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Tooned In
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GenreGame show
Directed byGenji Keen
Presented byJerry Trainor
Voices ofRama Vallury
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes33
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Mallory Arkin
  • Alexander Hoffman
  • Kyle Moffatt
  • Phil Moore
Running time20–22 minutes
Production companyNickelodeon Productions
Release
Original networkNickelodeon
Original releaseFebruary 8, 2021 (2021-02-08) –
present

Tooned In is an American game show that premiered on Nickelodeon on February 8, 2021.[1]

Premise

In Tooned In, an animated A.I. robot named Nicky (voiced by Rama Vallury) hosts a game show where kid contestants compete in a battle of Nickelodeon cartoon knowledge for the chance to be named the night's big winner and take home exciting prizes. Each episode features three kids who must solve animation questions across slime-filled rounds of trivia until only one contestant is left in the competition. The final kid will then be declared the episode's big winner and move on to a special prize round to compete against Nicky and climb the robot's motherboard for a chance to win the $1,000 grand prize.

Gameplay

The game is divided into two rounds; in the first round, questions are asked on the buzzers and are worth 10 points each, with 10 points deducted for a wrong answer. In season two, five categories are shown for round one, with Nicky choosing the first and the player with the last correct answer choosing the next. Also in season two, questions are worth 100 points, with none being deducted for a wrong answer. In season one and briefly in season two, the players who failed to answer correctly got slimed after each question. In season two, every player gets slimed, usually after the category ends. The last question of the round is "The Impossible Question" where the three contestants are usually shown a picture or video with a certain number of objects and have to secretly enter a guess as to how many there are. Whoever is the closest, either high or low, receives 20 points (200 in season two).

In round two, questions are worth 20 points (200 in season two), up or down. In season one, there was a game that almost always appeared in round two called "Cartoon Cosplay" in which a man named "the Nicktoon Nickgoon" dressed up as a Nicktoon character and asked questions usually related to the character. In season two, the first game of the round is a stunt that the players must complete, in order to answer a question. The main game ends with a speed round called "All The Answers" where Nicky asks 10 questions while 12 possible answers are revealed on a monitor to his left. In the case of a tiebreaker, one more question is asked. Correct answers are worth +/-25 points (200 in season two), with the winner moving on to the bonus round.

Climb or Slime

The contestant has 60 seconds to answer 5 dual-choice questions, one on each level of the game board. The first correct answer is worth $100, while later correct answers increase by $50. When the contestant answers a question correctly, they move up to the next level on the board, going to one of the shows connected by a line. For every incorrect answer, the contestant has the option to either "Slime Reset" (being slimed, but being allowed to remain with the same show) and continue or move onto another show on the same level. The final category is chosen by the contestant before the round begins; as it is the only category on the top level, an incorrect answer automatically results in a "Slime Reset." If the contestant completes the game in 60 seconds, they win the $1,000 grand prize. If they fail to finish in time, they leave with the total amount won at that point, e.g., four correct answers earn the contestant $700 ($100+$150+$200+$250).

Production

On January 29, 2021, the show was officially announced and premiered on February 8, 2021.[2] On September 9, 2021, it was announced that Nickelodeon renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on September 17, 2021, with Jerry Trainor as co-host.[3]

Episodes

Winners are highlighted in bold.

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
118February 8, 2021 (2021-02-08)March 6, 2021 (2021-03-06)
2TBASeptember 17, 2021 (2021-09-17)TBA

Season 1 (2021)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [4][5]Original air date [4][5]Prod.
code [4]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
11"Time to Get Tooned In!"February 8, 2021 (2021-02-08)1040.49[6]
Contestants: Logan, Sage, Benjaman
22"Slime Splash Zone!"February 9, 2021 (2021-02-09)1080.40[7]
Contestants: Milan, Calum, Brooklyn
33"Slime Time!"February 10, 2021 (2021-02-10)1060.33[8]
Contestants: Ruari, Zoe, Zakary
44"Nicktoon Splatoon!"February 11, 2021 (2021-02-11)1050.28[9]
Contestants: Yazlynn, Jayden, Shiloh
55"Stay Tooned In!"February 15, 2021 (2021-02-15)1020.36[10]
Contestants: Lucas, Tida, Rolo
66"Green Looks Good on You!"February 16, 2021 (2021-02-16)1110.35[11]
Contestants: Jayden, Anabella, Christian
77"Slime is the New Green!"February 17, 2021 (2021-02-17)1070.24[12]
Contestants: Kai, Amelie, Anaiya
88"Quizzes, Quizzes, Quizzes!"February 18, 2021 (2021-02-18)1100.43[13]
Contestants: Gavin, Mia, Allison
99"Testing Your Wits!"February 22, 2021 (2021-02-22)1090.35[14]
Contestants: Max, Kalynn, Lilah
1010"Riddle Me This!"February 23, 2021 (2021-02-23)1120.27[15]
Contestants: Malakai, Joisy, Paige
1111"Time for More Slime!"February 24, 2021 (2021-02-24)1170.34[16]
Contestants: Dylan, Camryn, Nicholas
1212"Slime-tastic Tests!"February 25, 2021 (2021-02-25)1010.34[17]
Contestants: Brooklynne, CJ, Harper
1313"Your Royal Slime-ness!"February 26, 2021 (2021-02-26)1030.46[18]
Contestants: Mara, Martha, Elijah
1414"More Questions, More Fun!"March 1, 2021 (2021-03-01)1130.33[19]
Contestants: Eli, Gabrial, Lincoln
1515"Slime for All and All for Slime!"March 2, 2021 (2021-03-02)1140.32[20]
Contestants: Nicholas, Kya, Matthew
1616"3, 2, 1, Slime!"March 3, 2021 (2021-03-03)1150.33[21]
Contestants: Hayden, Bradley, Rachelle
1717"Oh, There's Plenty of Slime!"March 4, 2021 (2021-03-04)1160.36[22]
Contestants: Bella, Natasha, Frankie
1818"Slimeaggedon!"March 6, 2021 (2021-03-06)1180.26[23]
Contestants: Johnny, Leehie, Nick

Season 2 (2021–22)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [4][24]Original air date [4][24]Prod.
code [4]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
191"Aaliyah v Jack v Roman"September 17, 2021 (2021-09-17)2040.29[25]
Contestants: Aaliyah, Jack, Roman
202"Carson v Daniel v Isis"September 24, 2021 (2021-09-24)2070.21[26]
Contestants: Carson, Daniel, Isis
213"Braylon v Peyton v Roman"October 1, 2021 (2021-10-01)2090.21[27]
Contestants: Peyton, Braylon, Roman
224"Julian vs. Mia vs. Robyn"October 8, 2021 (2021-10-08)2080.31[28]
Contestants: Robyn, Julian, Mia
235"Alec v Brandon v Camryn"October 15, 2021 (2021-10-15)2060.30[29]
Contestants: Brandon, Camryn, Alec
246"Bella v Ellie v Evan"October 29, 2021 (2021-10-29)2230.30[30]
Contestants: Bella, Ellie, Evan
257"Ayden v Mila v Noa"November 5, 2021 (2021-11-05)2020.33[31]
Contestants: Ayden, Mila, Noa
268"Caleb v Mason v Sage"November 12, 2021 (2021-11-12)2030.26[32]
Contestants: Caleb, Mason, Sage
279"Bennett v Jolienne v Karina"December 3, 2021 (2021-12-03)2240.19[33]
Contestants: Jolienne, Bennett, Karina
2810"Amelia v Francesca v London"April 22, 2022 (2022-04-22)2050.18[34]
Contestants: Francesca, London, Amelia
2911"Alexis v Fia v Landon"April 29, 2022 (2022-04-29)2010.19[35]
Contestants: Fia, Alexis, Landon
3012"Carson v Sadie v Tre"May 6, 2022 (2022-05-06)2100.16[36]
Contestants: Sadie, Carson, Tre
3113"Deston v Kalea v Zuri"May 13, 2022 (2022-05-13)2110.18[37]
Contestants: Zuri, Deston, Kalea
3214"Bailey v Johnny v Madeline"June 3, 2022 (2022-06-03)2120.18[38]
Contestants: Bailey, Madeline, Johnny
3315"Carolina v Dominic v Zoe"June 10, 2022 (2022-06-10)213TBD
Contestants: Dominic, Zoe, Carolina
3416"Ella v Ian v Jayden"June 17, 2022 (2022-06-17)214TBD
3517"Angelina v Fabian v Olivia"June 24, 2022 (2022-06-24)216TBD

Ratings

Viewership and ratings per season of Tooned In
Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 18 February 8, 2021 (2021-02-08) 0.49[6] March 6, 2021 (2021-03-06) 0.26[23] 0.34
2 14 September 17, 2021 (2021-09-17) 0.29[25] TBA TBD 0.22

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