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Long before slime was the hottest thing on the playground, it was covering kids and celebrities in its neon green glory on Nickelodeon. As a mom you probably already know every recipe for making the modern day schoolyard variety, but do you know what the O.G. stuff is made of?

If you grew up in the 80s and 90s, you are definitely more than familiar with Double Dare and it’s host Marc Summers. If you spent your afternoons watching kids get slimed, you might have wondered just what that green goop actually was. Now Summers, ironically also the host of Food Network’s Unwrapped, is explaining to the world just what that ooze was.

The secret recipe to the original Nickelodeon slime, as Summers explains, was “vanilla pudding, apple sauce, green food coloring and a little oatmeal.” Regardless of the recipe, your kids will definitely get a kick out of the fact that you were enthralled by slime when you were their age, too.

Were you a Double Dare fan growing up? Tell us in the comments below.

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