Summer has officially arrived, and we couldn’t be more stoked! Now that the season is finally here, it’s the perfect time to talk about Nickelodeon’s “Sizzling Summer Camp Special,” an hour-long event featuring some of Nick’s biggest TV stars. The special premiered on June 4, and it really got us in the mood for fun summer activities, ice cream, coconuts, and… a deep-fried grandma?
Here are 7 of our favorite moments from the special.
1. When Jace Norman couldn’t scoop ice cream
Jace Norman from Dan Schneider’s “Henry Danger” plays an ice cream scooper named Cooper in a super-fun skit. When a customer (played by JoJo Siwa) requests a sample, Jace attempts to get scooping… which proves to be really hard, literally! Jace breaks a chisel and a power drill and eventually resorts to dynamite to break into the hardened ice cream. But in the end, it turned out blowing up the entire store wasn’t even with it — as it turns out, the customer was born without taste buds!
2. Casey’s badges
Throughout the special, Casey Simpson collects a series of hilarious badges. It turns out you can be awarded for shampooing a squirrel, kissing a moose, and tickling a deer!
3. Are You Smarter Than a Coconut?
Another hilarious skit depicted a game show called “Are You Smarter Than a Coconut.” The contestant, Lily, was asked what tool nails are hit with. After giving it her best shot (an umbrella!? Abraham Lincoln!? Purple!? Abraham Lincoln???) it turns out that Lily is, in fact, not smarter than a coconut.
4. Betty Bighand
After Ranger Rob tells the campers about the legend of Bighand, they discover some clues and follow them to the cabin where the “monster” resides. Betty Bighand isn’t quite what the kids thought she would be! She’s way better, and ends up lending, well, a big hand.
5. Deep-fried Grandma
Another skit depicts a cooking competition with three rounds: bacon, deep frying, and hot chili. It’s pretty clear that the girl who deep fried her grandmother and made chili out of actual lava should win, but alas, it’s a tie.
6. Jade’s genius overpacking
We won’t give a way too much more, because the end is a surprise to all! We will say that Jade’s overpacking comes in handy. Who would have thought gallons of tomato soup, a hot tub, and a treadmill would be so useful on a camping trip? Granted, the waterbed and porcelain Michelle Obama plate were probably unnecessary.
7. The Worst Guy at the Beach
Every TV special needs a musical interlude, and boy does this one deliver! The music video for “The Worst Guy at the Beach” is a can’t-miss highlight of the night. It’s all about that bird-feeding, ball-throwing, space-invading, music-playing guy who annoys the heck out of everyone trying to enjoy some fun in the sun. Even better, that guy is portrayed by Sean Ryan Fox, who plays Jasper on “Henry Danger” (HD’s Ella Anderson appears in this skit, too)! The catchiness of this tune almost makes up for “Worst Guy”’s terribleness. Almost. But not quite!
What was your favorite part of Nickelodeon’s Sizzling Summer Camp Special? Let us know @Danwarp.
Hey, Dan Schneider fans! Do you love love love “Henry Danger?” Are you obsessed with “Game Shakers?” Well, buckle up, but because we have something HUGE to talk about: It’s a CROSSOVER!
Dan Schneider has a long history of TV crossovers. Heck, the show “Sam & Cat” was one big crossover between “iCarly” and “Victorious!” When Schneider universes and characters collide, fans can always expect amazingly zany plot twists and shenanigans.
Luckily for everyone, this crossover is more than just a dream — that’s right, your two favorite Nick shows are actually coming together, and like peanut butter and bacon, we predict it will be a surprisingly delicious combination.
So, what’s the scoop? Well… it all starts with our hero, Ellen Degeneres. When Ellen brought kid trainer Demarjay Smith onto the show, she had an exciting announcement pertaining both the talented young man and the crossover show in question. The news? Demarjay will guest-star on the episode alongside the “Henry Danger” and “Game Shakers” casts!
We can’t say much more on what the episode will be about — as always with the Great and Mysterious Schneiderverse, these things are top secret! But we invite your speculation. Will Captain Man and Kid Danger save the Game Shakers from an evil villain? Will the Game Shakers create an epic superhero game? Will Demarjay train all of them for a marathon? The possibilities are endless.
Stay tuned for more on this exciting Nickelodeon event. We can’t wait to see what you think!
“Henry Danger” is an American superhero TV comedy, created by Dan Schneider and Dana Olsen, currently airing on Nickelodeon. The series follows a 13-year-old boy, played by Jace Norman, who lands a job as the sidekick of a local superhero. “Game Shakers” is an American live-action sitcom, created by Dan Schneider, currently airing on Nickelodeon. The series stars Cree Cicchino and Madisyn Shipman as pre-teens that start a multimillion dollar gaming company and take on a rap superstar, played by Kel Mitchell, as their business partner.
Nostalgia is a super-powerful force, especially when it comes to TV shows from yesteryear. Some say today is the Golden Age of TV, but people are still wistfully looking back at their favorite shows and characters from their childhood! In some cases, said TV characters have delighted fans with triumphant returns to the small screen.
Some networks have gone the revival route, bringing back full series years later. “Boy Meets World” spawned “Girl Meets World,” Netflix revived “Full(er) House” and “Gilmore Girls,” and “Will & Grace” will return to NBC this fall.
The Dan Schneider universe (also known as the Schneiderverse) has been on top of this trend for a long time, though in ways you might not have expected. Instead of bringing back entire shows, Nickelodeon has strategically given fans a peek into their favorite characters’ futures with crossovers, video clips, guest appearances and more!
Here are a few of the best:
Surprise Guests on “Sam & Cat”
Chase and Michael aren’t the only character from “Zoey 101” to emerge from the woodwork years later. More than one made an appearance on “Sam & Cat,” starting with Stacey Dillsen, the lovable nerd known for her lisp, her bad luck, and her manic obsession with cotton swabs.
In the “Sam & Cat” episode #MadAboutShoe, Stacey gets hit by a car, leaving behind a beautiful pink shoe that Cat fawns over. When the gang tracks the shoe to Stacey, we learn that she’s now a sophomore at San Francisco University, has regained her lisp, and (unfortunately) has no friends.
“Zoey 101”’s Coco Wexler also makes an appearance on “Sam & Cat.” After meeting the girls by chance in an airport, it’s revealed that Coco had married and divorced Carl since the end of “Zoey 101,” who went on to get engaged to her mother. Coco is on their way to the happy couple’s wedding in #FirstClassProblems. One thing that hasn’t changed? Coco still loves ravioli.
Herb from “Sam & Cat” on “Henry Danger”
Paying it forward, a character from “Sam & Cat” recently appeared on one of Dan Schneider’s newer shows, “Henry Danger.” Herb, a loveable guy who’s either homeless or a billionaire (yet to be determined), popped up in Swellview to buy a condo in the episode “Secret Beef.”
Herb’s appearance marks the first time another Dan Schneider character showed up on “Henry Danger,” but he certainly won’t be the last!
“Zoey 101,” 10 years later
When the series wrapped up, even some of the most satisfied fans of “Zoey 101” had a few lingering questions. One being, what on earth did Zoey say about Chase in her time capsule in season 2?!
Lo and Behold, Dan Schneider gave fans answers in 2015 with an exclusive video clip showing Chase’s whereabouts, ten years after the time capsule and seven after the series’ end. The mini-episode shows Chase about to propose to another girl, when he’s interrupted by his best friend Michael, also a “Zoey 101” alum. The clip was covered by Variety, among other news outlets.
SPOILER ALERT: Zoey says “All I know for sure is, Chase is really special to me, and who knows, maybe he’s even my soulmate.” Cue Chase running out the door to get the girl!
Freddie Benson on “Game Shakers”
Dan Schneider’s other new show, “Game Shakers” is poised to bring back at least one of the greats. One fans can look forward to is the return of Freddie Benson from “iCarly,” played by Nathan Kress. The Game Shakers, obsessing over the Sam-Carly-Freddie love triangle, track Nathan down when he’s in NYC to find out what he’s up to, and which girl he prefers.
Will we find out about the love triangle? Only time will tell. What we do know for sure is that Freddie has a career in film, and is still (at least!) friends with both Sam and Carly.
It turns out Ed (Kel) is finally superviser — Jimmy’s, to be exact — and Lester (Kenan) is still an irritated construction worker with no time for Ed’s shenanigans! And though it may be “biologically improbable” he’s their real dad, we think Lester should just go ahead and adopt Jimmy and Ed anyway. They would be the best family ever, and the fries would runneth over for all.
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