Lifespan: September 2000 - Present
Host: Frank Nicotero
Produced by: Telepictures Productions
Front Game Rules
Two players competed. The first round was known as "Who Knew It?" A question was posed to three passersby on the street, and at least one of them got the question right. Each player locked in their prediction on which street subject answered correctly. If correct, the player scored $100. Three questions were asked in this round.
The second round is known as "Who Blew It?" This time, the questions were asked to two subjects at a time, and each player locked in their guess as to who got the question wrong. A correct prediction is worth $200 in this round. Also, the players have the opportunity to "Dunce" their opponent and force them to answer the question that was posed to the street participants. Whoever won the challenge earned $200 and had to wear a Dunce cap for the rest of the question. The dunce cap was only available once per round.
The third round is called "Pick Your Pony". The trailing player got to choose which street subject to play for the round, and the leader chose from the other two. Each street participant was asked three questions, and the players tried to predict if they would get that question right or wrong, earning $300 if successful. The dunce cap was available once again in this round, this time worth $300.
The final round was the "Wager of Death." Host Nicotero would ask a question to all three street subjects, and the players secretly chose one of them, predicted whether s/he would answer right or wrong, and wagered some or all of their score. After the results of the final question, whoever had the most money got to keep it.
Loogaroo Looks it Over
As far as the show is concerned, they do as much as they can with the idea they're using. Transforming Jay Leno's Jaywalking into a game show must've been a difficult task, and yet they managed to have a good variety in the rounds. Frank Nicotero isn't as comfortable a host as he could be, but he makes up for it by his rapport with the street subjects. Still, I do feel a little guilty watching this show, since it does get its humor from making fun of others' stupidity, but then I remember that it's all in good fun and it's not my fault I'm so gosh darn smart. (How's that for smug?)
Gameplay: 2 pts.
Host: 2 pts.
Presentation: 2 pts.
Execution: 2 pts.
Total Score: 8 pts.
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