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Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? 

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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jeff Foxworthy ...  Himself - Host / ... 111 episodes, 2007-2015
Danielle Soibelman Danielle Soibelman ...  Herself 56 episodes, 2010
Madison Leisle ...  Herself 54 episodes, 2010-2011
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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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Family | Game-Show

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TV-PG
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USA

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English

Release Date:

27 February 2007 (USA) See more »

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Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? See more »

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Trivia

The show has had only three $1,000,000 winners (as of April 2012), two women and one man. The first to succeed was a woman, televised on host Jeff Foxworthy's 50th birthday, on Saturday, September 6th, 2008. The other two won the $1,000,000 prize in 2009. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Foxworthy: [to contestant] Your knees are shaking.
[to 5th grader]
Jeff Foxworthy: Your hands are shaking? You're as bad as me, you're just messing with her!
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Featured in I Love the New Millennium: 2007 (2008) See more »

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Great show for family or TIVO
31 May 2007 | by garretsrSee all my reviews

This is a great show because it can be watched in two ways: First, you can watch it with kids. That was the key to "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" and it works here as well. The kids love it, especially if the adults don't know the answer (it doesn't matter whether it's the adults on the screen or at home).

Second, this show is sufficiently predictable that, without kids around, you can watch it in ten minutes or less on TIVO. Like "Deal or No Deal," the interesting part is watching the contestant mess up by going for a question they don't know or risking $425,000 on the $1,000,000 question. Since the questions come about every 6 minutes, you just skip forward. And unlike "Deal or No Deal," there's no incentive to stop to watch the banter between the host and the regulars.

Additionally, there are enough questions on subjects that we never use that most adults have a Paul Simon moment every couple of shows (realizing just how much they learned in grade school but forgot).

Finally, although Foxworthy's not at the top of his game (and probably cannot be on a family show); he's far more entertaining than Howie and probably as good as Regis was. Likewise, even though some of the kids' comments appear strained and were likely fed to the kids (through their ear pieces), the ids are still funnier and more articulate than the "Deal Or Not Deal" supporting staff.


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