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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: Chandler Chaffee, Mackenzie Holmes, Nathan Lazarus, Cody Lee, Sierra McCormick
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 2.16: Escape from Flunkytown
December 13

Last time, three former 5th Grader flunkouts were invited back for a second shot at a million. Two of them flunked out... Again. The third, Karl Schaub, won $50,000 and is going for more tonight.

Just like last time, Olivia couldn't make it to class, so Chandler is sitting in.

Believe it or not, Karl is going in with a strategy. And Sierra is helping out with that.

4th Grade Science $100,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
What scientist developed the equation E = mc squared?

Sierra is locked. Karl... repeats the question. And the answer. Albert Einstein used it to describe relativity. He's just showing off now. That's right for $100,000.

Karl wants to use the money he's won so far to pay for a honeymoon.

5th Grade Math $175,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
What is the product of 1.1 and 1.1?

Math is Karl's worth subject. But he knows that product is multiplication. 1.1 x 1.1 equals 1.21. Karl goes with that. Sierra said... 2.2. That's wrong, and she can't save him. The rest of the class... wrote something different. And for the first time, the entire 5th Grader class... is wrong. Jeff wrote... "Karl, you have $175,000!!"

Time for the last round of questions with the last 5th grader to help. Here comes Cody.

4th Grade World History $300,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
Who was the first woman to make a solo flight in an airplane across the Atlantic Ocean?

Cody is locked. Karl still has all of his cheats. If he uses one, he is committed to the question. He doesn't use one, though. He's dropping out with $175,000, which is $175,000 more than what he left with the last time.

Cody had the right answer... "Ameliah Airhart." That was what Karl was going to go with, but that's a good day anyway.

Next up is a 21-wedding DJ from Lakeshore Elementary, ALAN MASARSKY. He hasn't changed one bit from 10 years ago. He also attends UCSB. He also likes to gamble... as is demonstrated by video footage of him playing poker as a kid.

First up to party with the guy from the party school is Sierra.

1st Grade Spelling $1,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
How many times does the letter "S" appear in the following word...

The word is "surprise". There are two S's. Alan goes with that for $1000.

2nd Grade Animal Science $2,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
Which of the following is NOT an article?
a) An
b) The
c) To

Fact: Alan's college GPA is 3.3. An article is a pronoun that identifies nouns. He doesn't know that. He PEEKS at Sierra, who says... C. Alan trusts her... Good move. That's $2000. "To" is a preposition.

Sierra goes back to the class, and up comes Cody.

1st Grade Animal Sciences $5,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
An elephant's tusks are made primarily of what material?
a) Enamel
b) Bone marrow
c) Ivory

Alan rules out enamel and bone marrow. That leaves C... and that's right for $5000.

Fact: Alan speaks fluent Russian. It's his first language.

2nd Grade Measurements $10,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
How many days are in a leap year?

Fact: Alan scored a 1280 on his SATs.

Alan wants to guess 364. He goes with it. It's not 364 days... It's 366 days. His party crew was a little nervous about that answer as well. If Cody says anything other than 366, then Alan flunks out...

Cody said 366. SAVED!

As Cody heelies off into the class, we go to the milestone question with Nathan.

5th Grade Math $25,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
What is the absolute value of 9?

Nathan was quick. Alan imagines that it is not 9. Jeff takes time to feed the fish while Alan mulls his options. He COPIES Nathan's paper. The correct answer is 9. Nathan's answer... 9! Alan's got $25,000!

"The absolute value, by the way, is a number's positive form."

But he's out of help, so there's no reason why Nathan should stick around other than to show off. He's the brains of the class after all.

3rd Grade Science $50,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
TRUE or FALSE? Cocoa beans, from which chocolate is made, originated in Asia.

Alan takes the freeball on FALSE. He has no idea where they originated. But he knows it's not from Asia. The class was all right on this.

They said... FALSE! $50,000 is his!

Cocoa beans are native to South America.

4th Grade Social Studies $100,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
CLASSROOM CLUB QUESTION from Patrick from La Costa Heights Elementary School
In 1787, what was the first state to ratify the Constitution and join the US?

Computer lab heading to LCHES. Answer heading to Alan? He's thinking Virginia, but he's not sure. He doesn't think Virginia is right. He would usually take a gamble, but not now. He drops out with $50,000.

Correct answer: Delaware, thus their nickname, the First State.

So the search for someone who is smarter than a 5th grader continues...