Monday, July 21, 2014

Game Time: Baby Races (1993)

Romper Room was never like this.

In 1993, producer Richard Sherman, a former assistant to Mark Goodson & Bill Todman, developed his first game show, Baby Races, which spent a year on the then-Family Channel (now ABC Family). It was, in essence, a reboot of a failed ABC game show from 1967, The Baby Game. Impressionist Fred Travelena (ex-Anything For Money, Shirt Tales) served as host, with venerable Gene Wood as the announcer. The hook, besides the adorable kids, was the bouncy theme music.

It stuns me that Nickelodeon didn't take a shot at this with an episode of Rugrats. Like, can you picture Tommy and Chuckie on this show?

Here's the open to a sample episode:

Awwww, isn't this fun? Rating: A.

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