If we were more mature, we probably wouldn’t report this story.
We’d just let it go straight away, perhaps pausing for a moment to feel horrible for the people involved.
We are not that mature.
So, we’re here to mention this production on the upcoming NBC game show Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide. The Ultimate Slip’ N Slide It was suspended indefinitely after a crew member at a group in Simi Valley, California, tested positive for giardiasis.
This is a microscopic parasite that causes diarrheal illness when ingested.
To be more specific and nauseous, The Wrap reported Thursday that “up to 40 crew members have become violently ill,” citing “a person familiar with production.”
This person said that people are “crushed down” and “forced to run in ports” because of “terrible explosive diarrhoea.”
Reality TV often makes us feel sick, too.
But not quite to this degree.
TMZ, for its part, quoted an anonymous source “close to production” as saying that many people had gastrointestinal symptoms.
Giardia can be found “on surfaces or in soil, food, or water contaminated with the feces of infected people or animals,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Pet owners may be aware of the disease because dogs often contract it after drinking dirty stream water.
A spokesperson for Universal Television Alternative Studios, which produces the show for NBC, told People Magazine that it is “in the process of identifying next steps in order to complete production.”
First, we assume that they should go out and buy every bottle of Pepto Bismol they can find.
“The health and safety of everyone in our group is our number one priority, so out of great caution we have taken the decision to discontinue production of the Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide at the current location,” the spokesperson added.
The Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide is currently scheduled to premiere on Sunday, August 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET, following the closing ceremony of the Summer Olympics.
The series—hosted by Bobby Moynihan and Ron Funches—takes the popular Wham-O backyard waterpark and turns it into a “real water park filled with giant slippery rides with the chance of a big cash prize,” an NBC press release read earlier.