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Episode 75 is the tenth episode of the second season of Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?.


Buggs Zapper steals the Spanish ox carts from the Southwestern States in the year 1598.

After reaching their destination, Kevin and the Time Pilots hear the Engine Crew sing a song about the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in the 1840's. There, they play Global Pursuit with Buggs Zapper.

Later, Kevin and the Time Pilots meet a bunch of grapes. She laments that she has been left to rot on the vines after Cesar Chavez and some other grape pickers went on strike for better wages and working conditions. Her clues about the Selma to Montgomery March leads the Time Pilots to the year 1965, where Buggs Zapper sabotages the Chronoskimmer, necessitating a Data Boost.

After the Data Boost, the Time Pilots overhear a conversation between Buggs Zapper and Carmen. His clues about NAFTA lead the Time Pilots to the year 1992, during Carlos Salinas de Gortari's presidency of Mexico. Once in 1992, they retrieve the Spanish ox carts.

Emily captures Buggs Zapper, but Carmen escapes due to Emily running very slow despite having only missed one question.

Time Pilots[]

  • Abby Gold
  • Shelley Chen
  • Emily Ulmann

Sketches and Pit Stops[]

  • Engine Crew Song - 1840s (the decade when the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed).
  • Global Pursuit.
  • Cluefinder (A bunch of grapes) - 1965 (the year Cesar Chavez led the grape pickers' strike).
  • Data Boost.
  • VILE Villain Clue - 1992 (the year when the leaders from U.S., Mexico, and Canada signed the NAFTA agreement during Carlos Salinas de Gortari's presidency of Mexico).

History of Mexican Migration (Flight Plan)[]

  • 1993: Henry Cisneros is named to President Clinton's cabinet.
  • 1971: Tejano singer Selena is born.
  • 1958: Richie Valens' hit song "La Bamba" is released.
  • 1940s: Over 300,000 Mexican-American troops serve in WWII.
  • 1916: Revolutionary Pancho Villa leads raids into the U.S.
  • 1848: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed.
  • 1836: Mexican Troops capture the Alamo from Texan defenders.
  • 1598: Juan de Oñate leads settlers from Mexico into New Mexico.

Trial Of Time Questions[]

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

  1. It's 1853. Who negotiates a big U.S. purchase of land from Mexico?
    • William Seward
    • James Gadsden
  2. It's 1927. Where is future labor leader Cesar Chavez born?
    • United States
    • Mexico
  3. It's 1933. Where does Diego Rivera paint a controversial mural that's later destroyed?
    • U.S. Capitol
    • Rockefeller Center
  4. It's 1985. What novel by Sandra Cisneros wins the American Book Award?
    • The House on Mango Street
    • Gone With the Wind
  5. It's 1994. What agreement goes into effect in North America?
    • NAFTA
    • The Rio Grande Treaty
  6. It's 1997. what Mexican-American is appointed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations?
    • Henry Cisneros
    • Bill Richardson (not given; out of time)


  • This is the episode on the trail of time where the time pilot Emily touched the wrong side of the portal thinking the rope was there before Kevin told her it's on the other side since Emily got 4 right answers and 1 wrong answer.
  • The only 1 wrong answer Emily got on the trail of time was the Stonehenge rope with a big wheel contraption at the 2nd time portal.
  • The end theme music of WITICS went really long before the chief announced the closing fundings of WITICS in this episode.


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