NBC is apparently attempting to find a way to air Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide, their upcoming game show based on the famous backyard water slide, after an enormous diarrhea epidemic caused the network to halt production. According to rumors, the show had only five days of filming left, but those five days were crucial since they included filming the finale. In other words, it’s a game show without a champion, and it’s jeopardizing the $18 million movie starring comedians Bobby Moynihan and Ron Funches.
According to Yahoo! :
And the pressure is on because it’s set to premiere in a prominent spot on Aug. 8, right after the Olympics’ closing ceremony. Not only that, but when up to 40 crew members were severely ill, the majority of the $18 million show had already been taped – seven weeks, leaving only five days of filming left.
Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide, as previously reported, was forced to close two weeks ago after a crew member tested positive for giardia, a tiny parasite that may cause violent diarrhea. The scenario swiftly deteriorated into a full-fledged outbreak, with crew members collapsing or being “forced to flee into port-o-potties.” To put it another way, it’s a bad situation all around.