These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Beakman's World
Crowning Moment Of Awesome: Name another kids show that can confront viewers fears about a scary environmental problem, in this case being ozone layer depletion, head on with understanding and balance with the empowering, "Let's turn that fear into knowledge!"
Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Brazilians love Lester. The series as a whole was very popular in Mexico as well. In fact, Beakman is so beloved in both countries that he has done live performances as recent as 2014. A show at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in 2014 was attended by thousands of Mexican fans, with huge screens to supplement his stories and experiments.note And the original mexican dubber doing the voice live to boot!
When Beakman explores how cars work, Lester states that they run off of explosions right off the bat. Josie tries to silence him, saying that the viewers won't bother to watch if they already know the answer, but Lester replies that they'll tune in to watch explosions. Fast forward to a certain otherEdutainment Show. ...and of course, one segment was completely about explosions...and then there was a third that was all about dynamite...cue even more explosions.
Also the fact that there was an occasional segment actually called Mythbusters, which would point out common misconceptions, such as how pencils are often stated to write with lead, when they actually use graphite.
Replacement Scrappy: Josie is always the most-liked assistant in fan polls; Phoebe is always the least-liked because Phoebe is less friendly towards Lester, and that she had a tendency to be a smart-aleck. So is Liza on occassion.