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Is Andy Smarter Than a Child Genius?

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  • - I want to ask you if you're watching a show
  • that I have been obsessed with. It's called "Child Genius."
  • Have you watched this, on Lifetime?
  • Anybody, yes? [cheers and applause]
  • Oh... And if you haven't,
  • find a way to start watching from the beginning.
  • It's a competition, and it's about--get this--
  • child geniuses. [laughter]
  • Kids--they're amazing, and watching them
  • makes me feel both dumb and stupid at the same time.
  • [laughter] They all have IQs above 150.
  • I don't even know what an IQ stands for, I don't--
  • [laughter]
  • I know "DQ" is Dairy Queen, I know that.
  • [laughter]
  • I don't know, they're like 12 years old, most of them.
  • That's the average age.
  • One of them is already taking college classes.
  • I'm 57, I still haven't started taking college classes.
  • They are smart in every area. They have--
  • They quiz them--every week is something different.
  • Math, geography, memorization.
  • One episode, they shuffled a deck of cards,
  • and the kids have to memorize the order
  • of every single card in the deck.
  • And they do it. They remember 52 cards.
  • Unbelievable--if I walk from the living room to the kitchen
  • for a pair of scissors, I forget what I was doing in there.
  • I've been telling everyone on my staff to watch this show,
  • and Andy, have you seen it yet? Have you watched?
  • - Uh, no, I've recorded it. I have not watched it.
  • - All right, well, that's the important thing.
  • I told you four weeks ago to watch and you've recorded it,
  • [laughter] so that's good.
  • All right, uh...
  • Here's--here's-- Come here, Andy.
  • I'm gonna punish you, come here.
  • [laughter]
  • [cheers and applause]
  • We're going to have a little competition, and we're gonna--
  • [audience exclaims "oh!"]
  • We're gonna play a game...
  • Look, there's two podiums.
  • Who do you think you're going to play against?
  • - Some sort of child genius. - Yep, you are gonna play
  • against one of the child geniuses on the show.
  • Ryan! Come on out here, Ryan.
  • [lively pop music plays] [cheers and applause]
  • - Hi, Ryan. - Hi.
  • - How are you?
  • - Ryan, hi. - Hi.
  • - Hi, I'm a big fan.
  • I know who you are, 'cause I watch the show.
  • You're how old? - I'm 12 years old...
  • - You're 12. - and I'm in 7th grade.
  • - You're in 7th grade, and what is your IQ?
  • - Um, well.
  • My parents, they told my brother and I
  • that one of our IQs is 153, and the other is 156,
  • but they won't exactly tell us whose is whose,
  • because otherwise, we'll fight over who's smarter, so...
  • - Right. And what are the--
  • Obviously, there's a lot of benefits,
  • but other than the obvious,
  • what is the benefit of being really, really smart?
  • - Oh, well, one thing that I really like
  • is that I can prove my parents wrong.
  • [laughter]
  • - They must love that. [laughter]
  • both: Yeah.
  • - What is your IQ, Andy? - [laughs]
  • - I have not had it tested. - No?
  • - No. - All right.
  • I just want to show everybody.
  • This is one of-- this is a math equation
  • that Ryan was doing on the show.
  • - Ryan, what is 39,553 + 2,302?
  • - 41,855.
  • - Correct. 39 x 7?
  • - 273. - Correct.
  • 203 divided by 7.
  • - 29. - Correct, pen down.
  • Calculate 14 x 2 - 11,
  • and finally, multiply by 2.
  • - 34. - Correct.
  • [cheers and applause]
  • - Impressive.
  • [cheers and applause]
  • All right. Here's--Ryan, watch this.
  • This is a clip of Andy trying to walk.
  • [laughter]
  • announcer: Here she is now,
  • Ellen DeGeneres!
  • [laughter]
  • - All right, so...
  • - Not nice. - Here we go.
  • - All right, let's go. - [laughs]
  • All right, you've got a pad and pen,
  • you might not need that.
  • Okay, ready? - Yeah.
  • - Buzz in when you know the answer.
  • What's 7 x 7?
  • - 49. - That is right!
  • - Wow. [cheers and applause]
  • All right. This Friday is Friday the 13th.
  • How do you spell...
  • (sounding it out) Tricks..a..phobia?
  • (saying it wrong) Tricksadeckaphobia?
  • - That is right! - That's right.
  • [cheers and applause] That's right.
  • Good job!
  • You had that.
  • All right, here we go. Math equation.
  • - Okay. - Ready?
  • - Yep.
  • - 412.
  • ["wrong" buzzer noise]
  • [laughter]
  • - Yes.
  • - 316 - Yes.
  • [cheers and applause]
  • - He didn't even do anything! - Right.
  • - He just said that, that's right.
  • All right. Good guess, though, Andy.
  • - Okay. - All right,
  • if 3 to the power of x times 9 equals 81,
  • what is the value of x?
  • - 2. - That's right.
  • [applause] - Yep.
  • [applause]
  • - Andy, I'm going to ask you something that's more
  • in your world-- You're a big fan
  • of the Los Angeles Kings, right?
  • - I am. - All right, what is
  • the Chinese word for "king?"
  • [laughter]
  • - Wáng?
  • - Wa--Wáng?
  • He should know, wáng.
  • [laughter] ["correct" bell dings]
  • [applause]
  • How do you spell that, Andy? - I don't know, but...
  • I got the first one. - Okay.
  • [laughter]
  • - Everyone knows that pi is the ratio
  • of a circle's circumference to its diameter,
  • but what are the first 10 digits of pi?
  • 3.141592653589793--
  • - Okay, yeah, got it.
  • [laughter]
  • [applause]
  • - The score is 5 to 1. - Yes.
  • I have 17 Emmys. - Andy?
  • - Yeah, go ahead. - I really want you to have
  • a point here, okay?
  • Don't ring in.
  • Name 10 types of pie.
  • - Apple, pumpkin, blueberry, cherry, rhubarb,
  • pineapple, mincemeat...
  • - Pineapple pie? - Uh...
  • - Plum, key lime and banana cream and raspberry.
  • - All right. [cheers and applause]
  • [cheers and applause]
  • - Two. - Pineapple?
  • - Two--uh, yes. - I have never had
  • a pineapple pie in my life. - Nor have I.
  • Nor have I.
  • Here we go: if a woodchuck could chuck
  • 60 pounds of wood in 1.5 days,
  • how many pounds of wood would a woodchuck chuck in 6 days?
  • - [stammers]
  • [laughter]
  • 600.
  • ["wrong" buzzer]
  • - 240. - That's right.
  • - Okay. [applause]
  • Fair enough. - All right.
  • - All right. - Name--
  • Name three Kardashians and Jenners don't count.
  • Kim, Khloe, and Kendall.
  • - (laughing) That's right.
  • Ah... - Oh, oh...
  • - Do you know who the Kardashians are?
  • - Yeah. - Okay.
  • The sum of three consecutive prime numbers is 173.
  • What is the largest of these numbers?
  • [buzzes in]
  • - 61? - That is right.
  • - I don't know what that means. - I don't either.
  • - [laughs]
  • - All right. - Good for you.
  • The score is 7 to 3 and I don't even know
  • how you got 3 on there, but anyway...
  • You were the winner, Congratulations, Ryan.
  • For winning, you're getting a 55" TCR Roku TV,
  • and a $1,000-- [loud cheers and applause]
  • and a $1,000 Game Stop game card.
  • - What do I get?
  • - You get nothing! - What do I get?
  • "Child Geniuses," Tuesday nights at 10:00 on Lifetime.
  • And now, we all dance. Give that back to him!

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Ellen put him to the test with one of her favorite kids from the show "Child Genius."