A Captain in the United States Marines from San Clemente, CA, heads back to the classroom to test his elementary knowledge on ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? This atypical quiz show tests adults' lack of knowledge - as revealed by how much they've forgotten since elementary school. Grownups again find themselves in a classroom setting, revisiting their youth, as they tackle subjects they've already been taught, ranging from art to geography and math to social studies. However, the players are not alone. There is a way for contestants to "cheat" in this classroom. The adults have the opportunity to get some help from real grade-schoolers, who will offer what they think is the correct a-n-s-w-e-r .