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Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? 

Contestants pursue the international thief as junior detectives who must answer questions about geography.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Greg Lee ...  Himself - Host / ... 296 episodes, 1991-1995
Lynne Thigpen ...  The Chief / ... 296 episodes, 1991-1995
Rockapella Rockapella ...  Themselves 296 episodes, 1991-1995
Sean Altman Sean Altman ...  Himself - Tenor: Rockapella / ... 295 episodes, 1991-1995
Barry Carl Barry Carl ...  Himself - Bass: Rockapella / ... 295 episodes, 1991-1995
Elliott Kerman Elliott Kerman ...  Himself - Baritone: Rockapella / ... 295 episodes, 1991-1995
Scott Leonard Scott Leonard ...  Himself - High Tenor: Rockapella / ... 295 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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English

Release Date:

30 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mais ou se Cache Carmen Sandiego See more »

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Color
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This show holds the record for the longest-running game show on PBS, and the second longest running children's game show in U.S. television history, behind Double Dare (1986), for which Greg Lee was a contestant coordinator. 'Marc Summers' also appeared as a guest star. See more »


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Surprisingly good
8 October 2003 | by MrEricSirSee all my reviews

A TV game show, for kids, based on an educational video game... and it's on PBS. It sounds like it could be used for torture. But actually, it was surprisingly good, even compared to other kids game shows at the time. You have to remember that Double Dare, Fun House, etc. were all the rage when they put this show on the air. Unlike those two, however, this one actually managed to be somewhat educational, and being on PBS it wasn't plagued by commercials.

I would personally have to say this show was one of the better older kid's programs on PBS at the time, right up there with Square One TV and Bill Nye the Science Guy.


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