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Redbirds fans get slimed

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(WMC-TV) - Bright green goo oozed over the heads and shoulders of Redbirds fans Sunday as Memphis' downtown baseball park got "slimed".

Nickelodeon talent filled coolers and kiddy pools to the brim with the iconic substance that has been synonymous with the network for decades.

Suitably named Nickelodeon Day, its participants at AutoZone Park eagerly waited in line for a bucket over the head of slime.

"We were so excited to work with Nickelodeon and provide the same family-friendly entertainment at the ballpark that is part of their programming every day," said Redbirds director of marketing Erin O'Donnell.

The Redbirds and short-season Brooklyn Cyclones were the only two minor league teams chosen by Nickelodeon to host the event this year. Led by Nickelodeon personality and "Figure It Out" host Jeff Sutphen, the event fell during the the Redbirds' homestand finale against the Albuquerque Isotopes.

"Thanks to Nickelodeon, our fans were treated to a completely unique and fun experience that you can only get at AutoZone Park," said O'Donnell.

Green Slime made its first appearance on the Canadian sketch comedy show "You Can't Do That on Television" that ran from 1979 to 1990. As Mental Floss writes, from there slime became a staple of almost everything Nickelodeon did.

Despite its name, the slime consists of vanilla pudding, apple sauce, oatmeal and green food coloring. Former host of Nickelodeon's children show "Double Dare" Marc Summers said it is even edible for about an hour after it is made.

Although, parents and children alike were clearly not concerned about the slime's contents as sticky faces with big smiles seemed to be followed by even more cold slime.

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