Six teams compete through a series of physical and mental challenges as it narrows down to only one team given the privilege to enter a mysterious temple in order to retrieve an artifact ... See full summary »
Dee Bradley Baker,
Sixty-five episodes of this syndicated show were produced in 1990 and 1992. The shows featured children in physical competition using unusual equipment, e.g., go-carts, tennis guns, et ... See full summary »
Three kids dawning the different colors blue, red, and purple compete in relatively cool-looking olympic-style games to achieve as many points as they can. At the end of every episode, they climb a big fake mountain, braving tumbling rocks made out of styrofoam, sparkling glitter, shooting steam, and loud sounds while trying to hit all the "Actuators" along their way to the summit including the ... See full summary »
One of Carmen Sandiego's many henchmen has stolen a rare cultural object. The Acme Crime Detective Agency hires three gumshoes (contestants) to find the crook and recover the loot. The gumshoe who captures the crook is then given the chance to locate and capture Carmen Sandiego by locating countries on a large map of a continent placed on the floor. The host, The Chief, and a variety of other guests help the gumshoes by supplying clues. A cappella music is performed at the beginning of the show, between game segments, and at the end by Rockapella.Written by
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In the unaired "Auld Lang Gone" (taped in 1992), Jasmine Doman was originally the winner. During the Map, after getting 4 out of 8, she slipped and fell on the floor, breaking her arm. Taping stopped for a time, and Doman was replaced by Ed Mann (who Doman defeated in the second round) for the trip Doman had originally written down. In addition to the injury, there was a lot of other issues in the episode: Sean ripped Greg's jacket, the Plastic Diver Guy's tank broke, and Greg took over the Chief's role until the office sketch ended, due to Lynne Thigpen having a sore throat, so Marc Summers took over Greg's role as host for the rest of the episode. The episode went filmed and unedited, but it went unaired due to all the glitches and chaos, and although WGBH recently confirmed that the episode was recorded, it is unclear whether they or WQED has the tape of it. See more »
This game show was one of the greatest of all time. It certainly blows "Who wants to be a millionaire?" out of the water. It had a great host, great questions, and it actually had some sort of plot. I watched this when I was younger and it really taught me a lot about geography while being a really cool show. It also had great music done by Rockapella. I guarantee the theme song will be stuck in your head for weeks. If you ever get a chance to see re-runs, I highly recommend that you do!
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