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)
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 Themselves (296 episodes, 1991-1995)
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 Himself - Tenor: Rockapella / ... (295 episodes, 1991-1995)
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 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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30 September 1991 (USA)  »

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In the Season 2 finale (Gotta Get a Yeti), a gumshoe (Tahare Campbell) answered a question right but it was counted as incorrect. This was the first (and only) episode to have a geographical error. After the episode ended (and before the funding credits), there showed a message in which the Chief said, "Due to a factual error in this game, Tahare Campbell has been invited to play a new game in our next season." In season 3's "The Glacier Erasure", he was invited back, and this time, he made it all the way to the final round and captured Carmen in Asia. See more »

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The Chief: This is Contessa...
Rockapella: Contessa!
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Referenced in The Puzzle Place: The Mystery of the Fabulous Hat (1995) See more »

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PBS'S BEST!!!
21 August 2004 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

"Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?" was a great children's game show. I used to love to watch when I came home from school along with "Wishbone" on PBS. I also have the two computer games of this show: "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?" and "Where in the United States Is Carmen Sandiego?". They were fun to play.

"Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?" was fun to watch and fun to play along with. Someone I know was even on the show. It was to bad that this show was canceled to soon because it really was a fun and educational show. I was glad tho that "Where in time is Carmen Sandiego?" came along because that show was cool too. I give this show 10/10 stars!


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