In this game show, contestants answer trivia questions and then compete in a timed race through the supermarket. The team that has the most valuable items in their shopping cart at the end of the race wins.
A high-stakes version of the classic game show, hosted by Gene Rayburn. A group of celebrities would be given a sentence with a missing word, which they would then have to fill in. The ... See full summary »
Hosted by Jim Perry, were contestants are asked questions about how 100 people answered a poll question then played a card game where they tried to guess whether the next card drawn from a deck in a sequence would be higher or lower.
This is a great show because it can be watched in two ways: First, you
can watch it with kids. That was the key to "Who Wants To Be A
Millionaire?" and it works here as well. The kids love it, especially
if the adults don't know the answer (it doesn't matter whether it's the
adults on the screen or at home).
Second, this show is sufficiently predictable that, without kids
around, you can watch it in ten minutes or less on TIVO. Like "Deal or
No Deal," the interesting part is watching the contestant mess up by
going for a question they don't know or risking $425,000 on the
$1,000,000 question. Since the questions come about every 6 minutes,
you just skip forward. And unlike "Deal or No Deal," there's no
incentive to stop to watch the banter between the host and the
Additionally, there are enough questions on subjects that we never use
that most adults have a Paul Simon moment every couple of shows
(realizing just how much they learned in grade school but forgot).
Finally, although Foxworthy's not at the top of his game (and probably
cannot be on a family show); he's far more entertaining than Howie and
probably as good as Regis was. Likewise, even though some of the kids'
comments appear strained and were likely fed to the kids (through their
ear pieces), the ids are still funnier and more articulate than the
"Deal Or Not Deal" supporting staff.
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