Kids' show with live-action introduction and breaks and two or three cartoon segments. The show's hosts, a kid called Sam Baxter (R.J. Williams) and his robot friend D.E.C.K.S. (Rob Paulsen and Tim Lawrence), who looks a lot like Johnny 5 from Short Circuit (1986) and Short Circuit 2 (1988), introduce two animated segments in each episode (or three in the re-released version of the show re-titled as "Jump, Rattle, and Roll"). The segments were "Fender Bender 500", a monster truck racing cartoon with a concept similar to Wacky Races (1968)
that included many racers from that show, and "Monster Tails", a cartoon about the cats, dogs, and other pets of famous movie monsters like the Frankenstein's Monster's dog Frankenmutt (Frank Welker), who all live together in a castle in Transylvania with their guardian Igor, Jr. (Charlie Adler), the son of Dr. Frankenstein's assistant. The third segment featured either the Tom and Jerry-esque "Dino and the Cave Mouse" segment from The Flintstone Comedy Show (1980)
, about the family's pet dinosaur and a troublesome house mouse or "Undercover Elephant" from C B Bears (1977)
, about an elephant secret agent and his mouse sidekick Loudmouse who solve mysteries. Sam's friends and family also participated in his segments. These include his older sister Debbie Baxter (Terri Ivens), a girl from his neighborhood called K.C. (Ebonie Smith) and his grandpa Lester T. Quirks (Avery Schreiber), the inventor of D.E.C.K.S.