A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Families have to work together to win, and the rules are set up so that the whole family can play. That said, there's a bit of game show greed, and the games rules allow families to "steal" prizes from competitors, which might strike some kids as unfair.
Products & Purchases
Trivia questions deal with popular culture, and products and services are part of that. (Though when a category like "Ad Slogans," comes up, you have to wonder a bit...)
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that apart from a few very subtle product-oriented questions, this family-oriented game show is about as harmless as television gets. The only part that might strike kids as unfair is the show's twist on the "Yankee swap" gift exchange game -- when a family wins a round, they can either stick with their prize or take the competing family's prize. But, really, this is tame stuff.
Is It Any Good?
This is probably one of the better family-oriented game shows on TV. Viewers can participate by trying to answer the trivia questions, some of which kids are actually likely to get before their parents do (like "Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?"). The producers have done an excellent job making the show fair to all members of the family, and the rules encourage everyone to work together. In the bonus round, the youngest member of the family even gets to choose who will answer the next question based on the topic, offering a way to participate without having to know some of the trickier answers.
The show's only "off" note is the fact that the families can steal each other's prizes, which may strike some kids as unfair (especially with cameras capturing the prizes being "taken away" from the original winners). But if you explain that it's all part of the rules and that everyone knew what they were getting into, it probably won't be a sticking point.
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