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Episode 48 is the forty-eighth episode of the first season of Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?


Jacqueline Hyde steals the tea from the Boston Tea Party from Boston, Massachusetts in 1773.

After a Data Boost refuel at the time of the crime, Kevin and the time pilots listen in on Jacqueline's report to Carmen and overhear clues directing them to the passage of the 16th Amendment (federal income tax) in 1913, where she zaps their 'fact fuel.'

After a Data Boost refuel, Kevin and the pilots meet Al Capone, who gives clues directing them to his conviction of tax evasion in Chicago in 1931.

After Global Pursuit through the 1930s and getting clues from Elephant Guy, Kevin and the Time Pilots follow Jacqueline to 1990, when President George Bush broke his 'no new taxes' pledge and retrieve the tea of Boston Tea Party.

Emma captures Jacqueline Hyde, but Carmen escapes.

Time Pilots[]

  • Kristen Bellissimo
  • Emma Burrata
  • Igor Bachinsky

Sketches and Pit Stops[]

  • VILE Villain Clue - 1913 (when the 16th Amendment was passed)
  • Cluefinder (Al Capone) - 1931 (the year he was convicted for tax evasion)
  • Elephant Guy - 1990 (the year President George H. W. Bush broke his tax pledge)

History of U.S. Taxation (Flight Plan)[]

  • 1990: George Bush breaks his pledge of "Read My Lips: No New Taxes".
  • 1981: President Reagan cuts income taxes 25%.
  • 1966: The Beatles release the song Taxman.
  • 1935: The Social Security Act is passed under Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1913: The 16th Amendment is ratified.
  • 1861: The Confederate government imposes a "war tax".
  • 1794: The Whiskey Rebellion is defeated.
  • 1773: The Boston Tea Party.

Trial Of Time Questions[]

Bold indicates correct answers.
Italics indicates the contestant's answers.
Underline indicates the contestant answered the question after time ran out.

  1. It's 1773. How are Boston Tea Party protesters disguised as?
    • British soldiers
    • Mohawk Indians
  2. It's 1836. In what city are all U.S. coins manufactured?
    • Washington D.C.
    • Philadelphia
  3. It's 1913. What constitutional amendment allows the federal income tax?
    • 14th
    • 16th
  4. It's 1935. What president establishes social security?
    • Franklin Roosevelt
    • Herbert Hoover
  5. It's 1981. What economic philosophy does Ronald Reagan endorse?
    • Balanced Budget
    • Supply Side
  6. Question Not Asked, out of time


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