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March 28, 2014

5 | game shows i could have rocked so hard

that's me. child of the 90's. you could have also called me an athlete. just check me out! denim shorts. shirt tucked in. hair down. athlete.

because i was such an athlete, this is also how i knew i could have rocked being on a game show really hard.

i guess you could have said i was a bit of a reality tv kinda gal way back when. any chance i had to get my hands on some cable tv you could count on me turning it directly to nickelodeon to catch up on my favorite kid-run game shows.

1 | where in the world is carmen sandiego
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this show was actually on PBS, but you bet i watched it every day after school. i never got the answers correct. i never knew the countries they were talking about as the kids zipped around the giant map placing their lights. my parents even bought me the computer game of where in the USA is carmen sandiego because they knew where in the world was over my head. i was terrible at the computer game too. it didn't stop me from yelling at the tv and taking my best guess…and every now and then getting one right. very similar to how i watch jeopardy. and rockapella deserves a shootout too.

2 | family double dare
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this show was a little less intellectual and required a little more coordination. that's why i knew my family could never be on the show. i mean…it's not like we're not coordinated but let's just say there would have been some weak links, plus my dad is a bit of a show-boat and would have embarrassed my sister and me to no end. but how sweet would it have been to win a vacation to disney world?

3 | wild and crazy kids
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i love loved this show. i think i liked so much because i thought it was the one show i had the best shot of getting on. i treated it like gambling and would pick my favorite team and see how it all shook out. i usually chose based on how many cute guys were on that team or if i thought the girls looked uncoordinated. and then i would wonder to myself, "where do they get these people?" don't they realize  i'm just sitting here ready to catch a flight at a moments notice? stupid.

4 | GUTS!
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you bet i saved the best for last. this was my absolute most favorite for ever and ever amen. i absolutely, without a doubt in my mind know i could have beat most of the kids on their best day. just watching the sad, uncoordinated kids bumble through the obstacles or up the crag (remember the crag?). gah! the frustration just having to watch them knowing how much better i would have competed. they didn't' stand a chance. this show was also a nice transition into my love affair with gladiators.

of course i say these things never knowing how my dreams of greatness would have shaken out. i probably would have gotten too nervous, cried, punched a fellow competitor, ripped my shirt off, and ran around the arena naked…but who knows. it was the 90's.

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32 comments on "5 | game shows i could have rocked so hard"
  1. I completely wanted to be in Wild and Crazy Kids or Family Double Dare growing up! I think they need to go a revival. I'll take my toddler on it and she'll rock it! I miss those shows!

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  2. Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm can we just be best friends right now?!!? because this post is amazing and I would totally have rocked those games too! I wanted to try out so badly for GUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stopping by from the linkup! :)

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  3. I loved Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego! My parents got my sister and I the board game for Christmas one year!

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  4. I loved family double dare and where in the world is Carmen Sandiego, but had completely forgot about both of them. Happy Friday.

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  5. YES to all of these. Family Double Dare! Also, I'm pretty sure I could have knocked it out at Supermarket Sweep or Shop Til You Drop.

    Thanks for linking up with us :)

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  6. I have always wanted to be on Carmen Sandiego. I have the board game, and I was always yelling at the tv when those dumb kids didn't know what they were doing. Guts too!

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  7. Oh my gosh! Wild and Crazy Kids? GUTS? Taking me back to sweet childhood. I totally wanted to be on Wild and Crazy kids. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Glad you found me in the link up! Have a great weekend :)

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  8. No one EVER knows what I'm talking about when I say Wild and Crazy Kids! Loved that show!

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  9. Thanks for the walk down memory lane! I wanted to be on Guts sooo bad!

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  10. GUTS and Legends of the Hidden Temple were AMAZING!!! They don't make good shows like that anymore :(

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  11. I LOVED Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego! Such an excellent game. It is the only reason I might have a change on Who Wants to be a Millionaire some day :)

    Thanks for stopping by from the linkup! sprintsandscones.blogspot.com

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  12. These were GREAT shows, it's too bad they don't make stuff like this any more. And I always wanted to be on Legends of the Hidden Temple, mostly to show those kids how to assemble the Shrine of the Silver Monkey. It's 3 pieces, and they could never figure it out. But I would have been terrified of the Temple Guards.

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  13. Oh my goodness! these were all some of my favorites! I LOVED Carmen Sandiego...my brain still quickly starts remembering the song!

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  14. I didn't really watch game shows too much, but I LOVED Carmen Sandiego! Of course my favorite part of the show was the singing! I loved rockapella! lol!

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  15. GUTS! I completely forgot about it and Wild and Crazy Kids. I totally wanted to be on both, despite my complete lack of coordination, athleticism or ability to catch anything!

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  16. I loved watching Carmen Sandiego! I totally forgot about it.

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  17. Family Double Dare! Best tv show in the 90's!

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  18. As soon as I read the title of the post I thought I bet she would have rocked guts! I think you should perhaps have included Legends of the Hidden Temple, and rocked putting together the monkey statue at the end that nobody else seemed to be able to do.

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  19. Great post! I remember Double Dare the most! haha!

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  20. AHH I love all of these!! I would have been awesome at Carmen Sandiego - I had the computer game and played it all the timeeee...would've been total crap at Guts though hahaha this chick was NOT an athletic child ;)

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  21. OMG, yes, all of them. I wanted to be on Family Double Dare so bad. I would allllwaaayyysss scream at the tv when they couldn't find the flag in the big PB&J sandwich.

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  22. I LOVED GUTS!! And I never understood why kids didn't understand that you had to have 3 points of contact on the mountain at all times. I mean, really?! How hard is that rule? Legends of the Hidden Temple would have been a good one too. Why don't they have shows like this on now?

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  23. I totally remember Guts! -Stopping by from 5 on Friday.

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  24. Family Double Dare was my absolute favorite! My brothers and I even made-up our own version while my parents were out on a date one night. We destroyed everything in the house. That was the first and last time I was ever grounded.

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  25. Double Dare just looked so fun. I would have rocked that show but I would have had weak links in my team too! ;)

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  26. All these shows, seriously loved them growing up! No one remembers where in the world is carmen sandiego when I mention it so I am so glad to see I am not the only one that used to watch it!

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  27. YES FAMILY DOUBLE DARE. Awesome.

    Supermarket Sweep. It's all I ever wanted. I really don't think it was too much to ask.

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  28. I wanted to be on Family Double Dare soooo badly!!!

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  29. YESSSS! Double Dare!! Hands down the best family game show ever! PS remember when they tried to bring American Gladiators back?! Freaking loved it.

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  30. YES to all of these, but I think my favorite was a tie between GUTS and Legends of the Hidden Temple

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  32. I was DYING to kick ass on legends of the hidden temple. I would SCREAM at the TV when those kids couldn't hack it. I just knew if my parents loved me enough to fly me to LA to play, I'd show everyone how it's done.

    but clearly my family hates me since it never happened.

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