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Oh No! Canadian Game Shows!
"By request (thank you to everyone who wrote me!), this quiz is a follow-up to 'Oh No! It's A Canadian Show!'. These questions are about some of our unbelievably odd--and sometimes awful--game shows, that have awarded lucky contestants HUNDREDS of dollars"
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This was a game show that forced single men and women to chase each other around a giant flower. Each correct answer in a series of 'battle of the sexes' style questions meant the winning contestant could move one petal closer to the male or female in question. What was the name of this ridiculous show?
'Hearts and Flowers'
'The Daisy Chase'
'Love Me, Love Me Not'
'A Rose By Any Other Name'
In this show, three pairs raced through a grocery store, loading items into their shopping carts and trying to beat the clock and each other in the process. What was the name of the show?
'Shopping Cart Showdown'
'The Grocery Gamble'
This game show, hosted by Wayne Cox, was nothing more than 'Charades' with a few has-been sitcom actors thrown into the mix. What was it called?
Who was the host of the Canadian game show 'Headline Hunters'?
The groovy theme song from the original 'Austin Powers' movie was undoubtedly familiar to Canadians, as it was also the tune of an old Canadian game show. Which program featured this catchy music?
What was the name of the Canadian game show that made contestants run across an oversized board game, in the hopes of winning a few hundred dollars?
'The Mad Dash'
'Spin And Speed'
'Dice And Dash'
'The Amazing Race'
Canadian game shows are not only known for their tacky sets, silly premises and bargain basement prizes. They are also among the most ridiculously-named shows. Which of the following was NOT the name of a Canadian game show?
'Who's At The Door?'
'Reach For The Top'
'Just Like Mom'
Sort of a Canadian version of 'The Newlywed Game', this game show featured couples competing for prizes by testing knowledge of their mates. What was the name of the show?
'Kiss and Tell'
'The Main Squeeze'
True or False: There was once a Canadian game show called 'This Is The Law', in which contestants would try to identify bizarre municipal by-laws?
Odd titles are not exclusive to Canadian game shows. The shows' HOSTS have also included a number of strangely-named personalities. Who of the following was NOT a host of a game show made in Canada?
Who of the following people was a HOST of long-running Canadian game show 'Front Page Challenge'?
The object of this Canadian-produced game show was to decode messages from license plates, e.g. 'To Be or Not To Be' from '2BRNT2B'. What was this show called?
Another popular destination for out-of-work actors was the studio of this Canadian game show, which featured 'celebrity' panelists attempting to identify mysterious-looking objects. Three of the four stars made up an answer, while the fourth offered contestants an accurate description of the object's use. Contestants had to guess which was the correct answer. What was the name of this show?
'Name That Thing'
'The New Liars Club'
'What's My Function?'
'You Can't Fool Everyone'
Canadian game show hosts have often fared better than the programs they hosted in this country, eventually finding huge success in the United States. Which of the following famous hosts was NOT born in Canada?
Finally, Canadian television producers could not resist attempting to cash in on the popularity of 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?'. Which well-known journalist hosted the short-lived Canadian version of this show?
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Compiled May 21 13