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Episode 68 is the third episode of the second season of Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?


Sir Vile steals the squire's silver spurs from England in the 1100s.

At the time of the crime, the Chronoskimmer door is stuck open, so Kevin calls the repairwoman Fumbles McWhoops, who directs with clues to Sir Vile in America in the 1710s, when young Ben Franklin was apprenticed. Unfortunately, in the 1710s, Sir Vile wrecks the Chronoskimmer, making a Data Boost necessary.

After the Data Boost, Kevin and the time pilots meet a post-Civil War Mississippi apprentice named Samuel, who directs them to Sir Vile in America in 1866. There, the time pilots go through Global Pursuit in the late 1800s.

After listening in on Sir Vile's report to Carmen, the pilots follow Sir Vile to New York City in 1979, when construction on the Cathedral of St. John the Divine resumed, and they retrieve the squire's silver spurs.

Philip captures Sir Vile, but Carmen escapes.

Time Pilots[]

  • Ashley Laurie
  • Philip Lamb
  • Julie Sheets (?)

Sketches and Pit Stops[]

  • Fumbles McWhoops - 1710s (when Benjamin Franklin begins apprenticeship)
  • Cluefinder (Samuel the Apprentice) - 1866 (during Andrew Johnson's administration; when Black Codes required former slaves to work under the apprenticeships of white men)
  • VILE Villain Clue - 1979 (when apprentice stoneworkers resumed work on the Cathedral of St. John the Divine)

History of Apprenticeship (Flight Plan)[]

  • 1996: Star amateur golfer Tiger Woods turns pro.
  • 1979: Neighborhood apprentices resume work on the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
  • 1940: Disney’s Fantasia premieres with Mickey Mouse as "The Sorcerer’s Apprentice."
  • 1919: Baseball's "farm system" is established to train players.
  • 1836: Martin Van Buren is elected President after four years as Vice President.
  • 1802: West Point Military Academy is established to train soldiers.
  • 1460s: Leonardo da Vinci apprentices as painter and sculptor.
  • 1100s: Squires wear silver spurs as apprentice knights.

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 the 1100's. What's a knight-in-training called before he becomes a squire?
    • Swayne
    • Page
  2. It's the 1660's. What instrument does Antonio Stradivari learn to make?
    • Piano
    • Violin
  3. It's 1815. What future U.S. President is an indentured apprentice?
    • Millard Fillmore
    • Andrew Jackson
  4. It's 1863. Thomas Edison is an apprentice telegrapher in what industry?
    • Railroad
    • Newspaper
  5. It's 1964. What new U.S. program trains youths in camps and urban centers?
    • Work Fare
    • Job Corps
  6. Question not asked, out of time.


  • The three wrong answers Philip got on the trail of time was the stonehenge rope with the wheel contraption at the 2nd portal, the Chinese dragon pump contraption at the 3rd portal and the Egyptian rope contraption at the 4th portal.
  • In the introduction to this episode, much of the Chief's dialogue is cut, with her going straight from "You've got 28 minutes to get it back..." to "Now, get going!"
  • During the Ultimate Data Boost, Kevin mentioned Reggae singer Bob Marley, whose son Ziggy performed the song Believe in Yourself as the theme song for Arthur, another PBS Kids series.


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