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Title: "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?"
Post by: msmpls on March 29, 2007, 12:36:39 PM
I was just flipping through the newspaper and saw an advertisment for this new game show called "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?" hosted by none other than Jeff Foxworthy. I don't have a TV (television will rot your brain) but I really really want to know if this show is as atrocious as I imagine it is. If you've seen this, please tell me this is a bunch of idiots making fools of themselves for not knowing that the War of 1812 wasn't fought in 1962 or that Sam Adams wasn't just "that beer guy".

Title: Re: "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?"
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on March 29, 2007, 01:17:03 PM
Aside from Jeff's brand of humor, it's pretty straightforward, and many questions asked are things you've most likely not had to remember since the fifth grade or before, so many of the contestants get stumped.

(I miss plenty of the questions, myself. Makes me feel like a dumbass.   :-[)
Title: Re: "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?"
Post by: Rattrap007 on March 29, 2007, 01:57:41 PM
Just asks fairly basic questions kids today study in grade school and asks adults the same questions. It is kinda funny when they have to rely on a 10 year old for help. It does make you feel like an idiot when you miss some. Truth is most of the questions are stuff you don't really need to know, unless you work in a specific area that requires it.
Title: Re: "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?"
Post by: JonnyFrag on March 30, 2007, 07:07:19 AM
The worst thing about this show is that Jeff Foxworthy gets to hound the contestants for not knowing the answers. Kind of like when Alex Trebeck always tries to sound so smart and unflabbable , even though he has the answers on a card. But it's Jeff Foxworthy so it makes it 10 times worse.
The other horrid thing is there is one little girl on there that oversells her fake laughing at Jeff's tired material every time he makes even the slightest attempt at a joke.

But it wastes 30 minutes of your life a shot, so if you are just waiting to die, it helps out.
Title: Re: "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?"
Post by: homerjayla on March 30, 2007, 08:03:41 AM
I don't anything made my Fox Network anymore. It's all mindless crap.
Title: Re: "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?"
Post by: Pak-Man on March 30, 2007, 08:52:34 AM
Unless it isn't. Then it's canned after a season because it couldn't get ratings when they moved it to a different night every week and didn't tell anyone about it. :^)
Title: Re: "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?"
Post by: 6079SmithW on March 30, 2007, 09:09:04 AM
Sample question: "Does Becky Johnson like me? (Y_) (N_)"
Title: Re: "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?"
Post by: timechaser on April 02, 2007, 03:44:29 PM
I despise this show. It scares me to see how little people know and I pray to Thor I don't end up like that eventually.
Title: Re: "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?"
Post by: AmandaGal on April 02, 2007, 03:53:54 PM
I'm about to have my doctorate and I think I am most definitely smarter than a 5th grader.  I mean, I've taught them in classes at the zoo.  They're morons.  They don't even know what PMS is or to not touch the teacher when she is in a bad mood...JK, I'm not that bad  :).  That being said, I don't know some of the answers.   I can't think any specifically, but I've seen the show once and I got some wrong. 

I think most of the questions are just dumb things you forget right away...besides, I went to public school.  It doesn't make me feel stupid not to know that stuff.  I'm sure I used to know it.  I was the dorky little girl who'd rather stay inside and read than go to recess in the 5th grade.  Where did it get me? I hate to tell the little smart fifth graders this but it's a dark, dark road ahead.  One day, they'll be "bragging" about their intelligence on some message board somewhere.   ;)
Title: Re: "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?"
Post by: Bob on April 02, 2007, 03:56:17 PM
Crap like this is ruining smart, scripted TV. 

I feel horrible that morons watch this crap.

Now I will go back to my cabin shack in Colorado and brood.