Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (1991–1996)

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Contestants pursue the international thief as junior detectives who must answer questions about geography.

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Series cast summary:
 Himself - Host / ... (295 episodes, 1991-1995)
 The Chief / ... (295 episodes, 1991-1995)
Rockapella ...
 Themselves (1991-1995) (295 episodes, 1991-1995)
Sean Altman ...
 Himself - Tenor: Rockapella (294 episodes, 1991-1995)
Barry Carl ...
 Himself - Bass: Rockapella / ... (294 episodes, 1991-1995)
Elliott Kerman ...
 Himself - Baritone: Rockapella (294 episodes, 1991-1995)
Scott Leonard ...
 Himself - High Tenor: Rockapella / ... (294 episodes, 1991-1995)


One of Carmen Sandiego's many henchmen has stolen a rare cultural object. The Acme Crime Detective Agency hires three gumshoes (contestants) to find the crook and recover the loot. The gumshoe who captures the crook is then given the chance to locate and capture Carmen Sandiego by locating countries on a large map of a continent placed on the floor. The host, The Chief, and a variety of other guests help the gumshoes by supplying clues. A cappella music is performed at the beginning of the show, between game segments, and at the end by Rockapella. Written by Dan Dassow <dan_dassow@yahoo.com>

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30 September 1991 (USA)  »

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Mais ou se Cache Carmen Sandiego  »

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During the first week of episodes, contestants started with 125 crime bucks and answered questions to get rid of the crime bucks. Also, the loot/warrant/crook could be found in any order to win round 2. Shortly after, contestants worked to get crime bucks and to win round 2 they had to find the loot/warrant/crook in the correct order to win the round. See more »


The Chief: The loot is gone, and the chase is on!
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Spun-off from Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (1985) See more »

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Lessons in geography
7 July 2007 | by (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

It appears that "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?" premiered just a few weeks after I started school. I don't know whether I saw it right when it was first on or not (my memory of that point in my life is obviously vague), but if not, I must have first seen it shortly afterwards. I remember watching the show regularly for a while, and it has left me with many memories. I also remember two albums very fondly, which were "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?" and "Carmen Sandiego: Out of This World", featuring songs from Rockapella and various other artists!

Hosted by Greg Lee, each episode of this 1990s kids' game show began with three young contestants, who played a game where they were detectives hired by The Acme Crime Detective Agency. After receiving information from The Chief on a criminal, who was always one of Carmen Sandiego's henchmen and had just stolen a major landmark, the three contestants started the first round of the game, where they were given clues to the whereabouts of the criminal, and would have to try to give the right answers. At the end of this round, the contestant with the lowest score would be eliminated, and the other two would move on to the second round. Here, they would play a game on a large board on the wall where they would attempt to find the criminal. Finally, after that round, only one contestant would remain in the game. In the third and final round, this contestant would play a game on a large map and attempt to capture Carmen Sandiego!

For its viewers, "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?" could entertain with its humour, suspense, etc., and educate with its geography lessons! The a cappella band, Rockapella also added some good vocal music to the show, including the closing theme, which was an excellent song! It's sad to know that Lynne Thigpen, who played The Chief, passed away in 2003, before her time. R.I.P. This show ran for five years, and it has now been a while since its cancellation, but for those who were kids in the 1990s and had the pleasure of watching it, the memories are likely permanent (I know they are for me)! I'm sure that those who were contestants on the show will never forget that experience, either!

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