The Noise

TV review by
Polly Conway, Common Sense Media
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Fun, tense game show challenges kids to do things quietly.

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Positive Messages

The kids use teamwork in many challenges, and take it very seriously. 

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Kid contestants are from all walks of life. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Noise is a fun, low-stakes game show featuring kid contestants who have to do usually noisy tasks quietly to win. Challenges include opening and pouring a soda, rolling over a tub of ping pong balls, or walk across the room with wind chimes. Kids who like game shows will enjoy seeing contestants their age work together. 

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What's the story?

Hosted by Battlebots' Faruk Tauheed, THE NOISE is a simple game show that features teams of two kid contestants working both against the clock and a noise meter to do usually noisy tasks as quietly as possible. These include things like pulling oneself over a tub filled with ping pong balls, carrying wind chimes across the stage, or placing a Slinky over the top of a glass bottle. The "Noise-O-Meter" keeps track of the sound levels, and the quieter the kids are, the more points they receive. 

Is it any good?

It's fun to watch the kid teams work together to make the least amount of noise -- they take it very seriously and it's a premise that hasn't really been used on any other game show. There's a good amount of tension, making the show suspenseful, but not too much that younger kids can't handle it. The Noise is a simple idea, but it's a lot of fun and kid viewers will see how focus and teamwork can bring about success. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about teamwork. How do the teams on this show demonstrate it? Why do you think it's an important character strength? 

  • Families can talk about being quiet. Where is it okay to be loud? Why are some places considered quiet zones (libraries, etc)?

TV details

  • Premiere date: October 23, 2017
  • Network: Universal Kids
  • Genre: Game Shows
  • Character strengths: Teamwork
  • TV rating: TV-Y7
  • Available on: Streaming
  • Last updated: April 16, 2021

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