The peacock network wants to remind you of your childhood and Wham-O’s iconic 1960s outdoor game. NBC has ordered a new game show titled Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide which will be held at real-life water park full of gigantic slippery rides.
Comedians Bobby Moynihan and Ron Funches will host the series which will launch following the Closing Ceremony of the Summer Olympics on Sunday, August 8th.
Here’s more information about Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide from NBC:
NBC MAKES A SPLASH WITH THE NEW COMPETITION GAMESHOW ‘ULTIMATE SLIP ‘N SLIDE’ BASED ON THE CLASSIC SUMMERTIME STAPLE
Comedians Bobby Moynihan and Ron Funches Set to Co-Host Series From Universal Television Alternative Studio in Association with Propagate
Special Two-Night Premiere Kicks Off August 8 Following Olympic Closing Ceremony
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – May 6, 2021 – NBC is gearing up to have some fun in the sun with the exciting new competition gameshow “Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide” with a special two-night premiere on Sunday, Aug. 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT, immediately following the Closing Ceremony of the Summer Olympics, and Monday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
A fresh take on Wham-O’s iconic 1960s outdoor game, this wet-and-wild new series takes the spirit of the classic backyard slide and transforms it into a real-life water park full of gigantic slippery rides with the chance to take home a big cash prize. “Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide” is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Propagate and Critical Content.
“Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide,” will be hosted by “Saturday Night Live” alum, comedian and actor Bobby Moynihan, and comedian, actor and writer Ron Funches.
“NBC is proud to be the home of some of the biggest and most outrageous physical competition shows and we’re thrilled to add this larger-than-life version of the classic backyard game to our summer lineup,” said Jenny Groom, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “What better way to celebrate all the gold medals from the Olympic Summer Games than to give everyday people the opportunity to soar down an extraordinary 65-foot-tall slippery yellow slide.”
Featuring pairs of siblings, best friends, couples and co-workers, teams from all walks of life will compete in multiple hilarious rounds of games, including Human Pong, Body Bowling, Cornhole, Bocce Fall and many more. The two teams that make it to the final challenge will take on the Big Slipper, a colossal multi-part slide meant for only the bravest and boldest players as it determines who will earn the title of Slip ‘N Slide champion and take home the cash prize.
ABOUT BOBBY MOYNIHAN
Bobby Moynihan is in the cast of NBC’s “Mr. Mayor” as Jayden Kwapis, the loveably unhip interim Director of Communications whose bumbling personality hides his street smarts and political instincts, co-starring opposite Ted Danson and Holly Hunter.
Moynihan was a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” for nine seasons where he originated beloved characters such as Drunk Uncle and co-wrote the popular David S. Pumpkins sketch starring Tom Hanks, which spawned a Halloween animated special which runs every year on NBC.
Moynihan’s other television credits include “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Documentary Now!,” “Drunk History,” “The Simpsons,” “Girls,” “Portlandia,” and “Me, Myself & I.” His voiceover credits range from Panda on the Cartoon Network animated series “We Bare Bears,” to Louie on “DuckTales,” and Orka on “Stars Wars Resistance,” both for DisneyXD, as well as on film in Pixar’s “Inside Out” and “Monsters University” and others.
ABOUT RON FUNCHES
Ron Funches is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer known for TV roles on “The Goldbergs,” “Black-ish,” “New Girl,” “Transparent,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Powerless,” “Undateable” or from films such as “Get Hard” alongside Will Farrell, “Jexi,” “Noelle” and “6 Underground.”
He has also leant his voice to many projects such as Dreamwork’s “Trolls,” Disney’s “Ivan the Great,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Adventure Time,” “Final Space,” and so many more. Personal appearances include “Conan,” “The Tonight Show,” “Match Game,” “To Tell the Truth,” “Chopped,” “Cupcake Wars” and “Nailed It.”
His writing credits include “The Eric Andre Show,” “Kroll Show” and several television pilots. Funches is currently co-hosting “Top Secret Videos” on TruTV and “Chopped 420” on Discovery Plus. He lives in Southern California with his wife and son.
From Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Propagate and Critical Content, this 10-episode series will be jam-packed with thrills, spills and endless fun for all ages.
“Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide” is executive produced by Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Gregory Lipstone, and Kevin Healey for Propagate, Tom Forman, Jenny Daly, Todd Richards, Bruce Kaufman, Shye Sutherland Sharp, Tina Nicotera Bachmann and Keith Geller.
The show’s been looking for contestants since February.
What do you think? Do you plan to watch Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide or the Olympics this summer?