Are you smarter than a 5th grader?

Thursday, March 01, 2007

I am, but unfortunately, some other people aren't. Has anyone watched this at all? I can't believe how idiotic our country is. How do you not know that Columbus Day is in October? Or that R.E.M. stands for Rapid Eye Movement? Or that there are 15 teaspoons in 5 tablespoons?

It's so sad that grown-ass adults do not know the answers to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade questions. In my opinion, the contestants should not win any money- the kids should. The adults on the show should walk home with their heads hung in shame.

I'm actually disgusted at this show- but I can't turn away- it's just such a trainwreck.


Eric 3/02/2007 11:32:00 AM  

I actually got burned on the teaspoons one, I was sufficiently embarassed for myself.

Rachel 3/02/2007 12:10:00 PM  

I had to ask my son a couple of the questions. He got them right. I was mentally looking at a teaspoon and a tablespoon and guessed that 3 would fit.
I didn't know that walruses were indiginous to the arctic.
At least the guy walked away with $100k last night.

Anonymous,  3/02/2007 03:20:00 PM  

I looked into getting on the show quite awhile back, when I learned of it. I figured, "What the hell, easy money."

It turns out that unlike a lot of shows, they rig the eligibility requirements so that only awful people get on the show. They can freely eliminate you if you do not live in a certain part of California or if they do not think you are attractive enough.

After watching who they let on, it is clear to me that they just used all their loopholes as excuses to let on only the stupidest people.

So, no easy money for me.

David in DC 3/02/2007 05:04:00 PM  

Yes, I'm smarter than a 5th grader. (Actually Monkeyboy in DC is a 4th grader and I'm smarter than him too)

But he's gaining fast.

Sex & Moxie 3/05/2007 06:23:00 PM  

Howard Stern did this on his show years ago. Burnett totally ripped him off.

Anonymous,  3/06/2007 03:34:00 PM  

So, you answered every single question correctly? You should go on the show. You would make a killing.

C. 3/11/2007 07:53:00 PM  

It's just another take on the slow, systematic decline that encompasses the cesspool that is prime-time television. I would think that regular viewers would start getting the notion that their intelligence is being insulted and go out and rent a movie instead, or even better, read a damn book.

Conversely, they picked the right guy to host it. Jeff Foxworthy is emblematic of modern television, which gave its death rattle with the cancellation of Arrested Development.

The former informed viewer of prime time television now spends entirely too much time on the internet, in any event.

The Diva Tee's Thoughts 3/16/2007 10:58:00 AM  

I love this show! I think it is so cute and funny.

Ricardo 3/17/2007 09:46:00 AM  

So what if they're smarter. I can run faster than them, lift up heavier things and can beat them up ;-)

But seriously, you want a real game show? Throw a 5th grader into an apartment or house where he or she has to get up and go to work every day and pay bills and so on. Won't hold up too well I bet.

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