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You're On!

You're On!
Genre Game show
Written by Phil Moore
Directed by Jared Cory
Presented by Phil Moore
Vivianne Collins
Travis White
Narrated by Andie Karvelis
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26
Location(s) Nickelodeon Studios Florida
Running time 30 minutes
Distributor MTV Networks International
Original channel Nickelodeon
Original release 1998 – 1999
Related shows Candid Camera

You're On! is an American television game show aired from 1998–1999 on Nickelodeon. The show took a premise similar to Candid Camera; however, to adopt the format better for a children's game show, You're On! featured youth contestants trying to convince a passersby to complete a series of predetermined tasks while unknowingly on camera.

The show was taped in Soundstage 18 of Nickelodeon Studios Florida and was hosted by Phil Moore. The remote hosts for You’re On! were Vivianne Collins and Travis White. These two would brief the kids on their tasks, congratulate them when all three tasks were completed, or let them know time was up.

Reruns of You’re On! have aired on Nickelodeon Games and Sports for Kids. It was dropped from the schedule on November 26, 2004.


Two kid contestants on a remote location work together to complete three tasks, each with a common theme. The tasks involved convincing a passerby to do silly things, like kissing a fish or playing hopscotch with one kid riding piggyback on them. The kids had 10 minutes to do this. Performing all three tasks won a prize (such as a Nintendo 64, snowboards, or camping equipment), failing wins a smaller prize (usually a gift certificate).

Three games like this are played. The later two games had a feature called the "Runaround", played in the studio. Six people, two from each section of the audience, would be called down. After they saw the three tasks the kids had to perform, they had to guess how many tasks they thought the kids would complete. Getting it right won a prize.

In the first runaround, all six players were kids. In the second, it was three kids and three adults who were somehow related to the kids.

At the end of each show, one of the adult Runaround losers and their kid would be called to the center of the stage. There, Phil and the kid would do gross things to them, such as pouring slime on them, asking them questions with a messy penalty for a wrong answer delivered by the kid, or getting them to stomp on large purple balloons to make "grape juice". The messy things Phil would do to the adults were based on at least one of the tasks from earlier in the show, usually tasks that were not completed. On the final episode, the tables were turned on Phil. Before Phil could call anyone to the center of the stage, Vivianne & Travis suddenly walked in from backstage. They, along with Phil's own son David, proceeded to slime him with a variety of substances. On another episode, Phil called all three adults center stage and had them bob for apples in a bowl of jello and whipped cream, blindfolded, with the kids giving them directions.

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