Slime Time

We no longer live in a green slime world. Eighties television attacked children with the wonders of colorful goo in three ways—Ghostbusters, Double Dare and You Can't Do That on Television. These days, Nickelodeon (the original slime champ) clings to its messy, artificially colored applesauce past (yes, that's what the green slime usually was), but what once dominated the cable channel's goofy lineup is now overshadowed by some frickin' pineapple under the sea. Kids no longer seek cover after uttering the phrase "I don’t know," and that's a damn shame—they should expect a rain of green slime at all hours of the day, and you can foster such fear in your child at the Nickelodeon Game Lab Live, which brings all the fun, contests and embarrassing, slimy games of the Nick On Air program to Six Flags Over Texas, 2201 Road to Six Flags in Arlington. Entry is free with park admission. Call 817-530-6000 or visit
Wed., June 14