NBC’s Ultimate Slip N’ Slide, Tainted By “Explosive Diarrhea,” Wiped From Post-Olympics Schedule

Flush away your desires of watching a enjoyable, water-based competitors present after the Olympics: Ultimate Slip N’ Slide has been “pulled from the schedule,” in keeping with Deadline. 

Weeks in the past, we held our noses and reported that NBC’s family-friendly sequence, Ultimate Slip N’ Slide, was halted attributable to an outbreak of giardiasis. This illness, which is unfold by way of the giardia parasite present in soil, meals, or water, reportedly turned what ought to have been splish-splash enjoyable right into a hellscape. Crew members had been “pressured to run into port-o-potties” with “explosive diarrhea,” some even “collapsing” from intense digestive misery, in keeping with The Wrap. 

The present, which relies on WHAM-O’s decades-old yard play-set, initially hit the skids on June 2, when the first case surfaced. Testing of the water services gave the all-clear, however the issue reared once more every week later.  In whole, manufacturing lasted seven weeks and was canned with just one week left on the schedule. (“We hear the studio is contemplating just a few choices for finishing the season that it’s going to share with NBC,” Deadline reported.)  

The present was slated to premiere over two nights, starting instantly after the closing ceremony for the Olympics on Sunday, August 8. Saturday Night Live alumni Bobby Moynihan and comic Ron Funches from Black-ish and Harley Quinn shared internet hosting duties. Neither had been affected by the on-set ailment.

The present was set to pit family and friends members in opposition to each other in a soaked competitors. The rounds had evocative names reminiscent of “Human Pong, Body Bowling, Cornhole, and Bocce Fall,” with a giant end known as “the Big Slipper.” Maybe we’ll by no means know what moistened adventures had been in retailer for us, however some issues are finest left to the creativeness. 

According to the Mayo Clinic, giardiasis is “virtually by no means deadly in industrialized nations,” and lingering signs are normally solely present in infants and young children. In different phrases, don’t really feel too unhealthy about laughing on the TV present with the diarrhea slide. 

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