''What Would You Do?'' was a children's game show hosted by Marc Summers that aired on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}. The premise was similar to ''Series/CandidCamera'', as Marc would tape people in unusual situations and ask the audience (set around Universal Studios Florida, the network's original home in the 90s), "[[TitleDrop What would you do?]]" before the outcome was shown. Other aspects of the show involved members of the StudioAudience and Marc getting messy from some sort of contraptions, most of which involved [[PieInTheFace pies]].

The show went through a slight ReTool between seasons:
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbg3cVJFQN4 In the first season,]] more emphasis was placed on skits and stunts that did not have a messy outcome. The only pie device that was regularly used was the Pie Pod, and it was not even in every episode. Each show ended with the ''What Would You Do?'' medley, where people would perform gross stunts that were on cards taped to their heads or go to the Pie Pod.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MF5cMga9MQ In the second season,]] more emphasis was placed on games and getting people messy, with new pie devices like the Pie Wash. Each show ended with the Wall O' Stuff, where people would open panels what would either give them a cheap gift, a card to go to a pie device, or a direct messy consequence like a pie or whip cream being shot in their face.

Not to be confused with the ABC show ''Series/WhatWouldYouDo'', although both shows use hidden cameras as an element.

!!GameShow Tropes in use:
* CarriedByTheHost: Do you think of this show and not think Marc Summers?
* CoveredInGunge: Self-explanatory.
* LosingHorns: Type B, heard on a couple of occasions when someone failed to complete a challenge of some sort.
* LovelyAssistant: Robin in the first season, children and later a monkey in the second.
* {{Zonk}}: Some doors in the Wall O' Stuff contained cards that would send them to a pie contraption, and sometimes contestants would have pies thrown at them or be squirted with whipped cream upon opening the door.
!!This show provides examples of:
* AudienceParticipation
* ButtMonkey: Marc.
* CandidCameraPrank: Some of the things they did out of the studio with people would loosely fall under this category.
* CatchPhrase: What Would You Do?.... not used as often as one would think.
* CheatersNeverProsper: In one of the "memory game" contests in the second season, one girl's father ducked not once, but ''twice'', when his daughter tried to pie him. Eventually not only was his daughter finally able to land a direct hit, but the father was also sent to the Pie Pod ''in addition'' as punishment for cheating.
* TheChewToy: Any audience member who is chosen, yet doesn't want to go along with the game.
* CringeComedy: Major premise, and especially notable when the producers messed with Marc (who has OCD). For his own part, Marc has said the OCD thing has been blown out of proportion and that he did not have a major problem with the mess.
* {{Crossover}}: With ''[[Series/{{DoubleDare1986}} Double Dare]]'', ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'' and ''Series/NickArcade'' called "Nickelodeon All-Star Challenge" that aired during The Big Help in 1994.
* EatThat: Some of the dares during the ''What Would You Do?'' Medley including eating bizarre food combinations such as a Twinkie with gravy, a hamburger with honey, ice cream with ketchup, "Stan's Cola", etc. Most of these are like Fear Factor later on.
* EveryEpisodeEnding: The "What Would You Do? Medley" in the first season, and the "Wall O' Stuff" in the second.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Marc would ask contestants What Would You Do?
* {{Fanservice}}: A woman once went to the pie pod in a sports bra.
* ForegoneConclusion: Two contestants, one game, someone's going to be covered in whipped cream very soon. Subverted in the second season, when the winner was offered a token to the Wall O' Stuff or a pie device for their opponent. When the winners kept choosing the tokens, the producers began offering them a chance to either send their opponent to the pie device or go themselves, and several of them decided they wanted to get messy.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: A regular occurrence, most notably on the country western episode when they had a mother and son sing a DoubleEntendre filled song about wanting her pie. Even ignoring the fact that pie is a common slang term for female genitalia, several of the lines scream DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything, like when she asked him to provide filling for her crust, or when the song ended with the son giving his mom a face full of white cream. The producers were clearly aware of the IncestSubtext involved, as demonstrated by an [[LampshadeHanging audience reaction shot]]. Nevertheless, the double entendre seemed to go right over the head of the mother and especially her young son, who sang the tune without any visible sign of discomfort; the mother had a surprisingly good voice, and even after she'd been pied by her son, she reprised the last line of the song as a duet with Marc,
** Other examples are the result of the same FromTheMouthsOfBabes formula used by ''Series/KidsSayTheDarndestThings''. For example, when a little boy was asked what his mother said that he does not like, he responded that she says his dad is a real sex machine.
** Marc himself would occasionally sneak a few in since it was an unscripted show, such as asking a man if he had ever been this turned on in his life during an electrical demonstration, or saying that he had a joke that he wanted to say but it would take them off the air after he discovered that two teenagers he had randomly selected from the audience to [[KissingCousins kiss were cousins]], and the boy said [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale the girl would sock him]] (which Marc misheard).
* LeaveTheCameraRunning: The show would end with Marc signing off, yet things still went on during the credits, including and especially someone being placed in a pie device.
* {{Mascot}}: The latter part of the second season featured a trained monkey assisting Marc instead of Robin or a kid assistant.
* OhCrap: The look on some people's face when they get chosen out of the audience.
* OnceAnEpisode: Someone goes to the Pie Pod.
* PieInTheFace: Turned UpToEleven. Half the show was coming up with new ways to pie people.
* PointAndLaughShow
* PrecisionFStrike: According to Wiki/TheOtherWiki, Marc actually swore on the show once (it was bleeped). As a result, he was sent to the Pie Pod.
* RecycledSoundtrack: The show borrowed most of its musical cues from a show already airing on Nick at the time, ''Series/WildAndCrazyKids''. Both were produced by Woody Fraser and featured music by Alan Ett.
* SpecialGuest: David Cassidy, The Amazing Kreskin.
* TitleDrop: In every episode. It makes sense given the show's premise.
* TitleThemeTune: The entire theme song consisted of the words "What Would You Do?"