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Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego
« on: April 18, 2021, 11:10:30 AM »
Apparently New Zealand had its own version of the game show.  What bugs me is the fact that their version of Rockapella did not sing the chorus “She goes from Nashville to Norway...” themselves. 

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Re: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2021, 12:16:17 PM »
Interesting that it's almost a carbon copy of the US version but with a different host and Chief.

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Re: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2021, 02:36:23 PM »
there's also non-English adaptations of the show 

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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2021, 08:55:19 PM »
I know about the Italian, French Canadian, Castillan Spanish and German versions.  What I like about their versions of Rockapella was that each one of them featured a woman.

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Re: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2021, 10:13:37 PM »
I actually find the Italian version more similar to the PBS original, with its own back room for various sketches as well as the option to pick "Where do you wanna go?" if you beat the map round. The only thing that was different was that the order towards capturing the henchman didn't necessarily have to be loot/warrant/crook like on most other adaptions. If the show got picked up for a sixth season instead of changing itself to "Where In Time?", I'd wish they'd do a special around the world episode/week showcasing the various international versions where chiefs could help the Gumshoes with catching Carmen, but I'd make that a primetime special due to its higher profile.

Still, Africa and "Australasia" are certainly no easy feat to accomplish, despite New Zealand being in the same region that its map round would be played for. Even adults would struggle due to the tiny size of all those islands.
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Re: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2021, 10:15:24 PM »
speaking of "Where in Time..." this is also a thing

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Re: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2021, 10:17:15 AM »
Hard to believe the original show turns 30 in September.  Perhaps if circumstances allow, we'll see a reunion of surviving cast and creative members later this year. 

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Re: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2021, 02:40:16 PM »
if you follow Adam Wurtzel's "Host At Home" youtube series, that actually happened

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Re: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2021, 12:18:08 PM »
Defunctland's most recent video about the history of the show:

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Re: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2021, 05:16:11 PM »
Defunctland's most recent video about the history of the show:

  It was actually from that video that I found out that NZ had its own version of the series. 

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Re: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2021, 12:44:50 PM »
I already knew that there was a French-Canadian version of both World and Time because I've seen a few episodes of each
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Re: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2021, 03:57:52 PM »
One of the best things about the French Canadian version of "World" is that the end theme is performed ENTIRELY by "Les Voxapellas" and did not have any lip syncing.

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Re: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2021, 03:46:54 PM »
Widemir Noumil was the only cast member from the French-Canadian version of World to cross over to the French-Canadian version of Time.  On the latter, he was the French version of Sir Vile and was also part of the Engine Crew
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