Today's lesson: "Learning new things takes time, study, and hard work."

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Episode cast overview:
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Himself / Various Characters
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Bobby the Inquisitive Boy (as G. Le'Roi Gray)
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Bob Scott ...
'Mysteries' Announcer (voice)
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'Channel Hopping' Announcer (voice)
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Announcer / Various Characters (voice)
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Delivery Guy
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Himself
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Cold Relief Man
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Son
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Daddy (as Clement von Franchenstein)
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Soothing Voice (voice)
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What's on Al TV? BBC-2 features "Mummy & Daddy." A news reporter panics when he learns that Babe Ruth still walks the earth. Weird Al parodies "La Bamba." A cold medicine commercial goes awry. Camp Superfun is only for people in cartoon-animal costumes. Alex Trebek hawks the Know-it-all Correspondence School... Weird Al is especially interested in the correspondence school. The Hooded Avenger answers all of Bobby the Inquisitive Boy's annoying questions. Al wants to be that smart, too, and orders the sum total of all human knowledge, which includes books on twentieth-century Belgian philosophers, advanced geometry, astral projection and martial arts mastery in 30 seconds. 30 seconds? Al quickly learns you can't learn anything that quickly. But should Al feel inferior? Only he knows what to do when Harvey the Wonder Hamster chokes on a peanut butter pizza. He's been studying the National Rodent Society's Official Hamster Maintenance Manual. Meanwhile, Bobby watches the educational film... Written by J. Spurlin

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4 October 1997 (USA)  »

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The commentary for this episode tells that Seth McFarlane promoted the Family Guy characters to the show, but they didn't think CBS would go for it. "We could have been the 'Tracy Ullman Show' for Family Guy," said Al. See more »

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Al: [reads a book title] Thirty Seconds To Martial Arts Mastery. This sounds cool.
[reads]
Al: To begin your martial arts training, look behind you.
[looks]
Kuni: [Kung Fu yell] Hello, little Sensei. My name is Kuni. I'll be your judo instructor for the next thirty seconds.
Al: Oh, okay. Well, what do I...?
Kuni: No questions! We are on a very serious schedule here. Now, the martial arts I am to teach you are only to be used for defense, not for attack. Let's begin. Attack me.
Al: [pause] But you just said that...
Kuni: I know what ...
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References UHF (1989) See more »

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Dare to Be Stupid
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by 'Weird Al' Yankovic
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The fourth episode is as watchable as the first three; "Be Nice to Your Teeth," which takes footage from a real educational film, is probably the best bit
28 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Today's lesson: "Learning new things takes time, study, and hard work."

What's on Al TV? BBC-2 features "Mummy & Daddy." A news reporter panics when he learns that Babe Ruth still walks the earth. Weird Al parodies "La Bamba." A cold medicine commercial goes awry. Camp Superfun is only for people in cartoon-animal costumes. Alex Trebek hawks the Know-it-all Correspondence School.

Weird Al is especially interested in the correspondence school. The Hooded Avenger answers all of Bobby the Inquisitive Boy's annoying questions. Al wants to be that smart, too, and orders the sum total of all human knowledge, which includes books on twentieth-century Belgian philosophers, advanced geometry, astral projection and martial arts mastery in 30 seconds. 30 seconds? Al quickly learns you can't learn anything that quickly. But should Al feel inferior? Only he knows what to do when Harvey the Wonder Hamster chokes on a peanut butter pizza. He's been studying the National Rodent Society's Official Hamster Maintenance Manual. Meanwhile, Bobby watches the educational film, "Be Nice to Your Teeth."

The fourth episode is as watchable as the first three. "Be Nice to Your Teeth," which takes footage from a real educational film, is probably the best bit.


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