Episode 24- Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Combine one manic host, three nerdy children, a dedicated police chief, an A Capella group that rocks, and an elusive villain who steals geographic landmarks. What do you get? Public television gold! This week on Rewatchability, we re-visit the classic children’s game show Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Is it still as epic as it seemed in the ’90s? What kind of detective agency recruits children? And where the fuck is Carmen Sandiego? We answer these questions and more!

Episode 24- Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

WARNING: the podcast contains strong language and immature subject matter, please be advised.

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5 responses to “Episode 24- Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

  1. Hiya guys;
    This is Jeff Thacher of Rockapella.
    I joined the group halfway through Carmen Sandiego, and appeared throughout the final (fifth) season with the original four. Scott Leonard and I are the remaining members from the Carmen era. No offense toward your interesting podcast, but we’re not “doing a cappella covers of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ at state fairs”.

    Actually for 17 years we’ve toured nothing but extremely respectable performing arts centers all over the country, and sell out most of them. Usually about 800-2000 seats. We tour the entire USA, as well as Japan, Europe, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Our music and faces were featured throughout two very successful national Folgers coffee commercials. We appeared in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade….twice. We’ve released original music the entire time, and our non-holiday studio albums never have less than half originals thus far. Our album “Christmas” charted on the Billboard holiday charts. We have appeared multiple times in front of the world-famous Boston Pops orchestra, including at their massive annual 4th of July show, broadcast to millions. Countless collegiate and professional vocal groups have emulated us, openly.

    So, although it was fun to point out how somewhat dated the TV show was, we never went away and continued to evolve in the 16 years since the show went off the air. We invite you to check out our most recent pop album, “Bang”, as well as any of the many others we’ve created….all on iTunes or the website.

    And as far as our upcoming Vermont and New Hampshire shows, about which you said probably “two” people would attend, you’d probably be in happy shock if you sat your butts in the audience. You might even become fans again.

    It’s all in good fun though, and I appreciate the memories. You’re show’s enjoyable. Keep up the good work.

    • Hi Jeff,

      Thanks for listening to the podcast, I hope you didn’t take our jibes too seriously, our show is very, very silly.

      That’s great that Rockapella is doing so well, you guys were obviously a big part of our childhood, so it’s nice to see the band continuing with such success. Re-watching the show was a real delight, and we wish you all the best. We’re very flattered that you took the time to set the record straight with us.

      All the best,

      The Rewatchability gang

  2. Ex-Rockapella Sean Altman here. Gents, thanks for keeping the Carmen flame alive. My fave line: “Show us on Elmo where Rockapella touched you.” Perfect. If J-Lo’s production company actually makes a Carmen flick then we’ll all be happy, especially if she uses the theme song I co-wrote. If you’re NYC-based I’d be happy to guest-appear sometime. Check out my solo project Jewmongous at http://www.jewmongous.com.

    • Hi Sean,

      Thanks for listening and having a good sense of humor about the whole thing (though obviously with a name like Jewmongous, obviously you have a good sense of humor!). You co-wrote the theme song? That’s amazing!

      We’re actually up in Toronto, but if you’d be up for it, it would be great to do a skype interview for the podcast, as a follow up to the Carmen episode.

      Thanks for the kind words.

      PS Best album cover ever!

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