History Series / WhereInTimeIsCarmenSandiego

17th Oct '17 11:45:01 AM CJO123
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The show lasted for two seasons on PBS and a total of 115 episodes (65 in Season 1, 50 in Season 2) which aired from October 7, 1996 to December 12, 1997 (with reruns airing until October 2, 1998).

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The show lasted for two seasons on PBS and a total of 115 episodes (65 in Season 1, 50 in Season 2) which aired from October 7, 1996 to December 12, 1997 (with reruns airing until October 2, 1998).
1998). Just like its predecessor, it was produced by WGBH Boston and WQED Pittsburgh.
9th Oct '17 2:55:05 PM toregg
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* RimShot: In the episode about mystery and horror books, the '70's girl says she's going to put on some ABBA records. Kevin says, "ABBA? And I thought Stephen King was scary!". This is followed by a Rim Shot.
9th Oct '17 2:40:17 PM toregg
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* MillenniumBug: One episode took this even further when [[EvilGenius Dr. Belljar]] was worrying over it:

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* MillenniumBug: One The episode where Dr. Belljar stole the first music box took this even further when [[EvilGenius Dr. Belljar]] he was worrying over it:
20th Sep '17 12:14:52 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* MillenniumBug: One episode took this even further when [[EvilGenius Dr. Belljar]] was worrying over it:
-->'''Dr. Belljar:''' Bad news, Carmen: My processors think 1999 will be followed by the year 0!
17th Sep '17 5:31:37 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* AccidentalMisnaming: In Season 2, Episode 44, Kevin Shinick quickly gets frustrated when UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison comes onboard the Chronoskimmer and repeatedly refers to the former as {{Wishbone}}. Without asking the obvious question, of course. [[AnachronismStew How in God's name does Thomas Edison know about ''Wishbone'' years before even the invention of the television?]]

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* AccidentalMisnaming: In Season 2, Episode 44, Kevin Shinick quickly gets frustrated when UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison comes onboard the Chronoskimmer and repeatedly refers to the former as {{Wishbone}}.Series/{{Wishbone}}. Without asking the obvious question, of course. [[AnachronismStew How in God's name does Thomas Edison know about ''Wishbone'' years before even the invention of the television?]]



* BadBoss: The episode where Jacqueline Hyde stole the unions was motivated by Carmen worrying what would happen if her minions revolted.

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* BadBoss: The episode where Jacqueline Hyde stole the unions was motivated by Carmen worrying what would happen if her minions revolted. Jacqueline must have been pretty damn loyal to go through with something like that without question.



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* CatchPhraseCatchPhrase:



** [[LethalChef Libby]]: "Want some?"



** Another episode had a clue about what year did "Where In The World Is Carmen San Diego?" debut (even having Lynn Thigpen past and present see each other). It was 1991.

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** Another episode had a clue about what year did "Where In The World Is Carmen San Diego?" Sandiego?" debut (even having Lynn Lynne Thigpen past and present see each other). It was 1991.



-->'''Kevin:''' (on Medeva) Wow. She's like a cross between Dr. Seuss and, like, The Exorcist.

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-->'''Kevin:''' (on Medeva) ''[on Medeva]'' Wow. She's like a cross between Dr. Seuss Creator/DrSeuss and, like, The Exorcist.Literature/TheExorcist.



* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: The "Global Pursuit" round always ended with Kevin telling the Time Pilots the crook left the final location just before they got there.

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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: The "Global Pursuit" round always ended with Kevin telling the Time Pilots the crook left the final location just before they got there. Occasionally, Kevin would {{lampshade|Hanging}} it by complaining that it always happens to them.



* IronicName: The Chronoskimmer's engineer is named Fumbles [=McWhoops=].



* JekyllAndHyde: Jacqueline Hyde switches between sweet and scary in every sentence, though both side of her are loyal to Carmen.

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* JekyllAndHyde: Jacqueline Hyde switches between sweet and scary in every sentence, though both side sides of her are loyal to Carmen.



* LethalChef: Libby, a robot chef built into the wall of the Chrono-Cafeteria with head spikes like the Statue of Liberty, serves such wonders as:
** Cream of Hairbrush, with a side vegetable of [[TheseTropesWereFrozenToday snow]], albeit ''real'' snow ([[SpecialEffectFailure ostensibly]]).
** Split-pea [[TheseTropesAreMadeForWalking shoup]].
** Spaghetti and [[FacelessEye Eyeballs]].



* MirrorUniverse: In one type of skit, the ACME Agency was evil and V.I.L.E. was good. Kevin always announced the skit by saying, "Oh no! We're being sucked into a parallel universe!"

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* MirrorUniverse: In one type of skit, the ACME Agency was evil and V.I.L.E. was good. Kevin always announced the skit by saying, "Oh no! We're being sucked pulled into a parallel universe!"



* NintendoHard: The Trail of Time wasn't this in theory, but it became this in execution. The time pilot would stand in one of six gates and be asked a history question with two answers (Example: It's 1939, what epic movie has its premiere in Atlanta: ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' or ''Film/TheTenCommandments?'') If they got the answer right, the gate opened, but if they didn't, they had to perform some time-consuming task such as pulling up a rock with a rope. It became downright maddening when they decided to scatter the gates in a big mess, and didn't put any type of trail on the ground (the Engine Crew would point them where to go with airport flashlights). It's led some to believe that PBS deliberately made the whole thing confusing to avoid paying out the grand prize.

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* NintendoHard: The Trail of Time wasn't this in theory, but it became this in execution. The time pilot would stand in one of six gates and be asked a history question with two answers (Example: It's 1939, what epic movie has its premiere in Atlanta: ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' or ''Film/TheTenCommandments?'') If they got the answer right, the gate opened, but if they didn't, they had to perform some time-consuming task such as pulling up a rock with a rope. It became downright maddening when they decided to scatter the gates in a big mess, and didn't put without any type of trail on the ground (the (lights would flash on the appropriate gate, and the Engine Crew would point them where to go the pilot there with airport flashlights). It's led some to believe that PBS deliberately made the whole thing confusing to avoid paying out the grand prize.



* RealTime: The Chief's dire instruction "you've got 28 minutes to get it back or history will change forever!" referred to the remaining runtime of the episode itself - it was on PBS so there were no commercial breaks.

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* RealTime: The Chief's dire instruction "you've got 28 minutes to get it back or history will change forever!" referred to the remaining runtime of the episode itself - it was on PBS PBS, so there were no commercial breaks.



** TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily / [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have to Be Bugs?]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN6WoRxhNXs&feature=related Buggs Zapper]].

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** TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily / [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily[=/=][[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have to Be Bugs?]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN6WoRxhNXs&feature=related Buggs Zapper]].



* SelfDeprecation: During a clue, Kevin is prompted by a woman about the new technology of Television. Kevin then describes possible shows one could watch on this new device, including [[ForeShadowing "....a host and three kids chasing an imaginary crook thru time."]] After the Q&A, Kevin laments that if they don't stop the criminals antics, the show "might not exist."

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* SelfDeprecation: SelfDeprecation:
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During a clue, Kevin is prompted by a woman about the new technology of Television. Kevin then describes possible shows one could watch on this new device, including [[ForeShadowing [[{{Foreshadowing}} "....a host and three kids chasing an imaginary crook thru time."]] After the Q&A, Kevin laments that if they don't stop the criminals antics, the show "might not exist."



* SanDimasTime: The entire point of the series. Every episode has The Chief tell us, "Time Pilots, (name of Carmen's henchman of the episode) just stole something from the past. You've got 28 minutes to get it back or history will change forever!"

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* SanDimasTime: The entire point of the series. Every episode has The Chief tell us, "Time Pilots, (name [name of Carmen's henchman of the episode) episode] just stole something from the past. You've got 28 minutes to get it back or history will change forever!"



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Buggs Zapper, who replaced Baron Wasteland in Season 2. Justified, in that they were played by the same actor.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: StockFootage:
** Pretty much anything that wasn't unique to a particular episode was recycled over and over, from the Engine Crew singing the theme song (both in the Engine Room and on the Trail of Time), to the Chief directing them to start up the Chronoskimmer.
** A couple of {{downplayed|Trope}} instances were present as well where there were several different but fixed pre-recorded shots to choose for use in certain semi-regular instances, such as Carmen initially calling her henchman of the episode, the Chief informing the audience of said henchman's theft, or any number of ways the Chronoskimmer might be affected after it was attacked and required a Data Boost. If you've seen multiple episodes, you'll probably pick up on at least a few.
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Buggs Zapper, who replaced Baron Wasteland in Season 2. Justified, in that they were played by the same actor.



* TimedMission

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* TimedMissionTimedMission:
16th Sep '17 4:11:22 PM nombretomado
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* AccidentalMisnaming: In Season 2, Episode 44, Kevin Shinick quickly gets frustrated when ThomasEdison comes onboard the Chronoskimmer and repeatedly refers to the former as {{Wishbone}}. Without asking the obvious question, of course. [[AnachronismStew How in God's name does Thomas Edison know about ''Wishbone'' years before even the invention of the television?]]

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* AccidentalMisnaming: In Season 2, Episode 44, Kevin Shinick quickly gets frustrated when ThomasEdison UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison comes onboard the Chronoskimmer and repeatedly refers to the former as {{Wishbone}}. Without asking the obvious question, of course. [[AnachronismStew How in God's name does Thomas Edison know about ''Wishbone'' years before even the invention of the television?]]
30th Aug '17 3:46:19 PM toregg
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* CameraAbuse: Sometimes when the henchman of the day assaults the fact fuel, the camera shakes violently for a few seconds while Kevin explains that "We need another Data Boost!".
7th Aug '17 6:09:00 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* YouHave48Hours: Or 28 minutes, in this case.
3rd Mar '17 8:57:37 AM CJO123
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The show lasted for two seasons on PBS and a total of 115 episodes which aired from October 7, 1996 to December 12, 1997 (with reruns airing until October 2, 1998).

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The show lasted for two seasons on PBS and a total of 115 episodes (65 in Season 1, 50 in Season 2) which aired from October 7, 1996 to December 12, 1997 (with reruns airing until October 2, 1998).
17th Nov '16 12:12:22 PM lalalei2001
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The second game show in the ''Franchise/CarmenSandiego'' franchise, and the successor to ''Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego'' on Creator/{{PBS}}, '''''Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?''''' challenged kids with history instead of geography. The action took place aboard The Chronoskimmer, a massive floating TimeMachine powered by knowledge and dancing crew members. The gumshoes were renamed "Time Pilots", host Kevin Shinick was their "Squadron Leader", and "The Chief" Lynne Thigpen from ''World'' had a much less prominent role. And for the first (and, to date, only) time, a live actress played the lady in red herself.

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The second game show in the ''Franchise/CarmenSandiego'' franchise, and the successor to ''Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego'' on Creator/{{PBS}}, '''''Where ''Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?''''' Sandiego?'' challenged kids with history instead of geography. The action took place aboard The Chronoskimmer, a massive floating TimeMachine powered by knowledge and dancing crew members. The gumshoes were renamed "Time Pilots", host Kevin Shinick was their "Squadron Leader", and "The Chief" Lynne Thigpen from ''World'' had a much less prominent role. And for the first (and, to date, only) time, a live actress played the lady in red herself.


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