Credit: Video still Photo: Legends of the Hidden Temple

Remember how game shows used to enthrall us — even without vocal runs or foxtrots or shotgun marriage proposals? Yep, there was a time when all it took was the prospect of a trip to Universal Studios or maybe even a pair of Skechers shoes to make us wildly jealous of the contestants. (Of course, for our dear readers born before the original Nickelodeon generation, we also have to mention older game shows with sizable sums of money as prizes.)

We here at Wetpaint Entertainment have rounded up some of our personal favorites — including some still on the air but not quite the same. If your most-cherished game show of yesteryear listed below, vote for it! If not, write it in! 


Credit: YouTube.com Photo: Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston Perform "Something in Common" in the Early '90s