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Title: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: snowpeck on March 24, 2021, 07:36:26 PM
In addition to OG Double Dare which was already on there, they've added the complete runs of Nick Arcade, GUTS and Legends of the Hidden Temple to Paramount+ today. A few other old school Nick shows have been added too, including the earliest Nick season of You Can't Do That on Television.
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: SuperMatch93 on March 24, 2021, 07:53:22 PM
including the earliest Nick season of You Can't Do That on Television.

Are they the half-hour or hour long cuts?
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: BrandonFG on March 24, 2021, 08:03:59 PM
including the earliest Nick season of You Can't Do That on Television.

Are they the half-hour or hour long cuts?
Did Nick ever air anything other than a half-hour version?
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: snowpeck on March 24, 2021, 08:12:16 PM
including the earliest Nick season of You Can't Do That on Television.

Are they the half-hour or hour long cuts?
Did Nick ever air anything other than a half-hour version?
Half hour. I've not seen any evidence that the hourlong cuts still exist. They only aired on CJOH in Ottawa.
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: nowhammies10 on March 24, 2021, 10:25:38 PM
including the earliest Nick season of You Can't Do That on Television.

Are they the half-hour or hour long cuts?
Did Nick ever air anything other than a half-hour version?
Half hour. I've not seen any evidence that the hourlong cuts still exist. They only aired on CJOH in Ottawa.

And any master tapes that may have still existed in their archives were likely lost to a fire in 2010.
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: Chelsea Thrasher on March 25, 2021, 03:33:38 PM
It's been a *while* since I've seen Nick Arcade, and the thing about this show is that for how loose of a game (in the game show sense) Nick Arcade is and how utterly ludicrous or arbitrary large parts of the show as a whole are, as a show Nick Arcade is utterly delightful.  Phil Moore is having a blast, the chrome is *top notch*, and the show had enough different things going on that there was never a feeling of "sameness".

Might not have been a great game, but it was a fantastic show
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: JasonA1 on March 25, 2021, 07:06:19 PM
Co-sign. I was saying as much in some IM discussions after the episodes dropped. I'd only add that the Nick Arcade bonus round was WAY too tough for what it was -- the amount of things on screen that could hurt you was more apt for an expert level contestant, and could have been dialed back by half until kids got better. But at least I walked away as a viewer thinking "I'd love to be on this show" (and by extension, try the Video Zone) as opposed to the feeling I had watching Fun House or Legends of, "boy, I hope I can convince my partner to let me run the bonus first."

-Jason
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: BrandonFG on March 25, 2021, 07:42:45 PM
I'd only add that the Nick Arcade bonus round was WAY too tough for what it was -- the amount of things on screen that could hurt you was more apt for an expert level contestant, and could have been dialed back by half until kids got better.
Concur. Years ago, I went to a Nick live show at our local arena, hosted by Phil Moore and Mike O'Malley. One of the games they played was the Nick Arcade bonus round, which I learned was done simply via green screen. From what I remember, the children that went on stage struggled significantly with the obstacles, mainly trying to correspond with what was on the screen.

Having toyed with a similar setup involving a mock weather map at our local museum, I will say it's definitely much harder than it looks.

/I did win a Nick hat for knowing Moira Quirk co-hosted Guts
//Paramount+ had me at You Can't Do That on Television
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: vtown7 on March 25, 2021, 07:59:57 PM
/I did win a Nick hat for knowing Moira Quirk co-hosted Guts

DO-DO-DO-DO-YOU-STILL-HAVE-IT?

//Paramount+ had me at You Can't Do That on Television

Quite gutted that as the home of YCDTOTV my country's update on Paramount+ is merely a name change and none of these fun Nick shows are available north of the border.  Especially YCDTOTV which basically hasn't run anywhere since Nick stopped running it umpteen years ago.

R.
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: BrandonFG on March 25, 2021, 08:20:05 PM
/I did win a Nick hat for knowing Moira Quirk co-hosted Guts

DO-DO-DO-DO-YOU-STILL-HAVE-IT?
I see what you did there. It's somewhere at my mom's...wouldn't be surprised if it's in my old bedroom closet.

Quite gutted that as the home of YCDTOTV my country's update on Paramount+ is merely a name change and none of these fun Nick shows are available north of the border.  Especially YCDTOTV which basically hasn't run anywhere since Nick stopped running it umpteen years ago.
This surprises me, given it originated up there.
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: cmjb13 on March 25, 2021, 08:54:36 PM
I guess this explains why they never put a classic Nick channel on Pluto.
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: jlgarfield on March 25, 2021, 09:16:45 PM
including the earliest Nick season of You Can't Do That on Television.

Are they the half-hour or hour long cuts?
Did Nick ever air anything other than a half-hour version?
Half hour. I've not seen any evidence that the hourlong cuts still exist. They only aired on CJOH in Ottawa.

And any master tapes that may have still existed in their archives were likely lost to a fire in 2010.

Actually, no. The YCDTOTV tapes were located in another area of the CJOH compound unaffected by the fire (thankfully).
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: RyanCDN on March 26, 2021, 01:05:11 AM
/I did win a Nick hat for knowing Moira Quirk co-hosted Guts

DO-DO-DO-DO-YOU-STILL-HAVE-IT?

//Paramount+ had me at You Can't Do That on Television

Quite gutted that as the home of YCDTOTV my country's update on Paramount+ is merely a name change and none of these fun Nick shows are available north of the border.  Especially YCDTOTV which basically hasn't run anywhere since Nick stopped running it umpteen years ago.

R.

My last memory of this would have been seeing it on YTV, with several memories of watching it during itís original run.
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: vtown7 on March 26, 2021, 06:36:32 AM
/I did win a Nick hat for knowing Moira Quirk co-hosted Guts

DO-DO-DO-DO-YOU-STILL-HAVE-IT?

//Paramount+ had me at You Can't Do That on Television

Quite gutted that as the home of YCDTOTV my country's update on Paramount+ is merely a name change and none of these fun Nick shows are available north of the border.  Especially YCDTOTV which basically hasn't run anywhere since Nick stopped running it umpteen years ago.

R.

My last memory of this would have been seeing it on YTV, with several memories of watching it during itís original run.

Agreed fellow Ryan.  At launch time it was YCDT at 12:30 pm and then Whatever Turns You On at 1 pm on Saturdays.  IIRC it was also weeknights at 7:30 pm.

Side note: I lived about an hour's drive from CJOH when I was growing up.  I attended one part of a fan convention/reunion in 2002 and was thrilled to meet Les Lye (not to mention get a picture in the lockers).  Everyone was super nice and talked about how it really never got super huge here in Canada like it did on Nick.

For those of you who can get at Paramount+, enjoy! I look forward to these shows coming my way in the future.

Ryan.
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: Chelsea Thrasher on March 31, 2021, 08:02:00 PM
Tiny update (not really part of the You Can't Do That on Television love-fest as that show was just a hair before my time) to add that the first season of the 2018 Double Dare reboot has also been added: https://www.paramountplus.com/shows/double-dare-2018/
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: Loogaroo on March 31, 2021, 09:05:33 PM
Co-sign. I was saying as much in some IM discussions after the episodes dropped. I'd only add that the Nick Arcade bonus round was WAY too tough for what it was -- the amount of things on screen that could hurt you was more apt for an expert level contestant, and could have been dialed back by half until kids got better. But at least I walked away as a viewer thinking "I'd love to be on this show" (and by extension, try the Video Zone) as opposed to the feeling I had watching Fun House or Legends of, "boy, I hope I can convince my partner to let me run the bonus first."

When the Nick Arcade pilot dropped last year, I noticed that the bonus round in that version was two minutes rather than just one. If a player had that extra time the game would have been easier by a pretty significant amount.
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: TLEberle on April 03, 2021, 10:43:34 PM
Co-sign. I was saying as much in some IM discussions after the episodes dropped. I'd only add that the Nick Arcade bonus round was WAY too tough for what it was -- the amount of things on screen that could hurt you was more apt for an expert level contestant, and could have been dialed back by half until kids got better. But at least I walked away as a viewer thinking "I'd love to be on this show" (and by extension, try the Video Zone) as opposed to the feeling I had watching Fun House or Legends of, "boy, I hope I can convince my partner to let me run the bonus first."

When the Nick Arcade pilot dropped last year, I noticed that the bonus round in that version was two minutes rather than just one. If a player had that extra time the game would have been easier by a pretty significant amount.
I want to include both responses here:

Finders Keepers had not only ninety seconds for the end game but six prizes. Double Dare had eight. I forget if Arcade started the trend of three tiered prizes but if they're going to make it an actual video game give the kids ninety seconds to work with. The other thing is that I would either change it to where the kids play a game of Catch it and Keep it where prizes and cash amounts come flying in and the winners must dodge enemies that will stun them momentariy

-or-

Make it Supermarket Sweep. Play an abbreviated front game where correct answers win time for both teams in the Video Zone, and the winning team plays the Starcade end game.

As I age I think moore of Phil and less of a quarter-baked amalgam where nothing is really fleshed out and it all feels like random events resolving.
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: JasonA1 on April 07, 2021, 08:00:51 PM
Now that Tim mentions the pilot, I recall footage of pre-air rehearsals on Facebook or YouTube where the bonus was being played for 90 seconds. I think that's the sweet spot, and as Travis points out, increases focus on the big expensive cool new thing you engineered for this show.

Having watched some of the episodes again on Paramount+, I'm sure they cut the bonus down to 60 seconds for time reasons. But with fresh eyes, I think there was a better way to manage that time, and I'd be looking to prune things from the front game to get those 30 seconds back for the end. Perhaps cut the second face-off game and let the team that's ahead or behind control Mikey first in round 2.

I also think the Video Challenge was OK, but not worth doing more than once a half, so I'd be working to only see one of those per round (unless kids take a REALLY circuitous path to the Goal). The points, prizes and enemies took far less time to resolve. You'd still get all your flashy variety for the kids watching, while being able to put more focus on the even flashier Video Zone.

-Jason
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: MSTieScott on April 08, 2021, 04:27:10 AM
But with fresh eyes, I think there was a better way to manage that time, and I'd be looking to prune things from the front game to get those 30 seconds back for the end. Perhaps cut the second face-off game and let the team that's ahead or behind control Mikey first in round 2.

I also think the Video Challenge was OK, but not worth doing more than once a half, so I'd be working to only see one of those per round (unless kids take a REALLY circuitous path to the Goal).

I disagree. When I was a kid watching this show, the only things I cared about were the video games (toss-ups and video challenges) and the Video Zone. The video puzzles and the super-dry pop quizzes -- the latter of which showed up way too frequently -- were the boring things I had to sit through to get to the parts of the show I wanted to see.

I just scanned several episodes online -- while most had three video challenges, some only had two. It doesn't feel right for a show called Nick Arcade to spend the majority of a round with the contestants buzzing in to answer questions.

While I agree that the Video Zone would have been better as a 90-second round, doing so wouldn't require stealing only an additional 30 seconds from the front game. You'd also have to factor in the time Phil would spend describing a fourth level (because three in 90 would be won too frequently) and a fourth prize plug. And then there's the inequality of one teammate playing an extra level. There's also the fact that season one only had eight non-boss levels, so repetition would happen more frequently (and I'm guessing there wasn't enough space backstage for a fourth set anyway).

If it were up to me and adding 30 seconds to the Video Zone were feasible? I'd ditch the goal space entirely. Let the teams move Mikey around at their whim and play a Mario-esque "time is running out" sound to let teams know the round will be ending soon. When time is up, ask a final "boss" question for points. With no goal space to play for, it's less obvious that the front game rounds are short and not much progress on the board was made.

And severely truncate the contestant interviews. Those were always a slog.
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: JasonA1 on April 08, 2021, 01:09:04 PM
I think you raise a lot of good points. A fun aside; the first episodes I clicked on were an early one from season 1, and a random show from season 2. During the season 1 show, my wife butted in with, "This is barely television!" (That means, if I ever watch one of the earliest-taped Double Dare shows with her, she's just going to rip the remote out of my hand and turn off the TV.) In the middle of the season 2 show, however, with Phil in full sing-along-with-the-music-mode, she gave Phil props for what he brought to the show, and how much more coherent it felt.

That's a long way of agreeing with what I've heard from a number of people going back to watch these, including members here: Nick Arcade was a fun idea and fun to watch, but suffering in execution.

Believe it or not, I was more frustrated with the Video Challenge as a kid than I am now. My observations in first run -- in no particular order, and surely influenced by the episodes I had seen: I've never heard of these games. Why do they always wager more points than they have? Why don't they know how to play this?

The first complaint can't be remedied, because they made whatever deals they could for real games. But the rest could have been fixed if they had more time to work with the kids. A Video Challenge at its worst felt like me renting a game from Blockbuster that didn't come with a manual. So I'm left to wonder: did the kids not play them at all? Or did they only get their hands on them for a short time?

Years later, I can't help comparing this portion with Starcade. Arcade games probably lent themselves better to brief timed challenges over many of the titles on Nick. At the time, my brother and I were rapidly building our SNES library, while our friends down the street had a Genesis. I felt smack dab in the target group for the show, and yet, I wasn't bowled over by a Video Challenge. There was something missing to bridge the gap (for viewers and contestants) when the game was unfamiliar, or fairly complex for a 30-second session.

Also, I was, and still am, a fan of Get the Picture, so the video puzzles were welcome events. But I agree the Pop Quiz was not working, particularly in season 1.

I feel the same lack of practice goes for the Video Zone too. It was rewarding to see a kid trying to dodge the obstacles, even if they didn't succeed. It was the opposite of fun when a kid walked across an entire level like it was a still painting and got hit by all 9 enemies in his path. Given how many variants on Pong we saw in the face-offs, I imagine they were in an overall crunch of time and budget, but I feel like there was a way to make it better by adjusting the power bars, amount of enemies on screen, speed of the game, etc.

-Jason
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: MSTieScott on April 08, 2021, 01:54:54 PM
When I was a kid, there were exactly two games in the video challenge area that I ever wanted to see -- and one of them was Sonic, which I didn't actually care about, but at least I had heard of it. You're right that that part of the show could have used stronger games but the producers had to work with what they could get.

I agree that Nick Arcade would have been more fun to watch if the kids had been given some time to practice the video games and the Video Zone. I shared your impression that the contestants had never seen most of the console titles before in their lives. It makes me wonder whether the contestants were selected before the tape day or whether the show was just recruiting whatever willing children they could get from families who had paid to enjoy a day at Universal Studios.

Also, Double Dare and Finders Keepers presumably didn't give their contestants practice time, so maybe nobody realized that in this case, the show would have benefited from it?

Although as I think back, my memories are telling me that the Video Zone did provide the right level of challenge. Contestants usually got at least one attempt at the final boss, at which point they completely forgot to try to avoid the obstacles and subsequently lost over and over again. It felt like only once a season or so would somebody get stuck on level one for the entire 60 seconds. Maybe it wasn't that the Video Zone was too hard; it just ended before there was time to get into it. Which we already agreed was the problem.
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: JasonA1 on April 08, 2021, 02:32:53 PM
Also, Double Dare and Finders Keepers presumably didn't give their contestants practice time, so maybe nobody realized that in this case, the show would have benefited from it?

Yes. Although I'm immediately reminded of Marc (and Mike Klinghoffer) in this article (https://tv.avclub.com/it-smelled-like-death-an-oral-history-of-the-double-1798255802) describing how they'd try to help the kids with the Double Dare obstacle course (Ctrl+F on "The kids would be funny"). I'm sure there was a version of that happening on Nick Arcade.

But the whole of preparing contestants is something I've gained more and more appreciation for as I see it happen with my own eyes. There's a group we've both worked with who do their best to duplicate the stage setups backstage - tape out the same distance between podiums, sometimes with the art dept. building them a replica of what's in the studio. When a show gets as complex as Nick Arcade, and you're able to have a quasi "boot camp" where contestants get reps with all of the stuff they're being asked to do, the on-air product is better for it.

-Jason
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: WhammyPower on April 08, 2021, 02:38:59 PM
It felt like only once a season or so would somebody get stuck on level one for the entire 60 seconds.
I found at least three occasions in season 2 where someone got stuck saving people getting sucked by the UFOs for all of the 60 seconds. They're in episodes 46, 47 and 60. I've been contemplating about whether I should make a YouTube video of these or not.

And Nadine was just slower than the demise of Flash.
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: Loogaroo on April 08, 2021, 06:28:30 PM
Finders Keepers had not only ninety seconds for the end game but six prizes. Double Dare had eight.

Finders Keepers also made the odd decision of putting their grand prize in the front game as the reward for their Instant Prize Room, but we won't get into that.


And severely truncate the contestant interviews. Those were always a slog.

After sitting through 200+ episodes of Double Dare last summer, you would have thought at some point that kids are just too shy to talk about things extemporaneously. (The number of boys who "liked sports" was too ubiquitous to count.)
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: Allstar87 on April 08, 2021, 09:07:19 PM
I found at least three occasions in season 2 where someone got stuck saving people getting sucked by the UFOs for all of the 60 seconds. They're in episodes 46, 47 and 60. I've been contemplating about whether I should make a YouTube video of these or not.

It happens in 45 as well. If you want to add one more, it's cleared in 61, but it takes the contestant 55 seconds to do it. Easy to see why the UFO game was my least favorite.

And if you were wondering if anyone else in season 1 ever failed to clear the first level... It happened just one other time, in the Alien Moon Base on episode 17. The poor kid was clearly trying their hardest, though.
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: WhammyPower on April 09, 2021, 01:20:30 PM
This leaves a small hole yet to be filled... were there any other level 1 fails in season 2 outside of Monsters on the Loose?
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: jcs290 on April 10, 2021, 02:13:50 PM
Recalling my 10 year old self that obsessed over Nick game shows of the early '90s, the only frustrating things about the show to me were:

No aggressive wagers on the Video Challenges.
Every team picking King of the Monsters first (because it was the easiest game to rack up points)
Too many playings of Battle of the Bands in the Face-Offs.
Mikey never reaching the Goal.

I didn't feel the Video Zone was unfair or poorly balanced, in fact my 10 year old self thought of all the Nickelodeon bonus rounds (DD Obstacle Course, GtP Mega Memory, LotHT Temple Run, etc.) it seemed to have the highest win percentage.
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: Loogaroo on April 10, 2021, 02:59:27 PM
Mikey never reaching the Goal.

IIRC, teams were coached not to send Mikey directly to the goal since there wasn't any real incentive to do so.

I totally hear you on the Video Challenges. Maybe giving the non-gaming teammate 3 seconds to come up with a number to wager was a bad decision - the non-gamer really doesn't have a way of knowing if the challenge is going to be doable or not, nor can they control how the game plays out, and is always going to favor conservative wagers because of it. I also wonder what would've happened if they scored the game in 5/10 point increments instead of 25. Maybe these kids are going to wager 10-15 points no matter how the scoring works so the show should have been more proactive it making the wagers more meaningful.
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: MSTieScott on April 10, 2021, 07:23:02 PM
I don't know whether the contestants were coached to avoid it (in the handful of episodes I skimmed a couple of days ago, the older kids seemed to deliberately send Mikey on a serpentine path so they could explore the grid), but there was an advantage to landing on the goal -- your team got to play the question solo, with the other team receiving only half the points if you answered incorrectly.

I'm going to go find an episode of Finders Keepers to watch. When I was a kid, I liked that show, and I've wondered why Nickelodeon never includes it in its retro game show packages. Maybe the game isn't as compelling as young Scott thought it was at the time?
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: weaklink75 on April 10, 2021, 09:49:53 PM
I think the Video Challenges might have worked better if:

-no wagering, itís worth 25/50 points depending on the round
-instead of selecting the game, the game is selected at random from the set of 5
-after theyíre told the challenge score, the team who landed on the square had the choice to play the game or make the other team play
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: chrisholland03 on April 11, 2021, 08:23:20 AM
I don't know whether the contestants were coached to avoid it (in the handful of episodes I skimmed a couple of days ago, the older kids seemed to deliberately send Mikey on a serpentine path so they could explore the grid), but there was an advantage to landing on the goal -- your team got to play the question solo, with the other team receiving only half the points if you answered incorrectly.

I'm going to go find an episode of Finders Keepers to watch. When I was a kid, I liked that show, and I've wondered why Nickelodeon never includes it in its retro game show packages. Maybe the game isn't as compelling as young Scott thought it was at the time?

I tend to agree.  This may be better in the misremember thread, but I want to say there's an episode where even Phil is puzzled by the directional choices of one of the teams.
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: jcs290 on April 11, 2021, 02:11:02 PM
It could be a case of producers coaching the kids to "look for the prizes and bonus points squares" more than "don't go to the goal."
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: Loogaroo on April 11, 2021, 06:35:21 PM
I'm going to go find an episode of Finders Keepers to watch. When I was a kid, I liked that show, and I've wondered why Nickelodeon never includes it in its retro game show packages. Maybe the game isn't as compelling as young Scott thought it was at the time?

I think there are a few things about Finders Keepers that makes the show less engaging to watch as an adult 30 years later.

First off, Wesley comes off as very raw and nervous in the first flight of episodes, but honestly the show doesn't do him any favors. The entire half-hour is wall-to-wall gameplay (no pun intended) with almost no opportunity to let anyone breathe. Wesley is hurrying through everything he says, partially because he's nervous, but also because I can imagine a stage manager standing right next to Camera 1 frantically making the "MOVE IT ALONG" gesture. He settles down a lot after the first 13 weeks, but it doesn't really solve the problem that 30 minutes with one commercial break is barely enough time to contain this game. Compare to Double Dare, where it didn't take long for Harvey, Dave and Robin to become de facto cast members that gave the show a bit of character.

Second, a lot of games were boat races. Because of how the scoring works, once a team breaches the $500 mark they've locked the game up. And there were a whole lot of episodes Adam & I saw where one team dominated the Hidden Pictures rounds to the point where one team is searching six or seven of the 8 rooms and the other team has to hope that they back into a victory. Maybe one out of the 20 or so episodes we've watched came down to the last room.

And third, it's just not as fun to watch kids trash a room as it is to watch them try to catch an egg between a pair of cymbals blindfolded.
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: JasonA1 on April 12, 2021, 12:28:05 AM
I think timing played a big factor in Finders Keepers not being as fondly remembered as it could be. That oral history of Remote Control shed some light on the MTV Networks culture -- namely that they always felt their next hit was just around the corner.

For whatever reason(s), FK didn't leap off the screen and live up to the success of Double Dare. It still had a home game and a run in syndication, of course. But Nickelodeon didn't give it a long second life on the channel, instead focusing on new shows. Had FK debuted in the '90s instead, it could have survived in a years-long parade of reruns a'la Nick Arcade, Legends and What Would You Do?, ripe to be remembered by multiple generations. Instead, it was on when it was on, and didn't really come back into daylight until Nick GaS was launched, a channel relatively few people received.

I too shall dive back into a few episodes and see how it looks today. With more and more Nick Arcade under my belt, I've been fine-tuning my opinion on that show, and I suspect a lot of my conclusions will apply to FK as well.

-Jason
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: Loogaroo on April 13, 2021, 04:21:19 PM
The migration of Nick's production to Orlando was also a major blow to FK's longevity. They'd already built two sets in Philly and in LA; I imagine they decided that it wasn't worth it to build a third.
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: Jumpondees on May 15, 2021, 12:47:29 AM
Make it Supermarket Sweep. Play an abbreviated front game where correct answers win time for both teams in the Video Zone, and the winning team plays the Starcade end game.

This is the closest we've come to "Supermarket Sweep" on a game show that involved video games.

https://youtu.be/pQY8W2AF0aU?start=624
Title: Re: More classic Nickelodeon game shows on Paramount+
Post by: clemon79 on May 18, 2021, 12:40:12 PM
It still had a home game

Yeah, tell me about it.

/where the HELL is that audio cable, I know I have like six of the farkers....