Weird Science 1 Season 1994

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Season 1
(37) IMDb 5.9/10

25. Chett Reborn TV-NR CC

Lisa (Vanessa Angel) tries to protect Wyatt (Michael Manasseri) from his big brother by turning Chett (Lee Tergesen) into an infant.

Starring:
Michael Manasseri, John Asher
Runtime:
23 minutes
Original air date:
October 29, 1994

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Chett Reborn

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Comedy
Director Steve Dubin
Starring Michael Manasseri, John Asher
Supporting actors Lee Tergesen, Vanessa Angel, Justin Chapman, Kenneth Danziger, Bruce Fine, Garret Gerlich, Donald Gibb
Season year 1994
Network NBCUniversal
Producers Gary Law, Robert Lloyd Lewis, Randy Nelson
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Son loves them.
momof3
This being one of them, loved this show when it was on and hope that the rest of the series is released.
buddhatheonlyone
OK, it pushes the bounds of reality, but that's the fun of it.
Reindeer }:o)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Brian Markowski on February 12, 2008
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In 1985, when film director John Huges made a slapstick teen comedy about two sex obsessed teens who used a computer(?) to create a very real perfect woman, audiences politely said "No thank you". In fact "Weird Science" is one of Huges' least appreciated films. Today the film has a small devoted audience but in 1994, for some reason, USA network decided to invest in the Weird Science franchised and bring the lack luster movie to the small screen. The result was "Weird Science" the TV show which, after a somewhat bumpy start, surpassed the movie in a few surprising ways.

Huges had based his movie version more on the Frankenstein/Bride of Frankenstein films. Producers Tom Spezialy and Alan Cross wisely decide to base the TV series on a more recent classic..."I Dream of Jennie". The Lisa character became much more like an ecentric genie whoes wishes didn't always go as planned. The roles of Gary Wallace and Wyatt Donnelly were teen versions of Major Healy and Major Nelson respectfully. Wyatt's sadistic older brother Chett (played by the brillant Lee Tergesen of "OZ" fame) took the brunt of many of Lisa's antics as did Principal Scampi, both actors taking a liking to the franzeled Doctor Belows character.

After a few akward and somewhat uncomfoiratable episodes were Gary and Wyatt "create" Lisa then try hitting on her consistenly, the show settles down into a more user friendly "wish of the week" formate. The show is still far more sexual than "I dream of Jennie" ever was (we see a little more than Lisa's belly button) and is not really appropraite for kids under 13 since Gary and Wyatt often wish for attention from the opposite sex. As the show moved into the second season less empasis was put on sex and more on crazy antics, also Lee Tergesen takes on a stronger role.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Eric Clairmont on May 23, 2008
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I'm going to be honest. I bought this simply because I had some extra cash burning a hole in my pocket. I had never seen this show before, I was only familiar with one actress in the regular cast, Vanessa Angel played Freya on SG1, and I don't usually like the Bewitched type of show this was. Namely that a beautiful woman can alter time and space by will alone and yet never seems to get the spells she casts right. However I was pleasently shocked by the fairly clever jokes, the descent graphics and the genuine, be careful what you wish for, story. I will admit that these episodes do get a little formulaic, most of the episodes are: horny, dumb friend makes a horny, dumb wish, the beautiful woman grants the wish, and the good, honorable friend gets them both out of the cosequences. Still the stories are good enough to justify it. Actually this reminded me sharply of Bedazzled. If you like that movie you should like this and vice-versa. For those of you hoping for an overall story arc I must say that there is none. They are all stand alones. And if you are in high school, or just out this will be much funnier and more relevent to you, but anyone who has lived through that horror will be able to relate. Lastly on the adult level, let me say it this way. If I Dream of Jeannie was the equivalent of a k-mart lingerie catalog then this is victoria secret. Nothing vile or completely over the edge of taste but it is a lot closer to that line.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C. J. Smith on December 19, 2007
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I highly recommend this show, Im so glad its getting the DVD release it deserves! Although I love the original john hughes weird science, I actually enjoyed this show alot more. Each episode involves a different unique scenerio that keeps the show fresh through out the whole series. They stopped showing reruns on TV awhile ago, and I could watch reruns all day of this, im glad that soon I will be able to do that. If you like the movie, you will love this show...PICK IT UP!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matt on April 11, 2009
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I was thrilled that A&E FINALLY released this series, or at least the first two seasons, onto a DVD set. This is my all-time favorite sitcom, in serious competition with greats like 'Three's Company', 'Married... With Children', and 'South Park'.

Spinning off from the 1985 John Hughes cult classic, with geeky high school pals Gary Wallace (John Mallory Asher) and Wyatt Donnelly (Michael Manasseri), inspired by 'The Bride of Frankenstein', attempting to create a virtual woman to learn more about the opposite sex, but by some twist in the time-space continuum, they unwittingly create a real, live woman; Lisa (the GORGEOUS Vanessa Angel), who is capable of manipulating reality to grant the boys' wishes... and frequently screwing with the already warped mind of Wyatt's somewhat sadistic older brother, Chett (the HILARIOUS Lee Tergessen, whose every word is pure comedy gold).

Season 1 is a loose remake of the film, featuring Lisa's creation in the pilot, 'She's Alive', which is actually pretty faithful to the opening of the film, and the second-to-last episode of the season, 'Killer Party', takes the premise of the boys throwing a party at Wyatt's house, but vastly changing the plot and the outcome. There really aren't any episodes I don't like, but if I had to pick a favorite from Season 1 I'd have to go with 'Sex Ed', as one of the great Gary-centric episodes.

Season 2 is equally, if not more, hilarious. Favorites include 'The Most Dangerous Wish', 'Nightmare On Chett Street', 'Magic For Beginners' (which prominently features series regular, the great Bruce Jarchow as Principal Scampi, Chett's sworn nemesis), and 'Chett Reborn'.
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