Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Season 1 Episode 25

Who Pinched Pisa?

Aired Unknown Nov 01, 1991 on PBS
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Episode Summary

Who Pinched Pisa?
Vic the Slick steals the Leaning Tower of Pisa from Italy.

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  • Someone makes off with the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and it's up to the intrepid show guests to figure out whodunit.

    The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a remarkable achievement of Renaissance engineering and architecture. It stands today as a testament to the incredible flowering of creativity and talent during that era.

    Unfortunately, it does so at an angle growing ever more precarious due to an error which sadly mandates the building's steady collapse into the mud.

    Despite this flaw, the tower is still admired by people all over the world. Including some who are not so honest. One of Carmen's gang, Vic the Slick, pilfers the tower and sets off the pursuit which is tracked on the show.

    The contestants help to solve the epic case, which features smart little demonstrations of the famous experiment involving two weights dropped over the side. As always, viewers and players alike must put the clues together to come up with the answer. You learn all the details, but it's still your job to use them to ferret out the truth. This is part of why the show always had appeal as a teaching tool and as pure fun.

    Justice is a tough job, but somebody's got to do it.


Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Locations in Oahu, Hawaii:

      King's Village (Leaning Tower of Pisa)
      Barbers Point
      State Capitol
      Diamond Head
      Iolani Palace (Vic)
      Waikiki Beach
      International Market
      Federal Building (Warrant)
      Coronation Stand
      U.S.S. Arizona Memorial
      Academy of Arts
      Pearl Harbor
      Royal Burial Ground
      Bishop Museum
      Kamehameha Statue

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Mrs. Pumpkinclanger: Pipe down down there!
      Greg: It's my upstairs neighbor, Mrs. Pumpkinclanger. C'mon. (enters the alley and looks up at Mrs. Pumpkinclanger) We're makin' too much noise, Mrs. Pumpkinclanger?
      Mrs. Pumpkinclanger: Crime! Crime! Crime! All day long that's all I hear! You want to catch Vic? Go to Tutuila Island for pity sake. It's part of American Samoa. The only United States territory south of the equator. He sunk the tower in one of the loneliest harbors in the South Pacific. Now, go get your crook and leave me in peace!
      (she shuts her window)
      Greg: Thanks, Mrs. P. Sorry 'bout that! Sorry! Y'know, she may be crabby, but she's got good sources.

    • Barry: (enters singing opera) Vic the Slick. Vic the Slick.
      Greg: That's great. Just come right in here... Invite the whole town, if you want to. Invite...
      (Barry whistles shrilly, signaling Scott, Sean, and Elliot to enter and provide the background music for Barry's song)
      Barry: He went to this mount...
      Back in Italy...
      That towers by the fire...
      That burns in Napoli.
      The only active volcano...
      On mainland Europe today...
      2,000 years ago,
      It swamped Pompeii!
      Greg: Now, that's a clue, ladies and gentlemen!
      Greg: Rockapella! Thank you! Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!

    • Vic: I'm gonna need some company in the slammer, so here's the scoop on Carmen. Look for her in Africa.

  • NOTES (1)


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