History Series / AreYouSmarterThanAFifthGrader

25th Jan '16 10:29:07 AM Gimere
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In November 2014, Fox announced that it was reviving ''5th Grader'', with its revival premiering on May 26, 2015; it's relatively unchanged, aside from an updated look and the ability for the contestant to win $10,000 for another school as well. Oh, and the $1,000,000 question is now at ''sixth grade'' level, so you really ''have'' to be smarter than a 5th Grader to win.
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In November 2014, Fox announced that it was reviving ''5th Grader'', with its revival premiering on May 26, 2015; it's relatively unchanged, aside from an updated look and the ability for the contestant to win $10,000 for another school as well. Oh, and the $1,000,000 question is now at ''sixth grade'' ''sixth'' grade level, so you really ''have'' to be smarter than a 5th Grader to win.

* BonusRound: The Million-Dollar Question on FOX, the 10 (5th Grade) Bonus Question in the syndicated run. * CelebrityEdition: There were two runs of celebrity weeks, where celebs from [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} Ken Jennings]] to Creator/LarryTheCableGuy (talk about ObfuscatingStupidity!) played for money.
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* BonusRound: BonusRound: ** The Million-Dollar Question on FOX, the FOX. ** The 10 (5th Grade) Bonus Question in the syndicated run. * CelebrityEdition: CelebrityEdition: ** There were two runs of celebrity weeks, where celebs from [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} Ken Jennings]] to Creator/LarryTheCableGuy (talk about ObfuscatingStupidity!) played for money.

* {{Lifelines}}: "Peek", "Copy", and "Save". The first two showed your classmate's answer (and with "Copy", locked it in), the third allowed you to continue even if you gave a wrong answer so long as the student had it right.
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* {{Lifelines}}: {{Lifelines}}: ** "Peek", "Copy", and "Save". The first two showed your classmate's answer (and with "Copy", locked it in), the third allowed you to continue even if you gave a wrong answer so long as the student had it right.

* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Imagine this - you're tuning in for two back-to-back episodes of ''5th Grader'', and the promos strongly suggest that at least one of the two contestants, either supermodel Creator/KathyIreland or school superintendent Kathy Cox, ''would win'' the Million. When Ireland doesn't claim the top prize, the promos blatantly reveal that Cox will win the Million. Many viewers flipped to something else for 50 minutes, then came back to see Cox answer the Million-Dollar Question...assuming they came back at all. * TransatlanticEquivalent: The UK's ''Are You Smarter Than A Ten-Year-Old?''
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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Imagine this - you're tuning in for two back-to-back episodes of ''5th Grader'', and the promos strongly suggest that at least one of the two contestants, either supermodel Creator/KathyIreland or school superintendent Kathy Cox, ''would win'' the Million. When Ireland doesn't claim the top prize, the promos blatantly reveal that Cox will win the Million. Many viewers flipped to something else for 50 minutes, then came back to see Cox answer the Million-Dollar Question...Question, and that's assuming they came back at all. * TransatlanticEquivalent: TransatlanticEquivalent: ** The UK's ''Are You Smarter Than A Ten-Year-Old?''
31st Dec '15 12:06:00 PM Gimere
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!!GameShow Tropes in use:
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21st Dec '15 11:08:26 AM Balmung
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removing a Sink Hole to Flat What
* CelebrityEdition: There were two runs of celebrity weeks, where celebs from [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} Ken Jennings]] to Creator/LarryTheCableGuy ([[FlatWhat talk about]] ObfuscatingStupidity!) played for money.
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* CelebrityEdition: There were two runs of celebrity weeks, where celebs from [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} Ken Jennings]] to Creator/LarryTheCableGuy ([[FlatWhat talk about]] (talk about ObfuscatingStupidity!) played for money.
23rd Nov '15 6:09:54 PM WarioBarker
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GameShow created for Creator/{{Fox}} hosted by comedian Creator/JeffFoxworthy in which contestants test their wits on common school-related topics (geography, spelling, math, etc.) against a panel of fifth graders for a chance at $1,000,000. It has the typical 21st-century game show Tropes of a money tree, pseudo-lifelines to help with the questions, and a ''loud'' audience, but it's a surprisingly good watch, and free of the pop-culture questions commonly found in trivia shows. The show first aired in an hour-long format for three seasons between 2006 and 2009. (There were many complaints from actual college students who insisted they never learned this stuff, most likely due to the subject material having been changed since they moved on from 5th Grade.) In September 2009, the hour-long show ended and a half-hour syndicated version replaced it, with a top prize of $250,000. The syndicated version featured a slightly different format; each category was worth a dollar amount based off its level, winnings went to a bank (which got erased if a player answered incorrectly), and the player could opt to play a bonus question to increase their winnings by 10. This version was canned in March 2011. In November 2014, Fox announced that it was reviving ''5th Grader'', with its revival premiering on May 26, 2015; it's relatively unchanged, aside from an updated look and the ability for the contestant to win $10,000 for another school as well. Oh, and the $1,000,000 question is now at ''sixth grade'' level, so you really ''have'' to be smarter than a 5th grader to win.
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GameShow created for Creator/{{Fox}} hosted by comedian Creator/JeffFoxworthy in which contestants test their wits on common school-related topics (geography, spelling, math, etc.) against a panel of fifth graders for a chance at $1,000,000. It has the typical 21st-century 21st-Century game show Tropes of a money tree, pseudo-lifelines to help with the questions, and a ''loud'' audience, but it's a surprisingly good watch, and free of the pop-culture questions commonly found in trivia shows. The show first aired in an hour-long format for three seasons between 2006 and 2009. (There were many complaints from actual college students who insisted they never learned this stuff, most likely due to the subject material having been changed since they moved on from 5th Grade.) In September 2009, the hour-long show ended and a half-hour syndicated version replaced it, with a top prize of $250,000. The syndicated version featured a slightly different format; format: each category was worth a dollar amount based off its level, winnings went to a bank (which got erased reset to $0 if a player answered a question incorrectly), and the player could opt to play a bonus question to increase their winnings by 10. This version was canned in March 2011. In November 2014, Fox announced that it was reviving ''5th Grader'', with its revival premiering on May 26, 2015; it's relatively unchanged, aside from an updated look and the ability for the contestant to win $10,000 for another school as well. Oh, and the $1,000,000 question is now at ''sixth grade'' level, so you really ''have'' to be smarter than a 5th grader Grader to win.

* LetsJustSeeWhatWouldHaveHappened: Even if the contestant chose to quit before seeing the final question, they made him answer it anyway [[{{Padding}} just to fill up the time slot]]. ** Seemingly averted in the half-hour edition, or if the person didn't want to even see the question. * {{Lifelines}}: "Peek", "Copy", and "Save". The first two showed your classmate's answer (and with "Copy", locked it in), the third allowed you to continue even if you gave a wrong answer, as long as the student had it right. ** The syndicated version's first season kept all three cheats, dropping "Save" in its second season.
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* LetsJustSeeWhatWouldHaveHappened: Even if the contestant chose to quit before seeing the final question, they made him answer it anyway [[{{Padding}} just to fill up the time slot]]. timeslot]]. ** Seemingly averted in the half-hour edition, syndie run, or if the person didn't want to even see the question. * {{Lifelines}}: "Peek", "Copy", and "Save". The first two showed your classmate's answer (and with "Copy", locked it in), the third allowed you to continue even if you gave a wrong answer, as answer so long as the student had it right. ** The first syndicated version's first season kept all three cheats, dropping "Save" in its second season.Season 2.

* CouchGag: For the syndicated run, Jeff Foxworthy usually tossed off a one-liner in the show's [[TheStinger closing seconds]], which replicates his famous "You Might Be A Redneck If..." comedy routine.
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* CouchGag: For the syndicated run, Jeff Foxworthy usually tossed off a one-liner in the show's [[TheStinger closing seconds]], which replicates replicated his famous "You Might Be A Redneck If..." comedy routine.

* GrandFinale: The last episode of the original FOX version had the night's contestant, a Nobel Prize winner and actual rocket scientist, win the million.
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* GrandFinale: The last episode of the original FOX version had the night's contestant, a Nobel Prize winner and actual rocket scientist, win the million.Million.

* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Imagine this: you're tuning in for two back-to-back episodes of ''5th Grader'', and the promos strongly suggest that one of the two contestants, either supermodel Creator/KathyIreland or school superintendent Kathy Cox, ''would win'' the million dollar prize. When Ms. Ireland doesn't claim the top prize, the promos grow even more insistent that Cox would win the million. Many viewers went somewhere else for 50 minutes, then came back to see Ms. Cox answer the Million-Dollar Question.
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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Imagine this: this - you're tuning in for two back-to-back episodes of ''5th Grader'', and the promos strongly suggest that at least one of the two contestants, either supermodel Creator/KathyIreland or school superintendent Kathy Cox, ''would win'' the million dollar prize. Million. When Ms. Ireland doesn't claim the top prize, the promos grow even more insistent blatantly reveal that Cox would will win the million. Million. Many viewers went somewhere flipped to something else for 50 minutes, then came back to see Ms. Cox answer the Million-Dollar Question.Question...assuming they came back at all.

** The Aussie version with TV Comedian Rove [=McManus=], which was inspired casting because it suited his style perfectly.
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** The Aussie version with TV Comedian comedian Rove [=McManus=], which was inspired casting because it suited his style perfectly.
1st Oct '15 11:35:39 AM squadallahthistle
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** The Canadian version was actually called ''Are You Smarter Than A Canadian 5th Grader'' and was hosted by Colin Mochrie of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' fame.
3rd Aug '15 1:39:36 AM Twentydragon
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Adding a sub-example.
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** In the new format, the kids now confer when the contestant uses the Copy, and whatever the kids collectively decide on is what gets locked in.
26th Jul '15 5:59:49 AM Screwhorn77
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** The Russian version ''Who Is Smarter Than A Fifth Form Grader?'' with ''all'' of the participants being selebrities
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** The Russian version ''Who Is Smarter Than A Fifth Form Grader?'' with ''all'' of the participants being selebritiescelebrities.
26th Jul '15 5:59:03 AM Screwhorn77
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** The Russian version ''Who Is Smarter Than A Fifth Form Grader?'' with ''all'' of the participants being selebrities ** China had ''two'' versions of the show.
11th Jul '15 11:09:42 AM goldenroad
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In November 2014, Fox announced that it was reviving ''5th Grader'', with its sixth season premiering on May 26, 2015; it's relatively unchanged, aside from an updated look and the ability for the contestant to win $10,000 for another school as well. Oh, and the $1,000,000 question is now at ''sixth grade'' level, so you really ''have'' to be smarter than a 5th grader to win.
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In November 2014, Fox announced that it was reviving ''5th Grader'', with its sixth season revival premiering on May 26, 2015; it's relatively unchanged, aside from an updated look and the ability for the contestant to win $10,000 for another school as well. Oh, and the $1,000,000 question is now at ''sixth grade'' level, so you really ''have'' to be smarter than a 5th grader to win.

** The syndicated version reduced the "Cheats" to "Peek" and "Copy" in its second season -- any incorrect answer by the contestant emptied their bank.
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** The syndicated version reduced the "Cheats" to "Peek" and "Copy" version's first season kept all three cheats, dropping "Save" in its second season -- any incorrect answer by the contestant emptied their bank.season.

* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: The show sometimes offers questions which are ''far'' more advanced than they appear to be. When comparing the learning background of the older contestants who often appear on the show with that of the fifth grade children, the learning standards are lot higher than what they were in the past due to advancements in education and better learning aides. A few of the purported fifth-grade level questions might very well be from honor student level courses or even considered beyond the fifth grade itself. Some of the questions are even trivial subjects not taught in conventional fifth grade classes and might instead pop up later in middle school or even high school. This may be the rationale for the season 6 change of the final question to be 6th grade-level. * CouchGag: Jeff Foxworthy usually tossed off a one-liner in the show's [[TheStinger closing seconds]], which replicates his famous "You Might Be A Redneck If..." comedy routine.
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* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: The show sometimes offers questions which are ''far'' more advanced than they appear to be. When comparing the learning background of the older contestants who often appear on the show with that of the fifth grade children, the learning standards are lot higher than what they were in the past due to advancements in education and better learning aides. A few of the purported fifth-grade level questions might very well be from honor student level courses or even considered beyond the fifth grade itself. Some of the questions are even trivial subjects not taught in conventional fifth grade classes and might instead pop up later in middle school or even high school. This may be the rationale for the season 6 revival's change of the final question to be 6th grade-level. * CouchGag: For the syndicated run, Jeff Foxworthy usually tossed off a one-liner in the show's [[TheStinger closing seconds]], which replicates his famous "You Might Be A Redneck If..." comedy routine.

* GrandFinale: The last FOX episode (before it was revived) had the night's contestant, a Nobel Prize winner and actual rocket scientist, win the million.
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* GrandFinale: The last FOX episode (before it was revived) of the original FOX version had the night's contestant, a Nobel Prize winner and actual rocket scientist, win the million.
29th May '15 12:21:12 PM squadallahthistle
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* GrandFinale: The last FOX episode had the night's contestant, a Nobel Prize winner and actual rocket scientist, win the million.
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* GrandFinale: The last FOX episode (before it was revived) had the night's contestant, a Nobel Prize winner and actual rocket scientist, win the million.
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