Series: Wait Til You Have Kids
Jay Wolpert Game Show for the network formerly known as The Family Channel, hosted by Tom Parks. It was effectively a revival of Chuck Barris' The Parent Game with that trademark Wolpert unconventionality (not only did Wolpert work for Barris at the time, but Parent creator Gary Jonke served as producer on this show). However, unlike most Wolpert shows, at least the game was relatively simple.Three couples were given a scenario with three possible outcomes; for example, "Your 18-year old son has become interested in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Do you...
- A. Embrace his new interest,
- B. Warn him that ponies are for girls, or
- C. Force-feed G.I. Joe down his throat instead?"
Game Show Tropes in use:
- Bonus Round: Match the expert on seven scenarios as "problems" or "OK" in 60 seconds to win.
- Golden Snitch: The "1-2-3" format was used for scoring, but more than one couple could earn points per question. Even worse, a single couple could earn eight points on the final question.
- Losing Horns: Originally, there were three — a one-note horn for nobody getting a question right in the main game, and a stock foghorn followed by a standard theme-tune variation for a bonus loss. When the show took the more "serious" tone for its final month, the one from the front game was removed (as were most of the other sounds), and the bonus loss sound was changed to a series of standard buzzers followed by a barely audible effect of someone "sliding down the keys" on a piano, and even this was buried in the Theme Tune reprise.
- Sudden Death: If the game was tied at the end of the final round, problem/OK questions similar to those in the bonus round were asked until one couple was right to the exclusion of the other tied couple(s).
- Think Music: Again in the vein of several other Wolpert shows, a piece involving Truck Driver's Gear Change and alternating notes that played on each second was used during the Bonus Round.
This series provides examples of:
- Shout-Out: A possible subtle one to Whew! (another Wolpert creation); if the bonus round was lost, "TIME'S UP" was displayed on the game podium; this could be a reference to the snarky "Time's uuuuupppp!" sound featured on that show.