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TV Tonight: "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"

TV Tonight: "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"

Isn't that the kind of question only Fox would ask? The new Mark Burnett-produced, Jeff Foxworthy-hosted game show premieres tonight after the "American Idol" performance episode. And Fox is hoping "Smarter" can ride the post-"Idol" wave all week: It's on after the Wednesday and Thursday shows, too. These first two episodes are half-hour "preview" episodes, and starting on Thursday, the show will be an hour long.

While I love me a good redneck joke every now and then, I'm not sure I can handle an hour of Foxworthy as the host (also, note to Jeff: the glasses don't make you look smarter). I'd be tempted to give this one a pass altogether, if not for two things:

  1. The peanut gallery of young'uns whose job is to heckle the adult contestants, and
  2. My sneaking suspicion that most of America is, in fact, dumber than a fifth grader

For the record, I only got 8 out of 10 right on this fifth-grade trivia quiz. I'm pretty sure that would have gotten me a C in my elementary school. To watch a promo for the show,

Photo courtesy of Fox

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crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Worst show EVER.
LizaToad LizaToad 10 years
only 8/10 :( :oops:
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
and i got 9/10. yay!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
8/10 is an 80 percent so that's at least a low B not a C! good job!
lickety-split lickety-split 10 years
the things kids learn in 5th grade aren't helpful to anyone in everyday life. why does anyone need to know what the fastest bird is? 10 and 11 year olds need to start thinking about how they fit into the world, understand that all people deserve to be treated with respect and that as children they still have much to learn about the world. other than showing us the usless information kids remember long enough to get through 5th grade this show has no purpose.
daiseechain daiseechain 10 years
Darn, I only got 7/10! Lucky guess on the last one.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
I got 9! Turtles and ostriches can confuse us all!
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