Beakman's World (1992– )

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A wacky scientist and his companions answer viewer questions about science.

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Paul Zaloom ...
 Beakman (79 episodes, 1992-1997)
Mark Ritts ...
 Lester (79 episodes, 1992-1997)
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 Liza (28 episodes, 1993-1995)
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 Josie (26 episodes, 1992-1993)
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 Phoebe (25 episodes, 1996-1997)
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In this show, which works like a cross between Mr. Wizard and Monty Python, the science teacher, Beakman answers viewer questions about science. With the help of his assistants Josie and Lester the Rat, he uses various methods like animation, interviews with famous dead people of science and simple experiments to illustrate scientific principles. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Beakman (Paul Zaloom) would often say as an expression of surprise: "Zaloom!", to which Lester the rat sometimes replied "you zaloom". See more »

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Lester: You rub me the wrong way, Josie.
Josie: Remind me to do it someday with a power sander!
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A rocket flies around the torch lady in the Columbia closing logo. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girl in Gold Boots (1999) See more »

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And they canceled it? How??
15 January 2005 | by (Porto Alegre, Brazil) – See all my reviews

This show is nothing less than an absolute landmark in educational TV, and dare I say it, in TV in general. It was like they found the perfect formula: the characters, the timing, the scenery, the lines, the sound effects, and just about everything else. Good old Beakman could talk about *everything* using simple speech, good humour, enthusiasm, always aided by his assistant (originally Josie) and not-exactly-aided by the man in the rat costume, Lester. The three characters completed each other perfectly, and all through the episode, there was not a single second wasted: to every line, there was a perfect reply, and to every question, there was a perfect answer. This is brilliance and talent in their highest forms. Beakman's World can make me laugh harder than any adult comedy show out there can, and I still learn great things with it. It was a shame that Alanna had to leave the series ("Sister Act II", remember that?), and had to be replaced. Liza took herself too seriously, and didn't fit in too well with the other characters. Josie was unbeatable.

And of course, the show was cancelled. I doubt even Beakman could explain us how the execs had the courage to do that.


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