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Lifespan: September 1996 - January 1997 (Thanks to William A. Padron for supplying the cancellation date.)
Host: Wil Shriner
Produced by: Reg Grundy Productions

Front Game Rules

That's right - the contestant podiumsThree players competed. In the first two rounds, the players tried to predict how a group of seven children (ranging from 6 - 9 years old) answered a question. At the start of the round, the players tried to guess which of two answers would be given by the majority of the panel. Then, one by one, the contestants chose a kid from the panel and watched them answer a question on a similar topic. They then made their predictions regarding the question for the round, and if correct the player earns 10 points in Round 1 or 20 points in Round 2. After each player has picked two children, the majority answer is revealed and the players who made the correct choice get an extra 20 points in Round 1 or 40 points in Round 2.

The panel of childrenIn the third round, the supplementary questions were tossed out, and the players predicted if the kids could answer a simple question correctly or not. Each correct prediction earned 60 points. The players each got to predict two kids' answers. After the third round, the player with the most points won $500 and went on to the bonus round. In the event of a 2-way tie, the one child that hadn't been chosen is polled.

End Game Rules

Big bucks, no Whammies...In the bonus round, the player randomly selects a child by hitting a button in front of them, which stops a light that was flashing around each of the children. The player then tries to predict if that child got a question right or wrong. If the contestant can make 3 correct predictions before missing 2, he/she wins $1000. In the event of a 3-way tie in the bonus round, each player secretly predicted the result of each question, eliminating players who predicted wrong. The last player left won all $1500.

Loogaroo Looks it Over

A bad, bad show. Wil Shriner is an atrocious host: it's bad enough that he tries to cram jokes into the game, but when you have to tell the audience that you've told them a joke, you're in trouble. The game itself plods on; I personally would rather see more rounds and less filler questions. And the kicker: the most money someone could win on this show was a dismally cheap $1500, one of the lowest jackpots offered since the '60s. One has to wonder if the total amount supposedly deposited into the panelists' college funds was more than the contestants stood to win.

Small Talk

Gameplay: 1 pt.
Host: 0 pts.
Presentation: 2 pts.
Execution: 0 pts.
Total Score: 3 pts.

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