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    Legends Of The Hidden Temple

    Legends Of The Hidden Temple

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    Nickelodeon (ended 1995)
    Legends of the Hidden Temple was a show that aired in mid-September 1993. Kirk Fogg, the host, would be introduced by Olmec, a large talking rock in the middle of the stage. Kirk Fogg would ask Olmec what legend they'd hear about that day, and Olmec would name a historical figure and an item used by them. (i.e. Galilleo's Cannonball, The Mysterious Manuscript of Mary Shelley, the Lost Lion Tale of Little John, etc.) Kirk would then repeat what Olmec said and would then introduce the teams. ROUND 1: THE MOAT The Moat started off with all six teams (The Red Jaguars, Blue Barracudas, Green Monkies, Orange Iguanas, Purple Parrots and the Silver Snakes). Each team consisted of a boy and girl. The Moat was a small pool built into the stage. After the teams were introduced, Kirk Fogg (the first year) or Olmec (years 2 and 3) would tell the teams how to cross the moat. Sometimes it consisted of climbing across tire swings, paddling your way across and other creative ways. Falling into the water usually made the team go back to the starting line and try again. Once the first partner crossed, the second partner would usually cross the moat in the same manner. Once both partners got to the other side, they would hit their gong. (which was basically a small podium with a button that lit up and made a sound once the player hit it) The first four teams to hit their gongs would proceed to the Steps of Knowledge. The two other teams would be eliminated. ROUND 2: THE STEPS OF KNOWLEDGE The four teams leftwould be at the top of a roll-away staircase. Olmec would tell a brief story about how the Historical Figure came across and/or used the artifact that he mentioned at the beginning of the show,and after the story, Olmec would quiz the players on their memory of the story. If a team thought they knew the answer, they'd buzz in by stomping on an "ancient marking" in front of them. If they got the question right, they would move down a step. If they gave an incorrect response or took too long to answer, they would be excluded from answering the question and the other teams would get the chance to. Once a team got three correct answers, they'd move down to the bottom level of the stairs and move on to Round 3. Once two teams accomplished that, both would move on to the Temple Games. ROUND 3: THE TEMPLE GAMES The two remaining teams went on to the Temple Games. There were three temple games...one for the boys, one for the girls, and one for both. The first two would be played for half a pendant of life, and the third would be played for a full pendant. Each Temple Game required the players to do a physically challenging task, such as knocking down opponents statues, tossing a (fake) boulder to your teammate and having them catch it, and other things like that. Each Temple Game usually lasted for 60 seconds. Whichever team won or was further along in that time won the game and would recieve the pendant it was worth. If the game was a tie, both teams would get the pendant. At the end of the third Temple Game, whichever team had the most pendants went on to the fourth and final round. If both teams had the same amount of pendants, a tie-breaker question was asked and whichever team got it right went on to the Temple. No pendants could be won from a tie-breaking question. ROUND 4: THE TEMPLE This is probably the most exciting round of the game. The last remaining team would navigate Olmec's temple (which consisted of 12 rooms). Before they entered the Temple, Olmec would explain how to open the doors in all the rooms of the temple. However, there were at least two doors leading out of almost every room, and there was no telling which one would open once the objective to open the door was completed. The pendants of life earned in the temple games played a huge role in how the team could do in the temple. In three rooms, there were temple guards. If you went into a room with one, it would come out and grab the player. If the player had a full pendant handy, they could give it to the Temple Guard and the Temple Guard would back off. If the player did not have a full pendant, the Temple Guard would take them out of the Temple and their teammate would have to go in and finish the job. In one of the rooms was the artifact mentioned at the beginning of the show. If they grabbed it, all the doors to the Temple would unlock and any of the remaining Temple Guards would retreat. The team had 3 minutes to go in the temple, grab the artifact and come out. If the team had 1 1/2 pendants, the other half of a full pendant would usually be in a well hidden part of the Temple. Getting it would give the team an extra life and an invulnerability to temple guards and could only lose if time ran out. If the team got the artifact and came out of the temple, they would win the grand prize.moreless
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    Nickelodeon GUTS

    Nickelodeon GUTS

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    Nickelodeon (ended 1996)
    Nickelodeon GUTS was a Nick game show where children competed in athletic events in order to win a glowing piece of the aggro crag (mega crag or super aggro crag in later seasons). In it's final season, it even went global, with kids, ages 11-14 competing from twelve different countries.moreless
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    Double Dare

    Double Dare

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    Nickelodeon (ended 2000)
    Double dare is undoubtedly the phenomenon that made Nickelodeon what it is today. The rules go something like this:Each round starts off with a toss-up physical challenge. Whoever wins gets $10 and control of the game. Host Marc Summers (Jason Harris in Double Dare 2000) asks the winning team a question. If they don't know the answer or think the other team doesn't have a clue, they can dare them to answer it for double the dollars. But they have to be careful because they can double dare the first team back for 4 times the amount. Then, they either have to answer the question or take a physical challenge. In round 2, dollar values are doubled. The winner of the game moves on to the obstacle course, where they navigate through 8 obstacles and they win a prize for each obstacle. If they make it through all 8 obstacles, they win the grand prize. Double Dare history On October 6, 1986, the first episode of Double Dare was taped at WHYY studios in Philadelphia. In 1987, Nickelodeon decided to create a short-lived weekend edition called Super Sloppy Double Dare, which was cancelled after about 20 episodes. One year later, in 1988, Fox bought syndication rights from Nickelodeon, so they created another short-lived edition called Family Double Dare. Because Fox wanted more adult material on their network, Family Double Dare was canned after 13 episodes. But the good news: the original Double Dare was still in production.Later, in 1989, other kids game shows came into play, thus causing Double Dare's ratings to drop a little. So Nickelodeon reincarnated Super Sloppy Double Dare and dusted it off to incorporate the "super sloppiness". This version of Super Sloppy Double Dare lasted about one season, but it had 100 episodes, plus a bunch of special episodes. Then, in 1990, Nickelodeon reincarnated Family Double Dare, redesigning the Fox version. A year later, in 1991, because of these new spin-offs, the original Double Dare was cancelled, but its spin-offs remain. In 1992, a two-episode spin-off called Super Special Double Dare was created. In Super Special Double Dare, Nickelodeon celebrities played against each other (usually boys against girls). In the first episode of Super Special Double Dare, the cast of Clarissa Explains It All played against the cast of Welcome Freshmen. The second episode was the NBA All-star special. In 1993, the last season was shown. Harvey had to quit his job of announcer because of the birth of his son Caleb. So Doc Holiday took over. The final episode was the hour-long Family Double Dare Tournament of Cahmpions, which pitted the smartest and fastest teams against each other. After that, Double Dare was officially cancelled, but Family Double Dare played reruns until 1999. Like Marc Summers said in his autobiography, Everything In Its Place, "We had enough episodes on tape to do reruns forever".That could have been the end of Double Dare...until January 22, 2000! Double Dare was reincarnated as Double Dare 2000. Jason Harris was the new host of this short-lived revival of Double Dare. The preview Snick episode of Double Dare 2000 pitted the cast of the Amanda Show and the cast of 100 Deeds For Eddie McDowd against each other. The show was cancelled in December of 2000, but, just like the other Double Dare spin-offs, reruns are shown on Nickelodeon GASmoreless
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    Double Dare 2000

    Double Dare 2000

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    Nickelodeon
    Double Dare 2000 is a family friendly Nickelodeon show hosted by Jason Harris. In each episode, two family teams compete against each other, and both teams have two parents and two children. The host asks each team to answer a trivia question. If the family members can answer it, they get twenty-five dollars. If they don't know the answer or believe that the other team will not know the answer, they can dare the other team to give the correct response. An incorrect answer from the opposing team will earn the original family fifty dollars. On the other hand, the rival family can decide to give the first family the question back and double dare that team to answer it. Then, the team must either answer the question or take part in a messy, thirty-second physical challenge worth one hundred dollars. At the end of the show, the team with the highest score gets to participate in an obstacle course to earn prizes. This television show is not only lighthearted and amusing, it also teaches children the value of working together as a family.moreless
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    My Family's Got Guts

    My Family's Got Guts

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    Nickelodeon
    Ben Lyons takes the reigns from Mike O'Malley in this version of Nickelodeon GUTS the beloved Nickelodeon extreme stunt game show that caught a wildfire of success in the nineties. Instead of focusing on just children, the new incarnation incorporates families. With an improved Extreme Arena, new events, and an all new Aggro-Crag to challenge contestants My Family's Got Guts revives the age old question, Do you have it?moreless
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    The Exit List

    The Exit List

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    Contestants compete as two-person teams, with the show operating in two parts, where contestants first try to accumulate as much money as possible by answering questions and then try to escape with the money they have won by recalling the Exit List, a list of answers they have given during the show. Hosted by voice actor Wayne Forester. moreless
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    Dance on Sunset

    Dance on Sunset

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    Nickelodeon (ended 2008)
    Each week, six young dancers get a chance to learn a new dance from a top choreographer, Tony Testa. The dances are both new and old, an eclectic mash-up of just about anything Tony can think of. A Sunset VIP is chosen from the audience at the end of each episode who then gets to dance with the Nick 6. Nick 6: Johnny Shane Hefa Karen Aubree Ashleymoreless
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    Scaredy Camp

    Scaredy Camp

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    Nickelodeon (ended 2003)
    Welcome to the Scaredy Camp guide at TV.com. This Nickelodeon reality show aired as a Halloween special during Nickelodeon's "Fright Fest" in 2002. Two teams, consisting of the Red Team (Boys) and the Blue Team (Girls) competed to solve the mystery of missing camper Dennis Williams at a "haunted" summer camp called Camp Lindenwood (Camp Lindenmere). Season Two aired during August of 2003, where the teams tried to solve the mystery of Camp Counselor Sally, who was haunting Camp Silver Lake (French Woods Festival). Children under 7 may get frightened by thins show, though... The show was hosted by Emma Wilson, daughter Anne Robinson (The Weakest Link).moreless
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    The Chair

    The Chair

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    The Celebrity Chair was a primetime gameshow in which contestants sat in a chair in the center of the studio, where they had to answer varying trivia questions as "heartstoppers" were thrown at them. Contestants tried to reach their goal of 250 000 while maintaining a low heart rate in order to win the prize money. The Show was Created by Harry Grant and Hosted by Shamar Stewart.moreless
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    Family BrainSurge

    Family BrainSurge

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    Nickelodeon
    Warning: Watching this show may make your brain explode. Hold on to the couch while you watch kids compete in quick-moving, mind-bending challenges. Host, Tamsin Heatley as Mum guides the competitors through three levels of challenges. One wrong answer could mean a trip down the Brain Drain. Or a Face Wall suck. Kids who are eliminated do not leave empty-handed, but the winner gets the ultimate prize … a gigantic, messy, victory Sliming!moreless
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    Let's Just Play Go Healthy Challenge

    Let's Just Play Go Healthy Challenge

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    Nickelodeon
    Nickelodeon's Let's Just Play: Go Healthy Challenge empowers and inspires kids to live healthier lives. Over a 6-month period, this show tries to help kids become more active and make better nutritional choices.moreless