Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Season 2 Episode 1

Disturbing the Heavenly Peace

Aired Unknown Sep 08, 1992 on PBS



  • Trivia

    • Locations in Istanbul, Turkey:

      Old City
      Ceramics Shop
      St. Sophia (Trouble)
      Pera Palas
      Spice Bazaar
      Grand Covered Bazaar
      Galata Bridge
      Military Museum (Gate)
      Bus Station (Warrant)
      Cinema District
      Topkapi Palace
      Faith Mosque

  • Quotes

    • Conrad Knuckle: (as the Chief) Greg, in my office, on the double.
      Greg: Okay, Chief. I'll be right there. You guys stay here. I wanna check with her. Gotta fix that sound. (enters the Chief's office) Chief, what's up?
      Conrad: Greg, what's the latest on Carmen Sandiego?
      Greg: Whoa, Chief. (imitates Conrad) "What's the latest on Carmen Sandiego?". (normal voice) You sound kinda weird today. What's with your voice?
      Conrad: Well, Greg, that's because I'm not myself.
      Greg: Okay, if you're not yourself,... then who are ya?!
      Conrad: I'm Conrad Knuckle, joint director for E.M.C.A., another anti-crime agency.
      Greg: EMCA? Hey, wait a minute, that's ACME spelled backwards.
      Conrad: Yes. I've taken over the Chief's mind for awhile.
      Greg: Well, when are you gonna stop being Conrad Knuckle, (furiously) and start being my beloved Chief again?!
      Conrad: All right! As soon as I make this offer to your gumshoes. My organization, EMCA, will send whoever catches Carmen on a free trip to the sausage packing room of Mueller's meat company in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
      Greg: Gee, Conrad, that's a nice offer, but it's not really the ACME way. I'm not sayin' it's a bad deal or anything. I'm just--
      Conrad: What do you suggest?
      Greg: Well, how about offering a trip to anywhere in North America to the gumshoe who captures Carmen Sandiego?
      Conrad: Hmm, yeah. That might be better incentive than the meat thing. Okay. Anywhere in North America, it is.
      Greg: Great.
      Conrad: Now, to get me to leave the Chief's body, you must hit my shoulder repeatedly with a squeaky toy hammer.
      Greg: Well, what a coincidence. (pulls one out of his jacket) Just happen to have one right here.
      (starts hitting the shoulder)
      Chief: Greg! What on earth are you doing?!
      Greg: Chief, you're back. Hi. See, your body was filled with Conrad Knuckle. He's the head of EMCA which is still good guys, but it's ACME spelled backwards, and he said I, uh, had to hit you with this. (hands the Chief the hammer) I'm gonna go-- Glad you're back.
      (exits the office)
      Greg: (in feminine voice) Okay. Back to work.
      (he reacts and hits himself with a hammer)
      Greg: (normal voice) Okay. Back to work.

    • Jeremy: (on the phone with Double Trouble) Hello? No! You cannot be on "Growing Pains". Oh. (to Lindsey) It's for you.
      (he hands the phone to Lindsey)
      Lindsey: Hello?
      Double Trouble: We're doin' the Jailhouse Rock, but it just isn't a party without Carmen Sandiego. You'll find her in Asia.

    • Chief: You've done great work today.
      (she knocks on her desk)
      Chief: And we're proud of you. A--
      (she notices that the screen isn't popping up)
      Chief: WALTER!!

    • Chief: This is Lynne Thigpen speaking for Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, and remember, through day and night, we sniff out crime.
      We're bustin' slimeballs all the time!

  • Notes

    • This episode was filmed on May 12, 1992.

    • This episode marks the debut of a new round known as the Chase, which is played after one clue proceeding the Phone Tap (this season through season 4) or after the Phone Tap (in some of this season and season 5).

    • The grand prize of a free trip in the lower 48 states is now expanded to anywhere in North America, but the rules of the Map have unexplainably been changed, so the Gumshoe has to identify 8 locations instead of 7.

    • Rockapella now (not in season 3) say "You've won!" before their fanfare at the end of the Jailtime Challenge, except in some episodes.

    • Barry Carl now introduces the Gumshoes instead of the Chief.

    • The Photo Recon in this season is done by the Chief inserting a screen into a monitor that pops up from her desk when she knocks with her knuckles or taps with her magnifying glass.

    • This is one of 2 episodes in which there is no Phone Tap. The other episode is Stoneheist.

    • Clue Informants:

      The Mysterious Woman
      Rockapella (parodying The Isley Brothers' "Twist and Shout" w/Greg and the Chief)
      The Stool Pigeon

    • All first season episodes were recorded at Chelsea Studios in Manhattan. This was the first episode to be produced at Kaufman Astoria Studios in neighboring Queens.

    • This is the only episode in which the gumshoes are made up of 3 2-player teams, rather than the usual 3 individual players.

    • Aired in primetime.

    • This episode was a celebrity edition and PBS aired it three weeks before the season premiere.

    • This episode repeated on October 12, 1992.

  • Allusions