A group of four different panelists popular on Nickelodeon programs try to figure out the talents of different guests. They are given clues that they can feel, see, taste, and also given to them though charades.
In this game show, contestants answer trivia questions and then compete in a timed race through the supermarket. The team that has the most valuable items in their shopping cart at the end of the race wins.
Sixty-five episodes of this syndicated show were produced in 1990 and 1992. The shows featured children in physical competition using unusual equipment, e.g., go-carts, tennis guns, et ... See full summary »
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
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Yes, my fifteen minutes of fame . . . or rather twenty eight minutes! This was a great show, filled with educational and clever content. It is incredible to me to think that this show was once so popular. Considering the ignorance of most American children concerning geography, I think Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? provided a much-needed service. The late Chief Lynn Thigpen was my favorite person on the show . . . I guess Rockapella was OK (even though that had to be the dumbest name for a singing group ever).
The likes of this game show will probably be never seen again. Even PBS has become a corporate-sponsored wasteland. Nostalgia, nostalgia.
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