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1 vs 100



Trivia show remake for pop culture-savvy families.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The usual game-show greed. Older episodes contain some stereotyping/generalizations about intelligence and (rare) objectification of women. Overall, the tone is one of lighthearted fun.

Positive role models

The series features respected members of the community like firefighters and police officers as "mob" members.

Not applicable

Older episodes contain brief, occasional looks at women dressed in revealing clothing. Some spoken sexual innuendo; some questions offer some risque play on words.


Not applicable

Questions occasionally refer to media titles like American Idol and Seabiscut in trivia questions/answers.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Some questions contain references to drinking (like Ouzo) and getting drunk.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this entertaining, trivia-based game show is generally innocuous, but occasionally contains some implied sexism and stereotypes. It also contains some references to drinking and getting drunk.

What's the story?

1 VS 100 is a trivia-based game show that pits a solo player against a group of 100 people from all over the country. Both the contestant and the "mob" answer identical questions. The contestant moves up one step on a money ladder for every 10 mob members who answer incorrectly.But if the contestant gets the question wrong s/he immediately loses the game. Contestants lucky enough to eliminate all 100 mobsters get $50,000. The members of the mob have something at stake in the game, too. When the main contestant is eliminated, the remaining members of the mob split the winnings accrued to that point -- so they want the contestant to win as much money as possible before getting eighty-sixed.

Is it any good?


The series, which is a remake of the original hit show featuring TV veteran Bob Saget, features a mob that has been pre-recorded and digitally inserted to create the sense that they are reacting to contestants and interacting with the host, Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba. As a result, it doesn't always feel very authentic.

Although it lacks the wittiness and intensity of the original, the show is still pretty entertaining. The questions on 1 vs 100 rarely call for much beyond average general interest knowledge, which makes it easy enough for viewers of all ages to play along.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how game shows can get remade to reflect current popular culture trends. What role does technology play in game shows today? Do you think this game is more exciting with a real "mob," or with people appearing on pre-recorded videos?

  • For fun, what would you do if you won $50,000?

TV details

Premiere date:November 15, 2010
Cast:Bob Saget, Carrie Ann Inaba
Network:Game Show Network
Genre:Game Shows
TV rating:TV-PG

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Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008

i cant wait for it to come back

i love this show so dose my mom one of the best shows on TV
Teen, 14 years old Written bycatdog5555 April 9, 2008

Great Show

I think this show is great for families because i love Bob Saget who hosts the show and i like it because of the gameplay and the idea of the show
Kid, 9 years old March 31, 2011


This should be TV-14-LVDS
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