Get the Picture

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So-so game show is fine, but not very memorable.

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What parents need to know

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Good practice for short-term memory development.

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Name-brand prizes.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that while this puzzle-solving game show doesn't offer any real lessons, it does promote memory recall and quick thinking. Older viewers will probably lose interest fast, but younger kids may enjoy testing their visual memory skills.

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What's the story?

Hosted by Mike O'Malley, GET THE PICTURE is a Nickelodeon game show from the early '90s in which tweens face off in knowledge quizzes in order to reveal part of a covered picture. Each two-player team attempts to answer the most questions so that they can guess what picture is first. The team with the most points goes on to the \"Mega Memory\" round -- basically, a version of Concentration in which participants must match images to win the grand prize.

Is it any good?

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While Get the Picture may not hold the interest of older kids, younger viewers -- especially those in the early elementary school years -- may enjoy the clever questions and memory portion of the game. Kids at home can play along with the show, trying to answer the questions and figure out the mystery image before the TV contestants do.

Get the Picture isn't exactly the most innovative or up-to-date children's game show (it originally aired from 1991 to 1993 and is still on in reruns), but it does encourage younger viewers to think fast and to develop their short-term memory. It's hardly a stand out, but you could do a lot worse, too.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about memory. What makes something memorable? Why do we remember certain things and not others? How can you work on improving your memory skills? Parents can also talk about product placement in the game show context. Why do companies offer prizes to game shows? What do they get out of the deal?

TV details

Cast:Mike O'Malley
Network:NICK GAS
Genre:Game Shows
TV rating:NR

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Teen, 15 years old Written bybmh September 18, 2009
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Nick GAS coming back on the air on cable tv

I Like it I Love Get the Picture with Mike O Malley I hope this show and Double Dare 2000 come back on time warner cable back on the air and I want both seasons 1 and 2 on DVD of Get the Picture.This show and Double Dare 2000 rock the chart.I like it
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Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008
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i lost nine brain cells watching this

you have to be very smart for most of the answers.

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