Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? is a television game show format based on asking grade-school level questions to adults, hosted by Jeff Foxworthy.
Each game is played by a single contestant who earns money incrementally based on a payout ladder by answering simple trivia questions, with the game themed as a school quiz. The game relies on the premise that an adult would not know the information generally taught in elementary grade school, because it is rarely used in adult life by the type of person chosen to be a contestant. Therefore, the show is essentially a test to see how much an adult has retained since graduating elementary school. The show also derives its humor by occasionally displaying the contestant's educational attainment, implying that in spite of that, they struggle to answer some questions.
The contestant is presented and chooses from a set of ten subjects and grade level question topics. The question is then revealed. Some questions are multiple choice or true/false; others require the contestant to answer without any options.
Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? can be seen on Tuesdays at 7:00pm and 7:30pm on KFVE the Home Team.
Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. A true jack-of-all-trades, Foxworthy has found significant success in television, film, recorded comedy and literature.More >>