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Brian and Amy vs. Richard and Nicole is the first taped episode of Nick Arcade.

Round 1[]

  • Face-Off: Brainstorm
    • Brian and Richard must defend their brain's neurons from a nerve impulse ricocheting from side to side. Their opponent scores five points each time they take a hit. Brian of the Yellow Team wins with 85 points over Richard of the Red Team who scores 55.
Face-Off Results
Brian and Amy Richard and Nicole
25 0
  • Team Interviews
    • Brian and Amy: Brian likes to draw a lot of different things. Amy has been playing softball for four years and plays shortstop for her team.
    • Richard and Nicole: Nicole likes shopping in the mall and talking on the telephone. She makes money through babysitting, although she gets an allowance from her parents. Richard likes to read science fiction books.
  • Mikey's World Location: Time Portal
    • Round 1: Mikey's Neighborhood (Past)
    • Enemy: Game Over
START          
           
          GOAL
  • Brian and Amy move Mikey right.
Mikey's Neighborhood (Past)
POP QUIZ        
           
          GOAL
  • Pop Quiz Categories
    • Happy Days
    • Big Bones on the Prairie
    • Pencil Me in
    • Play it Again, Sam
  • Brian and Amy pick Happy Days (questions about the 1950s).
  • Name the 1950s screen goddess with the initials MM who starred in such movies as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Some Like it Hot.
    • Richard and Nicole buzz in with the correct answer: Marilyn Monroe.
Pop Quiz Results
Brian and Amy Richard and Nicole
25 25


Mikey's Neighborhood (Past)
BOMB MIKEY        
           
          GOAL
  • Richard and Nicole move Mikey right.
Mikey's Neighborhood (Past)
BOMB FAST FORWARD      
           
          GOAL
  • Video Puzzle: Fast Forward
    • Both teams have to predict how many marshmallows a boy can stuff in his mouth in 30 seconds: 4, 14 or 24. At the end of the video, he has put 14 marshmallows in his mouth. Both teams each write down the same prediction: 14.
Video Puzzle Results
Brian and Amy Richard and Nicole
50 50


Mikey's Neighborhood (Past)
BOMB BOMB MIKEY      
           
          GOAL
  • Richard and Nicole move Mikey down.
Mikey's Neighborhood (Past)
BOMB BOMB      
    POP QUIZ      
          GOAL
  • Pop Quiz Categories
    • Big Bones on the Prairie
    • Pencil Me in
    • Play it Again, Sam
  • Richard and Nicole pick Pencil Me in (questions about the calendar).
  • An imperfection in our present day calendar forces us to add an additional day in February every four years. What do we call this type of year?
    • Richard and Nicole buzz in with the correct answer: Leap year.
Pop Quiz Results
Brian and Amy Richard and Nicole
50 75


Mikey's Neighborhood (Past)
BOMB BOMB BOMB      
    MIKEY      
          GOAL
  • Richard and Nicole move Mikey left.
Mikey's Neighborhood (Past)
BOMB BOMB BOMB      
  VIDEO CHALLENGE      
          GOAL
  • Nicole will play, Richard will wager.
  • Available Games
    • Dino Land
    • Battletoads
    • Chuck Rock
    • Alpha Mission II
    • Joe & Mac
  • Nicole picks Battletoads
    • Wizard's Challenge: 10,000 points in 30 seconds.
  • Outcome: Failure. Nicole can only amass 4,250 points at the buzzer.
    • Richard wagers 25 points.
Video Challenge Results
Brian and Amy Richard and Nicole
50 50
  • Brian and Amy assume control of Mikey, but the time's up signal plays.
  • Sudden Death Question: Big Bones on the Prairie (questions about dinosaurs)
    • Which four-legged dinosaur do scientists believe have a bony row of pointed plates and a spiked tail? A. Pterodatcyl B. Stegosaurus C. Allosaurus
    • Richard and Nicole buzz in with the correct answer: Stegosaurus.
  • Round 1 Board:
Mikey's Neighborhood (Past)
BOMB BOMB BOMB ENEMY PRIZE ENEMY
BONUS POINTS BOMB BOMB VIDEO CHALLENGE BONUS POINTS POP QUIZ
ENEMY BONUS POINTS PUZZLE ENEMY POP QUIZ GOAL


End of Round 1 Scores
Brian and Amy Richard and Nicole
50 100

Round 2[]

  • Face-Off: Brainstorm
    • Amy of the Yellow Team wins with 70 points over Nicole of the Red Team who scores 55.
Face-Off Results
Brian and Amy Richard and Nicole
100 100
  • Mikey's World Location: Time Portal
    • Round 2: Mikey's Neighborhood (Future)
    • Enemy: Game Over
     
    GOAL
     
     
START    
     
  • Brian and Amy move Mikey up.
Mikey's Neighborhood (Future)
     
    GOAL
     
INSTANT REPLAY    
   
     
  • Video Puzzle: Instant Replay
    • Phil plays a video about a magician doing a trick with blades. He then asks how many blades the magician used in his act. Brian and Amy buzz in with the correct answer of two.
Video Puzzle Results
Brian and Amy Richard and Nicole
150 100


Mikey's Neighborhood (Future)
     
    GOAL
     
MIKEY    
BOMB    
     
  • Brian and Amy move Mikey right.
Mikey's Neighborhood (Future)
     
    GOAL
     
POP QUIZ  
BOMB    
     
  • Pop Quiz Categories
    • Watch This
    • Written in the Stars
    • Coming Soon
    • Macauley Who?
  • Brian and Amy pick Watch This (questions about timekeeping devices).
  • What group of giant stone blocks in England are believed to have helped ancient people keep track of the cycles of the sun and moon?
    • Richard and Nicole buzz in with the correct answer: Stonehenge.
Pop Quiz Results
Brian and Amy Richard and Nicole
150 150


Mikey's Neighborhood (Future)
     
    GOAL
     
BOMB MIKEY  
BOMB    
     
  • Richard and Nicole move Mikey down.
Mikey's Neighborhood (Future)
     
    GOAL
     
BOMB  
BOMB BONUS POINTS  
     


Bonus Points Awarded
Brian and Amy Richard and Nicole
150 200
  • Richard and Nicole maintain control of Mikey, but the time's up signal plays.
  • Sudden Death Question: How many time zones are there in the 48 contiguous U.S. states?
    • Richard and Nicole buzz in with the correct answer: Four.
  • Round 2 Board:
Mikey's Neighborhood (Future)
ENEMY BONUS POINTS ENEMY
POP QUIZ POP QUIZ GOAL
VIDEO CHALLENGE ENEMY POP QUIZ
BOMB BOMB VIDEO CHALLENGE
BOMB BOMB PRIZE
BONUS POINTS ENEMY VIDEO CHALLENGE
Final Scores
Brian and Amy Richard and Nicole
150 300
  • Updated Consolation Prizes: Skechers and Nestle Quik.

Video Zone[]

  • Level 1: Alien Moonbase
    • Richard has to navigate the base and shut down three anti-matter reactors while avoiding steam vents and robots. By shutting off the computer, he can freeze every enemy and activate a light bridge, giving him access to a previously unreachable reactor.
    • Prize: Lonestar Singalodeon
  • Level 2: Runaway Rail Car
    • Nicole has to touch three coins on a speeding rail car while avoiding cacti, low-hanging beams, tumbleweeds, vultures and rats. By touching a green luck stone, she can fully restore her power.
    • Prize: World Book Encyclopedia
  • Level 3: Game Wizard
    • Richard and Nicole must work together to defeat the Game Wizard Merlock by touching the three power orbs in his lair. They must avoid his lightning blasts and minions, but they can freeze everything in place for five seconds by touching the spinning hourglass.
    • Prize: Trip to Universal Studios, Florida with accommodations by the Peabody Hotel in Orlando.
Video Zone Results
Level 1 2 3
Cleared? Yes No No

Trivia[]

  • First taped episode. VTR: November 16, 1991
  • Richard and Nicole were initially awarded 25 points for answering the Round 1 Sudden Death question correctly. The mistake was acknowledged by Phil after the Round 2 Face-Off ended.
  • The category for the Round 2 Sudden Death question was not given.

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