So Nickelodeon has done it again. They’ve produced another fun and funny Kids Choice Award with Jack Black as the host. April 2 was their 24th Annual Kids Choice Award on the Nickelodeon channel and since we weren’t going to be home to watch it, I recorded it for my son so he can watch it again and again if he wanted to. And I have to say, I really liked this year’s KCA much more than last year’s. The guest performers were suitable for everyone and the event didn’t drag on like other award shows.
Jack Black was his usual outrageous self dressed in an outlandish bodysuit with flames. I really liked the opening as Jack Black drove a monster truck the size of Europe and trampled over several limousines to get to the front entrance of the event. As he appropriately stated, “I have a monster truck, I have a monster truck!” and proceeded to crush the limousines that were in his path and arrive just in time for the show. It was just as hilarious to see a cop trying to stop him and instead joined Jack Black in the dance parade as well as other “onlookers” who turned out to be dancers. The entire opening scene lasted a few minutes with Jack Black singing and dancing to the Black Eyed Peas, “I Gotta Feeling” and doing crazy stunts and acrobatics and even a stunt double that blew his cover away. My son, who loves monster trucks and music, started dancing, hopping, and imitating Jack Black’s moves and I have to say he was pretty good. Only thing is, for the next few days after watching the show, he would insist on watching the “Monster Truck Guy” whenever we turned on the television. I think Jack Black may be his new “best friend”.
The award show’s performers were pretty decent too this year. One of my favorite, the “Black Eyed Peas” was the first performer and dressed in uniquely designed costumes and rapped, danced, and sang their way through a few numbers. Fergie’s sultry voice was always front and center at every live performance by them. Other performers included a very cute and precocious Willow Smith of the Smith-Pinkett clan doing her usual cuteness routine and Big Time Rush with Snoop Dogg. There were excitement around every corner and slime every chance possible.
Perhaps the most hilarious part of the show in my opinion, was the Armpit Fart contest. Each contestant served up own their versions of the “armpit fart” and whoever won would be inducted into the Arm Fart Hall of Fame. And who else won but super hottie Josh Duhamel dressed as Justin Bieber (per request by his wife, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas) and notoriously got slimed after he was crowned. I think Josh will proudly exhibit his trophy on their fireplace mantel.
I wasn’t too surprised by some of the winners of the show. It’s pretty obvious if you watch any of the shows on Nickelodeon or watch TV at all to know who the winners will be. It’s usually anything that teenagers and tweenagers will like, for example, it’s not a surprise that “iCarly” won as Favorite TV Show and Favorite Movie Actor was Johnny Depp (I mean, he’s pretty much everywhere these days). However I was pretty disappointed that Toy Story 3 didn’t win as Favorite Animated Movie, and was it a total surprise that Justin Bieber won both awards for Favorite Male Singer and Favorite Song?
All in all, it was an entertaining show and it wasn’t too long nor too short in length. We only hope that next year’s Kids Choice Award will be just as unique and rewarding.