On this segment of “The After Party,” go behind the scenes of “Babe’s Bench” with the awesome cast of Dan Schneider’s Nickelodeon hit “Game Shakers:” Benji Flores Jr., Cree Cicchino, Thomas Kuc, and Maddie Shipman. Warning: Massive amounts of peanut butter were used when shooting.
In “Babe’s Bench,” Babe spends a lot of moolah advertising Game Shakers on a local street bench. The only problem? The bench acts like a magnet for weirdos and miscreants, so the team has to protect it by keeping watch. At the same time, Double G attempts to gain 50 lbs to win the role of Stumpy “The Three Dingbats,” but later finds out he’s only voicing the character, not playing it. In the end, to solve the dilemma of Babe’s bad luck bench, the Game Shakers decide to rip it outta the ground, and haul it into Game Shakers.
Now, back to the peanut butter: Thomas kicks off “The After Party” by shoveling a few scoops of the good stuff into his mouth and attempting to tell the plot of “Babe’s Bench”! You’ve got to give him some props, because he does manage to get out a few audible sentences before losing the audience in translation. Compared to most dogs, he did a good job.
But don’t worry, he wasn’t the only one to get semi-embarrassed during filming.
Next up is Maddie, who is asked to talk about a disgusting habit that she has. She immediately polarizes the group by saying her and her little brothers love rolling around in the mud and jumping in the pool.
Thomas isn’t over yet, as he’s asked: “What’s the silliest thing you have an emotional attachment to?” Unlike Benji, there’s no waffling of any sort with this question. Thomas details a fond relationship he has with a stuffed animal named “Little Jimmy.” Wait, what?
Things then turn a little soft, as Cree opens up and offers one good compliment for each of her fellow cast members. There wasn’t a dry eye in the place.
This is all fantastic, but the best part of the show is when Kel Mitchell, who plays rapper/billionaire and Game Shakers investor Double G, explains how he gained 50 pounds overnight. Through a complex process, the artists had to make a mold of Kel’s head, create prosthetics, and then cake them onto his face while blending it together with makeup. It’s a long process, but the results are stunning. The “Good Burger” fans inside of us can’t help but wonder… maybe it would’ve been easier for Kel to just eat a bunch of burgers?
“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. The series is produced by Dan Schneider, an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer.