History WesternAnimation / WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego

6th Sep '16 1:24:50 PM Selina57
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* EnemyMine: A good chunk of the ''Retribution'' episodes. A minor example also happens in ''When It Rains''.

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* EnemyMine: A good chunk of the ''Retribution'' episodes. A minor example also happens in ''When It Rains''. Also happens in "Boyhood's End, Part Two" and "Can You Ever Go Home Again, Part Two", both involving [[spoiler: Lee Jordan]].
6th Aug '16 10:11:19 AM Sonic5421
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* NobodyHereButUsStatues: Done in the Louvre Museum in the very first episode. Subverted when the guards spot them instantly and capture them, and Ivy berates Zack for coming up with such a stupid plan.

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* NobodyHereButUsStatues: Done in the Louvre Museum in the very first episode. Subverted when the guards Carmen's VILE grunts spot them instantly and capture them, and Ivy berates Zack for coming up with such a stupid plan.



* XanatosGambit: One episode has Carmen creating a huge diamond, which she then uses to scramble the laser that somehow runs ACME's main computer system, effectively shutting it down. Zack then reconfigures it so that, instead of scrambling the system, the diamond ''increases'' the computer's efficiency, letting them ''almost'' catch her. Toward the end, Ivy mentions that Carmen must have known that was a possibility, and she and Zack are left wondering if she did the whole thing to give herself more of a challenge.

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* XanatosGambit: One episode has Carmen creating a huge diamond, which she then uses to scramble the laser that somehow runs ACME's main computer system, effectively shutting it down. Zack then reconfigures re-configures it so that, instead of scrambling the system, the diamond ''increases'' the computer's efficiency, letting them ''almost'' catch her. Toward the end, Ivy mentions that Carmen must have known that was a possibility, and she and Zack are left wondering if she did the whole thing to give herself more of a challenge.
6th Aug '16 10:06:12 AM Sonic5421
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In "Follow My Footprints," as Zack and Ivy prepare to take the C5 to the Moon to stop Sara Bellum from stealing Neil Armstrong's footprint from the Apollo 11 landing site in the Sea of Tranquility, the Chief tries to talk them out of it, even up to when the C5 plots the departure location and the arrival location, to no avail, leaving him to lament what he has allowed them to do, bringing him out of his HeroicBSOD from mourning Carmen's supposed death.
--> '''Chief:''' ''(As the C5 passageway opens)'' Oh no! What have I let them do?!
3rd Jul '16 1:06:17 PM AlienPatch
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* [[[[ValentinesDayEpisodes Valentine's Day Episode]]: ''Cupid Sandiego.''

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* [[[[ValentinesDayEpisodes [[ValentinesDayEpisodes Valentine's Day Episode]]: ''Cupid Sandiego.''
3rd Jul '16 12:35:06 PM AlienPatch
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* GameBetweenHeirs: Carmen's will placed her main henchpeople and the main detectives on a scavenger hunt to decide who's fit to inherit her place as head of VILE. Zack and Ivy win, and we learn the whole thing was a BatmanGambit so Carmen could choose her heirs.

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* GameBetweenHeirs: In ''Follow My Footprints'', [[spoiler: Carmen's will placed her main henchpeople and the main detectives on a scavenger hunt to decide who's fit to inherit her place as head of VILE. Zack and Ivy win, and we learn the whole thing was a BatmanGambit so Carmen could choose her heirs.]]
4th Jun '16 11:46:35 PM vivalabextor
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* AlasPoorVillain: "Follow My Footprints."
* AloofBigSister: Ivy towards Zack. The first episode suggests they intentionally worked as far away from each other as possible within acme.

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* AlasPoorVillain: "Follow ''Follow My Footprints."
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* AloofBigSister: Ivy towards Zack. The first episode suggests they intentionally worked as far away from each other as possible within acme.Acme.



** After getting the history of the American Revolution back to normal in "A Date With Carmen: Part 2", Zack set down the Chronoskimmer just for a second -- in which it gets swiped. In "Labyrinth: Part 1", Zack recalls the stolen Chronoskimmer and the Chief recalls his British accent from the first time travel incident.

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** After getting the history of the American Revolution back to normal in "A ''A Date With Carmen: Part 2", 2'', Zack set down the Chronoskimmer just for a second -- in which it gets swiped. In "Labyrinth: ''Labyrinth: Part 1", 1'', Zack recalls the stolen Chronoskimmer and the Chief recalls his British accent from the first time travel incident.



* ChristmasEpisode: "Just Like Old Times".
* CommonTongue: Regardless of the country, all the cop cars have '''POLICE''' emblazoned on the sides instead of local equivelents.

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* ChristmasEpisode: "Just ''Just Like Old Times".
Times.''
* CommonTongue: Regardless of the country, all the cop cars have '''POLICE''' emblazoned on the sides instead of the local equivelents.equivalent.



* DefaceOfTheMoon: The episode "Moondreams" is about Carmen trying to ink the moon into showing her logo.

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* DefaceOfTheMoon: The episode "Moondreams" ''Moondreams'' is about Carmen trying to ink the moon into showing her logo.



* EasilyForgiven: In one episode, Doctor Sara Bellum committed a series of violent and destructive crimes, disguised as Carmen, so that if her plans failed, Carmen would take the blame. In later episodes, we see Sara Bellum working WITH Carmen again, and no mention of her previous treachery is made.

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* EasilyForgiven: In one episode, Doctor ''When It Rains'', [[spoiler: Dr. Sara Bellum Bellum]] committed a series of violent and destructive crimes, disguised as Carmen, so that if her plans failed, Carmen would take the blame. In later episodes, we see Sara Bellum her working WITH ''with'' Carmen again, and no mention of her previous treachery is made.



* EnemyMine: A good chunk of the "Retribution" episodes. A minor example also happens in ''When It Rains''.

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* EnemyMine: A good chunk of the "Retribution" ''Retribution'' episodes. A minor example also happens in ''When It Rains''.



** Carmen and [[spoiler:Lee Jordan]] have a falling out over his unwillingness to play by her "rules", which included an attempt to ''murder'' Zack and Ivy by cutting them from a rope hanging high above the ocean.

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** Carmen and [[spoiler:Lee Jordan]] have a falling out over his unwillingness to play by her "rules", "rules," which included an attempt to ''murder'' Zack and Ivy by cutting them from a rope hanging high above the ocean.



* FakingTheDead: In "Follow My Footprints", [[spoiler: Carmen faked her own death and left a set of clues for her henchmen and Acme to solve. It was all to figure out who was worthy to be her successor . . . ironic that Zack and Ivy were the only ones to actually solve all three clues.]]

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* FakingTheDead: In "Follow ''Follow My Footprints", Footprints'', [[spoiler: Carmen faked her own death and left a set of clues for her henchmen and Acme to solve. It was all to figure out who was worthy to be her successor . . . ironic that successor ... ironically, Zack and Ivy were the only ones to actually solve all three clues.]]



** It gets reversed in "Skull and Double-Crossbones", where Zack and Ivy are the {{Guest Star Party Member}}s.
* HalloweenEpisode: "Trick or Treat".

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** It gets reversed in "Skull ''Skull and Double-Crossbones", Double-Crossbones'', where Zack and Ivy are the {{Guest Star Party Member}}s.
* HalloweenEpisode: "Trick ''Trick or Treat".Treat''.



* HeroicBSOD: The Chief has one through the majority of "Follow My Footprints".

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* HeroicBSOD: The Chief has one through the majority of "Follow ''Follow My Footprints".Footprints''.



** Lampshaded in "The Stolen Smile," where the Chief, after saying Carmen has [[DoNotAdjustYourSet stolen all the world's TV signals]], adds quietly, "Don't ask me how she did it."
** And yet she tops herself in "By a Whisker" when she steals a beach ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaim%C5%AB,_Hawaii Kaimu Beach in Hawaii]])[[spoiler:which she planned to use as a huge litter box for two white lion cubs]]. Ivy's response? "The entire beach?!"
* ImprobableAge: Zack, the promising up-and-coming ACME agent is only fourteen years old. His sister Ivy, a seasoned veteran, is the ripe old age of ''sixteen''. The player, essentially Zack and Ivy's MissionControl, seems to be ''even younger than Zack''. Especially noticeable in comparison to the other agents, who all appear to be fully grown adults.

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** Lampshaded in "The ''The Stolen Smile," Smile,'' where the Chief, after saying Carmen has [[DoNotAdjustYourSet stolen all the world's TV signals]], adds quietly, "Don't ask me how she did it."
** And yet she tops herself in "By ''By a Whisker" Whisker'' when she steals a beach ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaim%C5%AB,_Hawaii Kaimu Beach in Hawaii]])[[spoiler:which she planned to use as a huge litter box for two white lion cubs]]. Ivy's response? "The entire beach?!"
* ImprobableAge: Zack, the promising up-and-coming ACME agent is only fourteen ''fourteen years old. old''. His sister Ivy, a seasoned veteran, is the ripe old age of ''sixteen''.''eighteen''. The player, essentially Zack and Ivy's MissionControl, seems to be ''even younger than Zack''. Especially noticeable in comparison to the other agents, who all appear to be fully grown adults.



* LyricalDissonance: There's an episode where one of the clues Ivy and Zack have is a song that one of Carmen's henchmen was whistling. Zack calls it catchy and starts whistling it himself. The song is then revealed to be "Waltzing Matilda", which is anything but child-friendly.
* MadScientist: Sarah Bellum. She eventually has a VillainousBreakdown stemming from a NoodleIncident that was never fully explained.[[note]]The closest explanation Sarah herself provides is that she got tired of being Carmen's "main brain".[[/note]]

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* LyricalDissonance: There's an episode where one of the clues Ivy and Zack have is a song that one of Carmen's henchmen was whistling. Zack calls it catchy and starts whistling it himself. The song is then revealed to be "Waltzing Matilda", Matilda," which is anything but child-friendly.
* MadScientist: Sarah Sara Bellum. [[spoiler: She eventually has a VillainousBreakdown stemming from a NoodleIncident that was never fully explained.[[note]]The closest explanation Sarah Sara herself provides is that she got tired of being Carmen's "main brain".[[/note]]brain."[[/note]]]]



* MagicCountdown: In "Follow My Footprints", Zack and Ivy have 60 seconds to catch Sarah Bellum on the Moon, and if the Chief missed with the C5 they'd all be stuck there. As the mainframe's going into its final countdown, the Chief pops up to have a BigDamnHeroes moment, but that takes longer than the 5 seconds remaining.

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* MagicCountdown: In "Follow ''Follow My Footprints", Footprints'', Zack and Ivy have 60 seconds to catch Sarah Sara Bellum on the Moon, and if the Chief missed with the C5 they'd all be stuck there. As the mainframe's going into its final countdown, the Chief pops up to have a BigDamnHeroes moment, but that takes longer than the 5 seconds remaining.



* MonumentalTheft: In this series, it was ''slightly'' toned down. As in, "This blank sheet of printer paper weighs ''slightly'' less than this sheet with the word "Hello" printed on it."
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr. Maelstrom and Professor Sara Bellum.

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* MonumentalTheft: In this series, it was ''slightly'' toned down. As in, "This blank sheet of printer paper weighs ''slightly'' less than this sheet with the word "Hello" 'Hello' printed on it."
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr. Maelstrom and Professor Prof. Sara Bellum.



* {{Not H|imself}}erself: Zack and Ivy wonder if Carmen has [[SanitySlippage lost her mind]] when some of her crimes border on pure destruction, especially with the theft of the Spruce Goose and torching the Amazon rainforest. They become even more suspicious with some of the clues they receive, saying it wasn't like Carmen to leave extremely easy clues. [[spoiler: It was actually Sarah Bellum [[WigDressAccent impersonating]] Carmen, during the midst of a VillainousBreakdown.]]

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* {{Not H|imself}}erself: Zack and Ivy wonder if Carmen has [[SanitySlippage lost her mind]] when some of her crimes border on pure destruction, especially with the theft of the Spruce Goose and torching the Amazon rainforest. They become even more suspicious with some of the clues they receive, saying it wasn't like Carmen to leave extremely easy clues. [[spoiler: It was actually Sarah Sara Bellum [[WigDressAccent impersonating]] Carmen, during the midst of a VillainousBreakdown.]]



* OldCopYoungCop: Despite Ivy being only two years older than Zack is, he is presented as the hotshot young prodigy quickly rising through the ranks with everything to prove while she is presented as the more seasoned and cynical veteran agent.

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* OldCopYoungCop: Despite Ivy being only two four years older than Zack is, he is presented as the hotshot young prodigy quickly rising through the ranks with everything to prove while she is presented as the more seasoned and cynical veteran agent.



* OrientExpress: In "The Gold Old Bad Days", Carmen Sandiego and her V.I.L.E. gang [[SelfImposedChallenge set out to prove they don't need all their high-tech toys and gadgetry]] to pull off several western-themed heists. Carmen's goal is the train.

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* OrientExpress: In "The Gold ''The Good Old Bad Days", Days'', Carmen Sandiego and her V.I.L.E. gang [[SelfImposedChallenge set out to prove they don't need all their high-tech toys and gadgetry]] to pull off several western-themed heists. Carmen's goal is the train.



* RecurringDreams: Carmen suffers from nightmares in the episode "Shaman Spirits".

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* RecurringDreams: Carmen suffers from nightmares in the episode "Shaman Spirits".''Shaman Spirits''.



* SheCleansUpNicely: Ivy swaps out her usual action garb for a ballroom dress in "Cupid Sandiego".

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* SheCleansUpNicely: Ivy swaps out her usual action garb for a ballroom dress in "Cupid Sandiego".''Cupid Sandiego''.



** One of The Chief's lines, "Get up on the wrong side of the web, did we Charlotte?", is a reference to ''Literature/CharlottesWeb''.

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** One of The Chief's lines, lines in ''The Stolen Smile'', "Get up on the wrong side of the web, did we we, Charlotte?", is a reference to ''Literature/CharlottesWeb''.



* SpotTheImposter: The climax of "When It Rains".
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: Sarah Bellum]] in "When It Rains" and Mason Dixon in "Timing Is Everything".

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* SmoochOfVictory: Subverted in ''Rules of the Game'' when Zack offers Tatiana a kiss as a reward for solving Carmen's clue, only to be turned down.
* SpotTheImposter: The climax of "When [[spoiler: ''When It Rains".
Rains'']].
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: Sarah Sara Bellum]] in "When ''When It Rains" Rains'' and Mason Dixon in "Timing ''Timing Is Everything".Everything''.



* SurroundedByIdiots: The episode "All for One" makes it clear that Carmen is not only VILE's CEO, she's also its {{Only Sane Employe|e}}r.

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* SurroundedByIdiots: The episode "All ''All for One" One'' makes it clear that Carmen is not only VILE's CEO, she's also its {{Only Sane Employe|e}}r.Employe|e}}r.
** Also seen in ''Follow My Footprints'', in which only four of Carmen's henchpeople manage to solve any of her clues.



* TitleDrop: The Player drops the title of "Music to My Ears" in his end talking with Carmen Sandiego.
* TongueOnTheFlagpole: A variation; in "The Remnants", Zack is saved from sliding off an icy rooftop when he gets his tongue caught on the gutter.

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* TitleDrop: The Player drops the title of "Music ''Music to My Ears" Ears'' in his end talking with Carmen Sandiego.
* TongueOnTheFlagpole: A variation; in "The Remnants", ''The Remnants,'' Zack is saved from sliding off an icy rooftop when he gets his tongue caught on the gutter.gutter.
* ToonTransformation: Several title cards in the first season show a photo of the opening setting, which then fades into its animated counterpart.



* YouMeanXmas: At least some prints of the ChristmasEpisode avert this: After Zack and Ivy dare Carmen to steal the sheet music for Music/GeorgeFredericHandel's "Messiah", Carmen explains to her mooks that UsefulNotes/{{Christian|ity}}s call {{Jesus}} the Messiah, and spend Christmas celebrating his birth. Later, during a segment about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Befana La Befana]], she refers to Baby Jesus as "the Christ child".

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* YouMeanXmas: At least some prints of the ChristmasEpisode avert this: After Zack and Ivy dare Carmen to steal the sheet music for Music/GeorgeFredericHandel's "Messiah", ''Messiah'', Carmen explains to her mooks crooks that UsefulNotes/{{Christian|ity}}s call {{Jesus}} the Messiah, and spend Christmas celebrating his birth. Later, during a segment about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Befana La Befana]], she refers to Baby Jesus as "the Christ child".child."
4th Jun '16 11:04:14 PM vivalabextor
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* FanserviceExtra: Pearl Diver, who appears only in ''A Date with Carmen'', doesn't have a single spoken line, only a gasp when Zack and Ivy arrive unexpectedly. She does, however, have a gratuitous scene in which she climbs out of the water onto a ship wearing a skimpy bikini.


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* [[[[ValentinesDayEpisodes Valentine's Day Episode]]: ''Cupid Sandiego.''
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* {{Expy}}: Russian ACME agent Tatiana bears an unmistakable resemblance to Russian [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Planeteer]] Linka. They also share the same voice actor: KathSoucie.

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* {{Expy}}: Russian ACME agent Tatiana bears an unmistakable resemblance to Russian [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Planeteer]] Linka. They also share the same voice actor: KathSoucie. (This is likely because DiC made the first two seasons of ''Captain Planet'' before it switched to Hanna-Barbera, as well as this show.)
28th Apr '16 11:43:07 AM themisterfree
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'''''Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?''''' is a Saturday morning cartoon based on the ''Franchise/CarmenSandiego'' EdutainmentGame series. ''Where on Earth...'' ran on Creator/{{Fox}} in [[TheNineties 1990s]]. It is ''not'' to be confused with the Creator/{{PBS}} GameShow by the similar name ''Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego''.

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'''''Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?''''' is a Saturday morning cartoon based on the ''Franchise/CarmenSandiego'' EdutainmentGame series. ''Where on Earth...'' ran on Creator/{{Fox}} Creator/FoxKids in [[TheNineties 1990s]]. It is ''not'' to be confused with the Creator/{{PBS}} GameShow by the similar name ''Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego''.
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