Kids' game show in which three contestants introduced competing inventions, and the winner would be based on applause meters. Hosted by Ken Hakuta, who brought the Wacky Wallwalker fad to the U.S.


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Jim Fyfe ...  (1990)
Ken Hakuta Ken Hakuta ...  Dr. Fad
Mat Plendl ...  Himself


Ken Hakuta, aka Dr. Fad, hosted this show for budding scientists and inventors. Dr. Fad, inventor of a number of popular toys and gadgets, would present the kids with a challenge, some task that had to be overcome. the kids would then have to come up with a solution that was original, effective and fun. This program helped to encourage kids to look for new solutions to old problems, and to never lose their creative spirit. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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A series that made me think.
29 August 2000 | by Kron-3See all my reviews

Dr. Fad was a unique TV series. It was all about science, invention and technology. It was actually a competition between 3 young inventors. One part was that you have to feature an invention that you have thought about and produced, and the audience (kids) voted on the usefulness of it. Another part featured the ability of the contestants to use their minds in solving a puzzle. There was a guest star and there was an invention featured in each episode. Although I watched it when I was only 9 yrs, it made me think. It was a wonderful showcase on science and technology, and because of that Science is my favourite subject, and I love to invent things.

Its a show that I would recommend to all young viewers, to learn that no matter how small YOU can invent something. All it needs is an idea or an improvisation.

Thank You Dr. Fad for the lovely series showcased on Inventions by kids.

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