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All those things you learned in elementary school are about to come back to haunt you... in the form of a quiz show that tests how dumb you've become.

Host: Jeff Foxworthy
The Class: Kyle Collier, Alana Ethridge, Jacob Hays, Spencer Martin, Marki Ann Meyer
Announcer: Mark Thompson
Creators/EP: Mark Burnett, Roy Bank, Barry Poznick, John Stevens
Packager: Mark Burnett Productions, Zoo Productions
Origin: Manhattan Beach Raleigh Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Airs: Thursdays at 8p ET on FOX

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Episode 2.1
September 6

It's a brand new year at Are You Smarter... Elementary as more and more grownups try and conquer the classroom... but it's the same old class? Well, they've served us well so far.

So let's welcome back our students with a 35-year-old captain in the United States Marine Corps. Transferring from Peace River Elementary in Port Charlotte, stand at arms and salute the first new student of season 2, ROBERT RUDDER!

At ease, class. He wasn't that good in elementary school, but he had a 3.9 GPA in college as an information management major. We may have found the million dollar man.

Rules of the game have not changed. The game is played in five rounds with 10 subjects ranging from 1st Grade to 5th Grade. You can choose them in any order. The class will play along with you. Each round consists of two questions, with one classmate helping per round. If you get stumped, you can call on three cheats:

- PEEK: where you can look at what your classmate wrote and decide whether or not to go with that answer.
- COPY: where you must lock in with what your classmate wrote.
- SAVE: if you answer a question incorrectly, but your classmate is correct, the game continues.

If at any time you are stumped to the point where you can't continue, you can elect to drop out of school and take the money that you've won, BUT you have to look into the camera and tell the millions of people watching, "I am NOT smarter than a 5th grader." But if you survive all five rounds, you will be offered the chance to take a risk on one final question for $1 million dollars.

Got it, Captain? Good. Because school is now in session. Open your textbooks to page one...

We start the new season off with Kyle center stage helping.
1st Grade Social Studies $1,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
What is the only US national holiday that always falls on a Thursday?

Robert is a big fan of eating. He goes with Thanksgiving...

Sir, that's $1000, sir!

1st Grade Math $2,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
TRUE OR FALSE? The sum of two whole numbers is always another whole number.

Robert goes with TRUE.

Kyle said... TRUE.

Both are right!

Robert has already done two tours in Iraq. Jeff calls him a true American hero and wants him to be the first millionaire on this show.

Time to switch out for Alana as we meet the family in the crowd.

2nd Grade English $5,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
How many adjectives are in the following sentence? "Spencer takes good care of his hairy dog?"

Alana is locked in. Robert thinks he knows it. He goes with two. "Good" and "Hairy."

Spencer: "2. My dog is hairy and fat!"

... both of them are right!

3rd Grade Animal Science $10,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
What is the last stage that a butterfly goes through before it becomes an adult?
a) Pupa
b) Larva
c) Egg

Robert's dad is an entomologist. He better get this right. He goes with pupa. Family likes that answer. Good job for $10,000!

Robert wants to get his son a new video game system and his family a trip to Florida.

Next up is the milestone question for $25,000. He gets this right, he can't leave with less than that. Here to help is Jacob.

4th Grade Life Science $25,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
Muscles are attached to bones by which of the following?
a) Ligaments
b) Tendons
c) Marrow

Robert's actually torn one of his ligaments, but he locks in with tendons. Correct for $25,000! So he's locked in at that much. But let's take a look at this for $50,000.

2nd Grade Cultural Studies $50,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
The leaf of what tree is on the Canadian national flag?

He can picture the Canadian national flag... and the big maple leaf on it. He locks in maple. That's right for $50,000!

Next classmate to help is Marki.

3rd Grade World Geography $100,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
The Ganges River flows through Bangladesh and what other country?

Fun fact: Robert scored a 1270 on his SATs.

Robert needs to take a PEEK. Marki said... "India". Robert decides to go with it.

She's right, Robert's right, he's got $100,000!

5th Grade Measurements $175,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
How many watts are used during one kilowatt hour?

Marki's locked in quickly. Quickly is good.

Robert takes a stab at 1000... Good for $175,000! OORAH!

Spencer, come on down. It's game time. He wants Robert to go for the harder one, US History, first.

5th Grade US History $300,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
Who was only person to be elected US President four times?

Robert's good with presidents. He's thinking about Roosevelt. Which Roosevelt? "Theodore Roosevelt."

... The class said Franklin Roosevelt, 3-1 (Alana agreeing with Robert). Those three... are right.

The only way Robert can stick around is if Spencer says Franklin.

Spencer said... Jeff wants to take a break.

... after the break... "Fraklin D. Roosevelt". COUNT IT! And the crowd goes crazy!

Last question...

4th Grade World History $500,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
Ivan the Terrible was a czar of what country?

Robert thinks he knows this one. The only country he knows of is Russia. He thinks about it... is he $275,000 strong?

Yes. He's locked. Correct answer is... RUSSIA!

One question remains... the Million Dollar Question. The classmates can't help. The cheats are rendered useless. You are allowed to see the category for free and take the money and run if you don't feel strong about it, but if you decide that you want to take the question, there is no turning back. The Million Dollar Question category is...


Is this chance at a million worth $475,000 to Robert? He doesn't think World History is worth $475,000, so he drops out with the $500,000!

But just for shiggles, here's the question.

Which Frenchman was the first European explorer to navigate the St. Lawrence River in Canada?

"I don't have the faintest idea." Correct: Jacques Cartier. But Jacques Cartier didn't have $500,000...

New student next time.