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Warg
07-09-2007, 08:24 PM
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ArugulaZ
07-09-2007, 08:33 PM
I don't think anyone has fond memories of the sequel, Where In Time Is Carmen Sandiego, which dumped the acapella singers and replaced them with dancers and villains apparently taken from a bad episode of the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. "I must exeunt, only to joust again!" still rings in my ears to this day. Damn you, anachronistic African-American knight!

JR

alexb
07-09-2007, 08:44 PM
Hey, the Chief died (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynne_Thigpen). The show was corny, but I kinda have a soft spot for it. It may be the one in my head, though.

I even liked the Saturday morning cartoon they ran in the mid-90s on Fox. You know, the one where two random kids take orders from the decapitated holographic head of Egon Spengler.

Dizzy
07-09-2007, 08:49 PM
Can anyone confirm Phil Collins hosting this gem of a show?

I tell everyone who can listen to me that Collins hosted Carmen Sandiego but they refuse to believe me.

Schmidt
07-09-2007, 08:55 PM
DO IT ROCKAPELLA!

ArugulaZ
07-09-2007, 08:55 PM
Hey, the Chief died (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynne_Thigpen). The show was corny, but I kinda have a soft spot for it. It may be the one in my head, though.

I even liked the Saturday morning cartoon they ran in the mid-90s on Fox. You know, the one where two random kids take orders from the decapitated holographic head of Egon Spengler.

Who does his best impression of Max Headroom and Aladdin's Genie all at the same time. I'll bet Lynne could have taken his ass in a fight any day of the week.

JR

EDIT: Nope, it was some guy named Greg Lee. Here's the 411 from IMDB:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106172/

I don't know who hosted Where In Time..., but I think it was somebody else.

philliam
07-09-2007, 08:58 PM
i found her, shes on my lap right now

reibeatall
07-09-2007, 09:07 PM
DO IT ROCKAPELLA!

Damn. You beat me to it.

alexb
07-09-2007, 09:14 PM
i found her, shes on my lap right now

God, man. She's gotta be, like, sixty now. Pervert.

philliam
07-09-2007, 09:21 PM
this is the new one man why would i get an old chick ew

alexb
07-09-2007, 09:50 PM
What, her granddaughter? Dude, she's twelve.

philliam
07-09-2007, 09:59 PM
her hot sexy 20 year old dude are you jealous hahaha

Maggie
07-09-2007, 10:03 PM
a hot sexy twenty year old dude?

Oh man, we bout to throw down in here.

Mightyblue
07-09-2007, 10:16 PM
Unless you're a girl, then you'd want the Guys Gone Wild edition.

shivam
07-09-2007, 10:17 PM
THE WARRENT

philliam
07-09-2007, 10:19 PM
so currently im a black dude/captain kirk/girl

Maggie
07-09-2007, 11:50 PM
You're everything to everyone.

poetfox
07-10-2007, 01:13 AM
I saw Rockapella in concert twice. They wouldn't stop singing Christmas songs.

shivam
07-10-2007, 02:01 AM
THE LOOT.

one more...

Jakanden
07-10-2007, 04:02 AM
That show rocked.

Merus
07-10-2007, 04:10 AM
so currently im a black dude/captain kirk/girl

I read those as slashes ala fanfics, so I was thinking you were in a threesome, but then I had to decide which one you were.

I want to delay that decision for as long as possible. Also the mental pictures.

Healy
07-10-2007, 04:16 AM
This thread needs less talking about philliam's imaginary vagina and more talking about Carmen Freakin' Sandiego.

So! Did anybody buy the choose-yer-own-adventure books based on the show(s)/games/post card/whatever of Carmen Sandiego? I remember having both the one where you chase Carmen Sandiego through time, and the one where you chase her through outer-space. Were there any other books in the series?

Mr. Sensible
07-10-2007, 04:19 AM
The...suspect? It's been so long, but now I remember the glory of PBS afterschool programming.

Edit: On second thought, I'm pretty sure they dispensed with due process altogether and just referred to 'em as the "crook"...

R^2
07-10-2007, 08:10 AM
IIRC they referred to the villain by whatever corny, punny name they bore.

Excitemike
07-10-2007, 08:13 AM
Square One was the height of PBS educational programming. Everything else is just a slow downward spiral to Cyberkids or whatever. Dragontails.

Balrog
07-10-2007, 08:48 AM
SARAH NADE!

ArugulaZ
07-10-2007, 08:57 AM
IIRC they referred to the villain by whatever corny, punny name they bore.

Hey, I liked the Star Trek tribute character. Neemoi from the planet Roddenberry? How can you beat that?

JR

Calorie Mate
07-10-2007, 09:46 AM
How is Carmen 60 now when she was like 30 ten years ago?

alexb
07-10-2007, 10:12 AM
Caloric, she's clearly an older woman. She was 40 or something back in 1985. You do the math. The hat and trench coat are for protecting her from further sun damage and hiding her liver spots.

Daikaiju
07-10-2007, 10:25 AM
He lives a life of danger,
That underwater ranger,
The one and only Plastic Diver Guy!

Sheana
07-10-2007, 12:12 PM
Dammit I hate you all. Now I have that song stuck in my head hardcore.

Hardcore.

philliam
07-10-2007, 12:16 PM
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r260/philliamahn/waldo.jpg

Vahn16
07-10-2007, 01:36 PM
This too, is related to the topic. (http://threepanelsoul.com/view.php?date=2007-06-25)

Mr. Sensible
07-11-2007, 03:44 AM
Square One was the height of PBS educational programming.

They had some freakin' awesome writers on that show. They made math fun, fer chrissakes.

The Mathnet segment might be the most compelling mathematics-based police drama I've ever borne witness to.

Maggie
07-11-2007, 10:01 AM
Mathnet was real? I thought I had imagined that. I remember watching it constantly, not having even the slightest clue what Dragnet was.

The thing that most intrigued me about the show was that, because of the lighting, EVERY character's face looked like it was made out of some kind of pasty cake.

It was fascinating.

Daikaiju
07-11-2007, 10:14 AM
Kate Monday, George Frankly
"To cogitate, and to solve"
CLASSIC.

Square One was damn good television.

shivam
07-11-2007, 10:47 AM
i watched the shit out of mathnet, down to the actual full length special they did when the show moved to pseudo new york, and monday was replaced by tuesday.

i wish they still did shows like that.

Daikaiju
07-11-2007, 09:10 PM
Holy Fish'n'chips... I just realized; Mathnet is the proto-CSI.

Sarcasmorator
07-11-2007, 09:13 PM
The brothers Karamazov, or Kara-MOZ-ov ...

Sporophyte
07-11-2007, 10:14 PM
Mathnet is fantastic, but for me the best part of Square One was their music videos. They managed to pull off catchy tunes in a variety of styles and genres while imparting important math facts. It's like if Wierd Al had tried to be educational.

I have many on them on my computer in really low quality video, because that's all I can find to remember them by.

Daikaiju
07-15-2007, 10:28 AM
Oh well thanks. "Archimedes" is stuck in my head again.

thomp538
07-15-2007, 09:51 PM
321 Contact FTW

Sporophyte
07-15-2007, 11:11 PM
Oh well thanks. "Archimedes" is stuck in my head again.

He solved the problems of his day using math in amazing ways. His great work lives on today. Archimedes.

Calorie Mate
07-16-2007, 09:38 AM
He solved the problems of his day using math in amazing ways. His great work lives on today. Archimedes.

He was the name of Merlin's owl in The Sword and the Stone.