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Intro[]

Chief: Today's mission is fueled by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Viewers Like You, the National Endowment for Children's Educational Television, and...

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(We see Carmen in her VILE office sitting in her chair.)

Carmen Sandiego: Blast! Everyone thinks VILE is evil--which it is, but we need a new image. We need... pizzazz. Hmm... I've got it! I know a slogan that will work perfectly, as soon as we steal it. It's time to call in Jacqueline Hyde.

(Jacqueline Hyde appears before Carmen. Whether this and other transcripts use her first name or her surname to quote her depends on which mode she is in as she speaks.)

Jacqueline: Lovely weather, isn't it, Carmen?

Carmen Sandiego: Listen: I'm sending you through the time port to the United States in the year 1872. There's something very special I want you to steal.

Jacqueline: I couldn't do that in a million years!

(Hyde takes over.)

Hyde: That was a quick million years, wasn't it? Let's go!

Carmen Sandiego: Good. This info beam will give you all the details. Now, get going!

(Carmen inputs the coordinates and sends Jacqueline Hyde to 1872 USA. We then transition to The Chief in her ACME Timenet office aboard the Chronoskimmer.)

Chief: Time Pilots, Jacqueline Hyde just stole something from the past. You've got 28 minutes to get it back, or history will change forever! Initiate Chronoskimmer launch sequence! Boot up the Chrono-Computer! Power up the engines! Extend the temporal sequencer! Now, get going!

The Engine Crew: ♪ We're on the case, and we're chasing her through history! ♪
♪ Chronoskimmer, engine's hot ♪
♪ VILE villains, evil plot ♪
♪ Our great Squadron Leader ♪
♪ Will help us defeat her ♪
♪ And bring back the loot to its rightful place in time! ♪
♪ Tell me, where in time is Carmen Sandiego? ♪
♪ Stop her crime, and solve this mystery! ♪
♪ Tell me, where in time is Carmen Sandiego? ♪
♪ We're on the case, and we're chasing her through history! ♪

(applause and cheers from the audience)

Chief: And here's the Time Pilot Squadron Leader, Kevin Shinick!

Kevin: Hey, welcome aboard, everybody! I want you to hang on tight, because we've got a very big mission but very little time! So let's begin our journey by meeting today's Time Pilots, starting with Jamie Martin! Come on, Jamie!

(Jamie enters and gives Kevin a high five before taking his place.)

Kevin: All right, pal, good for you! And LaToya Bethea! LaToya!

(LaToya enters and gives Kevin a high five before taking her place.)

Kevin: Thanks for joining the squadron! And Gloria Coates! Come on, Gloria! Nice to have you on this mission!

(Gloria enters and gives Kevin a high five before taking her place.)

Kevin: All right, Time Pilots, just so you know, we depend on fact fuel to power the Chronoskimmer, and you guys will be generating that fuel with your answers. Now, each of you is equipped with 100 power points.

(100 appears on each contestant's points counter.)

Kevin: Let's check in with the Chronoskimmer Engine Crew, shall we?

(Kevin turns on the viewscreen to show the Engine Crew beatboxing while dancing. Satisfied, he turns off the viewscreen.)

Kevin: All right, they look ready and raring to go, so let's begin our pursuit of Jacqueline Hyde! Chief, what's our mission profile?

Chief: Squadron, your time target is 1872. Destination: the United States. Back then, P.T. Barnum was called America's greatest showman. He promoted his shows and circuses with wild, colorful slogans that often stretched the truth.

(The Chief inserts a holographic card showing a picture of Phineas Taylor Barnum.)

Chief: In a way, Barnum pioneered the kind of hype now used to promote stars like Madonna and Michael Jackson. He advertised his circus in 1872 with a catchy new slogan--a phrase that became so famous and successful, the circus still uses it today. Or that's what history told us till now--when Jacqueline Hyde went back in time and swiped the slogan!

(The first question of the mission is considered part of the intro; Round 1 doesn't really kick into gear until an attempt is made to go back to the period to which the stolen object belongs.)

Kevin: Thanks for the lowdown, Chief. All right, Pilots, for 10 power points, what slogan did Jacqueline Hyde steal? Was it "The Big Top", "The Greatest Show on Earth", or "Have It Your Way"? Remembering the clues we've just heard: created by P.T. Barnum, first used to advertise his circus in 1872, and still used by the circus today. Jamie, what did you say, pal?

Jamie: I said "The Greatest Show on Earth".

Kevin: All right, LaToya, how about you?

LaToya: I also said "The Greatest Show on Earth".

Kevin: OK, and Gloria?

Gloria: "The Greatest Show on Earth".

Kevin: Well, you guys'll be happy to know it's "The Greatest Show on Earth!" Very nice, guys! 10 points for everybody, that's the way we like to start this. Now we know what Jacqueline Hyde stole; we want to get it back, don't we? I'll tell you, if one of you today can retrieve that loot and capture Carmen Sandiego, you'll win a complete multimedia computer system. Not bad, right? So, what are we waiting around here for? Get it back. Engine Room, let's warp to the time of the crime!

Round 1[]

Wrong Time[]

(Chronoskimmer time warp sequence)

Kevin: Well, Pilots, we landed in 1877 instead of 1872. I don't really know why that happened, but, uh, well...

(The LOW FUEL alarm sounds.)

Kevin: Wait a second, that's why! We've got trouble, guys. That last warp really drained our fact fuel; we need to refuel with a Data Boost! All right, Pilots, I'll name an item. Your job: buzz in and tell me whether, in 1877, that item cost around 50 cents, around 100 dollars, or didn't exist. If you're right, you get 5 power points. If you're wrong, you lose 5. That's the way it works, OK? Here we go! A ticket to P.T. Barnum's museum. Going to Gloria.

Gloria: Around 50 cents.

Kevin: Yes! Very good. A 30-second radio commercial. Again to Gloria.

Gloria: Around 50 cents.

Kevin: Actually, that didn't exist. The first radio commercial was in 1922. Radio wasn't invented yet in 1877. But, you know, nice try. A month's rent for a four-story Manhattan house. This time going to LaToya.

LaToya: Um, around 100 dollars.

Kevin: Yes, around 100 dollars. Steamship fare going from New York to Great Britain. Going to Jamie.

Jamie: Around 100 dollars.

Kevin: Yes! Very good. Finally, a parasol. This time, LaToya.

LaToya: Um, did not exist?

Kevin: Actually, it existed; it was around 50 cents. That's a great job, Pilots, because you've replenished our fact fuel--and, just a reminder, all our fact fuel is verified by Encyclopaedia Britannica. Now, let's continue our mission here in 1877. Guys...

Cluefinder[]

(The Cluefinder cue sounds.)

Kevin: Hey, we're in luck, guys! It's the Cluefinder! It's locked on to someone from the future. Let's bring them on board and see if they can help us, all right?

(A flapper enters through the double doors, covering her mouth so as to prevent people from detecting possible bad breath. As a result, Kevin can barely understand her.)

Kevin: What? I... I can't understand you.

Flapper: Mm-mm! Don't get too close! I have halitosis.

Kevin: Halitosis?

Flapper: Mm-hmm. The fancy word for bad breath. I read it in an ad for Listerine. You know, those ads created a bad breath scare in order to sell more mouthwash!

Kevin: How do you know you even have bad breath?

Flapper: Well, you never know, like the ads say. Even your best friends won't tell you.

Kevin: Oh. Well, I hardly know you, and I'll tell you. See? No. See? You don't have bad breath at all.

Flapper: I don't?

Kevin: No!

Flapper: (relieved) Jeepers! Oh... you know those ads have people spending millions on mouthwash?

Kevin: Yeah, well, advertising's pretty powerful.

Flapper: Hmm. Yes, indeed. Even President Coolidge says so.

Kevin: Yeah, OK. Well, you feel better now?

Flapper: Yes, thank you.

Kevin: Good.

Flapper: Oh, well, now that I don't have to worry about halitosis, I can catch up on the newspaper. Let's see... OH! Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic?!

Kevin: Mm-hmm.

Flapper: But... did you hear that?

Kevin: Actually, yeah. Yeah, I did.

Flapper: There was a big stock market crash?!

Kevin: Mm-hmm.

Flapper: Ah! They discovered King Tut's tomb?! That truly must be amazing!

(The flapper exits the way she came.)

Kevin: All right, Pilots, tell me the decade where Hyde is hiding. Is it the 1920s, the 1940s, or the 1960s? Remembering the clues we've just heard: advertisers create halitosis scare, President Calvin Coolidge, and the stock market crash. Jamie, what did you say?

Jamie: I said the 1920s.

Kevin: All right, LaToya?

LaToya: I also said the 1920s.

Kevin: OK, Gloria?

Gloria: I said the 1920s.

Kevin: All right, the correct answer is the 1920s! Very nice, guys! 10 points for everybody. You know, Pilots, the bad breath scare showed the power of advertising. It convinced people to buy a product that cured a problem they didn't even know they had. Of course, our problem is saving history, so Engine Room, let's warp to the 1920s!

Sabotage![]

(Chronoskimmer time warp sequence)

Hyde: Hey, Time Pilots... catch!

(Jacqueline Hyde fires a ball of lightning at the Chronoskimmer, cackling as she makes her getaway.)

Kevin: Pilots! We made it to the 1920s, but Jacqueline Hyde's neutralized our fact fuel! It's time for another Data Boost!

(The room stops shaking.)

Kevin: All right, Time Pilots, I'll name an event. Your job: buzz in and tell me whether it took place in the 1920s or the 1980s. If you're right, you get 5 power points. If you're wrong, you lose 5. Chicago's Wrigley Field gets lights for night baseball. Going to Jamie.

Jamie: 1980s.

Kevin: Correct. 1988. Skywriting is introduced. Going to LaToya.

LaToya: Is it 1980s?

Kevin: Actually, it was 1922, to be exact. First woman appointed a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Going again to LaToya.

LaToya: 1980s.

Kevin: Yes, 1981, and that was Sandra Day O'Connor. The book Bambi is first published. Going to Jamie.

Jamie: 1920s.

Kevin: Correct. 1923. Finally, the Butterfingers candy bar is introduced. Again to Jamie.

Jamie: 1920s.

Kevin: Yes, 1923! Nice job, Squadron, because you've replenished our fact fuel, and that means we're ready for time travel from the 1920s, which is great. The...

Omniscia[]

Kevin: Actually, the only problem is, I... I'm out of clues, guys. Uh, you know... you know, this happens every now and then, it's... it's really scary, but... I know what to do.

(Kevin contacts the Chief.)

Kevin: Chief, we need to contact Omniscia.

Chief: It's awful risky, Kevin.

Kevin: Yep.

Chief: The power surge needed may cripple the Chronoskimmer!

Kevin: Uh, Chief, I know that, but we've got to risk it!

Chief: All right. I'll input the enabling codes.

(As the Chief inputs the enabling codes, fade to the Engine Room, where the Engine Crew is preparing for Omniscia's arrival.)

Omniscia: It's 1951. The Cold War is heating up, and the U.S. is fighting a Communist power in Asia. It's also the year when soap operas are becoming popular on TV. Soap operas began on radio in the 1930s. Their original sponsors made soap products like detergent, which game them their nickname. Search for Tomorrow, the first TV soap opera to catch on, is only 15 minutes long. It's produced by Procter and Gamble, the makers of Ivory soap. Eventually, soap operas will become one of Procter and Gamble's most successful forms of advertising.

(As Omniscia's image fades out, Kevin turns off the viewscreen.)

Kevin: All right. Well, you know, I'm glad she's on our side. I really am. All right, Pilots, Omniscia told us the year where Jacqueline Hyde has taken Barnum's slogan. Tell me the war that the U.S. is involved in. Is it the Korean conflict, the Battle of Denmark, or the Vietnam War? Remembering the clues we've just heard: 1951, Cold War, and television soap operas become popular. Jamie, what did you say, pal?

Jamie: I said the Battle of Denmark.

Kevin: All right, LaToya?

LaToya: I said the Korean War.

Kevin: And Gloria?

Gloria: I said the Korean War.

Kevin: All right, the correct answer is the Korean conflict! 10 points for LaToya and Gloria! Very nice, guys. Pilots, by sponsoring the first soap operas, advertisers brought us one of our most popular forms of TV entertainment. In fact, well, my favorite comes on soon, so we... we've got to move it, all right? Now, I don't want... I don't want to miss that. So let's warp to 1951!

Global Pursuit[]

(Chronoskimmer time warp sequence)

Kevin: All right, Pilots, we've followed Jacqueline Hyde to the year 1951, but she's onto us; she's about to do some globe-hopping in the 1950s. That means it's time for Global Pursuit. Grab your controls, watch the globe on your screen, and buzz in when you think you know the answer. If you're right, you get 5 power points. If you're wrong, you lose 5. OK, remember: we're in the early 1950s. Here we go. Hyde pounced to the state where Tony the Tiger debuts at Kellogg's headquarters. Yes, Gloria?

Gloria: Michigan.

Kevin: Correct. Michigan. Now she's making an impression in the state where Silly Putty was recently introduced. Going to... Jamie.

Jamie: Connecticut.

Kevin: Yes, it is! Ad man Peter Hodgson markets a substance thrown away by researchers looking for a synthetic rubber. That's what Silly Putty is. She's ho-ho-holding tight in the state where a canning company adopts the name of its popular symbol, Green Giant. Going to Jamie.

Jamie: Minnesota.

Kevin: Correct! (You got that because of the ho-ho-ho, right? Yeah, thanks a lot. I appreciate that.) Then she galloped to the city where the Hopalong Cassidy TV show is taped. Going to Gloria.

Gloria: Los Angeles.

Kevin: Yes. Hopalong was one of the first TV stars to lend his names to kids' products. He endorsed everything from pajamas to lunchboxes (that's not a bad idea). Hyde spread out to the state where Duncan Hines cake mix debuts. Going to LaToya.

LaToya: Oh, is it Nebraska?

Kevin: Yes, it is Nebraska! Very nice, guys! So, we've got a tough break, guys. I just found out Jacqueline Hyde just left Nebraska right before we got there. So next time, we're gonna ha...

VILE Villain Clue[]

(Transmission incoming)

Kevin: Wait a second, guys. Hey, we're picking up a transmission from the TransTime Signal Monitor! You know what it is? It's Jacqueline Hyde reporting to Carmen! Watch the viewscreen.

(Kevin turns on the viewscreen to intercept Jacqueline Hyde's report as it commences.)

Jacqueline: I'm in 1985, Carmen, and the Home Shopping Club just premiered on national TV. Now people can shop all they want without leaving their sofa!

Hyde: Ha-ha, yeah! Now you can be lazy and go broke at the same time!

Jacqueline: Carmen, advertising has always been part of TV, but the Home Shopping Club is the first TV network that's all advertising, all the time!

Hyde: Who knows when you'll have a craving for a ceramic doll at 5:00 in the morning, or a fake diamond ring at midnight? It's like a virtual junk shop. I LOVE IT!

Jacqueline: Actually, the quality of the products will improve over the next few years, and sales will top one billion dollars.

Hyde: Looks like we're in the wrong racket, boss! Over and out.

(Jacqueline Hyde closes the transmission, and Kevin turns off the viewscreen.)

Kevin: Seems she spends a lot of time talking to herself, or at least arguing with herself. All right, Pilots, where in time is Jacqueline Hyde? Tell me who was President--Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, or Ronald Reagan? Remembering the clues we've just heard: the year 1985, Home Shopping Club makes national debut, and first TV network that's all advertising, all the time. Jamie, what did you say?

Jamie: I said Ronald Reagan.

Kevin: All right, LaToya?

LaToya: Ronald Reagan.

Kevin: And Gloria?

Gloria: Ronald Reagan.

Kevin: You guys are gonna be happy to know, the answer is Ronald Reagan! 10 points for everybody! You know, Pilots, now advertisers don't just sponsor TV entertainment--on networks like the Home Shopping Club, advertising is the entertainment. By the way, the world will be a lot less entertaining if we don't save the history of advertising. So, Squadron, we've got to make one final leap forward in time, and that means an Ultimate Data Boost. Pilots, in an Ultimate Data Boost, each correct answer is worth 10 power points, but if you get it wrong, you lose 10. OK, I'll read you a statement about television advertising. Your job: buzz in and tell me if that statement is true or false. OK, here we go. Before 1957, more countries forbid television advertising than allowed it. Going to Gloria.

Gloria: True.

Kevin: Yes, it is true. Two former U.S. governors did a TV commercial together for Doritos. Going to Jamie.

Jamie: False.

Kevin: Actually, that's true. Mario Cuomo of New York and Ann Richards of Texas made their ad in 1995. Coca-Cola's original TV ad slogan was "Drink it or else!" Going to LaToya.

LaToya: False.

Kevin: Correct. It is illegal to broadcast cigarette ads on American television and radio. And again, to LaToya.

LaToya: False.

Kevin: Actually, that's true. The Congressional ban went into effect in 1971. It is illegal to air ads for foreign products before Presidential debates. Going to LaToya.

LaToya: Is it... true?

Kevin: Actually, that'd be false. Aw. Michael Jackson's hair caught on fire while making a Pepsi commercial. Again to LaToya.

LaToya: False.

Kevin: Actually, that'd be true. He needed to have surgery on his scalp. These are tough ones, though. When he was 10, Dan Quayle starred in a commercial as Skippy the Peanut Butter Boy. Going to Gloria.

Gloria: False.

Kevin: Oh, I'd sure hoped so. But he did do a Lay's Potato Chip commercial in 1994. Mr. Magoo was once a spokesman for General Electric lights. Going to Jamie.

Jamie: True.

Kevin: Yes, it is true! The government banned TV ads for alcohol in the 1920s. Going to LaToya.

LaToya: False.

Kevin: Correct. That is false. There were no television ads in the 1920s. Very nice round, guys. Let's see how well we did, OK? Jamie has 160 power points, LaToya has 135, and Gloria has 170, which means that Jamie and Gloria are moving on to the next phase of this mission.

(applause and cheers from the audience)

Kevin: But LaToya, you did a great job! You've been a good Time Pilot, you know that? And right now, the Chief wants to say a few words to express our appreciation.

Chief: Jacqueline Hyde may have a split personality, but there's just one way to describe your work today: superb! That deserves a special commendation, like this ACME TimeNet mission pack. It includes a deluxe Britannica World Atlas, the official Carmen T-shirt, the Chronoskimmer cap with you-know-who's picture in front, a Where in Time? watch, and, to keep you ready for future missions, the Carmen Sandiego CD-ROM library and board games. They're the best way I know to sharpen a Time Pilot's navigating skills. We here at ACME TimeNet salute you!

Round 2[]

Kevin: All right, Squadron, we've sent LaToya back to TimeNet Command while we stay on board here and complete this mission. You guys ready?

Jamie and Gloria: Yes, sir, Kevin!

Kevin: All right, that's what I like to hear! Chief, we're ready!

Chief: Time Pilots, the history of advertising is at stake. Get to the United States in 1985 and seize P.T.'s stolen slogan! Kevin, you're in command!

Kevin: You got it, Chief! Alright, Time Pilots, full speed ahead to 1985!

Recovering the loot[]

(Chronoskimmer time warp sequence)

Kevin: Look, Jacqueline's got the slogan in the cybersphere! Activate the loot tractorbeam!

(The loot is taken away from Jacqueline Hyde.)

Hyde: See ya, Time Pilots! I'm not done yet!

Saving history[]

Kevin: All right, guys, we gotten back The Greatest Show on Earth slogan and have it safely on board! Congratulations, you've completed mission objective number one! Plus, you're now one step closer to winning that awesome multimedia computer system! But before we continue chasing Jacqueline Hyde, we've got to return the loot to the year 1872. So, let's check in with the Chief to get our flight plan! Chief?

Chief: Time Pilots, you must navigate the Chronoskimmer through eight events from the history of advertising; starting at the most recent event and finishing at the least recent event. The time pilot who does that goes on to chase Carmen and Jacqueline Hyde along the Trail of Time! Here are the events on your flight plan:

The first sky advertising in the U.S.
Television advertising begins in the U.S.
Cigarette ads are banned from U.S. television.
Uncle Sam poster recruits for U.S. Army in World War I.
Barnum first advertises his circus as "The Greatest Show on Earth."
Eisenhower presidential campaign commercial on TV.
Advertising campaign creates halitosis scare.
The Home Shopping Club premiers nationally.

That's your briefing, Time Pilots. Good luck on your journey!

Kevin: Alright, Gloria, you had the higher score. You have a choice of going first or second.

Gloria: Uh, I'll go second.

Kevin: Alright, in that case, Jamie, I want you to navigate this Chronoskimmer back through time from the most recent event to the least recent event, starting by picking the most recent event on the board. You may begin.

Jamie: Home Shopping Club Premieres.

Kevin: Correct, you plotted the course to 1985! Pick the next most recent event.

Jamie: Ummmm.....

(Short pause, then the buzzer sounds)

Kevin: Okay, going to Gloria, picking the most recent event on the board.

Gloria: Home Shopping Club Premieres.

Kevin: Correct, 1985.

Gloria: Cigarette Ads Banned from TV.

Kevin: Yes, 1971.

Gloria: Eisenhower Campaign Commercial.

Kevin: Correct, 1952.

Gloria: Television Advertising Begins.

Kevin: Yes, 1945! Keep going!

Gloria: World War I Uncle Sam Poster?

(Boing!)

Kevin: Alright, back to Jamie.

Jamie: Home Shopping Club Premieres.

Kevin: Yes, 1985.

Jamie: Cigarette Ads Banned from TV.

Kevin: Correct, 1971.

Jamie: Eisenhower Campaign Commercial.

Kevin: Yes, 1952.

Jamie: Television Advertising Begins.

Kevin: Correct, 1945!

Jamie: World War I Uncle Sam Poster.

(Boing!)

Kevin: Alright, back to Gloria.

Gloria: Home Shopping Club Premieres.

Kevin: Correct, 1985.

Gloria: Cigarette Ads Banned from TV.

Kevin: Yes, 1971.

Gloria: Eisenhower Campaign Commercial.

Kevin: Correct, 1952.

Gloria: Television Advertising Begins.

Kevin: Yes, 1945!

Gloria: Advertising "Halitosis" Scare.

Kevin: Correct, 1922! Keep going!

Gloria: World War I Uncle Sam Poster.

Kevin: Yes, 1917! Keep going!

Gloria: First Skydiving Advertising.

Kevin: Correct, 1908!

Gloria: Greatest Show on Earth Premieres!

(Applause and cheers from the audience.)

Kevin: YES, GLORIA, YOU SAVED HISTORY! CONGRATULATIONS! (to Jamie): And you did an excellent job getting us there! That was a tough one, though. You guys were very, very good. How about a deep breath? Ready?

(Kevin, Gloria, and Jamie all take a deep breath.)

Kevin: (to Jamie): I'm feeling good on your side, buddy. (to both): But, we've got more to do, you know that? We're not done. (to Gloria): You and I are gonna move on in just a moment. (to Jamie): But Jamie, the Chief has another mission for you and she's here to tell you all about it.

Chief: You've done an outstanding job on today's mission! And as one of our best time pilots, you need the most up-to-date equipment! So, I'm issuing you a terrific TimeNet mission pack and this great portable CD player; featuring a flexible four-way power supply, a polycarbonate body, a mash one bit DA conversion system, and kickin' sound! From all of us here at ACME TimeNet, congratulations!

Kevin: Alright, Gloria, you navigated us back to 1872 and returned P.T. Barnum's The Greatest Show on Earth slogan! Right now, Jamie is piloting the Chronoskimmer back to the present. But, Gloria, Jacuqeline Hyde and Carmen are still out there! We've got more to do! You coming with me?

Gloria: (nods her head) Mmmhmm!

Kevin: All right, good! So, it's time for us to exit the Chronoskimmer and head for the Trail of Time! Chief, is that a go?

Chief: I'm inputting the trans-portal departure codes, Kevin. Prepare to exit the Chronoskimmer!

Kevin: We're ready, Chief! Look out, Carmen! We're on our way!

(Kevin pulls down the lever, woosh. Gloria and Kevin head to The Trail of Time.)

The Engine Crew: ♪ We're on the case, and we're chasing her through history! ♪
♪ Chronoskimmer, engine's hot ♪
♪ VILE villains, evil plot ♪
♪ Our great Squadron Leader ♪
♪ Will help us defeat her ♪
♪ And bring back the loot to its rightful place in time! ♪
♪ Tell me, where in time is Carmen Sandiego? ♪
♪ Stop her crime, and solve this mystery! ♪
♪ Tell me, where in time is Carmen Sandiego? ♪
♪ We're on the case......

VILE Villains: ♪ And they're chasing us through history! ♪

Trail of Time[]

(Applause and cheers from the audience as The Engine Crew, Kevin, and Gloria all arrive at the Trail of Time.)

Kevin: Hey, Gloria, we've made it to the Trail of Time! We've gotta track Carmen through six time portals by answering her questions! You think you're up for it?

Gloria: Yeah!

Kevin: Alright, ready, set, GO, GLORIA, GO! Follow the Engine Crew to the first portal!

(Gloria runs to the first portal and hits the button.)

Carmen: It's 1841. What opens in Philadelphia? The first Ad Agency or The first Daily Newspaper?

Gloria: The first Daily Newspaper!

(Buzz buzz!)

Kevin: Alright, crank the crank to open up the gate!

(Gloria cranks the crank.)

Kevin: Crank it! Atta girl! Go, go, go, go! Almost there, Gloria! Keep cranking! Faster! Faster! That gate will open at any moment! Almost there!

(Ding!)

Kevin: Alright, go to the second portal following the Engine Crew!

(Gloria runs to the next portal and hits the button.)

Carmen: It's 1881. What circus owner teams up with P.T. Barnum? The Ringling Brothers or James Bailey?

Gloria: James Bailey!

(Ding! Gloria runs to the next portal as Jacqueline Hyde is captured.)

Kevin: Alright, you captured Jacqueline Hyde! Congratulations, keep up the good work!

(Gloria hits the button.)

Carmen: It's 1922. What appears in the sky for the first time? The Goodyear Blimp or Skywriting?

Gloria: Skywriting!

(Ding! Gloria runs to the next portal.)

Kevin: Alright, you got 40 seconds left!

(Gloria hits the button.)

Carmen: It's 1952. Who uses TV ads in his successful presidential campaign? Eisenhower or Truman?

Gloria: Eisenhower!

(Ding! Gloria runs to the next portal.)

Kevin: Alright, you got two more to go and 26 seconds left!

(Gloria hits the button.)

Carmen: It's 1981. What channel is making its debut on television? HBO or MTV?

Gloria: MTV!

(Ding! Gloria runs to the next portal.)

Kevin: Alright, one more to go, Gloria!

(Gloria hits the button.)

Carmen: It's 1991. How many dollars are spent on advertising in the U.S.? 37 billion or 37 trillion?

Gloria: 37 billion!

(A chorus of dings, accompanied by applause and cheers from the audience.)

Kevin: YES, GLORIA! YOU'VE MADE IT THROUGH THE TRAIL OF TIME! CONGRATULATIONS!

(Gloria high fives The Engine Crew and Kevin.)

Kevin: And, you've energized the Capture Crystal! Now, take it, Gloria, and run and place it in the Chronolock Chamber so we can capture Carmen Sandiego!

(Gloria runs to the Chronolock Chamber and puts the crystal in it. Carmen gets captured; applause and cheers from the audience.)

Kevin: Fantastic, Gloria! You've completed every one of your missions! You captured Carmen, captured Jacqueline Hyde, and you returned the loot to its proper place in history! Great job! And now, the Chief wants to show you what you've won! Chief?

Chief: Pilot, you've navigated yourself to an A1 mission rating and this multimedia computer system! With a powerful processor, fax modem, CD Rom drive, and color monitor, it's the sharpest hot rod on the info super highway! You'll also get a year of Brittanica online, the definitive cyber source for information! Plus, the Brittanica CD-Rom encyclopedia and the complete 32-volume Brittanica encyclopedia set! Now, all of history will be at your fingertips! Time pilot, I salute you!

Outro[]

Kevin: Thanks, Chief! Gloria, you won the big computer! How do you feel?

Gloria: Great!

Kevin: Great! You made a great time pilot! But now, we've all got to go back to the present. And remember, at ACME Timenet, history is our job...

Gloria: And the future is yours!

(Kevin, The Engine Crew, and Gloria all depart the Trail of Time as the credits begin to roll.)

The Engine Crew: ♪ We're on the case, and we're chasing her through history! ♪

(While the credits roll, the instrumental version of the theme song is played)

Chief: All historical information has been verified by Encyclopaedia Britannica, and was accurate as of the date this program was recorded. This program was produced by WGBH Boston and WQED Pittsburgh.

Male Delta Air Lines announcer: Carmen's journey through time is propelled by Delta Air Lines, because learning about geography is a great way for kids to learn about our world, one piece at a time. Delta Air Lines. You'll love the way we fly.

Chief: And by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Viewers Like You, and the National Endowment for Children's Educational Television. This is Lynne Thigpen signing off!

(fades to PBS logo)

P-Pals: ♪ This is PBS ♪

P-Pet: (barks)

(fades to WITICS computer game promo)

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