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Lifespan: January 1989 - September 1989
Hosts: Marc Summers
Announcer: Joe Alaskey, Jim McKrell
Produced by: Saban Productions

Front Game Rules

One of the two teams listens to the next questionTwo teams of three players competed. In each of the first four rounds, a 25-point toss-up question about television was asked. The team that answered that question correctly got first crack at three follow-up questions, each worth 25 points. Each player on a team can only answer one follow-up question per round, and if a wrong answer is given, the other team gets to play the remaining toss-ups. During the third and fourth rounds, the point values of each question is doubled.

The red team can 'Couch Up' on this questionNo dice - they've just been cancelled!In the fifth round, a total of six questions were played, with each team member playing one-on-one against each other twice. When a player buzzes in, a randomizer stops on the point value of that question, from 50 to 200 points, or a "Couch Up" (meaning the trailing team could match the leaders' score). After those six questions, the team with the most points wins the game and $1000; the losing team gets "cancelled".

End Game Rules ("Channel Roulette")

Which show is this picture from? I don't know either.In the bonus round, the players were shown channel numbers from 2-13. Behind each channel was a cast photo from a particular TV show, along with a point value attached to each photo. The team had 30 seconds to accumulate 1000 points by taking turns to pick a channel and identify the show that the cast was from. Hidden behind one of the channels was a "Pay TV" sign, which reset the team's score. If the team could get 1000 points before time ran out, they won $5000. If not, they got $1 a point.

Loogaroo Looks it Over

Not the most appealing show I've seen. The gameplay is relatively solid - although I do think it's kinda cheap for a team who's way behind to catch up on account of a lucky buzz-in. Marc Summers is in his first hosting job since Double Dare, and it shows: he doesn't seem as comfortable with his role as he was in the kids' game. I'm docking a apoint in Presentation for the horrible miscasting of Joe Alaskey as next-door neighbor/announcer, and the $5000 isn't terribly big considering how it's being split among three people.

Couch Potatoes

Gameplay: 2 pts.
Host: 2 pts.
Presentation: 1 pt.
Execution: 1 pt.
Total Score: 6 pts.

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