Welcome back to fifth grade!
In case you missed it, Nickelodeon’s reimagined “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader” premiered last night starring an all-new class of A+ students. So to celebrate, we caught up with four of the smarter-than-can-be stars — Jamir Vega, Saya Watkins, Quinne Daniels and Patrick D’Amico — to find out what working with series host, megastar wrestler and actor John Cena, is really like!
Keep scrolling to catch the inside scoop on the youngsters’ favorite filming memory and watch an exclusive sneak peek at tonight’s episode, featuring a nun who’s sure she can ace elementary school:
Jamir: Off the set and sometimes even on the set, my classmate Quinne…was the funniest classmate. She was always making all of us laugh and would do anything to make anyone laugh!
Quinne: That’s so sweet! [My favorite memory was when…] one of questions involved a little experiment and it failed the first time. It was in the promo…and John was just like “science doesn’t always work, but it’s science!” He played it off really nicely and it was so funny.
Saya: One of the best moments with John was definitely when they brought some sort of living thing, I’m not going to tell you what it is, but it was extremely funny because he didn’t necessarily want to hold it. It was super sweet of him to try ot overcome his fears!
Patrick: It was all such an amazing experience, but one of my favorite memories was when I got to go up to the podium and answer a really, really important question. I obviously can’t tell you what it was but I helped the contestant a lot and it was really awesome. You’ll know exactly what it is when you see it!