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->''"It takes a certain kind of person to keep the body working, to the level of precision that's needed to be rise to the top, \\
Do You Have It?"''\\
''"It takes a certain kind of something to keep the heart pumping, something everybody needs to succeed, you need a lot,\\
Do You Have It?"'' \\
''"Do, Do, Do, Do You Have It? [[TitleDrop GUTS!]]"''\\
The opening lines to the '''''Nickelodeon GUTS''''' theme

''Nickelodeon GUTS'' was a game show by, well, {{Nickelodeon}}. Described as ''AmericanGladiators'' [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: [[Recycled In Space For Kids ]]
]], this show allowed three kids to compete against one another in five events.

The games themselves were either based on the Olympics (Triple Jump, Vertiboggan, Jump! Jump!), actual sports (Off the Wall for baseball, Rebound for basketball, and Fumble for football -- though it was changed to Rugby in 1994), or a strange mixture (Basic Training, which later became Extreme Baseball in 1994). The competitors have to either go through the courses by themselves or compete with others, depending on the events.

At the end of the four events, there is the [[FinalBoss final event]], [[GoldenSnitch The Aggro Crag]]. In it, the competitors had to set off actuators -- depending on when the show was aired, it would be around six to eventually eight -- while climbing. And if that wasn't enough, they would have to deal with falling rocks, water and slime on their faces, and snow falling down. The competitor who had the most points would win a gold medal and [[BraggingRightsReward a glowing piece of the Crag]].

In 1995, ''Nickelodeon GUTS'' was retitled ''Global GUTS''. It worked as a mixture of the original series and the Olympics with eight countries battling it out. At the end of the series, the United Kingdom won eight medals and the show. It should be noted that this was the only time where there was an injury during one of the events: CIS contestant Katya sprained her ankle during Tornado Run. Stepan, also from the Commonwealth of Independent States, took her place and won a silver medal.

In 2008, the show was [[TheRemake remade]] into ''My Family's Got GUTS''. [[XMeetsY It is basically the original series meets ''My Dad is Better Than Your Dad''.]] Mike O'Malley and Moira Quirk, the original hosts, were replaced by Ben Lyons and Asha Kuerten.

Reruns of the show aired on Nickelodeon GAS until the channel's disestablishment in 2007. It was then shown on [=TurboNick=] until it ended in Summer 2009.
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!!GameShow Tropes in Use:
* BonusRound: The Aggro Crag. Later remodeled as the Mega Crag in the third season of ''GUTS'', then turned into the Super Aggro Crag in ''Global GUTS''.
* ConsolationPrize: Silver and Bronze medals.
* GoldenSnitch: The Aggro Crag, later evolved into the Mega Crag and the Super Aggro Crag.
* Personnel:
** GameShowHost: Mike O'Malley (''Nickelodeon GUTS/Global GUTS''), Ben Lyons (''My Family's Got GUTS'').
** LovelyAssistant: Moira "Mo" Quirk (''Nickelodeon GUTS/Global GUTS''), then Asha Kuerten (''My Family's Got GUTS''). Both were also co-hosts, as they explained the rules and saw the contestants' performances.
** StudioAudience
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!!This show provides examples of:
* CarriedByTheHost: While Asha was praised by some fans for equaling her referee predecessor, many fans felt that ''GUTS'' wasn't the same without Mike and Moira.
* CatchPhrase: Quite a few, but special mention goes to Mike's "Let's go to Mo!" and "Do you have it?". Not to mention Moira's "On your mark, get set... (blows whistle)".
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first taped episode, which has different fonts for the on-screen displays and a different "Extreme Arena" sign over the scoreboard (both lasted at least one more taping). The rules explanations are slightly different, and Mike refers to Moira by her full first name throughout the show. Notably, the Crag's actuator lights look like rocks themselves when turned off and light up in that player's color, instead of using the familiar orange ones used for the rest of the run, and shots of the "normal" Crag are superimposed over a couple of spots in the episode.
* ExcitedKidsShowHost: Mike O'Malley, Type 1.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "Hell" was used once. Sure, it was a reference to MeatLoaf's album, "Bat Out of Hell", but still.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Mike towers over the 5-foot Moira.
* LargeHam: Mike O'Malley, to the point where Moira would say "Steady, Mike" or some other variation.
* LimitedWardrobe: Mike and Moira [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded this]] in the Behind The Scenes special, while discussing what to wear for the day.
* TheNicknamer: Many contestants go by nicknames given by the show. Moira also obtained a nickname, "Mo". However, the latter stuck.
* NoIndoorVoice: Mike O'Malley, to the point where Moira would say "Steady, Mike" or some other variation.
* ObviousRulePatch: When Boulder Canyon was introduced to the Crag, contestants had to climb the largest boulder to start their ascent. However, some players zig-zagged though the rest of the obstacle, sometimes not touching all the boulders. ''Global GUTS'' required contestants to jump on every boulder or get hit with an automatic third place finish (on one episode, ''two'' contestants were penalized as such and got automatic thirds).
* RedBaron: The show gave one to each contestant.
* TheRunnerUpTakesItAll: A.J. [=McLean=], Mike Vogel, even [[ThatsSoRaven Ashley Drane]]... they won silver medals, and yet they went on to do bigger things. See [[Trivia/NickelodeonGuts the]] HeyItsThatGuy [[Trivia/NickelodeonGuts section]] for the former two.
* VoiceoverTranslation: Used for non-English editions of Spill Your Guts.
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