Contestants pursue the international thief as junior detectives who must answer questions about geography.
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 Himself - Host / ... (296 episodes, 1991-1995)
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 The Chief / ... (296 episodes, 1991-1995)
Rockapella ...
 Themselves (296 episodes, 1991-1995)
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 Himself - Tenor: Rockapella / ... (295 episodes, 1991-1995)
Barry Carl ...
 Himself - Bass: Rockapella / ... (295 episodes, 1991-1995)
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 Himself - Baritone: Rockapella / ... (295 episodes, 1991-1995)
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 Himself - High Tenor: Rockapella / ... (295 episodes, 1991-1995)
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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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If a gumshoe was able to find the loot, warrant, and crook in the right order on their first turn in the Jailtime Challenge, he/she earned a chance to find a $100 savings bond hidden behind one of the 12 remaining landmarks. Gumshoe Ali Haider was the only one to do this, doing so early in the first season, but did not find the savings bond after five picks from the board. See more »

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The Chief: This is Wonder Rat...
Rockapella: Wonder Rat!
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Surprisingly good
8 October 2003 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

A TV game show, for kids, based on an educational video game... and it's on PBS. It sounds like it could be used for torture. But actually, it was surprisingly good, even compared to other kids game shows at the time. You have to remember that Double Dare, Fun House, etc. were all the rage when they put this show on the air. Unlike those two, however, this one actually managed to be somewhat educational, and being on PBS it wasn't plagued by commercials.

I would personally have to say this show was one of the better older kid's programs on PBS at the time, right up there with Square One TV and Bill Nye the Science Guy.


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