For each season of the show, a group of self-professed know-it-alls are recruited to be competitors to determine who is Canada's Greatest Know-It-All. The tasks the competitors are asked to do tests not only their knowledge in a wide range of topic areas, but often how to apply that knowledge in achieving a desired end goal better or faster than their fellow competitors. In each elimination, the competitors are either placed into teams or work as individuals in two specific challenges. For each of the two challenges, one person from the losing team or the losing competitor if they are working as individuals is sent to the danger zone for potential elimination. In the danger zone, the two competitors generally face off head-to-head in another individual challenge, the loser who is eliminated from the competition. The last competitor standing is crowned Canada's Greatest Know-It-All for that season.

Canada's Greatest Know-It-All - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2012-01-30

Canada's Greatest Know-It-All - Know-it-all - Netflix

A know-it-all or know-all is a person who constantly presents their input as though they were professionally trained, schooled or have firsthand insight into subjects when it is evident this is not the case. A know-it-all will quickly reject opinions, suggestions, thoughts and commentary from others as incorrect, nonsensical and disruptive. The German word Besserwisser is also used in some languages, literally meaning “better knower”. The Tamil language equivalent appatakkar was popularised through its usage in the film Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010).

Canada's Greatest Know-It-All - See also - Netflix

Dunning–Kruger effect Lake Wobegon effect Pedant Polymath Smart aleck (disambiguation)

Canada's Greatest Know-It-All - References - Netflix