Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego? (TV show)

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Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego? (1996-1998) was a children's television game show loosely based off the computer games of the same name| created by now-defunct Brøderbund Software. “Time” aired on PBS and starred Lynne Thigpen as the Chief; Kevin Shinick as the ACME Time Pilot Squadron Leader; Alaine Kashian, John Lathan, Owen Taylor (season 1), and Jamie Gustis (season 2) as the “Engine Crew”; and Janine LaManna (season 1) and Brenda Burke (season 2) as Carmen Sandiego.

Dialogue[edit]

[when summoning Buggs Zapper in season 2]
Carmen Sandiego: Buggs Zapper! Get over here!

[when summoning Dr. Belljar in season 2]
Carmen Sandiego: Paging Dr. Belljar!

[when summoning Jacqueline Hyde in season 2]
Carmen Sandiego: Jacqueline Hyde! Get both selves over here!

[when summoning Medeva in season 2]
Carmen Sandiego: Mighty Medeva! Report!

[when summoning Sir Vile in season 2]
Carmen Sandiego: I summon Sir Vile!

[Jacqueline Hyde, a V.I.L.E. henchman with a split personality, has been summoned by Carmen to commit a crime.]
Jacqueline Hyde: Hi, Carmen! I was just playing catch with my uncle. [voice becomes modulated] Boy, is he hard to throw!

[Dr. Belljar, a V.I.L.E. henchman who happens to be a cyborg mad scientist, has been summoned by Carmen to commit a crime.]
Dr. Belljar: Eureka, Carmen! I've perfected a way to mash potatoes... inside their skins! (giggles manically)

[Carmen's instructions to one of the V.I.L.E. henchmen]
Carmen Sandiego: I'm sending you to [name of destination] in the year [name of year]. There is something special I want you to steal.

[Carmen's second instructions in season 1]
Carmen Sandiego: This Info-Beam will give you all the details. Now, get going!

[Carmen's second instructions in season 2]
Carmen Sandiego: Bring it back to me in this loot orb when you have it!

[The Chief’s opening lines, season 1]
Chief: Time Pilots, (name of villain) just stole something from the past. You’ve got 28 minutes to get it back, or history will change forever! Initiate Chronoskimmer launch sequence! Boot up the Chrono-computer! Power up the engines! Extend the temporal sequencer! Now, get going!

[The Chief's opening lines, season 2]
Chief: Time Pilots, (name of villain) just stole something from the past. You've got 28 minutes to get it back, or history will change forever! Boot up the Chrono-computer! Launch the time probes! Power up the engines! Now, get going!

[Jacqueline Hyde, before attacking the ship Season 1]
Jacqueline Hyde: [in modulated voice] Hey, Time Pilots, catch! (throws an energy orb and laughs maniacally)

[Jacqueline Hyde, while damaging the ship in Season 2]
Jacqueline Hyde: Hey, Time Pilots! Want directions to the junkyard? (pulls cord from ship) [voice becomes modulated] Now you're gonna need them! (laughs maniacally)

[Sir Vile, after attacking the ship Season 1]
Sir Vile: (laughs maniacally) So much for the Time Pilots! (laughs maniacally)

[After Sir Vile damaged the ship Season 2]
Sir Vile: Burnin', baby, burnin'! Chrono inferno! (laughs maniacally)

[After Sir Vile damaged the ship's control panel Season 2]
Sir Vile: Thy mechanical beast is no match for Sir Vile! (laughs maniacally)

[Medeva, before attacking the ship Season 1]
Sir Vile: Anybody feel like shooting to breathe? (shoots out flames from her mouth)

[After Medeva damaged the ship Season 2]
Medeva: Let's see David Copperfield try that!

[After Medeva damaged the ship's control panel Season 2]
Medeva: Oh, I always like to charge when I travel. (laughs maniacally)

[Baron Wasteland, before attacking the ship, Season 1]
Baron Wasteland: Going somewhere, Time Tykes? I don't think so...

[After Buggs Zapper damaged the ship Season 2]
Buggs Zapper: Take that you dirty time vermin.

[After Buggs Zapper damaged the ship's control panel Season 2]
Buggs Zapper: Did someone call for the exterminator?

[Dr. Belljar, after he attacked the ship, Season 1.]
Dr. Belljar: Catch me if you c-can, Time Pilots!

[After Dr. Belljar, damaged the ship Season 2]
Dr. Belljar: The doctor is in, Time Pilots!

[After Dr. Belljar, damaged the ship's control panel Season 2]
Dr. Belljar: Sorry, my pin number didn't work!

[upon arrival to the near-present]
Kevin: Look, (name of villain) has (name of loot) in the cybersphere! Quick, activate the loot tractor beam!

[After the tractor beam grabbed the loot from Baron Wasteland in Season 1]
Baron Wasteland: We'll meet again, Time Tykes! Much sooner than expected!

[After the tractor beam grabbed the loot from Medeva Season 1]
Dr. Belljar: You'll never catch the br-br-br-brilliant Belljar!

[After the tractor beam grabbed the loot from Dr. Belljar Season 2]
Dr. Belljar: You still got one appointment left with the doctor.

[After the tractor beam grabbed the loot from Medeva Season 1]
Medeva: (gasps) You haven't heard the last of me, Time Pilots!

[After the tractor beam grabbed the loot from Medeva Season 2]
Medeva: I still got a few spells left, Time Pilots.

[After the tractor beam grabbed the loot from Sir Vile Season 1]
Sir Vile: (gasps) I must exeunt only to joust again!

[After the tractor beam grabbed the loot from Sir Vile Season 2]
Sir Vile: (gasps) Now I'm really fired up, Time Pilots!

[After the tractor beam grabbed the loot from Jacqueline Hyde Season 1]
Jacqueline Hyde: [in modulated voice] See ya, Time Pilots! I'm not done yet!

[After the tractor beam grabbed the loot from Jacqueline Hyde Season 2]
Jacqueline Hyde: See? Good always wins over evil! [voice becomes modulated] OH, YEAH?! Well who asked you?!

[The Chief is presenting a consolation prize of a portable music system.]
Chief: It comes complete with headphones. [Alaine from the Engine Crew pops up wearing telephones over her ears.] I sincerely apologize for that joke.

[Kevin with the winning contestant in the hatch for the Trail of Time.]
Kevin: Look out, Carmen! We're on our way!

[The show’s signoff line]
Kevin: Remember: at ACME Time Net, history is our job, the future is yours!

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