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]

[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, 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!

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

[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)

[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?

[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!

[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 2]
Medeva: I still got a few spells left, Time Pilots.

[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 2]
Jacqueline Hyde: See? Good always wins over evil! [voice becomes modulated] OH, YEAH?! Well who asked you?!

[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)

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

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

[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.

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

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