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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The penguins are named "Don" and "Herb" as a homage to the original "Mr. Wizard", Don Herbert. See more »

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Beakman: Bada bing, bada bang, bada blast off!
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A rocket flies around the torch lady in the Columbia closing logo. See more »

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One of the best TV shows of all time
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This show had it all - highly entertaining, educational, and just plain fun all rolled into one. The funny thing is that its target audience was obviously children, but I was 22 when it first aired, had no children of my own, and throughly enjoyed the show.

Most if not all of every show revolved around questions posed by the audience, i.e., children. The hosts (primarily Beakman) would proceed to answer by performing basic, yet interesting scientific experiments or explain the prevailing theory, with a thick dose of humor over all.

From all the great shows, the one I remember most was this question - "why do farts smell bad?" Now naturally, this question was fodder for all sorts of jokes by the sidekick guy in a rat suit. But Beakman, as always, tackled the question with a fantastic blend of serious science and circumstantial humor. I've never heard such a question asked on a children's show before, but it was handled very well, with the anticipated humor not completely detracting from the serious matter of providing the answer.

As a young adult I was amazed by this show, and even got up regularly, on Saturday morning no less, to see what Beakman had in store next. The show was cleverly designed to please both adults and children, and certainly worked its magic on me. Definitely give this one a chance.


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