Global Guts (1992–1995)
"Guts" (original title)

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Three kids dawning the different colors red, blue, and purple compete in relatively cool-looking games to achieve as many points as they can. At the end of every episode, they climb a big fake mountain, braving tumbling rocks made out of styrofoam, sparkling glitter, shooting steam, and loud sounds while trying to hit the "Actuators" along their way to the summit. The first place winner gets a "... See full summary »

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Three kids dawning the different colors red, blue, and purple compete in relatively cool-looking games to achieve as many points as they can. At the end of every episode, they climb a big fake mountain, braving tumbling rocks made out of styrofoam, sparkling glitter, shooting steam, and loud sounds while trying to hit the "Actuators" along their way to the summit. The first place winner gets a "piece of the rock" which is a big green glowing thing, that is supposed to be from the mountain they just climbed. The mountain is called the "AggroCrag" and was later made into the "MegaCrag" for Global GUTS.

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On 21 August 1993, the show aired an hour long special entitled "GUTS All Stars" to kick off the second season. In this special, the three perfect score champions from the previous season faced off against each other. The grand prize would be an all-star trophy, which they could keep, and a college scholarship worth $2,500. A home video of this special was released in 1994 with added commentary by NFL linebacker Lawrence Taylor. See more »

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Mike O'Malley: He took to the water like a porpoise!
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Went from excellent to okay
19 July 2005 | by (Memphis, TN USA) – See all my reviews

GUTS was without a doubt one of the most popular shows on Nickelodeon during the "first generation era" (1979-99). I love that show. In fact, in my opinion, this show beats out Double Dare and Legends of the Hidden Temple. The host, Mike O'Malley, was energetic and laid back in the first season, but he calmed down in the remaining seasons (but still energetic). Referee Moira Quirk was energetic and funny and had personality in the first three seasons. She would joke a lot during that time. The chemistry between Mike and Moira would be so inseparable that in the third season, that there would be a halftime show where they would recap the highlights from the first half. The games were fun to watch. I loved Moon Race (although it aired 3 episodes in the first season) and Slam Dunk.

However, things went downhill with Global GUTS. It was okay and there's nothing wrong with the global competition, but the show lost a whole lot of spark. Mike O'Malley took his commentary way too seriously (as if he was on ESPN). He acts like he want the kids to win. As a matter of fact, he acts like a high school football (or basketball) coach. Moira would joke less often and her personality went out the window. The show was tweaked up too much. I guess that Nickelodeon wants to get serious with the show's direction. I clearly think that if GUTS didn't have global competition, then the show could have stayed on for one more year.

Grades: GUTS A+ Global GUTS B-


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