Lifespan: June 1989 - September 1989
Host: Brian Robbins
Announcer: Harry Stevens
Model: Julie Friedman ("Felicity")
Produced by: Barry-Enright Productions
Front Game Rules
Two teams of three kids competed. In the first round, each team had 60 seconds to draw as many pictures on a telestrator for his/her teammates as possible. Teammates alternated drawing responsibilities, and a player had a maximum of 20 seconds to work on any one picture. Each team got to pick the category of their opponents' pictures. The team that got the most pictures right won 10 points; in the event of a tie, both teams got the points.
In the second round, each team chose a person to draw the pictures. That player had 60 seconds to draw up to 7 clues for the other teammates. These clues led to the identity of a person, place, or thing. If the team could guess the puzzle, they scored 10 points; if they were wrong, the other team had 30 seconds to draw more clues and steal the points.
In the third round, a 90-second speed round was played. Each team chose a player to draw, and they alternated drawing duties. Again, a 20-second maximum was put on any one picture. Either team could buzz in, but a wrong answer allowed the other team to make as many free guesses as they wanted for the rest of the 20 seconds. The team with the most correct answers won 30 points. The team with the most points at the end of the round wins the game.
End Game Rules
The bonus round was played in two parts. To begin with, each team member was responsible for revealing a portrait obscured by ping-pong balls. One player had to connect two hoses to make water flow out of a spout across the stage. A second team member stood under that spout with a pitcher, filling it with water, and the third team member took the pitchers from the second and poured them on top of the balls, causing them to rise off of the picture. This continued for 90 seconds. After that, the team had 10 seconds to study the picture, and if they identified the person in the picture, they won the grand prize.
Loogaroo Looks it Over
The wave of kids shows that Double Dare brought upon the world did have its share of stinkers, and this was one of them. The game itself wasn't too terribly bad, but everything around it seemed slapped together, from the talent to the set to the ultra-chinsy prizes. Of course, the bonus round is a half-hearted attempt to add mess to the show (and it's not really mess, since it's just water), and it clashes with the front game, which actually works pretty well. One more question - how in the world did Jack Barry produce this show from the grave?
Gameplay: 2 pts.
Host: 2 pts.
Presentation: 1 pt.
Execution: 0 pts.
Total Score: 5 pts.
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