90s, Game Shows, Television
Leave a Comment

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

This bitch was harder to find then Waldo, most likely because she was committing so many crimes. But the chase was all part of the fun. I loved this show because it was smart and cleaver on so many levels. First off, you had to be smart to be on the show. I can’t tell you how many times I would be in awe of how many countries these kids could find on a map. My range of geography spanned from Canada to the USA and maybe Mexico on a good day.

Secondly, the humour of the show was very smart. Rockapella (the band that sang the theme song) was always used as a fun comic element using their clever songs while host Greg Lee provided a fun and funny lead. “The Chief,” on the other hand, played everything straight, complementing Greg’s loose approach to solving crime.

I couldn’t get enough of this show and think it is time to bring it back. I think it would hold up…and I’m pretty sure Rockapella could use the cash….

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s