Film and TV

Top Five: Game Shows In Need of Resurrection

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4. Street Smarts (2000-2005)

Feeling less-than-brilliant? To feel better, you could simply walk down the street and eavesdrop on any number of ordinary conversations in public. But why leave your air-conditioned confines when you could just as easily turn on Street Smarts. The concept was simple, but at the same time, kinda effed-up: Decide which video-recorded "street savant" will and will not know the answers to 6th grade-pop quiz questions, while basing your choices merely on the savant's appearance and caricature. Yay for ostensible profiling! The silly-yet-entertaining syndicated show was improved by the presence of its ever-endearing host, Frank Nicotero.

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