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Syndication (Daily): 6/18/1990 – 8/17/1990
Barry & Enright Productions

"What do men know about women? What do women know about men? In a moment, we'll find out, we'll find out who knows, ALL ABOUT THE OPPOSITE SEX! And now, our host of All About the Opposite Sex, David Sparks!"

All About the Opposite Sex was a very short-lived battle-of-the-sexes game show.


On this show, seven men and seven women selected from the studio audience competed for the entire week to see who knew more about the opposite sex. In addition, 50 members of the studio audience (25 for each sex) acted as the voting group for certain questions.

Round 1[]

Two questions with three possible answers (one for each team) focusing on certain situations were asked. The team in control and the 50 members of the voting group all voted on whatever answer they choose. Then one member of the opposing team tried to predict what they voted. The contestant scored one point for each member of the voting audience & voting team who chose that answer. Afterwards, one of the members of that team would be interviewed, and the player in control would guess how they voted. A correct guess doubled their score.

Round 2[]

Similar to the first round, except after the contestant made a choice, they had to pick a contestant who voted for that answer. Successfully doing so doubled the points scored in this round.

Round 3[]

Two final situations (one for each team) were asked, only this time they each had two possible answers, and one member from the predicting team tried to guess how the majority of the voters answered. A correct guess doubled the predicting team's score to that point. The team with the most points (out of a possible 256) won the game and $1,000.

Since both teams competed for the whole week, one team could walk away with up to $5,000.


All About The Opposite Sex was one of two game shows done in the summer of 1990 by Barry-Enright, the other being Hold Everything!. Both shows lasted a mere nine weeks.


Ed Lojeski


Santa Fe Commuunications Studios, Los Angeles, CA


David Sparks and All About the Opposite Sex @ Game Show Garbage

YouTube Videos[]

Clip of Dan Shapiro on an episode (description dates this to 1989; unknown if this is a typo or pilot clip)
Another clip of Dan Shapiro on an episode