Shows that attempt to teach valuable science lessons in the basic format of a Saturday Morning Kids Show
or Sketch Comedy
. Usually, each episode is focused on a specific field. The host of such a show is often an endearing Mad Scientist
type in a lab coat.
Very common in The Eighties
, when making educational programs had major benefits under Reagan administration policy. (See And Knowing Is Half the Battle
The Edutainment Show
is its parent trope, the Experiment Show
is a common form of it.