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Host
Neil Crone
Team Tamers
Marilyn Smith & Linda Verry
Broadcast
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YTV: 1988

Wild Guess was a kids game show about animals taped in Canada. It was taped in 1988, and it later reran on The American Animal Planet Network for one year from 1996-1997.

Personnel[]

The show was hosted by Neil Crone (referred to on the air as "the Guessmaster"), and accompanied by "Team Tamers" Marilyn Smith and Linda Verry.

Gameplay[]

Two teams of two kids each with an animal name & assisted by an adult team captain (either Marilyn or Linda), competed in a game of answering animal questions. In each round, host Crone read a question with four possible answers. The teams held up a number that corresponds to one of the answers (the selected number & answer was announced by the appropriate team tamer). A correct answer was worth 30 points, but an incorrect answer forces the team to either take a Wild Guess (choose another answer) or a pass it up & end the question. When taking a Wild Guess, if the team in control is correct this time they get 20 points, but an incorrect answer gave the opposing team a chance to steal for 10 points, If they're wrong, no points were awarded.

Round Subjects[]

Five rounds with these questions were played with the last round played differently. Each round had a category, and here they are:

  • Living Proof
  • Triviology
  • Creature Feature
  • Call of the Wild - identifying animals by virtue of the sounds
  • Monkey Business - guessing animal actions
  • Catnips - teams buzzed-in on a series of questions. Correct answers were still worth 30 points but incorrect answers deducted 10 points.

The team with the most points wins the game.

Note[]

  • On commercial breaks one of the team tamers asked a true or false home-viewer/audience question.
  • During a point in the show, Crone would make up a limerick using the animals representing each team

Famous Catchphrase[]

Linda/Marilyn: You can always take a.....

Audience: WILD GUESS!