3-2-1 Contact (1980–1992)

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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 »


Series cast summary:
David Quinn ...
 Himself (78 episodes, 1986-1988)
Debra Shapiro ...
 Herself (36 episodes, 1986-1988)
Todd A. Rolle ...
 Himself (33 episodes, 1986-1988)


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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Release Date:

14 January 1980 (USA)  »

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3-2-1 Contact  »

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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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Good show which is very educational
3 November 2007 | by (Chantilly, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

I used to watch this show when I was a little girl. When I think about it, I remember it pretty well. However, I remember the opening sequence and theme song pretty well. If you ask me, it was a good show which is very educational. In addition to that, everyone is an excellent reporter. My favorite episode is the one about Ryan White. I hope this show stays on PBS for years to come. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that I'll always remember this show in my memory forever, even though I haven't seen every episode. Now, in conclusion, if it lives on in reruns after it finishes its run on PBS, I hope that you catch it one day before it goes off the air for good.

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