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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
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Educational Game Show, based on the Carmen Sandiego computer games by Brøderbund, that ran for five seasons and 295 episodes on PBS from September 30, 1991 to December 22, 1995 (with repeats continuing on PBS until October 4, 1996). Three children answered multiple-choice geography questions while pursuing a member of Carmen's gang, who had stolen a famous landmark.Instead of playing for cash, the young "detectives" played for points, here called "Acme Crime Bucks". Halfway through the show, the lowest scorer was eliminated. The two remaining children played a game akin to Concentration, looking for the loot, the warrant and the crook, in that order. The winner of that round played the end game, placing markers on a large floor map, hoping to arrest Carmen herself and win the grand prize of a trip anywhere in the 48 contiguous United States. In the second season, this was expanded to all of North America; presumably, Hawaii was never an option.Much of the show's memorability can be attributed to the terrific cast: host Greg Lee, Lynne Thigpen as Da Chief and "house band" Rockapella, who provided an a-cappella soundtrack (including the famous theme song, not to mention all the wacky sound effects).In the successor series, Where In Time Is Carmen Sandiego? (1996-97), the focus shifted from geography to history, and Kevin Shinick succeeded Lee as quizmaster. Lynne Thigpen was the only regular cast member in both Carmen Sandiego series.
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 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
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CarmenSandiego
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Concentration
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
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Da Chief
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
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Edutainment Show
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
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make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Gameshow
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
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Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
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 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_196bb8a3
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Evolving Music
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_196bb8a3
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Evolving Music: Czechoslovakia's 1992 split into Slovakia and the Czech Republic necessitated a change to the theme song.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_196bb8a3
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_196bb8a3
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_1fa6cbb
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Deadpan Snarker
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_1fa6cbb
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Deadpan Snarker: Rockapella will snark in song if Round 2 starts dragging. "Tension's mounting!" "Pressure building!" "Any day now!" "Nothing!"
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_1fa6cbb
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 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_29878201
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Getting Crap Past the Radar
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_29878201
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Getting Crap Past the Radar: One of the first taped episodes featured Rockapella singing a song called "Zombie Jamboree" at the end instead of the theme song... complete with the line "I don't give a damn." On a PBS kids' show.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_29878201
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 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_2ed400e0
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Educational Song
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_2ed400e0
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Educational Song: Some of Rockapella's full-length songs used when the show ran short. There was one about the five largest islands in the world.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_2ed400e0
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 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_329e8631
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OutOfOrder
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_329e8631
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Out Of Order: The two pilot episodes would air much later in the season.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_329e8631
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 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_3447a7a7
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Blondes Are Evil
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_3447a7a7
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Blondes are Evil: Patty Larceny.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_3447a7a7
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_3447a7a7
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_400da298
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Brick Joke
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_400da298
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Brick Joke: The intro for the "Chase" round often contained an element from another sketch earlier on. Also, during the "Training Exercise," where the contestants had to race to dig a clue card out of a trash can (first to finish got first shot over the question for 10 points), Greg's can often contained either a gag from earlier in the show or a camera (cue cut to the camera in the can).
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_400da298
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 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_440806a2
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He's Okay
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_440806a2
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He's Okay: A few sketches involved Rockapella or some other informant taking a really nasty hit. Greg would assure the audience that nobody was hurt by saying this. Inverted in the unaired episode "Auld Lang Gone", where the winning gumshoe broke her arm on the Europe map.
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 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_44dfb119
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Home Game
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_44dfb119
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Home Game: Inverted; the game show was based off the home computer game.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_44dfb119
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 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_46b12ce1
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Corpsing
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_46b12ce1
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Corpsing: Rockapella's Round 2 snarkery (see below) would sometimes make Greg have to stifle his laughter as he would continue to move the round along.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_46b12ce1
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 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_48ffd659
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Cardboard Prison
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_48ffd659
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Cardboard Prison: Done to such an absurd extent that you wonder why the kids even bothered arresting the criminals. Adding to the frustration is the show's closing Credits Gag.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_48ffd659
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_48ffd659
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_4a391d7b
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Credits Gag
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_4a391d7b
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Credits Gag: Oh, no! The Mooks are out already! They're stealing the credits! Back to work...
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_4a391d7b
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_4a391d7b
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_4af77177
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Amusing Alien
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_4af77177
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Amusing Alien: Kneemoi. Learned Kneemoi. Talk about a Parental Bonus!
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_4af77177
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 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_4bab6412
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Big Win Sirens
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_4bab6412
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Big Win Sirens: A standard police siren sounded every time a match was successful. Winning the bonus round resulted in the siren speeding up and various bells and horns accompanying it.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_4bab6412
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_4bab6412
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_4d1b8a4a
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Hurricane of Puns
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_4d1b8a4a
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Hurricane of Puns: The ending theme. Seriously. The Chief uses quite a few of these, as well.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_4d1b8a4a
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_4d1b8a4a
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_4d9b73f
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Confetti Drop
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_4d9b73f
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Confetti Drop: When the crook was captured (thus winning the main game), and not if Carmen was captured in the bonus round.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_4d9b73f
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_4d9b73f
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_4da05b5d
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Shout-Out
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_4da05b5d
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Shout Out: One gumshoe does the Arsenio Hall "woof" hand motion when introduced.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_4da05b5d
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_4da05b5d
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_50395815
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Canon Immigrant
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_50395815
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Canon Immigrant/Idol Singer: Sarah Nade.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_50395815
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_50395815
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_53f5a391
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Title Theme Tune
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_53f5a391
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Title Theme Tune: "Do it, Rockapella!"
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_53f5a391
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 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_59ea79d9
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No Honor Among Thieves
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_59ea79d9
comment
No Honor Among Thieves: The Mook Face Turn phone call that preceeded the Bonus Round. (The) Contessa even references this trope by name. "Honor among thieves? Surely you jest! If I'm going to prison, I'm taking Carmen with me!"
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_59ea79d9
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_59ea79d9
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_5adbcabf
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Title Drop
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_5adbcabf
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"All these people want to know: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?"
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_5adbcabf
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_5adbcabf
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_5f01cc4e
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Black Boss Lady
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_5f01cc4e
comment
Black Boss Lady: Lynne Thigpen, of course.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_5f01cc4e
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_5f01cc4e
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_68240113
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Consolation Prize
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_68240113
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Consolation Prize
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_68240113
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_68240113
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_69260a7f
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Rhymes on a Dime
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_69260a7f
comment
Rhymes on a Dime: The Chief:
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_69260a7f
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_69260a7f
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_6a35f9fb
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Think Music
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_6a35f9fb
comment
Think Music: Two songs, both performed by Rockapella - "How much you wanna risk?" during the wagering portion of the game, and "Where do you wanna go?" as the winning contestant wrote down his desired trip destination if he captured Carmen.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_6a35f9fb
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_6a35f9fb
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_6d0af505
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OldShame
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_6d0af505
comment
One episode has gone unaired because a contestant fell and suffered an arm fracture during the bonus round. It's now an Old Shame for the stations that produced the show.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_6d0af505
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_6d0af505
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_7a326466
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Acme Products
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_7a326466
comment
Acme Products: Sort of. The sleuths worked for the Acme Detective Agency.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_7a326466
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_7a326466
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_7f351422
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Brought to You by the Letter
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_7f351422
comment
Brought to You by the Letter "S": WONDER RAAAAAT!
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_7f351422
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_7f351422
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_81fdd8f6
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Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_81fdd8f6
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Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: As hinted by the "MOM" tattoo on Top Grunge's arm.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_81fdd8f6
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 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_85b1f983
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Stock Footage
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_85b1f983
comment
Stock Footage: Footage of unusual ways of travel were used in seasons 3 and 4 as a transition from ACME HQ to the final round.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_85b1f983
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_85b1f983
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_86324273
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World of Ham
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_86324273
comment
World of Ham: Amusingly enough. Every episode was Greg vs. The Chief vs. Rockapella.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_86324273
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_86324273
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_863262e8
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World of Pun
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_863262e8
comment
World Of Pun: What, too easy?
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_863262e8
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_863262e8
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_8768d156
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Nice Hat
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_8768d156
comment
Nice Hat: Greg and the contestants usually came in wearing some cool hats. Hats and detectives just go together.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_8768d156
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_8768d156
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_87ed501
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LargeHam
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_87ed501
comment
Large Ham: Both Rockapella and Greg Lee to some degree.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_87ed501
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_87ed501
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_8cdb8540
type
Mook–Face Turn
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_8cdb8540
comment
Mook Face Turn: Immediately following Round 2, the winning gumshoe gets a phone call from the apprehended crook. This reveals where (i.e., on which map/continent) the winner will be searching for Carmen that day.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_8cdb8540
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_8cdb8540
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_8f4ca10e
type
Throw It In!
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_8f4ca10e
comment
Throw It In: Most of Rockapella's sound effects. Many of their antics were built around this.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_8f4ca10e
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_8f4ca10e
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_994f3cac
type
make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Catchphrase
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_994f3cac
comment
Catch Phrase: "I salute you!" "Do it, Rockapella!" "All these people want to know: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?"
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_994f3cac
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 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_9d2689bc
type
Golden Snitch
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_9d2689bc
comment
Golden Snitch: The final clue of each round was sometimes this. Earlier clues and games awarded 5 or 10 Crime Bucks per answer, but in the final round contestants could risk, in increments of 10, up to 50. Often this resulted in the final clue being the sole determiner of the finishing order of the contestants. The Concentration-esque memory game. The points from the trivia rounds no longer mattered. It was just a matter of luck and memory as far as who made it to the Bonus Round, making everything leading up to this game almost meaningless. (All that it did was to determine who was the first to choose in that second round.)
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_9d2689bc
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 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_9d2689bc
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 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_9d2689bc
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_9ece9940
type
Carried by the Host
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_9ece9940
comment
Carried by the Host: The goofy Greg Lee's chemistry with the straight-faced Chief, along with Rockapella's musical accompaniment. Without them, it would have been just another dull edutainment show.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_9ece9940
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 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_9ece9940
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_9ece9940
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_9f80e568
type
Nintendo Hard
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_9f80e568
comment
Nintendo Hard: The Surprise Difficulty was in the bonus game, where the contestant carried around posts and marked off countries on a giant floor map — starting from the north side, which made the map appear upside down to the contestant. Even if you knew all the answers, the fact that they needed exact placement (seriously, the posts didn't work if they weren't perfectly on top of the target), the actual shuttle running and keeping the things from falling over, coupled with a brutal time limit, made it extremely hard to win. Usually, one double-miss meant Carmen could safely escape. And then it got worse, because they changed it from seven to eight markers necessary to win. The reason was apparently that PBS, being PBS, really couldn't afford to pay for many grand prizes. One episode has gone unaired because a contestant fell and suffered an arm fracture during the bonus round. It's now an Old Shame for the stations that produced the show.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_9f80e568
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 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_9f80e568
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 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_9f80e568
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_a0d39c9f
type
DumbMuscle
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_a0d39c9f
comment
Dumb Muscle: Eartha Brute.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_a0d39c9f
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 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_a0d39c9f
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_a0d39c9f
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_a62f8bff
type
Game Show Host
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_a62f8bff
comment
Game Show Host: Greg Lee.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_a62f8bff
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_a62f8bff
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 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_a62f8bff
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_a9fd39d4
type
The Pig Pen
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_a9fd39d4
comment
The Pig Pen: The appropriately named Top Grunge.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_a9fd39d4
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_a9fd39d4
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_a9fd39d4
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_ab3fe04d
type
Spell My Name with a
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_ab3fe04d
comment
Spell My Name with a "The": Subverted with Contessa. While everyone else just called her Contessa, Greg had a habit of adding "The." It makes sense, since contessa is Italian for "countess" instead of being a real name.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_ab3fe04d
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 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_ab3fe04d
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_ab3fe04d
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_abf5955c
type
Filming for Easy Dub
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_abf5955c
comment
Filming for Easy Dub: The only times the animated villains speak during the show are in the phone tap skit and when the captured crook calls to rat out Carmen. In both cases, they budget-savingly hold the phone over their mouths, allowing the same animation to be used with different dialogue in other episodes.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_abf5955c
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_abf5955c
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_abf5955c
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_ad89023b
type
IncrediblyLamePun
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_ad89023b
comment
Incredibly Lame Pun: Idiosyncratic Episode Naming aside, this show goes nuts with this trope!
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_ad89023b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_ad89023b
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_ad89023b
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_af7a9897
type
Punny Name
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_af7a9897
comment
Punny Name
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_af7a9897
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_af7a9897
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_af7a9897
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b011b945
type
Monumental Theft
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b011b945
comment
Monumental Theft: On the low end, Carmen and her crew take things like the Titanic, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Great Wall of China. Watch the show to see the high end Monumental Thefts.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b011b945
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b011b945
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b011b945
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b0790a86
type
Early Installment Weirdness
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b0790a86
comment
Early Installment Weirdness: Some gems: Rockapella wearing modern street clothes rather than 1940's fashions in the 1st pilot. Greg spending entire episodes with his hat on. The Chief in a green and yellow suit. Different sound effects, mostly from Double Dare. Getting answers right actually results in gumshoes losing Crime Bucks. The second round did not require gumshoes to find the loot, warrant, and crook in that order. A map that was United States only, and the markers contained state flags instead of police lights, which the gumshoes had to match with their respective states. No rhyme by The Chief at the end, and no "Do it, Rockapella!" 60 Seconds for the bonus round instead of 45
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b0790a86
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b0790a86
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b0790a86
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b0b1e3a
type
Painting the Medium
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b0b1e3a
comment
Painting the Medium: On one episode, The Chief shows Greg a camera-switching device. When Greg starts playing with it, he switches to a shot so wide that it exposes the studio surrounding the office set.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b0b1e3a
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b0b1e3a
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b0b1e3a
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b2151e7b
type
List Song
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b2151e7b
comment
List Song: This ties into Crowning Music of Awesome.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b2151e7b
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b2151e7b
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b2151e7b
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b7586225
type
Put on a Bus
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b7586225
comment
Put on a Bus: (The) Contessa. She comes back, though.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b7586225
featureApplicability
1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b7586225
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_b7586225
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_bbea1760
type
Cool Old Lady
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_bbea1760
comment
Cool Old Lady: Nana Raps.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_bbea1760
featureApplicability
1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_bbea1760
featureConfidence
1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_bbea1760
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_bf4dd05b
type
NonIdenticalTwins
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_bf4dd05b
comment
Non-Identical Twins: Double Trouble (Trouble!).
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_bf4dd05b
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_bf4dd05b
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_bf4dd05b
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_c2b3dcea
type
WhyWereBummedCommunismFell
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_c2b3dcea
comment
Why We're Bummed Communism Fell: The run of this show on PBS coincided with a period of extremely-short map shelf life, which made the Asia and Europe maps in the final round particularly difficult ("Turkmenistan! Tajikistan!") and forced the Chief to end the show with a disclaimer that "All geographical information was correct as of the date this program was recorded!" (along with the recording date, very rare for a game show to air on purpose) in case some other former Yugoslav republic declared independence while the episode was on the cutting-room floor. Czechoslovakia was actually named in the theme song, and it also ceased to exist during the show's run, necessitating a change from "Chicago to Czechoslovakia and back!" to "Chicago to Czech and Slovakia and back!" (emphasis ours). The second round (the part with the Concentration game) of the episode "The Spot Lifter" took place in Leningrad, U.S.S.R. By the time the episode aired, the city had been renamed St. Petersburg for three months. The U.S.S.R. itself did still exist when the episode aired... barely. The episode aired on a Monday. The U.S.S.R. ceased to exist on the Thursday of that same week.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_c2b3dcea
featureApplicability
1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_c2b3dcea
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_c2b3dcea
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_c2f8b4b9
type
Reset Button
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_c2f8b4b9
comment
Reset Button: No doubt a result of the Cardboard Prison.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_c2f8b4b9
featureApplicability
1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_c2f8b4b9
featureConfidence
1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_c2f8b4b9
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_c4f722ec
type
Game-Over Man
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_c4f722ec
comment
Game Over Woman: A failure on the map is indicated by a newspaper graphic with Carmen on the front page and the headline "Carmen Escapes Again!"
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_c4f722ec
featureApplicability
1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_c4f722ec
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_c4f722ec
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_d0237b01
type
Call a Hit Point a
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_d0237b01
comment
Call a Point a Smeerp: Acme Crime Bucks. The contestants are also called "gumshoes".
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_d0237b01
featureApplicability
1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_d0237b01
featureConfidence
1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_d0237b01
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_d2871657
type
Bonus Round
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_d2871657
comment
Bonus Round: Here's a map of a country or continent. Place these markers on seven (later eight) locations within 45 seconds (or 60 seconds on the Asia map in the first season) and win a trip.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_d2871657
featureApplicability
1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_d2871657
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_d2871657
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_d2a4b760
type
The Announcer
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_d2a4b760
comment
The Announcer: Lynne Thigpen.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_d2a4b760
featureApplicability
1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_d2a4b760
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_d2a4b760
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_d61770d2
type
Opening Narration
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_d61770d2
comment
Opening Narration:
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_d61770d2
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_d61770d2
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_d61770d2
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_e47c091
type
Rogues Gallery
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_e47c091
comment
Rogues Gallery featuring: Rummage Sale Rejects: Vic the Slick. Put on a Bus: (The) Contessa. She comes back, though. Dumb Muscle: Eartha Brute. Blondes are Evil: Patty Larceny. Non-Identical Twins: Double Trouble (Trouble!). Amusing Alien: Kneemoi. Learned Kneemoi. Talk about a Parental Bonus! Canon Immigrant/Idol Singer: Sarah Nade. The Pig Pen: The appropriately named Top Grunge. Robo Speak: Robocrook. Brought to You by the Letter "S": WONDER RAAAAAT!
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_e47c091
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_e47c091
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_e47c091
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_e595aad2
type
Transatlantic Equivalent
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_e595aad2
comment
Transatlantic Equivalent: A French-Canadian version appears to have debuted right around the time the PBS series left first-run and ran until about 1997 or so. It pretty much copied the PBS series, including a localized version of the main theme done by their own version of Rockapella; just watching the credits will provide the bittersweet proof that PBS couldn't keep a good show down.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_e595aad2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_e595aad2
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_e595aad2
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_e5be6507
type
Phrase Catcher
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_e5be6507
comment
Phrase Catcher: Indeed. "Do it, Rockapella!"
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_e5be6507
featureApplicability
1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_e5be6507
featureConfidence
1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_e5be6507
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_ed9e8000
type
Robo Speak
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_ed9e8000
comment
Robo Speak: Robocrook.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_ed9e8000
featureApplicability
1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_ed9e8000
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_ed9e8000
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_f14ed052
type
Luck-Based Mission
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_f14ed052
comment
Luck-Based Mission: The concentration game they played as round 2.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_f14ed052
featureApplicability
1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_f14ed052
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_f14ed052
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_f29ce7a2
type
Studio Audience
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_f29ce7a2
comment
Studio Audience
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_f29ce7a2
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_f29ce7a2
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_f29ce7a2
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_f84e0b39
type
Non-Lethal Warfare
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_f84e0b39
comment
Non-Lethal Warfare
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_f84e0b39
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_f84e0b39
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_f84e0b39
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_f8a445fd
type
Timed Mission
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_f8a445fd
comment
Timed Mission: The map. The memory game they played as the second round: when it came to a player's turn, they were on a 10-second shot clock before losing their turn. Subverted, though, since it didn't come into play much, and the round continued until someone won.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_f8a445fd
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_f8a445fd
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_f8a445fd
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_fc5db5a2
type
Dance Party Ending
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_fc5db5a2
comment
Dance Party Ending: Every episode ended with the audience joining Greg and Rockapella on the giant map for a dance.
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_fc5db5a2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_fc5db5a2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
hasFeature
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_fc5db5a2
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_fee704d8
type
The Password Is Always
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_fee704d8
comment
The Password Is Always Swordfish: In "Scrolldies but Goodies", Greg needs a password to unlock a trash can (which is protected by the "Garbage Club"). He doesn't know what the password is, but everyone else does. It actually is "swordfish".
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_fee704d8
featureApplicability
1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_fee704d8
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1.0
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_fee704d8
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_name
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ItemName
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_name
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 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_name
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_name
 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? / int_name
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