Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (I) (2007– )

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A quiz show that features adult contestants and questions directly from the textbooks of first through fifth graders.

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A quiz show that features adult contestants and questions directly from the textbooks of first through fifth graders.

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The host and kids wear the same clothes every episode. See more »

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Jeff Foxworthy: How old do you have to be to join the army?
Gene Simmons: 18.
Jeff Foxworthy: How old do you have to be to drink?
Gene Simmons: 56 if you ask my kids.
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Moves along too slowly
28 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This might have been an OK show, but it is very slow paced. There are about 6 questions answered per 30 minute episode, and there is a commercial after every question. They try to make a cliffhanger by having a commercial after a contestant has chosen an answer but it doesn't work. It just helps to bore the viewer even more.

The questions range from 1st to 5th grade questions and contestants are college graduates that have great difficulty with these questions. It may not be scripted, but it is really hard not to think that it is. The contestants are just stupid and use all of their 'lifelines' (copy, peek, and save) in the first few questions.

What makes the show even more unbearable is the children. They have five 5th graders (the classmates) and a contestant can choose one kid every two questions. The kids always get the question right and do it quickly while the adult struggles with it.

When Jeff Foxworthy makes a joke they will laugh obnoxiously right on cue, and the camera has to zoom in on their faces to show you how faked the laughs are. If only the jokes were actually funny.

Don't watch this show. It may have sounded like a good concept of a game, but you will be pulling your hair out after sitting through commercial after commercial so you can look at pathetic adults struggle with easy questions.


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