Wild & Crazy Kids

Wild & Crazy Kids

Wild & Crazy Kids logo.
Presented by Annette Chavez (1990)
Jessica Gaynes (1991–1992)
Omar Gooding
Donnie Jeffcoat
Theme music composer Wendy Fraser
Todd Sharp
Composer(s) Alan Ett
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 75
Executive producer(s) Woody Fraser
Producer(s) Noah Edelson
Running time 22
Production company(s) Woody Fraser Productions
Nickelodeon Productions
Reeves Entertainment
Original network Nickelodeon
Original release Original series:
July 4, 1990 (1990-07-04)
December 1, 1992 (1992-12-01)
Revived series:
July 29, 2002 (2002-07-29) – October 7, 2002 (2002-10-07)

Wild & Crazy Kids is an American television game show in which large teams, usually consisting entirely of children, participated in head-to-head physical challenges on Nickelodeon (as well as YTV in Canada). The show lasted for three seasons from 1990 until 1992 for a total of 65 episodes.[1] Wild & Crazy Kids starred three teenage co-hosts with Omar Gooding and Donnie Jeffcoat (seasons 1–3), Annette Chavez (now Annette M. Lesure) in season 1 and Jessica Gaynes in seasons 2 and 3.

In 2002, a revival was produced which lasted ten episodes and aired on Nickelodeon from July 29, 2002, to October 7, 2002. It was hosted by Mati Moralejo of Nickelodeon Games and Sports for Kids.


Each episode consisted of three games with one host emceeing each game. The teams were identified by the color of the shirts they wore, which varied from show to show (see below). The games varied in style; many were take-offs on playground games, sports with unusual rules added, or messy games involving pies or slime (the latter was referred to as "blap" beginning in season three). Occasionally, the show taped special episodes at a theme park such as Raging Waters, Wild Rivers, and Six Flags Magic Mountain.

Take-offs on sports

Playground games

Other games


A pilot was shot in 1989, hosted by Matt Brown (who co-hosted Don't Just Sit There on Nickelodeon), Leslie Hibbard and Cory Tyler.

Guest appearances

During the first and second seasons, there were occasionally adult celebrity guests, and one of Season 2's final episodes held a kids and teens celebrity slide competition game at Raging Waters in San Dimas, California to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The entire third season in 1992 featured at least one (and sometimes more) kid celebrity guest(s) every episode. Guests were people like actor and former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lark Voorhies from Saved by the Bell, Jonathan Taylor Thomas from Home Improvement and Michael Fishman from Roseanne. A young Tobey Maguire appeared on the show long before he was famous, promoting the short-lived Fox sitcom Great Scott!. Other appearances include:


The show was executive produced by Woody Fraser, and aired 65 episodes from July 4, 1990, to December 1, 1992, at Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando, Florida. Reruns aired on Nickelodeon from December 2, 1992, to February 28, 1999, before moving to Nickelodeon Games and Sports for Kids on March 1, 1999, to December 31, 2007. It's occasionally being shown on TeenNick since January 1, 2008. It was produced by Woody Fraser Productions in association with Nickelodeon and Reeves Entertainment Group.


  1. The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Bokks. 2003. p. 1309. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.
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