History Series / WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego

18th Mar '17 3:24:07 AM MoPete
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* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: Due to the show being recorded during a time when maps were changing rapidly thanks to the collapse of the Soviet Union, they ended up adding the following disclaimer to the show: "All geographic information was accurate as of the date this program was recorded."
7th Feb '17 1:46:34 PM MarsJenkar
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* {{Whammy}}: In ''Jailtime Challenge'', There are Shoeprints (which means Nothing there) and their turn is over. Also, since the rules of ''Jailtime Challenge'' require that the loot, the warrant, and the crook must be found in that order, finding them out of order is just as much a whammy.

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* {{Whammy}}: In ''Jailtime Challenge'', There are Shoeprints (which means Nothing there) and their turn is over. Also, since the rules of ''Jailtime Challenge'' require that the loot, the warrant, and the crook must be found in that order, finding them out of order is just as much a whammy.whammy, since that generally meant the gumshoe would have to deliberately trigger the shoeprints to avoid revealing another piece of the puzzle for the other player's benefit.


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* NoBudget: The show was not expensive to make, and it shows at times. Occasionally joked about by Rockapella when there was a board malfunction during the Concentration-style segment.
12th Jan '17 8:58:03 PM glickmam
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** In the episode, ''The Case of the Lifted Lines'', The clue was given by X the Owl from The Neighborhood of Make-Believe segment on ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood''.

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** In the episode, ''The Case of the Lifted Lines'', The clue was given by X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycant from The Neighborhood of Make-Believe segment on ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood''.''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood''. In real life, both shows were co-produced by Pittsburgh PBS station WQED.
1st Jan '17 11:04:58 PM Mikeyfan93
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* CanonImmigrant: The Chief was created for the game show, but she proved to be so popular that she eventually made it into newer editions of the computer games. As a result, it also meant the games and game show were no longer separate entities; [[WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego the cartoon]], on the other hand...

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* CanonImmigrant: The Chief was created for Prior to the game show, the Chief was either never seen or was a white male, but she Lynne Thigpen's version of the Chief proved to be so popular that she eventually made it into newer editions of the computer games. As a result, it also meant the games and game show were no longer separate entities; [[WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego the cartoon]], on the other hand...
14th Dec '16 2:17:20 PM Xtifr
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'''''Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?''''' is an [[EdutainmentShow Educational]] GameShow based on the ''Franchise/CarmenSandiego'' computer games by Brøderbund, which ran for five seasons (295 episodes) on Creator/{{PBS}} from September 30, 1991 to December 22, 1995 (with reruns airing until October 4, 1996). Three children answered multiple-choice geography questions while pursuing a member of Carmen's gang, who had stolen a famous landmark.

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'''''Where ''Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?''''' Sandiego?'' is an [[EdutainmentShow Educational]] GameShow based on the ''Franchise/CarmenSandiego'' computer games by Brøderbund, which ran for five seasons (295 episodes) on Creator/{{PBS}} from September 30, 1991 to December 22, 1995 (with reruns airing until October 4, 1996). Three children answered multiple-choice geography questions while pursuing a member of Carmen's gang, who had stolen a famous landmark.
8th Dec '16 11:07:59 PM Wingnut
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* ThinkMusic: Two songs, both performed by Rockapella - "How much you wanna risk?" during the wagering portion of the game, and "Where do you wanna go?" as the winning contestant wrote down his desired trip destination if he captured Carmen.

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* ThinkMusic: Two songs, both performed by Rockapella - "How much you wanna risk?" during the wagering portion of the game, and "Where do you wanna go?" as the winning contestant wrote down his desired trip destination if he captured Carmen. They're the same melody, though.
5th Oct '16 11:16:51 AM MoPete
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* {{Whammy}}: In ''Jailtime Challenge'', There are Shoeprints (which means Nothing there) and their turn is over.

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* {{Whammy}}: In ''Jailtime Challenge'', There are Shoeprints (which means Nothing there) and their turn is over. Also, since the rules of ''Jailtime Challenge'' require that the loot, the warrant, and the crook must be found in that order, finding them out of order is just as much a whammy.
21st Sep '16 7:34:35 PM LordSeth
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* CardboardPrison: Done to such an absurd extent, you wonder why the kids even bothered arresting the criminals. Adding to the frustration is the show's closing CreditsGag.

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* CardboardPrison: Done to such an absurd extent, you wonder why the kids even bothered arresting the criminals. Adding to the frustration is the show's closing CreditsGag.



* CreditsGag: Oh, no! The Mooks are out already! They're stealing the credits! Back to work...

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* CreditsGag: Oh, no! The Mooks are out already! They're stealing credits sequence has the credits! Back to work...various villains of the series actually ''stealing'' the credits.
19th Sep '16 10:36:54 AM jnv11
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** ThePigPen: The appropriately named Top Grunge


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** UncleanlinessIsNextToUngodliness: The appropriately named Top Grunge
2nd Sep '16 8:56:38 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* ClusterFBomb: Taken as far as any Creator/PBSKids program was willing to dare at the end of some episodes of season 1--specifically, if the program ran too short, kids could expect to hear the line "I don't give a damn" being sung several times in the span of just two or three minutes. [[{{Bowdlerize}} And then the radar caught it...]]



** In the episode, ''The Unfair Exchange/Shell Shock'', Pac-Man appears, Giving out a clue about the National Coin-Op and Video Arcade museum.

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** In the episode, ''The Unfair Exchange/Shell Shock'', Pac-Man Franchise/PacMan appears, Giving giving out a clue about the National Coin-Op and Video Arcade museum.



* SigningOffCatchPhrase: "DO IT, ROCKAPELLA!"
** Chief: "All geographic information were accurate as of the date this program was recorded." (Used during Season 4 in 1992)

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* SigningOffCatchPhrase: SigningOffCatchPhrase:
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"DO IT, ROCKAPELLA!"
** Chief: After a disastrous RealLife geographical shift during the first season: "All geographic information were was accurate as of the date this program was recorded." (Used during Season 4 in 1992)"



* WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell: The run of this show on PBS coincided with a period of extremely-short map shelf life, which made the Asia and Europe maps in the final round particularly difficult ("Turkmenistan! Tajikistan!") and forced the Chief to end the show with a disclaimer that "All geographical information was correct as of the date this program was recorded!" (along with the ''recording date'', very rare for a game show to air on purpose) in case some other [[BalkanizeMe former Yugoslav republic]] declared independence while the episode was in the cutting room.\\\

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* WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell: The run of this show on PBS coincided with a period of extremely-short map shelf life, which made the Asia and Europe maps in the final round particularly difficult ("Turkmenistan! Tajikistan!") and forced the Chief to end the show with a disclaimer that "All geographical information was correct as of the date this program was recorded!" (along with the ''recording date'', very rare for a game show to air on purpose) in case some other [[BalkanizeMe former Yugoslav republic]] declared independence while the episode was in the cutting room. In fact, it's been said that the first season wasn't rerun at all because of it, though it has yet to be proven as a fact.\\\
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