YMMV / Look Around You

  • Contested Sequel: Suprisingly averted for the most part; despite the vast differences between the two series, most fans tend to like them both equally. (It helps that they are both spot-on parodies of equally differing eras of science education programming.)
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: "Little Mouse".
  • Ear Worm: "Little Mouse," by Jack Morgan (BSc).
    • Machadaynu. Dear god, Machadaynu.
  • Ho Yay: The two male Music 2000 contestants, first dancing together then actually making out during a musical performance by one of the presenters at the end of the episode.
  • Memetic Mutation: "What are birds? We just don't know."
  • Nightmare Fuel: The "Helvetica Scenario", caused when the structure of a calcium molecule collapses and causes a man's face to vanish, with the faceless man banging on a window apparently begging for help from a researcher who's passively taking notes, all while a horrific screeching sound plays. Even though it's very obviously a joke, the idea of a nuclear reaction that can somehow seal all bodily orifices is pure unadulterated nightmare fuel.
  • Squick:
    • The Brain episode, showing us such biological marvels as the pea brain and a brain in a jar feeding on something.
    • In the second series, Jack Morgan gets plastic surgery... consisting of extracting an eyeball, puncturing it, and leaving it stuck to his cheek. Thankfully it's restored by the next episode, but still.
  • Tear Jerker: They killed intelligent calcium by depriving it of oxygen.
    • In the final episode, "Thanks Hanks... Thanks."
    • Even the usually-deadpan narrator seemed regretful when the ants drowned.
    "Water, what hast thou donst? Bless you, ants. Blants."
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: The cheap, aged film look helped a lot, but even so, the blending of stock 1980s footage of Prince Charles into the final episode of season 2 is absolutely incredible.
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