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The Best of Beakman’s World

MPAA Rating:

Not Rated


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Overall B+
ViolenceA-
SexA-
LanguageA
Drugs/AlcoholA
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Ever wonder how magicians do that trick with the upside-down glass of water and the playing card? Well, wonder no more! The Best of Beakman's World will uncover the secrets - and science-- behind this, and an assortment of other clever feats.

Blurting out " but-a-bing, but-a-bang," Beakman (Paul Zaloom), the perpetual, bad-hair-day sufferer performs eye-catching demonstrations followed by simple fact-filled explanations, which amaze his trusty, lab rat Lester (Mark Ritts) and the audience, too.

Comprised of segments from Beakman's World, the popular TV series that ran between 1993 and 1998, this eccentric host tackles many of those frustrating "why" questions which grown-ups find so difficult to answer. Like, why does a compass point north, and why can I hear noise?

For those budding scientist looking for something more hands-on, this collection of experiments also offers some how-to projects. Using items you are likely to have lying around the house, you can create a periscope from a shoebox, a rocket from a soda pop bottle, or your own paper from recycled newsprint. Beakman's lovely assistant Josie (Alanan Ubach) provides the list of necessary supplies, as well as reminding youngsters to seek help or supervision from an adult when undertaking tasks like cutting, boring, or operating an appliance. With this advise, nothing should go "but-a-bang!"

Families eager to feed young minds may find this zany spin on educational programming to be just the right spoonful of sugar to help the information go down, although the over twelve crowd will likely find his antics too syrupy. The show contains no objectionable content other than a little bit of "attitude" and a penguin puppet that asks if he looks sexy. But parents beware; your children could be tempted to entertain your dinner guests by illustrating the center of gravity concept -- using your good silverware.

Discussion Ideas After The Movie

Teaching ideas and topics to discuss about The Best of Beakman’s World.

For more of Beakman’s cool experiments, check out this site: http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/Set/4567/ex.html

Canadian Movie Ratings

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SK
Not Rated
AB Not Rated
MB Not Rated -----
ON Not Rated
QC Not Rated
NB
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NL
PE
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: G

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