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.