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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Referenced in Weird Science: The Legend of Red Brick Wallace (1995) See more »

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I Love It!!
23 June 2001 | by (Collinsport, Maine) – See all my reviews

I loved this show for so many reasons. It made science interesting to me for the first time, it was fast, funny and furious and it had one of the cutest ingenues as an assistant. Alanna Ubach made this show for me with her funny one-liners and quips; when she got replaced, it almost killed me, but at least Beakman and Lester, the down-on-his-luck-actor-in-a rat-suit, got me through it. The show had so many good things going for it; I just wish this show had been around in my youth, I could have been a better student than I was.


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