A Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} GameShow that aired in the late 1990s, that was hosted by former Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders, where [[PanelGame four panelists]] guessed the contestant's secret talent, ranging from collecting items to performing cool and unique stunts.

The panel was given three one-minute rounds to guess that talent in the form of asking yes-or-no questions; hints were given through props, charades, a giant game board called "Billy the Answer Head" (which listed the player's talent, with words revealed if the panel said them), and a "clue monitor" that would be read off just before Rounds 2 and 3. The contestant received a nice prize for each round the panel was stumped, and a grand prize if they stumped through Round 3.

But unlike ''Series/IveGotASecret'' and most other panel shows, ''Figure'' added the Secret Slime Action, in which any panelists that performed it would be CoveredInGunge in true Nickelodeon fashion... although very rarely, there was no Secret Slime Action (as in 'rarely', if they weren't teased by Summer to perform it).

The show went for four seasons from 1997 through 1999, where the third season went ''Family Style'' in 1998, with families as the contestants, and for the final season, when the show theme was altered again to ''Wild Style'', with the abilities being limited to animal themes. Reruns then started airing on Nick GAS until its disestablishment in 2007.

A revival of the show was premiered in June 2012, now hosted by Jeff Sutphen. It counted with 2 seasons, following the original formula of it, where the panelists are guests and stars of some of their current Nick shows (like ''Series/ICarly'' and ''Series/{{Victorious}}'') in which they tried to figure the talent or special skill of the contestant. However, two major changes done were the replacement of "Billy the Answer Head" with "The IT Board", which serves the same purpose (and makes the show's title quite literal in the present), and the added potential for the ''contestant'' to get slimed (see CoveredInGunge below), too.
!!GameShow Tropes in use:
* BonusSpace: The Secret Slime Action, which awarded a prize to a member of the audience if at least one panelist was slimed by performing said action. Such actions included...
** "Looking to your left", which is where some clues appeared (through a tunnel on a set of tracks); invariably, one clue in that round would be given in that method.
** "Looking behind you", where part of the audience sat (and occasionally gave clues); again, one clue would invariably be presented that way.
** "Being [name]", who would be slimed at some point during the round.
*** In at least one episode, "Being a panelist".[[note]]Amusingly, in the second half of said episode, the Secret Slime Action was "Elbows on the table", which caught out all four panelists ''again''.[[/note]]
** Having a certain color hair, or clothes.
** "Thinking about [bizarre thing]", which was of course impossible to validate.
** Saying certain words. Asking silly questions. Or even receiving a ''No'' or a ''Yes'' answer.
** One episode had the action be "sitting in front of The Dog Pound" (the name for the area behind the panel where the audience sat), ensuring that all the members of the panel were slimed.
** Sometimes the action would be activated by who the panelists themselves were or what they do like, "Being on ''Series/AllThat''", "Being on ''Series/ICarly''", "Being on ''Series/{{Victorious}}''", etc.
** Meanwhile Summer Sanders liked to tease the panelists to do a certain Secret Slime Action (with [[ButtMonkey Danny Tamberelli]] or any of the adult guests usually falling over it), Jeff Sutphen ''[[UpToEleven will ensure]]'' that at least one panelist will perform the secret slime action. In one episode when the secret slime action was "do a high five," he ran to the panel and gave [[Series/HowToRock Lulu Antariska]] a high-five. And yes, she actually was aware it was the secret slime action (the entire panel actually figured it out long before).
* CoveredInGunge: The Nickelodeon staple, used in the Secret Slime Action. Also, some of the clues that were thrown at the panel, especially coming from above.
** In the original version, there were moments that, if one of the panelists were slimed thanks to the SSA, well... one of the others would get slimed too out of pure ''revenge'' and/or annoyance. The same happened when they played with some of the clues with the other panelists.
** The original version didn't have the contestant not the audience get slimed... if it wasn't for Danny (and sometimes Lori Beth), when he flipped his hair (once covered in slime) to the audience. Something that changed in the 2012 revival, where almost all panelists tossed slime to the crowd.
** Incorporated in part of the first and part of the second season, there would be some segments were the contestant would have the pleasure to slime one of the panelists at Summer's choice (if the panelist guessed the final word of the secret talent) or at random (The Last Laugh segment).
** Now, the whole trope was taken UpToEleven in the 2012 revival, where most of the clues leave the panelists completely covered, either being dropped on their head or squirted out of the box in front of them.
** Not to mention that practically the slime came out from EVERYWHERE rather than from above as in the original version, the panelist wouldn't leave the panel clean.
** Also differing from the original, the 2012 revival, the word on the IT Board that deemed most critical to guess the contestant's secret is designated as the "Word of Honor"; if guessed during normal gameplay, the ''contestant'' is slimed.
** Ocassionally, the slimings get so intense Jeff Sutphen himself can be collaterally slimed (in the case of the contestant being slimed) or even the ''studio audience'' (as mentioned above).
* HomeGame: One was released in 1998.
* Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer: Jeffrey "J" Dumas, who was only known by his initial[[note]](his mother also became part-time announcer in the 3rd season, making relevant the "Family Style" subtitle.)[[/note]] (1997-1999) and Elle Young (2012).
** GameShowHost: Summer Sanders (1997-1999) and Jeff Sutphen (2012).
** StudioAudience
* ShowTheFolksAtHome: The contestant's [[strike:secret]] special talent.
* UndesirablePrize: Inverted in Season 1, in that prizes for Round 1 involved sets from other (no longer in production) Nickelodeon shows that were based and filmed in Nickelodeon Studios. Played straight with the other prizes that weren't the Grand Prize, though. Averted completely in the 2012 revival.
!!This show provides examples of the following:
* AIIsACrapshoot: Zigzagged with the Clue Recap Board. It either displays answers the panel got to their questions, tries to help them figure out the meaning of that round's clue, or makes fun of them.
* ButtMonkey / TheChewToy: Danny, natch. To the point that every time he felt he was on the verge of being covered in the stuff, he [[LargeHam hammed]] it up or went along with Summer's urging to get slimed.
* CatchPhrase: Danny's over-the-top "'''I DON'T KNOW!!'''"
* ADayInTheLimelight: As mentioned in the YMMV page, Summer and Lori Beth swapped roles for part of an episode. Not to mention Summer was also covered in slime once as the host.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: On one of the first taped episodes, a contestant's secret was "Burps a Christmas Song." With the final word unrevealed, Lori Beth Denberg asked, "Do you burp a Christmas ''carol''?" which was accepted.
** Also, the panelists of the first few taped episodes, before the recurrent regular ones.
* {{Flanderization}}: The show got slightly wackier as time went on. Originally, the secret slime actions were a little more complicated, and the panelists were given somewhat-helpful pith helmets to use. However, once they remembered they were on Nickelodeon, the Slime Actions got much easier and even sillier (hence, the "Being a panelist" type events) and the slime helmets were replaced with borderline useless plastic party hats. They were doing too because of the kids, of course.
** The same can be applied once the revival was done. It got severely ''wacky'' compared to what the original show once it was ended 13 years ago.
* FollowTheLeader: The format borrows elements from several panel games, but most closely resembles ''Series/IveGotASecret''.
* ForegoneVictory: Some of the Secret Slime Actions, including such trivial things as "Sitting in your chair."
** In one episode, the Secret Slime Action was "Being a panelist." This led to multiple slimings, including ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome all four panelists]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny being slimed at once]]''.
* FreakOut: Every panelist got a helmet to put on to protect themselves from the green slime. Probably due to all the times he got slimed, the Secret Slime warning made Danny Tamberelli go through one of these as he scrambled to get his helmet on.
* GenderFlip: The announcer and the host between both versions. In the revival, the host is a guy, and the announcer is a girl.
* LargeHam: In the original, Danny, no doubt (definitely the reason he was nicknamed by J as the 'King of Slime' in one of the 2nd season intros). Matt Bennett from the revival definitely counts too.
** And from the cycling panelists of the first series, we also have Josh Server.
* MyRulesAreNotYourRules: Non-Video Game example. On some ''Wild Style'' episodes, the clock would disappear from the screen during some rounds and reappear with less time remaining, making some one-minute rounds last only 45-50 seconds.
* OhCrap: An impending sliming was indicated by a loud alarm, which lead to panelists scrambling to put on their slime helmets before the slime came down. Way ''too'' often, the panelists were too late.
** This is applied to the regulars and the guest panelists of the first series, from when the hint alarm went off, some were confused if they did the SSA or, well, if the clue was coming from above, so they had to cover their heads on (especially from 2nd season onwards), given that Summer wouldn't tell them anymore to put their helmets on.
** An in the revival, too. As stated above, some clues would leave the panel CoveredInGunge much more than the original version. If Jeff would subtly tell the panel to put on their safety goggles before a round, this was their common reaction.
* PanelShow
* RogerRabbitEffect: The titular duo from ''[[CatDog CatDog]]'' appeared (in CGI form) in a few episodes of the original version as a panelist, and even got slimed.
* SequelEscalation: Compare some slimings from the [[http://youtu.be/RbsQ4MM3jsY original version]] to the [[http://youtu.be/8i4TaLa-iII 2012 revival]]. Yes, that's slime being spurted out ''in front of'' the panelists, as well as coming down from above. Not to mention some of the clues leave the contests being CoveredInGunge and the contestant themselves being slimed.
* ShoutOut: Danny's catch phrase was "[[Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision I don't know!]]" At one point, it was used as the Secret Slime Action. Danny kept his mouth shut once he started suspecting he was getting baited to say it.
** One revival contestant's secret was that he'd created a monster-catching machine. The monster he caught during the demonstration? [[WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters Krumm]].
** A contestant's secret was "Double Crowned Karate Champion." With the word "Crowned" concealed, Danny guessed "Series/{{Double Dare|1986}} Karate Champion."
** Also, some of the shout-outs of the original show were relevant to what the panelists were doing (in the past and at the time), since it wasn't constantly reminded of, such as several mentions to Danny's Little Pete role in ''Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete'', or the several personifications of some of the other ''Series/AllThat'' cast members that were often regular or cycling panelists.
* SpiritualSuccessor: As explained above, it's ''I've Got A Secret'' for kids. So close, it's probably why the Oxygen version didn't begin until '''after''' Nickelodeon had canned ''Figure it Out''.
* [[StraightMan Straight Woman]]: Often, Lori Beth was the only panelist who took it seriously. Nine times out of ten, she would be the one to guess the secret correctly.
** On the other hand, any time Steve Burns was a guest panelist. It helps that he was [[Series/BluesClues on a show all about looking for clues.]]
* TemptingFate: In one episode with Ciara, Chris, Lulu, and Carlos, one of the slime actions was "being a boy". Almost instantly, Chris and Carlos got slimed. When the action was revealed, Lulu asked why this was. Well, needless to say Jeff didn't want to disappoint her...
** In another example from the 2012 revival, after ''everyone'' has gotten slimed, including the contestant, Jeff notes he is the only one right now who hasn't gotten slimed. He does as well, also getting a second dose for the contestant.
* UndesirablePrize: In the first season, the Secret Slime Action prize was a merchandise item. That prize starting in the second season became a ''Figure it Out'' article of clothing, a far cry from say a $100 [=Toys"R"Us=] gift card or a mountain bike.