Picks and Pans Review: Don't Just Sit There

updated 09/05/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/05/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Nickelodeon (Daily, 6:30 p.m. ET)


Every other adult in America has a talk show, so why not kids? Nickelodeon gives four kids a chance to interview stars (like Mr. Belvedere's Christopher Hewitt) and to have fun with the studio audience (playing games of telephone or Simon says). The young hosts are self-assured and charming; they are better at this game than Joan Rivers was. The problem is, the show looks a bit too much like an adult's view of what a kids' show should be, like a junior high talent show put on by a bossy teacher. It's not as outrageous as Nickelodeon's Double Dare. It needs to get down and get dirty.

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