Contestants pursue the international thief as junior detectives who must answer questions about geography.
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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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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: And this man is Acme's senior agent in charge of training new recruits: Greg Lee!
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A fun and educational game show!
20 November 2016 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This was probably the only show I've watched on PBS when I was a kid. I remembered being excited to see a show that was based on a popular computer game, being entertained by all the sleuths, investigations, and crime solving.

This series is like a game show where the fictional Acme Crime Detective Agency (ACME) hires three gumshoes (contestants) to find the crook and recover the stolen loot, which is usually a famous cultural object like the Mona Lisa. After that the contestant has a chance to captures supercriminal Carmen Sandiego, which usually is a very rare accomplishment.

In addition to the entertainment, the show is very educational as contestants learn about geography and different cultures - a very clever way to gain knowledge and have fun playing a detective game at the same time. I always rooted for the capture of Carmen Sandiego, as I never did capture her myself while playing the computer game.

A fun and educational show, overall!

Grade A


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