The Oscars may boast the grandest red carpet, and the Golden Globes have the booze, but the Kids’ Choice Awards have something that no other award show can compete with: celebrities coated in green slime. For 25 years, Hollywood’s biggest stars — from Harrison Ford to Johnny Depp to Justin Timberlake — have somewhat willingly been doused in the green goo that pours, erupts, and oozes from the stage at Nickelodeon’s annual celebration of its viewers’ favorite performers. Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, Will Smith — a 10-time KCA winner who was baptized into Gang Green back in 2000 — hosts the event’s 25th anniversary show. Of course, you know the difference between the Men in Black superstar and other mere mortals? He makes being slimed look good.
Take a look at some of the memorable messes in recent KCA history, and then check in on Smith’s hardcore training for hosting.