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Fox's Fun House 

Fun House (original title)
A kid's game show that pitted two teams of two contestants each. They had to answer trivia questions and participate in challenges, such as trying to nail targets in the audience seats with... See full summary »


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1991   1990   1989   1988  
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J.D. Roth ...  Himself - Host 37 episodes, 1988-1991
Samantha Forrest Samantha Forrest ...  Sammi - Cheerleader / ... 37 episodes, 1988-1991
Jacqueline Forrest Jacqueline Forrest ...  Jackie - Cheerleader / ... 37 episodes, 1988-1991
John Hurley John Hurley ...  Tiny - Announcer 29 episodes, 1988-1990


A kid's game show that pitted two teams of two contestants each. They had to answer trivia questions and participate in challenges, such as trying to nail targets in the audience seats with water balloons. This was followed by a race between the two teams around a track that involved a variety of bizarre push carts. The team with the most points at the end of the game got to enter the Fun House. The two contestants took turns running through the collection of wacky rooms and obstacles to find tags that represented the prizes printed on them. The contestants won all prizes printed on the tags that they collected and took out of the Fun House before the two minute time limit was up. Written by Annonymous

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Release Date:

3 September 1988 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


After two seasons in first-run, five-a-week syndication, the show moved to Saturday mornings the FOX network. This series was kicked off on Friday, 7 September 1990 and followed with a Celebrity Week, 10-15 September. It was canceled 13 April 1991 - the first FOX Kids' show ever to be axed. See more »


Spoofed in Perfect Strangers: Games People Play (1989) See more »

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Best kids game show ever?
14 May 2004 | by bfranciniSee all my reviews

While the show was clearly an attempt to build on the success of Nickelodeon's Double Dare, this syndicated show actually improved on the formula. The stunt and question rounds were paced properly, and some of the stunts were quite creative in nature, including a few (such as "Dumpo"), that developed quite a following among children.

Hands down the best part of the show was the Fun House itself, an amazingly elaborate labyrinth of obstacles that, as a child, I found mesmerizing. The show's second season featured a complete revamp of the house to include a water slide and a pool. The Fun House set is considered one of the best game show sets of all time, and the challenges of filming it led to the director of the show winning the Daytime Emmy for Best Game Show Director in 1989.

After the show's second season in 1990, the program left syndication and ran on Saturday mornings as Fox's Fun House on Fox. The Fun House was revamped again, featuring all new challenges.

Presumably the episodes exist on tape, and while they would be a good fit for Game Show Network or Nick Games and Sports reruns, they have not reaired since last broadcast in 1991.

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