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|Written by||Todd Thicke|
|Presented by||Alan Thicke|
|Voices of||Susan Blu|
|Theme music composer||Alan and Todd Thicke
|Ending theme||"Animals Are Just Like People Too" by Alan Thicke|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Vin Di Bona|
Vin Di Bona Productions
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original release||August 8, 1987– September 1, 1990|
Animal Crack-Ups is an ABC game show which aired in primetime from August 8 to September 12, 1987, after which it aired on Saturday mornings from September 12, 1987, to December 30, 1989, and again from June 2 to September 1, 1990. It was produced by ABC Productions in association with Vin Di Bona Productions (both companies also produce America's Funniest Home Videos) and hosted by Alan Thicke, who was on Growing Pains at the time. The program was based on a Japanese Tokyo Broadcasting System Television series, Wakuwaku Dōbutsu Land (わくわく動物ランド).
The show's theme song was "Animals Are Just Like People Too", created by Thickovit music (Alan and Todd Thicke and Gary Pickus).
Four celebrities competed. Host Thicke introduced a video clip about an animal; at some point, the video was paused and Thicke asked a question about the clip. The celebrities give their answers, after which the remainder of the clip was played, revealing the answer.
Any celebrities giving the correct answer received a point; score was kept by placing a stuffed animal (a monkey in the first season, a hedgehog in later seasons) in front of the celebrity's podium. The celeb with the most toy animals/points won the game and $2,500 for their favorite animal charity. If a tie occurred, the money was split between the charities.
|Country||Name||Host(s)||TV station||Year aired|
|Japan (original version)||'||Various||TBS||1983–1992|
|Argentina||Waku Waku||Héctor Larrea||Azul Televisión/Canal 9||1999–2000|
|Chile||'||Javier Miranda (1995-1999)
Paulina Nin (2000)
Antonio Vodanovic (2001-2002)
|Netherlands||'||Rob Fruithof (1988-1996)
Sybrand Niessen (1996-2000)
Paula Udondek (2000-2001)
|Portugal||Arca de Noé||Fialho Gouveia
Ana do Carmo
Carlos Alberto Moniz
Rosa García Caro
In Spanish: Waku Waku para niños
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