History Franchise / CarmenSandiego

19th Jul '17 10:47:16 AM DragonRanger
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* DependingOnTheArtist: Carmen always has the red coat and hat, but beyond that how she looks in any given depiction can vary quite a bit. What is she wearing under that coat, and how much do we see of it? (The ''Where on Earth?'' cartoon, for example, kept the coat closed but showed a yellow scarf or collar around Carmen's neck, while later PC games had the coat open and Carmen had a black bodysuit.) Is her hair brown or black, straight or wavy?



* PeekABangs: One consistent design element of Carmen's is that she always has at least one eye hidden by her hat.



* RevengeOfTheSequel: ''Carmen Sandiego Returns''



** In the first pilot episode for the ''Where in the World'' game show, Patty Larceny steals a prize-winning dog from East Africa Kennel Club Dog Show, then writes a ransom letter politely demanding 100 million lire for its return.

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** %%** In the first pilot episode for the ''Where in the World'' game show, Patty Larceny steals a prize-winning dog from East Africa Kennel Club Dog Show, then writes a ransom letter politely demanding 100 million lire for its return.
26th Jun '17 7:17:55 PM nombretomado
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** At least with ''World'', the reference was an Almanac; most of the information in one of those can now be found on [[TheOtherWiki Wikipedia]]. ''Europe'' used an atlas and asked questions about what color country X on page Y was. ''[=USA=]'' what the last word on page Y of the Fodor's travel guide was. Have fun guessing!

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** At least with ''World'', the reference was an Almanac; most of the information in one of those can now be found on [[TheOtherWiki Wikipedia]].{{Wiki/Wikipedia}}. ''Europe'' used an atlas and asked questions about what color country X on page Y was. ''[=USA=]'' what the last word on page Y of the Fodor's travel guide was. Have fun guessing!
3rd Jun '17 3:16:55 PM nombretomado
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Given a massive DarkerAndEdgier {{homage}} [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1747610 here]]. It was playable [[http://www.facebook.com/carmensandiego on Facebook]] (but no longer) and received a WiiWare episodic game. A reboot called ''Carmen Sandiego Returns'' was released in 2015.

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Given a massive DarkerAndEdgier {{homage}} [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1747610 here]]. It was playable [[http://www.facebook.com/carmensandiego on Facebook]] (but no longer) and received a WiiWare UsefulNotes/WiiWare episodic game. A reboot called ''Carmen Sandiego Returns'' was released in 2015.



* EpisodicGame: ''Adventures in Math'' on WiiWare.

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* EpisodicGame: ''Adventures in Math'' on WiiWare.UsefulNotes/WiiWare.
22nd May '17 6:52:28 AM xoriak
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* ''[[VideoGame/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (1985)]]''
17th Apr '17 11:57:10 AM ProfessorDetective
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Plans to make a live action movie starring the character by both Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media (both Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Lopez have been suggested to play the role) have been in DevelopmentHell since the late 1990's.

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Plans to make a live action live-action movie starring the character by both Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media (both Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Lopez have been suggested to play the role) have been in DevelopmentHell since the late 1990's.




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* An as-of-yet unnamed Creator/{{Netflix}} animated series with Gina Rodriguez cast as the woman herself.



** {{Hand Wave}}d in one of the re-releases of ''Where in the World...'' where you have to find the torch from the Statue of Liberty, even though you investigate San Francisco. The Chief mentions that it 'appeared seconds after the theft' in San Francisco. Oookay then...

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** {{Hand Wave}}d in one of the re-releases of ''Where in the World...'' where you have to find the torch from the Statue of Liberty, even though you investigate San Francisco. The Chief mentions that it 'appeared seconds after the theft' in San Francisco. Oookay Okay then...



** In "The Case of the Unsolved Crime", Carmen and henchman Sam O'Nella steal the Pantheon from Rome, Italy. However Carmen, punishing Sam for a past betrayal, ditches him immediately after the heist, leaving him with a thousand-ton stone monument of a white elephant. Sam unsuccessfully tries to sell the stone to be used in paper-weights before being caught.

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** In "The Case of the Unsolved Crime", Carmen and henchman Sam O'Nella steal the Pantheon from Rome, Italy. However Carmen, punishing Sam for a past betrayal, ditches him immediately after the heist, leaving him with a thousand-ton stone monument of a white elephant. Sam unsuccessfully tries to sell the stone to be used in paper-weights paperweights before being caught.



* PrettyInMink: Early boxart covers had Carmen wearing a dark-colored fur coat, with ''[[http://www.mobygames.com/game/where-in-the-usa-is-carmen-sandiego/cover-art/gameCoverId,565/ Where in the USA]]'' and ''[[http://www.mobygames.com/game/where-in-europe-is-carmen-sandiego/cover-art/gameCoverId,8607/ Where in Europe]]'' being the most prominent examples. Carmen had a red fur coat on the original cover of ''Where in Time'' as well.

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* PrettyInMink: Early boxart box art covers had Carmen wearing a dark-colored fur coat, with ''[[http://www.mobygames.com/game/where-in-the-usa-is-carmen-sandiego/cover-art/gameCoverId,565/ Where in the USA]]'' and ''[[http://www.mobygames.com/game/where-in-europe-is-carmen-sandiego/cover-art/gameCoverId,8607/ Where in Europe]]'' being the most prominent examples. Carmen had a red fur coat on the original cover of ''Where in Time'' as well.
13th Mar '17 4:49:34 PM DuskNoble
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-->'''Jane Reaction''': "Those red dots drive me crazy! ''[[LaughingMad (maniacal laughter)]]''" [[note]]As if you wasn't already, Jane...[[/note]]
* EvilLuddite: In ''[=ThinkQuick=] Challenge'', Snarla Swing's motive for stealing knowledge is her hatred of technology.

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-->'''Jane Reaction''': "Those red dots drive me crazy! ''[[LaughingMad (maniacal laughter)]]''" [[note]]As if you wasn't weren't already, Jane...[[/note]]
* EvilLuddite: *EvilLuddite: In ''[=ThinkQuick=] Challenge'', Snarla Swing's motive for stealing knowledge is her hatred of technology.
18th Jan '17 7:44:51 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** The older games were made before the fall of Communism, making them pretty inaccurate now. ''Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Deluxe'' managed to be made in the narrow window after Germany had been reunited, but before the Soviet Union fell. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Treasures of Knowledge'' when Hawkins says he's [[Music/TheBeatles "back in the U.S.S.R."]], prompting Jules to correct him. Ironically, ''Treasures of Knowledge'' [[ArtisticLicenseGeography inaccurately portrays the Russian Federation with Soviet-era borders on the in-game map]]. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan would like a word with the Learning Company.

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** The older games were made before the fall of Communism, making them pretty inaccurate now. ''Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Deluxe'' managed to be made in the narrow window after Germany had been reunited, but before the [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union Union]] fell. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Treasures of Knowledge'' when Hawkins says he's [[Music/TheBeatles "back in the U.S.S.R."]], prompting Jules to correct him. Ironically, ''Treasures of Knowledge'' [[ArtisticLicenseGeography inaccurately portrays the Russian Federation with Soviet-era borders on the in-game map]]. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan would like a word with the Learning Company.
17th Jan '17 9:04:04 AM Drgonzo
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The thievery of Carmen is second to none. She doesn't just steal jewels; she steals ''national monuments''. She's even been known to ''time travel'', just so she can find more stuff to steal.

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The thievery of Carmen is second to none. She doesn't just steal jewels; she steals ''national monuments''.monuments'', even ones that should be physically impossible to "steal." For example, she once stole the Grand Canyon. Since the Grand Canyon is basically a giant hole in the ground, we shall leave it to you to figure out how that works. She's even been known to ''time travel'', just so she can find more stuff to steal.
23rd Dec '16 3:53:17 PM ADrago
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* CollectionSidequest: Finding all 450 amulets in ''Secret of the Stolen Drums''. Not necessary for HundredPercentCompletion, but on the SlidingScaleOfCollectibleTracking, it varies from "Could Be Anywhere" to LostForever, especially since once you moved to the next location there was no way to travel back to a previous location. Just to make things worse, the [=PS2=] version has one amulet DummiedOut for no apparent reason.

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* CollectionSidequest: Finding all 450 amulets in ''Secret of the Stolen Drums''. Not necessary for HundredPercentCompletion, but on the SlidingScaleOfCollectibleTracking, it varies from "Could Be Anywhere" to LostForever, {{Permanently Missable|Content}}, especially since once you moved to the next location there was no way to travel back to a previous location. Just to make things worse, the [=PS2=] version has one amulet DummiedOut for no apparent reason.
14th Dec '16 2:17:36 PM Xtifr
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'''''Carmen Sandiego''''' is an EdutainmentGame series created by now-defunct Creator/BroderbundSoftware in 1985. The series became phenomenally successful in the [[TheNineties 1990s]], spawning no fewer than ''three'' television shows, two on Creator/{{PBS}} and one on Creator/{{Fox}}, then falling into obscurity shortly around the TurnOfTheMillennium before resurrecting around TheNewTens, starting on Website/{{Facebook}}. The series is now owned by The Learning Company. There probably have been plenty of games released, and Carmen just ''stole them all''.

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'''''Carmen Sandiego''''' ''Carmen Sandiego'' is an EdutainmentGame series created by now-defunct Creator/BroderbundSoftware in 1985. The series became phenomenally successful in the [[TheNineties 1990s]], spawning no fewer than ''three'' television shows, two on Creator/{{PBS}} and one on Creator/{{Fox}}, then falling into obscurity shortly around the TurnOfTheMillennium before resurrecting around TheNewTens, starting on Website/{{Facebook}}. The series is now owned by The Learning Company. There probably have been plenty of games released, and Carmen just ''stole them all''.
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