Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?
Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? is an American game show hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy.
The show features contestants having to answer questions commonly taught in elementary school (and often long forgotten by the contestants). The contestant must answer questions correctly, but could "drop out" of school at any time. If a contestant answered all 10 questions (two from first through fifth grade material), the contestant would have a chance to win $1,000,000. If the contestant was not successful, they would have to state their name followed by "and I am not smarter than a 5th grader!"
Only two contestants have ever won the million dollar prize, both notable in their own right: Kathy Cox, former superintendent of public schools for the U.S. state of Georgia; and George Smoot, winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics and professor at the University of California, Berkeley. They were allowed to state their name followed by "and I AM smarter than a 5th grader!"