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Every Kid Wanted To Compete, But What Was It Actually Like To Be On Nickelodeon's GUTS?

Nickelodeon TV shows from the '90s rocked everyone's socks off, and some of the greatest heroes from that era were the kids who won GUTS. It was one of the best '90s shows period - the Aggro Crag was the pinnacle of kid quests. If '90s kids weren't daydreaming about what it would be like to compete on Legends of the Hidden Temple, then they were fantasizing about what it was like to be on GUTS.

GUTS ran on Nickelodeon from 1992-1996, and even had a short-lived 2008 revival called My Family's Got Guts. It was a wildly popular show that brought glory to its gutsiest competitors as adolescents looked on in awe. Years before shows like American Ninja Warrior became popular, kids were swinging, climbing, and crawling their way to televised glory.

So, what was it like to compete on GUTS? By most accounts it was a pretty great experience, but your place on the podium might carry with it some unexpected consequences. Here's the inside scoop on the ins and outs of GUTS, and what it took to reach that childhood Olympus. 

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