Animal Crack-Ups

♫ ♪ “Animals are just like people too. They love their families as much as me and youuuuu…” ♪ ♪

All during the week grown-ups had all kids of game shows to choose from… $ale of the Century, Card Sharks, The Price is Right… but what about us kids? When do WE get a game show?

Well, Saturday at noon on ABC, of course! It’s time for Animal Crack-Ups, with your host–– Alan Thicke!

Each week a gaggle of celebrities (or… 4) would answer a herd of questions about animals, based on a video clip that the dashing Mr. Thicke would show them. “Are gorillas meat-eaters or vegetarians?”, for example. (Vegetarians.)

Debuting in the summer of 1987, Animal Crack-Ups was the brainchild of (and first-ever show from) Vin DiBona, who later made a name for himself with a little program called America’s Funniest Home Videos. The celebrity contestants (including Thicke’s Growing Pains castmates on one episode) competed to get the most questions right, with the winner scoring a cool $2,500 for their favorite animal-related charity.

And let’s not forget the adorable Reggie the Heggie (hedgehog), who was always there to give us even MORE fun animal facts.

With a theme song by Thicke himself and more stuffed animals than a Gund outlet, what was there NOT to love about this classic 80s kids’ game show?

Nothing. Exactly.

We hope you will be the kind who’s kind to animals…

We ♥ Animal Crack-Ups.

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~ by weheart80s on April 12, 2012.

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