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Remember When Hunter Hayes Was on Nickelodeon’s ‘Figure It Out’? [Watch]

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In 1998, a young Hunter Hayes worked to stump the panel and impress the live audience during an episode of Nickelodeon’s Figure It Out. The entire adorable episode also stars host Summer Sanders and four forgotten stars of the network, one of whom went on to land a very memorable — although slightly disturbing — movie role.

The object of the game here is for the panelists to figure out Hayes’ special talent. There’s slime involved (of course) and prizes awarded. We won’t spoil the ending, but you’ll want to stick around to see Hayes sing and play accordion for the crowd. With a thick Cajun drawl and overflowing confidence, the 6-year-old left everyone in disbelief.

All four celebrity panelists worked on the network’s All That program. Kel Mitchell would later go on to star in Kenan and Kel, and Lori Beth Denberg would later land a memorable role in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story portraying Martha Johnstone, the overweight cheerleader Justin Long’s character is asked to hold up during cheerleading auditions. It doesn’t end well for Long, nor does it end well for Denberg in this episode of Figure It Out.

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