Hosted by super cheeseball Marc Summers (he of the Cosby sweaters), kids were put through their paces with trivia questions and physical challenges. Host: Peter Tomarken Years on TV: 1983-1986 Any game show where eager contestants shout out “Big bucks! ” has to make the list, despite the dorky animated “Whammy” character that took away contestants’ cash and prizes.
We’d love to see this one make a comeback – but spa vacations would have to replace a new washer and dryer, for sure.
Host: Anderson Cooper Years on TV: 2001 – 2004; 2008 The Mole had a great thing going during its first two seasons on the air with host Anderson Cooper.
Host: Ben Bailey (US) Years on TV: 2005 – present Who needs an elaborate and/or cheesy game show set when the whole thing can take place in a pimped out taxi cab?
Hosted by comedian Ben Bailey, this game show on wheels is a clever diversion from your typical trivia show – and makes you wish the cash cab would pull up the next time you hail a taxi.
Then he went and got all schmancy CNN newsman and The Mole took a dive into celebrity territory.