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Anybody watch "Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?"

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by ondeadline, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    I watched last night's episode on DVR and a women had to be the stupidest game-show contestant I've ever seen.

    The question: If Jacob stands on Spencer's shoulders, he is two and one half (2.5) yards high. How many feet high are they?

    Her Answer: 78 feet

    She also said during the question that there are "352 feet in one yard" and she said it very seriously. How can an adult not know how many feet there are in a yard? My third grader knew that.
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  2. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I enjoy the show.
  3. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I want to cry.
  4. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    This and "1 vs.100" are a couple of shows (and there aren't that many) that my entire family enjoys watching. We have fun watching it together, particularly when my third grader knows the answer and the adult contestant doesn't. :)
  5. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    Don't watch it cause I am afraid I wouldn't Be ;)
  6. pressmurphy

    pressmurphy Member

    I watched the same episode. It may have been the first reality-type show I've watched since about the fifth episode of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."

    I may start watching "Fifth Grader" on a regular basis because Miss 352 made me laugh my ass off. Working for Gannett knocked about 2 points a year off my IQ, but watching this show on a regular basis will help my self-esteem.

    352? Geeeeez.
  7. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    After the performance of many people (yes, including me) in the U.S. Open pool on SportsJournalists.com, there's a whole new crop of contestants lining up for this show.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I have a few issues with the show... The first is that it's completely stolen from Howard Stern, who was doing almost an identical show 10-15 years ago...

    The other is the questions... I was watching a show the other day and under "First grade spelling" the word was "Condemnation"

    Now, it's been 27 years since I was in first grade, but we had spelling words like "balloon"

    Under "second-grade geography" there was a question about the Erie Canal... What are you fucking kidding me?

    I must admit though a week or so ago I watched a high school teacher go up there and then missed three of the first four questions before being eliminated... I laughed my ass off...
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I'm waiting for Are You Smarter Than A First Grader. I figure I can handle that.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Hell, I'd do better on Jeopardy than I would on this show...
  11. That HAD to be an act, right?
    She thinks she should know about yards because of a chemistry class?
    Nobody this dumb could live to be that age. She would have forgotten to eat for a week and died.
  12. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Love the show. But I think the Dumbest Contestant Ever has to go to the woman who thinks an elephant is bigger than the moon.
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