Archive | Game Shows RSS feed for this section

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

24 Jul

Years Aired: 1991-1995
Station: PBS

Carmen Sandiego is friends with Where’s Waldo.

What I remember:
It was a really mysterious game show, but not as mysterious as Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego. Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego was not as exciting as Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego.

This episode is called Stardust Buster. 90s kids’ shows loved puns.

I can’t remember what’s going on. The contestants are trying to catch Carmen Sandiego but I don’t know why. They have on funny outfits.

The contestants are informed that Robocrook (he’s a robot and a crook) was last seen in the Milky Way galaxy. Then they learn all sorts of facts about outer space. But the problem is that Robocrook sucked up the entire galaxy in his hyper-hoover!

This already doesn’t make sense. The contestants are supposed to find Robocrook, but they just learned that he is in space with his vacuum cleaner that we are all currently inside. And nothing so far has to do with Carmen Sandiego.
Continue reading


Legends of the Hidden Temple

19 Jul

Years Aired: 1993-1995
Station: Nickelodeon

This is my favorite show to bring up in conversations about old kids’ shows. I’m not sure why that is because I don’t remember it all too well. I just know that everyone loved it.

What I remember:
Mostly I remember Olmec, the giant talking statue. I think kids were divided into teams, and they had to run something like an obstacle course. Was this the show where contestants had to build a monkey at the end? But I definitely remember this show being awesome.

First off, “The rooms are filled with lost treasures that are protected by mysterious Mayan temple guards. Only Olmec knows the legend of each of the treasures in this temple.” The Olmec and the Mayas were two separate civilizations. I can see this show isn’t going for historical accuracy. I feel like I was deceived as a child now. Anyway, “Which one are we going to hear about today?” The Legend of the Broken Wing of Icarus! The host seems excited about that. I’m more focused on how Olmec’s mouth doesn’t move in sync with what he’s saying.
Continue reading