Contestants pursue the international thief as junior detectives who must answer questions about geography.
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 Himself - Host / ... (295 episodes, 1991-1995)
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 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)
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 Himself - High Tenor: Rockapella / ... (294 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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The first game show that aired nationally on PBS. See more »

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The Chief: This is Contessa...
Themselves: Contessa!
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Spun-off from Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (1985) See more »

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I was on this show!
19 July 2005 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

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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