Name of a popular series of educational computer games produced in the late 80s. Each game focused on using deduction, figuring out clues, and figuring out where to go next. The games were seen as an excuse to teach your kids geography without having to open a book. The game was adapted into two tv game shows- "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" (1991-1996, best known for the ending song of the same name performed by the band Rockapella
) and "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?" (1996-1998). There was also an animated series that aired on Fox from 1994-1998.
The character of Carmen was never really explored in either of the game shows. In the animated series (which used to be avaliable to watch at Yahooligans!
c. mid-late 2005), her history was fleshed out. She's best known for wearing a red trench coat, a matching fedora with a yellow band (which also conceals either her left or right eye depending on what piece of art you're looking at), and high heeled shoes.
Since Carmen Sandiego stole anything she could (statues, landmarks, rockets from Nasa), her name has become an almost stand by. If you wanted to make a joke, you would blame her for something you've had stolen or misplaced.
Guy 1: I can't find my stupid wallet.
Guy 2: Damn you Carmen Sandiego!
The red trech coat and fedora hat clad femme fatale and infamous leader of V.I.L.E. (Villains International League of Evil) is A.C.M.E.'s most wanted criminal in the popular multi-media series "Where is Carmen Sandiego?" The series was first owned by "Broaderbound Software" and now a franchise bought out by "The Learning Company". It's creators were ex-Disney artists who were sick of one dimensional female characters they believed made poor role models, and created there own female "Indiana Jones". Carmen is described as a "thorn in ACME's foot" as she is the ring leader for the largest criminal organization on earth; famous for stealing priceless artifacts and historical landmarks. She is extremely gifted intellectually. In recent Carmen games such as "Stolen Drums" it is noted in the game manual that she was a child prodigy and won a substantial amount of money on a game show and used it to travel the world. In the T.V. series "Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego" it is discovered during the "Into the Maelstrom" episodes that Carmen was an orphan who joined ACME when she was only 16 years old under the wing of the original "chief" shown in some of the games and the PBS TV Gameshow series played by Lynne Thigpen. ( Thigpen's phenomenal success in her short lifespan as an actress in the early 90's lead to powerful independant successful black women recieving the slang term "THE CHIEF" by fans of the show as a nickname/title because at the time of the shows popularity it was ...more...
some crazy bitch in a red coat that always seems to be missing.
Where in the world is Carmen san Diego?
Founder of V.I.L.E., the Earth's most notorious organization of villains. Known for her red coat and fedora, Carmen and her gang attempt to steal the world's most valubale treasures.
Carmen has brown hair and brown eyes, even though her eyes are never shown in pictures of her.
A woman, as we all know, who commits Violent Crimes and Hides around the world. Rumor has it that she was last seen With Waldo...
"Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Bangin' Waldo."
Some crazy women in a red coat and red hat. Everyone always expects her to come save the day whenever something bad happens because she's their bitch or something along those lines. No one can ever seem to find her, probably because she's using that hat of her's for some inappropriate things. :o
Where on earth is Carmen Sandiego???
In your father's bedroom. ;)