History Series / WeirdScience

24th May '16 12:05:35 PM SpideyTerry
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** "Free Gary" has him reveal that he can't swim. A later episode ("It Takes a Geek") has a couple scenes involving being on a boat in a lake, so Gary is shown wearing a life-jacket.



** In "Chett's World," Lisa's magic accidentally turns two mice into humans, who then proceed [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain to try to take over the world]].

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** In "Chett's World," Lisa's magic accidentally turns two mice rats into humans, who then proceed [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain to try to take over the world]].



** "Chett's World" to ''InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'' (only replacing aliens with mind-altering drinks to make everyone like Chett).

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** "Chett's World" to ''InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'' (only replacing aliens ''[[Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers]]'', complete with Chett running through the streets and telling his story in flashback. However, instead of aliens, the threat is mind-altering drinks to make beef jerky that makes everyone act like Chett).Chett.
19th May '16 4:53:04 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* TakeThat: In "Slow Times at Farber High," Gary's attempt to use a brain-draining machine on a nerd who humiliated him backfires when he inadvertently sucks up ''everyone's'' intelligence. At one point, he wonders where all of the now-stupid teenagers have vanished to. It turns out they've all gathered to watch ''SavedByTheBell: The College Years.''

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* TakeThat: In "Slow Times at Farber High," Gary's attempt to use a brain-draining machine on a nerd who humiliated him backfires when he inadvertently sucks up ''everyone's'' intelligence. At one point, he wonders where all of the now-stupid teenagers have vanished to. It turns out they've all gathered to watch ''SavedByTheBell: ''Series/SavedByTheBell: The College Years.''
14th Feb '16 6:55:17 PM Zark
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Unintentional example. While Movie!Lisa was very affectionate towards the boys and helped them become more confident and less socially awkward, Series!Lisa definitely has a mean streak and her JackassGenie antics (which aren't ''always'' unintentional) often seem like something that if anything would make them even ''less'' confident and more depressive. Any attempts to portray her as TricksterMentor type also fall flat thanks to StatusQuoIsGod ensuring Gary and Wyatt won't ever change in any significant way, meaning she is either really bad at the 'Mentor' part or is simply messing with them for her own amusement.
31st Oct '15 11:34:44 PM nombretomado
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** In "Bee in There", Wyatt asks Lisa to not only send himself and Gary back in time to 1987 but to leap them into their fathers a la ''QuantumLeap'' so they can teach their younger selves show to throw a baseball. Gary, however, leaps into his mother. This leads his dad and Wyatt's mother to believe that their spouses are having an affair.

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** In "Bee in There", Wyatt asks Lisa to not only send himself and Gary back in time to 1987 but to leap them into their fathers a la ''QuantumLeap'' ''Series/QuantumLeap'' so they can teach their younger selves show to throw a baseball. Gary, however, leaps into his mother. This leads his dad and Wyatt's mother to believe that their spouses are having an affair.



* WholePlotReference: Several episodes take the premise of existing shows. In "Sci-Fi Zoned," when the boys were fighting, Lisa zaps them into a world based on their favorite show, [[TheTwilightZone The Sci-Fi Zone]]. Another episode, "Quantum Wyatt," helps Wyatt figure out possible careers by spoofing ''QuantumLeap''.

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* WholePlotReference: Several episodes take the premise of existing shows. In "Sci-Fi Zoned," when the boys were fighting, Lisa zaps them into a world based on their favorite show, [[TheTwilightZone The Sci-Fi Zone]]. Another episode, "Quantum Wyatt," helps Wyatt figure out possible careers by spoofing ''QuantumLeap''.''Series/QuantumLeap''.
29th Oct '15 12:01:28 PM SpideyTerry
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** Like in the movie, it's Gary who names Lisa.



* NoHuggingNoKissing: Unlike the movie, Lisa tells the guys she won't do anything sexual with them until they're legal. While both are nonetheless attracted to her, Wyatt is too shy to broach the subject and Gary is repeatedly rejected.
* NoOntologicalInertia: Generally enforced. Due to limitations in Lisa's powers, wishes only last a short time and everything goes back to normal no matter what the characters experienced. (Whether or not other characters remember what was going on [[DependingOnTheWriter depends on the given episode]].)
** [[FreakyFridayFlip "Switched at Birth"]] discusses and defies the trope. Gary expected everything to just snap back to normal when the wish was over, so he went hog wild with Wyatt's parents' credit cards. However, Wyatt's computer was abruptly unplugged--cancelling the wish before it fully played out and forcing the characters to deal with the fallout of Gary's actions.



* OpeningShoutOut: For most of the run, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctMqEJuqBN8 series intro]] began and ended with StockFootage from ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein''. Cut to "Searching for Boris Karloff":

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* OpeningShoutOut: For most of the run, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctMqEJuqBN8 series intro]] began and ended with StockFootage from ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein''. Cut to Since "Searching for Boris Karloff":Karloff" was a salute to Universal's Frankenstein movies, the opening exchange was re-created (albeit with Frankenstein instead of Pretorius).



'''Praetorius:''' No. Woman!\\

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'''Praetorius:''' '''Frankenstein:''' No. Woman!\\




-->'''Frankenstein''': She's alive! ''Alive!''



** "Searching for Boris Karloff" to Universal's ''Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}}'' movies.

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** "Searching for Boris Karloff" to Universal's ''Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}}'' movies.''[[Film/{{Frankenstein1931}} Frankenstein]]'' and [[Film/BrideOfFrankenstein its sequel]].
28th Oct '15 12:54:26 AM SpideyTerry
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* AbsenteeActor: Chett missed a few episodes here and there, with no explanation given for his whereabouts. Gary also didn't appear in "Phantom Scampi."

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* AbsenteeActor: Chett missed a few episodes here and there, with no explanation given for his whereabouts. Gary also didn't appear in "Phantom Scampi."


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* AesopAmnesia: In "Cyrano De Brainiac," Wyatt realizes that getting turned down wouldn't be the end of the world and gains a new level of confidence. He's back to his old shy self in the very next episode.


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* BadassBoast: During "Searching for Boris Karloff," when the guys are preparing to use Frankenstein's laboratory to revitalize Lisa.
-->'''Wyatt:''' We're not exactly in our element here.\\
'''Gary:''' We belong here! We captured the elusive spark of life from the vast nothingness. We created a beautiful woman from that inky void, and we can do it again! [[AllMenArePerverts And maybe this time, she'll shower with us!]]


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* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Averted. Gary and Wyatt are starting their sophomore year in the first episode and are well-into their senior year by the GrandFinale. The show did last five seasons, but its initial run was over the course of three years (barring six episodes being burned off a year later).


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* VillainDecay: The Steves were always comical, but in their first appearance, they were a true threat--effortlessly capturing the protagonists and being poised to destroy Earth. In their second appearance, they were instead quite hapless and pathetic.
26th Oct '15 1:22:45 AM ecojosh1
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* ScrewDestiny: Lisa gives Wyatt a watch that shows when he'll die and Gary a watch that shows when he'll lose his virginity. According to the watches, Wyatt will die in 90 years and Gary will lose his virginity in a few days. A few days later, they realize they have the wrong watches, which means Wyatt has 10 minutes to live. He avoids his death by refusing to help Chett soup up his Jeep with nitro. Then Gary ignores his destiny by having sex with a nerdy classmate.
17th Oct '15 12:04:00 AM nombretomado
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* ParentalBonus: During the WholePlotReference to ''TheTwilightZone'', Gary has a moment that parodies the famous climax to the first ''PlanetOfTheApes'' movie. Seems like a simple unrelated-ShoutOut, but as the writers knew, ''TZ'' creator RodSerling wrote a draft of the movie's script and originated said climax.

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* ParentalBonus: During the WholePlotReference to ''TheTwilightZone'', Gary has a moment that parodies the famous climax to the first ''PlanetOfTheApes'' movie.''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968''. Seems like a simple unrelated-ShoutOut, but as the writers knew, ''TZ'' creator RodSerling wrote a draft of the movie's script and originated said climax.
16th Oct '15 4:25:06 PM nombretomado
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** In "Chett's World," Lisa's magic accidentally turns two mice into humans, who then proceed [[PinkyAndTheBrain to try to take over the world]].

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** In "Chett's World," Lisa's magic accidentally turns two mice into humans, who then proceed [[PinkyAndTheBrain [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain to try to take over the world]].
6th Oct '15 6:30:10 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"[[Series/TheTwilightZone Submitted for your appoval]]: two troubled teens and one [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment magic genie]]. Seemingly the perfect formula for [[HilarityEnsues mirth and mayhem]]."''
-->-- [[BigBrotherBully Chett Donnelly]], imitating RodSerling in [[WholePlotReference "Sci-Fi Zoned"]]

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->''"[[Series/TheTwilightZone Submitted ->''"Submitted for your appoval]]: appoval: two troubled teens and one [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment magic genie]]. genie. Seemingly the perfect formula for [[HilarityEnsues mirth and mayhem]].mayhem."''
-->-- [[BigBrotherBully Chett Donnelly]], Donnelly, imitating RodSerling in [[WholePlotReference "Sci-Fi Zoned"]]
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