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Episode 69 is the fourth episode of the second season of Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?


Buggs Zapper steals the canning process from Paris, France, in the year 1809.

At the time of the crime, Buggs taunts the Time Pilots and states that he's in a time when Englishman Peter Durand invented tin cans, which came in handy for the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. Once in 1812, the time pilots play Global Pursuit in the early 1800s.

Later, the time pilots meet a female Mexican immigrant who is planning her own wedding using canned vegetables. Her clues related to a cannery strike in California lead the time pilots to 1939, where Buggs Zapper sabotages the Chronoskimmer, necessitating a Data Boost.

After the Data Boost, Recyclo-Man comes in with a clue related to watches made from recycled soda cans, which lead the time pilots to 1994, where the time pilots reclaim the canning process.

Jason captures Buggs Zapper, but Carmen escapes when Jason answers the last question incorrectly.

Time Pilots[]

  • Marilyn Rios
  • Jason
  • Ashley

Sketches & Pit Stops[]

  • VILE Villain Clue - 1812 (during the War of 1812; the year Peter Durand invented tin cans)
  • Cluefinder (Mexican immigrant worker) - 1939 (during the Great Depression; when female cannery workers in California went on strike)
  • Recyclo-Man - 1994 (the year the Re-Watch was invented)

History of Canning (Flight Plan)[]

  • 1987: 50th anniversary of Spam canned meat
  • 1978: Coca-Cola agrees to bottle drinks in Communist China.
  • 1963: The "pop-top" beverage can is introduced.
  • 1939: Cal-San workers strike during the Great Depression.
  • 1922: Preserved jars of oil are discovered in King Tut's tomb.
  • 1870: The first square-bottomed paper bags
  • 1834: Europe's first canned sardines.
  • 1809: Appert invents the canning process.

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 1810. What is Nicolas Appert awarded for his canning process?
    • A cash prize
    • A patent
  2. It's 1842. Where is modern refridgeration first used?
    • Restaurants
    • Hospitals
  3. It's 1859. Who explains why heated and sealed food doesn't spoil?
    • Louis Pasteur
    • Edward Jenner
  4. It's 1903. What does a California packer put in cans for the first time?
    • Spam
    • Tuna Fish
  5. It's 1953. What kind of frozen food is introduced by Swanson?
    • TV Dinners
    • Orange Juice
  6. It's 1962. What image is made famous by pop artist Andy Warhol?
    • Soup Can
    • Soda Can


  • This episode marked the debut of Buggs Zapper.
  • After Jason missed the last question at the last time portal, time ran out before beginning to operate the device at the portal, but no generator lights were being turned on.
  • Recyclo-Man reappears after appearing the nineteenth episode of the first season.
  • Buggs Zapper assaulted the Chronoskimmer by spraying a cloud of pesticides at the Chronoskimmer hatch and said, “Did someone call for the exterminator?”


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