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John Cena’s Got Jokes About This Yale Dean on Premiere of ‘Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader’ (Exclusive Video)

Even we got this math question right

Last Updated: September 8, 2019 @ 2:05 PM

John Cena and Nickelodeon’s “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader” are back for a new season on Friday evening, but you won’t have to wait until 7 o’clock to get a few chuckles over an adult struggling with basic math.

Not only is Alfred the assistant dean at Yale, he is a former Princeton professor. Both are Ivy League schools.

Here is Nick’s enjoyable logline for the “College Dean” episode:

In the episode, an Ivy League professor aims to prove his years of schooling haven’t gone to waste. But when his big brain starts to overthink, he considers cheating off a 5th grader!

Watch Alfred fret his way through a third-grade subtraction question via the sneak peek video above, which is exclusive to TheWrap.

And yes, he was correct. We hope your backwards counting concurs.

On-again, off-again WWE Superstar Cena hosts and executives produces this version of “5th Grader,” which Nickelodeon describes as a “reimagined iconic family game show follows the original premise of kids helping adult contestants put their knowledge to the test with questions taken directly from an elementary school curriculum.”

“Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader” will air two back-to-back season premiere episodes tonight, with the first at 7/6c and the second, “Policeman,” starting a half-hour later.