For the first time I watched "Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?" I was horrified. One of the "hard" questions was if Y = 3X and 3X = 12, what is the value of Y? And the person missed it. Holy crap. I mean you don't even need arithmetic to solve this! It just a simple identity problem, if a = b and b = c then a = c. The person guessed 4?!
Worse is that this show is apparently entertaining. *sigh*