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

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On "Episode #1.14 (2007)," instead of one contestant playing for a chance to win US \$1,000,000, two contestants (a husband and a wife married to each other) will be playing the same game for US \$1,000,000. Jeff Foxworthy allows the wife to switch places with the husband (who is in the audience) and take his place after he lost on the first question and walked away with US \$0.

On "Episode #1.16 (2007)," instead of one contestant playing for a change to win US \$1,000,000, two contestants (a brother and a brother who are twins to each other) will be playing the same game for US \$1,000,000.

• Questions ranging from first grade to fifth grade are asked in subjects ranging from math to reading to measurements to US history to geology, etc. The higher the grade the more difficult the question. Some questions have multiple choice of a,b,c answers, some questions have no multiple choice answers, some questions are audio questions (the only audio questions so far are questions that either ask the contestant to spell the word, determine how many of a certain letter the word has, or how many letters are in the word), and picture questions (questions that have pictures associated with the question which the contestant identifies what the picture is of).

• As of Thursday, September 06, 2007, not one contestant has ever won the jackpot prize of US \$1,000,000. However, six contestants have made it to the US \$1,000,000 level. Out of the six, five decided not to answer the question and one did decide to answer the question. Out of the five that decided not to answer the question, three would have gotten the answer right if the three of them had answered and the other three would have gotten the answer wrong. The one that choose to answer the question got the answer wrong.

On Friday, September 5, 2008, contestant Kathy Cox, superintendent of Georgia public schools, became the first million dollar winner. The question was "Who was the longest reigning British monarch"? The answer: Queen Victoria (63 year reign).

The half hour version of the show has fewer questions, one fewer fifth grade student and a top prize of \$250,000.

• The group that sings/plays the theme song is the children's choir at Blessed Kateri Catholic Church in Saugus, California, United States. It is composed by David Vanacore.

• Are you smarter than a fifth grader?

'Cause there's gonna be a test later.

Teacher teacher now we're back in school, are you smarter than you used to be?

Are you smarter than a fifth grader?

Grab a pencil and a piece of paper.

Teacher teacher now we're back in school, so are you smart enough for the fifth grade?