Contestants pursue the international thief as junior detectives who must answer questions about geography.
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Series cast summary:
Greg Lee ...  Self - Host / ... 296 episodes, 1991-1995
Lynne Thigpen ...  The Chief / ... 296 episodes, 1991-1995
Rockapella Rockapella ...  Themselves 296 episodes, 1991-1995
Sean Altman Sean Altman ...  Self - Tenor: Rockapella / ... 295 episodes, 1991-1995
Barry Carl Barry Carl ...  Self - Bass: Rockapella / ... 295 episodes, 1991-1995
Elliott Kerman Elliott Kerman ...  Self - Baritone: Rockapella / ... 295 episodes, 1991-1995
Scott Leonard Scott Leonard ...  Self - High Tenor: Rockapella / ... 295 episodes, 1991-1995


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 <>

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The start of production for the fifth and final season (1995) was delayed by nearly a month due to the bombing in Oklahoma City on April 19,1995, which was one day before the first episode for that season was scheduled to be taped. They put off production in light of the tragic event and to show respect to the victims and families affected by the terrorist act, and taping for the entire season had to be rescheduled, with production time going over a month past its usual wrap-up time. See more »


The Chief: The loot is gone, and the chase is on!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Will Ferrell/Green Day (2009) See more »

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Amazing, and a sad loss when it was cancelled
15 May 2002 | by Lady JasmineSee all my reviews

Ah the days when TV shows could be great shows and teach kids something in the process. You had to be smart to make it through the world of Carmen unlike some recent game shows which shall go unnamed *cough* Millionaire* *cough*. I watched Carmen as a kid, but if it ever came on again I would tape them all and watch them over and over again, to this day I still know all the word to the theme song. It's shows like this that are missing in the make-up of today's television...and the sooner we can bring them back the better off we will be.

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30 September 1991 (USA) See more »

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