place votes for them. The show airs on a Saturday night, and is famous for hilarious moments.
The slime factor
Slime is a big part of the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, and a large part of making the funniest moments of each awards show. The slime originated on the Nickelodeon show "You Can't Do That On Television". Actors in the show would have green slime drop on their heads every time they said the words, "I don't know".
In the KCA
Now slime is more about showing respect and honouring someone than it is humiliating them. Prominent actors, singers, and celebrities find themselves hosting or presenting at the Kids Choice Awards and being drenched in the green stuff. No one is immune to slime, however, since occasionally members of the audience end up drowned in green goo, too.
1. Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and Pharrell Williams were about to present an award during the 2014 Kids Choice Awards when they mocked Mark Wahlberg's claims that he was "unslimeable". As the presenters continued to heckle with the host, it turned out that Mark was indeed right. Instead of getting slimed himself, Kaley and Pharrell took the hit, to the audience's glee. Kaley got the worst of the slime, and had to change into another outfit for the rest of the award ceremony.
2. Josh Duhamel and Fergie
In the 2013 KCA, Josh Duhamel showed that he had no fear of anything. At the time, his wife, Fergie, was pregnant, and Josh dressed up for the opening sequence. His outfit included a bandage dress in the same colour and pattern as his wife's, complete with baby bump. He showed he could still move and dance, even with a baby on board, and really got the audience laughing.
3. Austin Mahone and Cody Simpson
Austin Mahone and Cody Simpson are two singers who are seriously beloved by their fans, and the 2014 Kids Choice Awards capitalised on that. The show ran a poll asking audience members to vote which heartthrob would get slimed toward the end of the show. Voting was crazy, and fans waited impatiently to see which one would end up wearing green goo. The laugh was on everyone when not one, but both singers wound up getting slimed.
4. Jim Parsons
Jim Parsons, Sheldon on TV's "The Big Bang Theory", presented the award for Favourite Animated Movie at the 2014 KCA. Before he got on with congratulating the winner, however, he had a short whiteboard presentation in which he explained the "Science of Slime". As he pointed to various equations on the board behind him, the mosh pit earned themselves a dose of slime. Jim turned the tables by immediately implying that the audience was next, and crew handed out plastic tarps. The slime turned out to be confetti, punctuated by Sheldon's trademark cry of "Bazinga"!
5. Mark Wahlberg
Mark started the evening at the 2014 Kids Choice Awards bedecked in a T-shirt and jeans, along with presenters Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and Pharrell Williams taunting him that he would see slime soon. Mark claimed that was impossible, and for almost the entire show, the audience figured he had to be right. Finally, at the end of the evening, Mark's own kids pulled the lever to drop slime on their dad, and he got the most slime of anyone there. The audience roared, knowing that Mark got his just desserts.
How to buy items to enjoy the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards on eBay
Watching the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards is more fun with a bunch of children, and sellers on eBay have everything that you need to plan a KCA viewing party. Whether you need a new television or you want to watch some of the nominated movies beforehand, all you need to do is perform a quick keyword search. Narrow down the results by including details, such as the year of a movie's release, in order to get the most accurate listings. You can host your own version, too, by having participants vote for who they want to win in each category.