The headline comes from a part of a press release issued by NBC/Universal related to the network having to shut down production of the Ultimate Slip ’N Slide series after up to 40 crew members contracted giardia.
Now some of you may know what giardia is, but I had never heard of such a condition.
It is also sometimes called beaver fever (another phrase I’ve never heard of). after hikers at Banff National Park in Canada became ill from drinking stream water contaminated with giardia from beavers.
Giardia is usually contracted from getting fecal-infested water in your mouth.
Disgusting? Most certainly.
So perhaps you may have heard of the more common name for this disease – explosive diarrhea. Once you’ve heard that phrase, you’re not likely to forget it.
After reading the press release, you can imagine what the contestants were slipping and sliding through.
Universal said that the outbreak occurred seven weeks into shooting, only five days before wrapping.
The show is scheduled to have its premiere on Sunday, August 8, in a time slot right after the Tokyo Olympics.
I hope they finish the filming in time for the scheduled debut, because I’ve heard the producers are planning for an explosive ending…