'Figure It Out' Returns to Nickelodeon: What Other Nick Game Shows Should Come Back?
'Figure It Out' Returns to Nickelodeon: What Other Nick Game Shows Should Come Back?
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
After the success of Teen Nick's The '90s Are All That, Nickelodeon is amping up their nostalgic programming by bringing back the iconic game show Figure It Out. According to Deadline, the network has ordered 40 episodes of the game show hosted by Summer Sanders in the 1990s. The new version will be hosted by Jeff Sutphen, who most recently hosted ABC's 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show.

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Fans of Nick game shows will remember Figure It Out as a show where a panel of four celebrities asked a series of Yes or No questions to a kid to determine his or her special talent.

By bringing back Figure It Out, Nickelodeon is tapping directly into my inner child and making him scream with joy. Hopefully, if this is a success, it could lead to Nickelodeon bringing back more of its classic '80s and '90s game shows, all of which I watched and adored.

Here are six of the game shows I fondly remember and loved, all of which I'd love to see make a comeback.

Legends of the Hidden Temple

Between Olmec and the awesomely silly team names (Green Monkeys, Purple Parrots), this show was not only fun, but also somewhat educational as it taught about historical events.


As a kid, all I ever wanted to do was climb the Agrocrag and get one of those glowing green rock trophies. It's also a good idea to show kids a game show where you need to be physically fit since the last 20 years have seen an increase in childhood obesity.

Wild and Crazy Kids

Donnie Jeffcoat and Omar Gooding seemed like the coolest guys ever when I was growing up, as was this silly show where large groups of kids competed in silly competitions.

Finders Keepers

This might sound strange, but Finders Keepers was my favorite Nickelodeon game show ever. The winning team had to go into a fake house and find clues in different rooms by tearing them apart. When I was a kid, my brother and I would play this at home. He would hide clues in different rooms of the house, then I'd have to find them. Any show that can inspire that kind of excitement and fun deserves to come back.

Nick Arcade

Nowadays the graphics would seem horrible, but the idea of a show where kids get to become part of a video game was revolutionary in the '90s. With today's technology, I'd love to see what they could do.

Double Dare

Perhaps the most famous Nickelodeon game show of all-time, I liked it, but I always felt the final obstacle course was unfair, because some tasks were way more difficult than others, like the one where you had to pick a flag out of the giant nose.

Are you excited to watch Figure It Out again (and are you hoping Summer Sanders returns as a celebrity panelist)? What other Nickelodeon game shows would you like to see come back?

(Image courtesy of Nickelodeon)

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