High Five! from Green Light Go's Kevin Kieninger
If there's one thing Kevin Kieninger loves, it's a healthy competition, so it’s no surprise that he often gets caught up in America's favorite past time - game shows! While Kevin hasn't had the opportunity to make his game show debut (yet), that doesn't mean it won't happen one day; he swears he is destined to be the first 23-year-old man to compete on the set of Nickelodeon’s GUTS.
This week, Green Light Go’s own Kevin Kieninger tosses up a High Five! of the new and old game shows that he would totally annihilate if given the chance to be a competitor:
1. Fear Factor
I may be jumping the gun a bit by assuming I’d be ‘totally awesome’ at Fear Factor, because it’s easy to say I’d be able to consume 100-year-old sheep eyes while sitting comfortably on my couch. Being confronted with something that gross might be a whole different story. With that said, if you tell me I can’t do something, I’m stubborn enough to give it a shot. I figure, why not turn that stubbornness into $50,000? Besides, I’ll try anything once. Bungee jumping off of an exploding building? I’m in! Drink a goat’s blood? I’m much less excited about that opportunity, but I do work in a hospital, so I think I’d be able to stomach it.
2. The Price is Right
Let me preface this by saying that I’m only considering Bob Barker’s version of The Price is Right here. While I’m not exactly prone to hero worship, Mr. Barker certainly is a god among men. This show was the highlight of my sick days growing up…and we can’t forget Barker’s Beauties! As for the show itself, I know there are some pretty cunning 75-year-old ladies on that show, but I think I’ve got what it takes. It’s a game that relies entirely on guesstimating, so how bad could I be? If I rely on the, ‘I’d like to bid $1’ tactic and get lucky enough to play Plinko, you’d better believe I’m winning that new car!
3. Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
This choice is entirely practical. While I’d like to think I’m pretty darn smart, I’m no genius. So, while I may not be able to answer the million dollar question, I’m sure I could easily make a cool $32,000. Besides, if I had a little help from my much more intelligent professor friends, I might stand to make it to six figures! If all else fails, I’d try to cut a deal with Regis behind the scenes. I saw Slumdog Millionaire, I know how these things really work.
4. Legends of the Hidden Temple
Every kid who grew up in the 90s wanted to be on this game show, including myself. However, I know I’d take down the competition, because the show is tailored toward things I’m good at! For instance, if Olmec wanted me to climb ropes and swim across a foggy moat, I could handle that, my grandparents had a pool. Oh, next you want me to answer trivia questions and walk down stairs? You got it! Listening, talking, and walking are all things I mastered around the age of six. Now you need me to investigate a jungle gym, take on full-grown Temple Guards, and assemble The Shrine of the Silver Monkey? Please! I could do that in my sleep. Now where’s my trip to Universal Studios, Nickelodeon?!
Another staple of my childhood, GUTS, was one of those shows I would envision myself being on as a kid. Of course, I have the whole skill set. I’ve been to the top of Pike’s Peak in Colorado and that’s much bigger than anything on the set of GUTS, so bring on The Aggro Crag! I'd battle everything they'd throw at me, including confetti and large foam boulders. Plus, I’ve always wanted to slam dunk basketballs while attached to bungee equipment. Oh, and who could forget about the victory lap the winner takes around the stadium? Did anyone else run around their living room with a beach towel flapping above their head? No? Case in point.
This week's High Five! is brought to you by; Kevin Kieninger with Lauren Mercury Roberts
To celebrate the end of the nine to five, a Green Light Go staff member or artist will leave you with their short list of favorite things, better known as the High Five!