On what PBS show from the 1990s would you see characters named Vic the Slick, Wonder Rat, Top Grunge and Eartha Brute?
You might have recognized the names as some of the villains on the popular children’s game show “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?” The bad guys were part of Carmen’s gang, along with other colorful characters like RoboCrook, Double Trouble and Patty Larceny.
“Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?” was based on the computer game by Brøderbund Software and ran for five seasons, beginning in 1991. Special/Senior Agent Greg Lee was the host in charge of training new recruits for ACME. Lynne Thigpen played The Chief and a cappella group Rockapella provided some wonderful songs.
The show was a fantastically fun way to educate about geography. It was replaced by “Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego?” in 1996.