Double Dare

Super sloppy game show hosted by Marc Summers, w/announcer Harvey.  Consisted on two pairs of kids facing off.  They would be asked questions, if one pair didn’t know they could “dare” the other.  If ‘they’ didn’t know it, ‘they’ could “double dare” (for more money).  And if the original pair still didn’t know it, they could take the “physical challenge”.  These were games of skill usually involving jello or pies.  The winning pair would have 60 seconds at the end to run through a messy obstacle course (with 10 sections, switching off) Each section had a flag, and each flag represented a prize.  If they completed all 10, they won the big prize, usually a trip somewhere.  Double Dare premiered in the Fall of 1986 and ran until 1991.  Other variations of the game (All-Star, Family, Super Sloppy...)

Finders Keepers

Cool game show hosted by dorky Wesley Eure.  A pair of kids vs. another pair.  At first, they would have to do a sort of ‘Where’s Waldo” game.  If they won that, they would get to run through a house at the end, scouring various rooms trashing ‘em for items described by vague clues.  Premiered on Nick in 1987.

Get the Picture 

Hosted by Mike O’Malley. Also, there were bonus rounds that were very hard.  Two pairs face off.  Announcer was Henry J. Round one (connect the dots.  Answer a question, pick a box, and reveal a part of the picture) If they pick a “Power Surge”, they could get an additional 20 points and extra box.  They need to get 5 pictures in 30 seconds (revealed very slowly) Round two (dots.  Must answer questions and guess the picture) Final round (mega-memory.  Have a few seconds to memorize nine pictures, then they have to remember them after hearing clues) 1991

Make the Grade

Hosted by Lew Schneider.  Three bright kids, and a giant board in a battle to answer questions and win cash and big prizes. The jeopardy-type board was 7 X 7 (Elem. 7-12th grade columns.  Math, history, etc. rows) To win, you had to answer one correctly in each grade level and one in each subject to win (diagonally, randomly, etc.) Also were "fire drills" that could change the outcome at any time. 1990