I still called football “American football”. Then, the location where the contestant is from was shown on a map, followed by him/her giving more information about what he/she does. Each player had a separate, but identical side of the mountain to climb, and was not permitted to cross into their opponents' paths or disrupt their progress. As of October 2015, the show airs in reruns sporadically on the TeenNick block The Splat. The topic of this page has a Wikia of its own: Nickelodeon GUTS Wiki. Players were also disqualified if either they stepped over the foul line during their jump or if they failed to clear all of the obstacles. Objective: This event made use of Nickelodeon Moon Shoes, which were strapped to the players' feet. Johnson of B.J./Tiffani/Meredith, Fastest time in event history (Slide for Life): 39.5 by Craig "Little Man" Rankin of David/Rob/Craig, Longest time in event history (Neon Deion slide): 1:02.8 by Jennifer "The Jaguar" Barnes of Robin/Jennifer/Bobby, Longest time in event history (Slide for Life): 1:06.7 by "Glorious" Gabrielle Walls of Lorraine/Chris/Gabrielle, Appearances: Nikki/Tony/Robert, Gina/Jeremy/Tony & Tray/Mike/Maureen. Various T-shirts based on the show were also released. In the second season, Moira discussed about the player with his and her athletic and non-athletic interests instead of Mike discussing it, and also mentioned what GUTS equaled to that player. The show was taped in Universal Studios Florida on Sound Stage 21, which was not part of the Nickelodeon Studios Complex but was rented by them. With Mike O'Malley, Moira Quirk, Kelli Marchewka, Jana Waring. Objective: Virtually identical to Basic Training; however, this event took on a baseball theme as the obstacles were set up in a diamond formation, with each completed obstacle ending on a "base path", complete with a baseball diamond placed on the landing mats. We ended up getting it so we could watch, to do research. Fishman: A couple things we decided from Nickelodeon’s research: We would never eliminate anyone; we’d have three kids there the whole episode. A number of violations/errors on the Crag resulted in a player automatically receiving third place points, including: The increased point structure in the final event allows players overcome a deficit of as much as 300 points to win, despite earlier mistakes. In 1993, actor Mike Vogel competed on the second season of GUTS with Christy "Blast" Gast and Cam "Ice Man" Burke, and finishing with the silver medal. The player who scored the most hits against their opponents in 60 seconds was the winner. We had no idea what was going on. Fishman: [Beyond the film festival,] Cannes also hosts an annual television programming convention, where people are looking to buy and syndicate programming. Appearances: Justin/Katie/Tori, Tiff/Christa/Brent & Claudia/Chance/Chrissy. Hecht: She was this beautiful little imp, the same size as the kids. People always ask me what happened to the Crag. They made a “no talking” rule for me. We wanted everything to be fair—if you had three contestants with different weights, each of them needed different slacks [on the bungee] to equalize their weights. During the Medal Ceremony, E.T. If a player misses any of the actuators along the way, a spotter at the top (referred to as the "Crag Troll") prevented that player from completing the climb until he/she returned and activated whatever targets they missed. Also, players went feet first down the Tube Slide in this event because unlike Basic Training, the Tube Slide led to a crash pad instead of the GUTS pool. Someone offered me $3,500 once. Most returns in event history: 10 by "Jumpin'" Julie Arnold of Julie/Alyson/Matt, Appearances (2nd event): Mike/Christy/Cam, Ron/Darren/Lindsay, Adam/Trey/Jennifer, Jarad/John/Jennifer, Mike/Justin/Nathan & Ronny/Justin/Jennifer, Appearances (3rd event): Jason/Heidi/Drew, Nicole/Brent/Daniel & Kateri/Jen/Kristin, Appearances (4th event): Melissa/Lea/Kenneth, David/Ginger/Derek, Chris/Gregory/Laura, Birt/B.B./Ryan, Nickie/Andy/Chris & Brandon/Chris/Stacey. We had some brainstorming sessions—What’s the coolest endgame in the world? He was known as Mike "Flea" Vogel and was dressed in blue. Players received a two-second penalty if they stepped off of the track during their run. The player who cleared this event in the fastest time won the event. The winner of the Crag can earn as many as 350 points more than the contestant who finishes the Crag third. The disqualified players usually ended up not stepping on the last and smallest boulder in Boulder Canyon. While most of these events include the use of an elastic harness, others make use of a wave pool, and sometimes a racing track is used. in the fourth and final season, the heights were 2.5 meters, 2.75 meters, and 3 meters. This event replaced Basic Training for the 1994 season. A year later, Mountain Dew built a replica Crag in New York City (with input from Taylor) as part of a marketing campaign. All three contestants raced to climb a fabricated mountain, activating a series of lighted targets (commonly referred to as "actuators") (six and later seven in the first season; eight from the second season on) on their way to the peak. Nickelodeon Guts (stylized as Nickelodeon GUTS) is an American television "action sports" competition series hosted by American actor/writer Mike O'Malley and officiated by English actress Moira "Mo" Quirk. Players could not leave the center circle or touch the ball with their hands. On June 23, 2016, The Aggro Crag came back as the "Dewggro Crag" as a promotion for Mountain Dew's DEWcision 2016 to help bring back from the vault one of two Mountain Dew flavors — Baja Blast or Pitch Black. They would set up one event and then use it for each of those three shows. Ben-Hur-ish. The player with the most footballs thrown into his or her goal in 45 seconds (60 seconds in Season 2) won. A year after its three year cancellation in 1994, a spinoff was launched to kickoff the fourth season in 1995 called Global GUTS. And they said our episode was short. The Aggro Crag went through several revisions in the show's run, each longer and more difficult than the previous version. ... We would tape and be done around 1 p.m. Quirk: People in their late 20s or early 30s go crazy if they see me. In 1994, Sony Wonder released a VHS based on the special, which featured special guest commentaries by Super Bowl Champion Lawrence Taylor. Fastest time in event history: 8.7 by Craig "Little Man" Rankin of David/Rob/Craig, Longest time in event history: 12.6 by Jeremiah "Jez" St. Germain of Jason/Sara/Jeremiah, Appearances: Rae/Colleen/Jeff & Erin/Jake/Jeremy. One of the Global GUTS episodes had three contestants that were from Special Olympic competitions and this was the only episode that two players were from the same country. "Mean" McLean. The balls counted as long as the player touched it with their bat in any manner. Quirk: The first couple years, they recruited the kids from [Orlando-area] sports centers and police clubs. Hecht: We wanted viewers to embrace the contestants’ personalities—that’s why we had them choose nicknames. The show was revived on September 15, 2008 until October 10, 2009 with a family edition on Nickelodeon entitled My Family's Got GUTS. Busters" featuring the voices of Mike O'Malley and Moira Quirk as themselves respectively. Woods: We actually had 50% boy winners and 50% girl winners. When the show changed to Global GUTS, the medals were redesigned to reflect the show's new logo. A number of violations on the Crag could result in a player automatically receiving third place points. It also nearly ensured that no two contestants could achieve a tie score. The players jumped off the Bridge and tried to knock as many baseballs as they could off the wall. This version is hosted by Ben Lyons, along with Australian celebirty Asha Kuerten as the referee. If a player did not go around a buoy, he or she got a five-second penalty (2-second penalty in season 1) added to their time. But when Albie went to him about Guts, how could he say no? A video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) was released in 1994 by Viacom Newmedia. In each Global GUTS episode there was a medal count to record how many gold, silver, and bronze medals each country won: In addition to airing the program on Nickelodeon in the United States, it aired on the Ukrainian Television Network in the CIS, Nickelodeon Deutschland in Germany, the Israeli Children's Channel in Israel, MVS Multivisión in Mexico, Sociedade Independente de Comunicação in Portugal, TVE in Spain, and Nickelodeon UK in the United Kingdom. What’s next?” We had two or three rounds in our first version; we eliminated kids as we went and one kid got to do a final run for a prize. It was about finding those moments. The fifth and final event, the Aggro Crag (later renamed the Mega Crag and finally the Super Aggro Crag), ultimately decided the winner. Boswell: You’d practice one run of the thing, but you weren’t allowed to see anyone else do it. NOTE: This is the only event where an injury occurred to a player that actually kept them out of the remainder of the competition. The second and third-place earn 550 and 375 points, respectively. This special also debuted five new events, which were later seen throughout the second season, and an extended version of Basic Training, only seen in this special. 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- … The special also debuted five new events, which were later seen throughout the second season. The one-hour special featured seven events plus the Aggro Crag. In 1994, Houston Dynamo defender Bobby Boswell appeared on GUTS, competing against Robin "The Lizard" Rexroat and Jennifer "The Jaguar" Barnes, and finishing with the silver medal. Helms: The glitter bombs are super annoying. Taylor: It didn’t have the sports overlay yet. That player either speaks both English and their native language or must speak English. Liolis: It was about having a fearlessness to try this stuff—and we needed something that spoke to that in a short phrase. With the Wave Ball active, the object was for the players to pull themselves from one end of the pool to the other and back while on the ski, high-fiving the spotters at each end.