Wednesday, January 19, 2011

carmen sandiego

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her theme song is familiar, but did you ever pay attention to the lyrics?

she commits incomprehensibly grievous crimes and humiliates governments, apparently for the lulz.  (what does it even mean to steal a river or a city?)  no supernatural powers.  just a burning hatred for order and authority.

she is peerless among fictional villans.



good luck gumshoe.  you've already lost.


theme song and lyrics.  you nostalgia you lose.



Well she sneaks around the world from Kiev to Carolina, 
She's a sticky-fingered filcher from Berlin down to Belize, 
She'll take you for a ride on a slow boat to China, 
Tell me where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? 

Steal their Seoul in South Korea, make Antarctica cry Uncle, 
From the Red Sea to Greenland they'll be singing the blues, 
Well they never Arkansas her steal the Mekong from the jungle, 
Tell me where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? 

She go from Nashville to Norway, Bonaire to Zimbabwe, 
Chicago to Czechoslovakia and back! 

Well she'll ransack Pakistan and run a scam in Scandinavia, 
Then she'll stick 'em up Down Under and go pick-pocket Perth, 
She put the Miss in misdemeanor when she stole the beans from Lima, 
Tell me where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? 
Oh tell me where in the world is... Oh tell me where can she be? 

Ooh, Botswana to Thailand, Milan via Amsterdam, 
Mali to Bali, Ohio, Oahu...! 

Well she glides around the globe and she'll flimflam every nation, 
She's a double-dealing diva with a taste for thievery, 
Her itinerary's loaded up with moving violations, 
Tell me where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?
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33 comments:

RP said...

hearing this for the first time..love it...

Andrew said...

She stole the Seoul from South Korea... wow. Ruthless. Actually, I was homeschooled as a child and I watched this show very regularly with my family--maybe it's what kickstarted an interest in traveling?

Didn't she have a nintendo game too? She really did take over the world for no reason. What are your thoughts on Waldo? I'm sure he must have had some ulterior motives for hiding all the time.

Bobby said...

I used to love that show and watched it all the time. Great find!

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MRanthrope said...

never realized the complicated word play going on in the theme song until now.

Suciô Sanchez said...

I only now realize that she and Dora the Explorer are different people.

BTN Hip Hop said...

STICKY FIGNER AY

paintchip said...

I remember her, completely forgot what she was about though.

tigey said...

hehe, Strange lyrics

Laughing Vault said...

never heard of it. she is cool

Gno said...

I lose...

The Champ said...

Carmen Sandiego was old enough to have existed at the same time as Czechoslovakia?

Isaac said...

She did indeed have a nintendo game and an SNES game lol. Following you

Justsayin' said...

That brings back some memories.

Rawr said...

:D this video is great

Monster Madness said...

It's pretty good man!

Anonfourtwenty said...

Wow I haven't thought of her in forever!

Mister Sharaf said...

nice post

Rick S. said...

That's just what I was thinking "The Champ". Czechoslovakia hasn't been around for a while haha

Das Auto! said...

very nostalgic, never paid attention to the lyrics before though. found it interesting

p said...

Waldo's girlfriend!

JayPower said...

Loved that show so much ;D

erics said...

i used to play carmen sandiego when i was younger. damn she was so hard to find.

Natália said...

If Carmen and Waldo had a baby no one would ever find it.

I'm almost catching up to you!

The Latest Movie Trailers said...

never heard of it

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NooG said...

I lost hard man... You have reawakened my pubescent crush on Carmen...

KG said...

never listened to it but it's pretty good!

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Solsby Kid said...

Nice post! Keep it up!

poorfags said...

Hey....that's pretty good.

Ocelot006 said...

I remember playing the PC games non stop during school. Thanks for the memories. Following.


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A Hermit said...

I don't know much about her, I'll have to do a bit of research

Primitive said...

Sounds alright =)

Candlej- said...

well to quote michael caine from The Dark Knight, "Some people just wanna watch the world burn". I guess Carmen is one of those people...

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