The 11 Worst Game Shows Of All Time

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Some game shows are great. Jeopardy! is a classic test of knowledge. The Price Is Right was the best part about staying home sick from school growing up. Not every game show idea can be a hit, though. In fact, some of them are just downright frightening.

On June 25, Boom! premieres on Fox. It’s an adaptation of an Israeli game show on which contestants have to diffuse a (thankfully fake) bomb before it detonates. What’s inside? “Mystery slime,” which could be anything from maple syrup to guacamole. The goop explosion is reminiscent of Nickelodeon’s glory days, but the whole bomb premise has been catching heat for making light of the serious threat of IEDs that members of the military face every day. Also, would getting covered in guacamole really be so bad?

Boom!’s explosion of bad press sent us searching for other infamously tone-deaf game show premises. From the hilariously awkward to the horribly insensitive, these are the worst game shows of all time.