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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | unknown
Release Date:
18 September 1993 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A wacky scientist and his companions answer viewer questions about science. Full summary »
Awards:
5 wins & 32 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(4 articles)
Beakman to Bill Nye -- I Got Your Back ... Sorta
 (From TMZ. 9 September 2013, 12:25 AM, PDT)

Film Junk Podcast Episode #368: Dark Shadows
 (From FilmJunk. 15 May 2012, 9:36 PM, PDT)

'Beakman's World' star Ritts dies, aged 63
 (From Digital Spy - Movie News. 14 December 2009, 1:01 PM, PST)

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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 9)
Paul Zaloom ... Beakman (79 episodes, 1992-1997)
Mark Ritts ... Lester (79 episodes, 1992-1997)

Eliza Schneider ... Liza (28 episodes, 1993-1995)

Alanna Ubach ... Josie (26 episodes, 1992-1993)

Senta Moses ... Phoebe (25 episodes, 1996-1997)
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Series Directed by
Jay Dubin (1 episode, 1992)

Robert Heath (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Jok R. Church (1 episode, 1992)
Dan DiStefano (1 episode, 1992)
Barry Friedman (1 episode, 1992)
Stephanie Phillips (1 episode, 1992)
Phil Walsh (1 episode, 1992)
Mark Waxman (1 episode, 1992)

Richard Albrecht (unknown episodes)
Casey Keller (unknown episodes)
Marijane Miller (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Mark Waxman .... executive producer (81 episodes, 1992-1997)
Robert Heath .... producer (1 episode, 1992)
Marijane Miller .... segment producer (1 episode, 1992)

Richard Albrecht .... producer (unknown episodes)
Barry Freidmen .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Mark Mothersbaugh (1 episode, 1992)
Denis M. Hannigan (1 episode, 1993)

Rusty Andrews (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Bruce L. Finn (1 episode, 1992)
 
Series Film Editing by
Michael Gross (unknown episodes)
Barry Rubinow (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Wayne White (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Bob Breen (1 episode, 1992)
 
Series Makeup Department
Linda Vallejo .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Loucas George .... associate director (1 episode, 1992)
 
Series Art Department
Eric Yount .... head carpenter (8 episodes, 1992-1997)
John A. Gomez .... set dresser (4 episodes, 1992)
Wayne White .... set designer (1 episode, 1992)

Rhonda Robinson .... property master (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Paul J. Diller .... sound effects editor (7 episodes, 1992-1997)
Mike Cruz .... sound (4 episodes, 1992)

Andrew Somers .... sound designer (unknown episodes, 1994-1997)
Laura King .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Robert L. Manahan .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Ernie Sheesley .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Chris Smith .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Otis Van Osten .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Mike Thompson .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dana Arnold .... best boy electric / gaffer (37 episodes, 1992-1997)
Carlos M. Torres .... lighting technician (20 episodes, 1992-1993)
Charlie Gertner .... audio/video engineer (4 episodes, 1992)

Tony Varuola .... best boy electric (unknown episodes, 1993-1994)
Ken Spencer .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
John Ross .... animator (16 episodes, 1995-1997)

Wayne White .... animator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betsey Potter .... costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Mark Mothersbaugh .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Loucas George .... stage manager (1 episode, 1992)
Jerilynn Goodman .... production coordinator (1 episode, 1992)
Al Guenther .... science consultant (1 episode, 1992)

Robin Bianchi .... production associate (unknown episodes)
Bundy Chanock .... set medic (unknown episodes)
Frank Hernández .... segment coordinator (unknown episodes)
Steve Sherman .... penguin operator (unknown episodes)
Victoria A. Zamora .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
 

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The penguins are named "Don" and "Herb" as a homage to the original "Mr. Wizard", Don Herbert.See more »
Quotes:
Beakman:Oh, my! Do you know what that music means?
Lester:Ooh, we're stuck in an elevator?
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
One of the best TV shows of all time, 4 August 2008
Author: dorotka24 from United States

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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