A children's show explaining various principles of science and their applications.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 13 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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David Quinn ...
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Debra Shapiro ...
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Todd A. Rolle ...
 Himself (33 episodes, 1986-1988)
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In this series, we follow the explorations of kids as they explore science in its various fields with experiments, films, cartoons and demonstrations. To highlight these principles application in an entertaining way, we also watch the cases of the Bloodhound Gang, a group of kids who are junior detectives for a private detective agency who use simple scientific knowledge, research and deduction to solve the crimes they encounter. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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14 January 1980 (USA)  »

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3, 2, 1, Contacto  »

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(225 episodes and 8 specials)

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1.33 : 1
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In one Bloodhound Gang case, the medium is supposed to be channeling an extraterrestrial being, not a ghost or spirit. This is unique in all of the history of television. See more »

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Referenced in South Park: Kenny Dies (2001) See more »

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One of my favorite shows growing up.
24 April 2001 | by (Northern California) – See all my reviews

Back in 1980, when I was in 3rd grade, I remember a brand new show premiering on PBS called 3-2-1 Contact. At that time, I had just started getting interested in science. Since I didn't have cable, and Mr. Wizard I had never heard of at the time, I found this show to be very interesting. It became an after school routine for me to watch, looking forward to what they had planned to teach that week. For those of you who've never watched it, they would to devote an entire week on a particular subject, which really kept you watching if it was something that interested you (or kept you changing the channel if you were bored by it, something that never happened to me on this show).

3-2-1 Contact really inspired me to maintain an interest in science ever since then. It was 3-2-1 Contact that got my interest in computers back then, which turned out to be a lucrative career for me. I also used to subscribe to the magazine they had by the same name (also published by Children's Television Workshop who created Sesame Street and The Electric Company).

All in all, I'd have to say that this was a very wonderful series to learn from, and now that it's on Noggin a new generation of kids can learn from it. My young son and I watch it together now, and he's learning a lot from it.


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