All Hallows Eve is just around the corner which means you can expect pumpkin-spice lattes, loads of sweets and PRANKS!
Of course, no one likes being the victim of a prank, but we all secretly like seeing it happen to someone else. It’s all fun and games right? We recently caught up with the hilarious cast of Nickelodeon’s newest teen sitcom, Game Shakers, to talk all spooktacular things about the cast, jump-scares on set and of course their upcoming Halloween special, Scare Tripless!
In “Scared Tripless,” Double G (Kel Mitchell) has scared Triple G (Benjamin Flores, Jr.) every Halloween since he was a baby, and this year Double G asks Babe (Cree Cicchino) and Kenzie (Madisyn Shipman) to help, but they double-cross him by telling Triple G his elaborate plan.
Check out the exclusive Q&A and don’t miss their special Halloween episode tonight @ 8PM on Nickelodeon!
CS4U: You recently filmed a Good Burger skit with Jimmy Fallon and Keenan, how did it feel going back to your roots?
Kel: “It was awesome! Keenan and I were so excited about doing it! I remember being in the hallways at Jimmy Fallon and we saw the outfits and I was like ‘Ahhh!’. It was like we never left, it was really cool.”
CS4U: Did you and Keenan go down memory lane after reuniting?
Kel: “Oh of course! It was crazy having the outfits on and cracking up about it. We talked about old times and it was definitely a nostalgic feeling. Some people in the audience were even crying, which was awesome. Our fans really wanted that moment and we felt that with all the screams. It was an awesome moment!”
CS4U: Are you and Keenan planning to work together again?
Kel: “Yeah, we keep in touch, so definitely! After seeing the reaction to the Good Burger skit, we were like, ‘We’ve got to do something else together again!’ So you’ll see some stuff coming together really soon.”
CS4U: What are you looking forward to the most this Halloween?
Kel: “This Halloween? Well, we have The Ultimate Costume Party that Nickelodeon is doing which is really, really crazy. Rachel Platten is performing the Fight Song and kids get to come in crazy costumes and stuff like that. We had a contest with chucking pumpkins with a sling shot about as big as this tree and yeah it was pretty crazy! Henry Danger cast battled it out, so it was pretty cool.”
CS4U: Since it is October, have there been any pranks on set?
Kel: “There are always pranks on set! It’s more the kids who pull the pranks, none of the adults. The kids are always hiding in places at the studio while we walk around and they bust out like ‘Ahhh look at me!’; but they find like the coolest hiding places like when we start thinking, ‘Oh yeah, they’re going to come out of that corner,’ they find another one!”
CS4U: We’re here at Nickelodeon’s Halloween Party, what are you looking forward to the most this Halloween?
Lil P-Nut: “Dressing up and hanging out with the friends!”
Thomas: “Just having a good time eating candy, carving pumpkins, trick or treating and hanging out with the family.”
CS4U: October is full of scares and pranks, have there been any pranks on set?
Lil P-Nut: “We pull a lot of pranks on the girls, Cree Cicchino and Madisyn Shipman, who play Babe and Kenzie on the show. They better get prepared, because Halloween is coming right around the corner. We need to think of some really good ones because what we’ve been doing is like ‘Boo’. We need some hardcore stuff to get them scared, like scared.”
CS4U: We heard you filmed a Halloween episode for the show, what can your viewers expect?
Lil P-Nut: You guys can expect to watch it first of all :P”
Thomas: “It’s called Scare Tripless and it’s about how every year Double G, played by Kel Mitchell, he likes to scare Trip, played by Benjamin Flores Jr. aka Lil P-Nut, and he likes to scare him every year and this year he goes to….”
Lil P-Nut: “…Babe and Kenzie! He asks for their help to scare Triple G, but then they flip the script and tell Triple G that he’s trying to scare him. So we try to prank Double G, but you know you can’t mess with Double G like that.”
Thomas: “Yeah, remember you can’t mess with Double G. So make sure to tune in October 24th!”
CS4U: Kel is a Nick veteran — how is working with him and has he given any advice?
Thomas: “He’s (Lil P-Nut) going to die right now.”
Lil P-Nut: “Every time people ask me this question, I freak out because I love Keenan and Kel and Good Burger! I’m about to cry right now.”
Thomas: “Haha it’s okay i got it from here! Yeah, he loves Keenan and Kel like he can’t describe his love for him. It’s so great working with Kel. He has a joke to every line, he improvises and he motivates the whole cast. It’s so great working with him!”
Lil P-Nut: “It’s Kel Mitchell yo! He’s a legend, it’s awesome. He’s just a good person to look up to and take notes from.”
CS4U: With Halloween just around the corner, what are you girls looking forward to the most?
Cree: “Well Maddie and I, Ella Anderson, Riele from Henry Danger and Addison Riecke from The Thundermans, are going together trick-or-treating this Halloween as…”
Madisyn: “The Spice Girls!”
Cree: “We’re very excited about going trick-or-treating together and working, the Spice Girls!”
CS4U: So which Spice Girl are you each going to be?
Madisyn: “I’m going to be Posh Spice.”
Cree: “And I’m being Sporty Spice.”
CS4U: This month is ALL about scares. Are there any pranks on set?
Madisyn: “Oh yeah!”
Cree: “It’s more of the basic pranks like wait around the corner and come out at them!”
Madisyn: “I get scared so easily though!”
Cree: “The boys have gotten really skilled at that and I’ve got to give them props. They’re pretty skilled at getting into corners so shout out to the boys for that, for scaring us. It keeps our adrenaline up on set.”
CS4U: So tell us about the Halloween episode you guys filmed?
Madisyn: “Alright, so the Halloween episode of Game Shakers is called Scared Tripless which premieres October…”
Madisyn: “It’s about Double G who’s played by Kel Mitchell, I mean he’s awesome. Kel has scared Triple G who’s played by Benjamin Flores Jr., since he was a baby and Dub’s comes to us and says “Hey, I want you guys to help me scare Trip this year!”
Cree: “But were way too close with Trip, so we let Trip know about Dub’s plan and we try to double cross him. But you never know what to expect with the mind of Double G. you’ll just have to tune in and check it out!”
CS4U: As everyone knows, Kel is a Nickelodeon legend. How is it working with him?
Cree: “He is Uncle Kel on set. Every morning when he comes in, he automatically just brings the energy way up. He’s a light, bubbly energy. Even what he brings to scenes, you never know what to expect! He lets us know that even if were tired he tells us, ‘We got to go full out, we gotta do this’. He’s great to work with and he’s a great role model to follow on set. We’re like ‘I got to get my energy up with Kel’!”
Madisyn: “I feel the same way. He’s just an awesome person to be around and I feel that he’s one of the best people to work with. He sings in the morning, he’s just the best person ever.”
CS4U: TIME FOR A SPEED ROUND!
Cree: “Yes! I love speed questions!”
CS4U: What is your favorite candy?
Madisyn: “I’m not really a candy person, I’m more of a savory. I like potato chips.”
Cree: “Yup, french fries! Anything greasy with potatoes, but stay healthy, balance it! I go to dance class and I keep it even, but if you want some french fries and Netflix, you go for it girl. Do you!”
CS4U: What was your favorite costume when you were younger?
Madisyn: “I was Cruella De Vil and my dad made my costume! So we made our Halloween costumes all from scratch and it was just one of my favorite costumes.”
Cree: “I don’t know what to call it, it was just like a pretty dress, lots of blood and a curling iron. And that was just it, you get the vibe!”
CS4U: Do you guys have any fears or anything you’re afraid of?
Madisyn: “I’m really scared of people jumping out at me, like we said the boys always do that and I get freaked out! I really want to go to Halloween Horror Nights even though I know I’m going to freak out and be like such a baby, but I want to do it!”
Cree: “Over all of them, if I can’t see my hand in front of my face for more than 10 seconds, i have a panic attack. Like mazes, haunted things: nope. Not going to work.”
CS4U: If you could star in any Halloween movie, what would it be?
Madisyn: “I want to be in Hocus Pocus!”
Cree: “I don’t know if this counts, but i would want to be in Jumanji. It’s crazy, but I love it.”
CS4U: If any celebrity had a costume party, who’s would you go to?
Madisyn: “Taylor Swift, Rachel Platten, Rihanna or Beyonce.”
Cree: “Beyoncé absolutely! They call me #Creeyonce back home! that’s no joke, that’s a real thing! So Beyoncé or Meghan Trainor. Kill it!”
CS4U: Or all three! They all can collab!
Madisyn: “That would be awesome!”
CS4U: What are your favorite costumes that you’ve seen on a celebrity?
Cree: “I’ve seen some cool ones. I really like the funny, clever ones. It’s hard to narrow it down.”
Madisyn: “I can’t decide on that. So pretty much everyone! If you have a good idea, your clever with it and you just try, then it’s amazing!”