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Beakman's World 

TV-PG | | Comedy, Family | TV Series (1992– )
A wacky scientist and his companions answer viewer questions about science.

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Jok R. Church
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Paul Zaloom ...  Beakman 79 episodes, 1992-1997
Mark Ritts Mark Ritts ...  Lester 79 episodes, 1992-1997
Eliza Schneider ...  Liza 28 episodes, 1993-1995
Alanna Ubach ...  Josie 26 episodes, 1992-1993
Senta Moses Mikan ...  Phoebe 25 episodes, 1993-1997
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Family

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Official Sites:

Beakman's Site | Sony

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beakmanen mundua See more »

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Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

Beakman (Paul Zaloom) would often say as an expression of surprise: "Zaloom," to which Lester the rat sometimes replied "you zaloom!" See more »

Quotes

Lester: You rub me the wrong way, Josie.
Josie: Remind me to do it someday with a power sander!
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Crazy Credits

A rocket flies around the torch lady in the Columbia closing logo. See more »

Connections

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

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One of the best TV shows of all time
4 August 2008 | by dorotka24See all my reviews

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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