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NOTE: As this is one of two pilots produced for the show, the funding credits at the start and end will reflect this fact by using the spiel as featured on The Taking of the Shrew, the first broadcast episode, instead of as featured on broadcasts of this episode.

Intro[]

Chief: Today's caper is presented by WQED Pittsburgh and WGBH Boston. Carmen's gang is bankrolled by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Viewers Like You. These people want to know: where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?

Rockapella: ♪ Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? ♪

Chief: And one of these people could find her: Jerrylyn Huckabee, Prashant Rao, Mike Towner! The Gumshoe who captures Carmen Sandiego will win a fabulous vacation! And this is the man who will lead the investigation, Greg Lee!

Greg: Hi, Gumshoes! How're you doing? Jerrylyn, nice to see you. Prashant, how are you? Mike, nice to see you guys. All right, you ready to work?

Gumshoes: Yes!

Greg: All right, let's talk to the Chief. Chief?

(Much to the Chief's disorientation, the screen takes some time to stabilize.)

Greg: You OK?

Chief: Oh. Yeah.

Greg: OK.

Chief: Oh, don't do that. All right, Carmen Sandiego and her crime crew have struck again! This time, Patty Larceny did the deed in Nairobi, Kenya. It happened at the East African Kennel Club Dog Show. A Lhasa Apso known as Apso Chinkai of Ruff Ruff had just taken first prize honors in the show when Patty Larceny nabbed him and made her getaway. Now, this tiny breed was developed as a watchdog. These dogs bark while the big dogs do the biting. Well, now, Gumshoes, you're the big dogs, and you know your job: pursue Patty, return the dog, and most of all: get Carmen Sandiego! Now...

Rockapella: ♪ P-P-P-Patty! ♪

Chief: Here's the word on Little Miss Larceny: she's friendly, she's fun, she's a felon. You'll think she's a lovely young lady until she robs you blind.

ACME Quiz Show[]

Greg: All right, thanks a lot, Chief. Gumshoes, here's what we're gonna do: we're going to start you off with 125 ACME Crime Bucks. Travel to any place will cost you 10 Crime Bucks, but if you go to the wrong place, it'll cost you an additional 5 Crime Bucks. And, the two of you who have the highest score at the end of this round will proceed to the next round. Got it?

Gumshoes: Got it!

Greg: OK. Chief, let's get started.

Chief: All right, this fax just came in with an anonymous tip. "Flies to one of the world's highest airports in the home of the Lhasa Apso breed. P.S. The region is now under Chinese control."

Greg: Boy, I... I thought it wasn't part of China, Chief.

Chief: Well, if you ask the Chinese, they'll say it's part of China. But if you ask the Dalai Lama, he'll say it's not.

Greg: All right. Thanks a lot, Chief. All right, Gumshoes, to what region did Patty Larceny take the Lhasa Apso? Here are you choices. They are Taiwan, Thailand, or Tibet. Now, remember the clues that we heard from the Chief: the home of the Lhasa Apso, under Chinese control, and Dalai Lama. Jerrylyn, let's start with you. What do you say?

Jerrylyn: I pick Taiwan!

Greg: Prashant, what do you think?

Prashant: I pick Tibet.

Greg: Tibet. Mike, what do you say?

Mike: I pick Tibet, too.

Greg: Tibet, too? The answer we're looking for is Tibet. Nice job, Gumshoes. OK, so that means, Prashant and Mike, you'll come down 10 points to 115 points. Jerrylyn, you're gonna come down 15 points, and that's because you, uh, went to the wrong place and we had to bring you back. That's why it costs an extra 5 Bucks, OK?

Local informant[]

Greg: Now, we've tracked Patty through the Himalayas, where a local resident had seen it all. Listen very closely to this next clue.

Yak: You didn't hear it from me, but I heard she followed the Brahmaputra River down from the mountains to the sea. I mean, really, what's a nice girl like that doing on a freighter in the Bay of Bengal? What do they call that country? It was East Pakistan, but that was years ago!

Greg: (imitating the yak's voice) Thank you very much, yak. (normal voice) All right, Gumshoes, what country are we headed to next? Is it Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, or Afghanistan? Remember the things that we heard (imitating the yak's voice) from the yak: (normal voice) they were Brahma... uh, Brahmaputra River, Bay of Bengal, and formerly East Pakistan. What do you say?

Jerrylyn: I say Bangladesh.

Greg: Bangladesh! What do you think, Prashant?

Prashant: I pick Bangladesh also.

Greg: Bangladesh. Mike?

Mike: So did I.

Greg: Everyone says Bangladesh, and everybody is... right! That's the answer we're looking for. Nice job. So, let's see. Look like everybody is hot on the trail right now, Patty Larceny. Mike, you have 105 points. Prashant, you have 105. And, uh, Jerrylyn, you have 100 points. Very close game. Anybody could do this. Nice job.

Personal informant[]

Newton: LOOK OUT!

(A herring flies into the agency through a window, breaking it.)

Greg: Oh, this could... oh, this could only mean one thing. Newton, come in here, you little hooligan!

Jail Time Challenge[]

Carmen's World Map[]

Outro[]

Rockapella: Back to back, hahahaha, belly to belly! Yes, my friends, back to back, hahahaha, belly to belly!

♪ It was a zombie jamboree ♪
♪ Took place in a New York cemetery ♪
♪ It was a zombie jamboree ♪
♪ Took place in a New York cemetery ♪
♪ Zombies from all parts of the island ♪
♪ Some of them were great Calypsonians ♪
♪ Since the season was Carnival ♪
♪ They got together in bacchanal ♪
♪ They were singing ♪
♪ Back to back, belly to belly ♪
♪ Well, I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already ♪
♪ Back to back, belly to belly ♪
♪ It's a zombie jamboree ♪
♪ One female zombie, she wouldn't behave ♪
♪ See how she's dancing out of her grave ♪
♪ In one hand she's holding a quart of rum ♪
♪ The other hand is knocking a conga drum ♪
♪ You know, the lead singer starts to make his rhyme ♪
♪ While the other zombie is rocking in time ♪
♪ One bystander, he had this to say ♪
♪ It was a trip to see the zombies break away ♪
♪ They were singing ♪
♪ Back to back, belly to belly ♪
♪ Well, I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already ♪
♪ Back to back, belly to belly ♪
♪ It's a zombie jamboree ♪
♪ They were singing ♪
♪ Back to back, belly to belly ♪
♪ Well, I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already ♪
♪ Back to back, belly to belly ♪
♪ It's a zombie jamboree ♪

Back to back, everyone we sing, back to back, and belly to belly, then back to back!

♪ One, two, three, four, yeah! ♪
♪ It was a zombie jamboree ♪
♪ From Times Square to the Statue of Liberty ♪
♪ Uptown, downtown, zombie jamboree ♪
♪ Whoa, whoa, whoa, yeah, yeah! ♪
♪ There's a high wire zombie between the World Trades ♪
♪ A King Kong zombie on the Empire State ♪
♪ But the biggest zombies Tokyo to Rome ♪
♪ The zombies who call the city home ♪

What'd they do?

♪ Back to back, belly to belly ♪
♪ Well, I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already ♪
♪ Back to back, belly to belly ♪
♪ It's a zombie jamboree ♪
♪ They were singing ♪
♪ Back to back, belly to belly ♪
♪ Well, I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already ♪
♪ Back to back, belly to belly ♪
♪ It's a zombie jamboree ♪

Do the limbo!

♪ Back to back, belly to belly ♪
♪ Well, I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already ♪
♪ Back to back, belly to belly ♪
♪ It's a zombie jamboree ♪

Yeah!

♪ Well, she sneaks around the world from Kiev to Carolina ♪
♪ She's a sticky-fingered filcher from Berlin down to Belize ♪
♪ She'll take you for a ride on a slow boat to China ♪
♪ Tell me, where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? ♪
♪ Steal your Seoul in South Korea, make Antarctica cry uncle ♪
♪ From the Red Sea to Greenland, they'll be singing the blues ♪
♪ Well, they never Arkansas her steal the Mekong from the jungle ♪
♪ Tell me, where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? ♪
♪ She go from Nashville to Norway ♪
♪ Bonaire to Zimbabwe ♪
♪ Chicago to Czecho ♪
♪ Slovakia and back! ♪
♪ Well, she'll ransack Pakistan and run a scam in Scandinavia ♪
♪ Then she'll stick 'em up down under and go pickpocket Perth ♪
♪ She put the miss in misdemeanor when she stole the beans from Lima ♪
♪ Tell me, where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? ♪
♪ Tell me, Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? ♪
♪ Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? (Where could she be?) ♪
♪ Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? ♪

Chief: This is Lynne Thigpen speaking for Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?! And remember:

We solve cases, we deliver,
We send crooks up the river!

This program was made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Viewers Like You.

Mike Pengra: This is PBS.

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