No, this is not a video of the YDKJ TV show that aired on ABC in 2001. It’s the YDKJ PC game with trivia all about TV shows! Fans of host Josh "Schmitty" Schmitstinstein will love this walk down boob-tube memory lane. If you thought all those hours of watching TV were good for nothing, then YOU DON’T KNOW JACK… Television!
User reviews: Positive (11 reviews)
Release Date: May 9, 1997
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Includes 9 items: YOU DON'T KNOW JACK HEADRUSH, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK MOVIES, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK SPORTS, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK TELEVISION, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol. 1 XL, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol. 2, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol. 3, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol. 4 The Ride, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol. 6 The Lost Gold

 

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No, this is not a video of the YDKJ TV show that aired on ABC in 2001. It’s the YDKJ PC game with trivia all about TV shows! Fans of host Josh "Schmitty" Schmitstinstein will love this walk down boob-tube memory lane.

If you thought all those hours of watching TV were good for nothing, then YOU DON’T KNOW JACK… Television! With more categories than your local cable provider, YOU DON’T KNOW JACK Television spans over 50 years of boob-tube trivia, from Ralph Kramden to the guy on “King of Queens” who looks like Ralph Kramden. So set down the remote and put your recliner in the upright and locked position… it’s YOU DON’T KNOW JACK Television!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 500 MHz processor or faster
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 640 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 16-bit sound card
    • Additional Notes: The game runs at 640x480 max resolution. Manually adjust your Desktop resolution if you want the game to fill the screen.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Beware that this game (as well as YDKJ Movies) is VERY much dated. I might have to have my mother play this with me next time since she's a total 70's/80's TV buff.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
A classic trivia game? Yes please. A classic trivia game full of classic TV trivia? Also yes please. A classic trivia game full of classic TV trivia peppered with clever jokes and wordplay (and the occasional fart gag)? Very yes please.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Very entertaining and VERY hard! This is no fluff trivia game. The questions tip both sides of the scale... I found it quite a challenge!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Wow... sometimes I feel old. Then I play this game and realise I know very little about TV older than me.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Although this was made in 1997, I still managed to get a couple answers correct. This is extremely similar to the other You Don't Know Jack games, but this just has questions and answers relating to TV shwos back in the 90's, 80's, etc.

6/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2013
Classic YDKJ title - loved them back in the day, and still love to play them!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Amazing, and hilarious
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2013
Loved playing YDKJ back in my youth, but it seems the us versions of it are a tad too american for me as a German. Hence I don't know a thing, and am reduced to guessing all the time xD Still nice for its nostalgic feeling and humor. Got all YDKJ games very cheap during the sale in a bundle, so it isn't worth complaining about the culture barriere. Overall, it is a nice game for now and then, but nothing special.

For this game in particular, you better know everything about ♥♥♥-old tv-shows, or you will fail as much as I did xD
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2013
Are you an 80's kid? Can you PRETEND you're an 80's kid? Did you watch a LOT of tv? Like, old tv shows? You Don't Know Jack Television might be for you. Not a big fan of television? You won't know a single ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ thing they ask you. Definitely a niche game, your enjoyment is directly tied to your hopefully encyclopedic knowledge of television. So be warned; you better know your Thursday night NBC lineup for 1986.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2013
Based on the Demo Version of this game from my Tomb Raider 2 PC Gamer Demo Disc, now in it's full Trinitron Television/Betamovie/FH-7 MK-2/ICF-7600D/CD Player/APM Speaker Sony State-of-the-Art Format just the way I like my 1980s, 1990s & 2005 TV/VHS/Betamax/DVD & Laserdisc Entertainment.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2013
Wrong. 30Rock - Jack Donaghy. I do know Jack television.
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