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Weird Science

The vast episode guide to "Weird Science" was written  by Lee's No. 1 fan, Anne. She also contributed the invaluable "Chett Quotient" for each episode. (I'm still trying to catch up with screen caps. Episode titles in bold print have galleries.)

Weird Science Seasons 1 & 2 now on DVD (Discs contain episodes 1.1-1.26 below)

77 episodes viewable online on Hulu.com!

View a Chett highlight reel at YouTube!

About the show

Lee Tergesen played Chett Donnelly in the half-hour high-school comedy "Weird Science." It's the series Lee was in just before switching gears totally to portray Tobias Beecher in "Oz."

Chett is the older brother of Wyatt Donnelly (played by Michael Manasseri), one of the two leads along with Gary Wallace (John Mallory Asher). The other main character is Lisa (Vanessa Angel), an incredibly brainy babe that Wyatt and Gary generated on the computer to improve their lives and their understanding of girls. Lisa's also a "genie," as she can grant the boys their every wish. However, the wishes always seem to go awry, leading to the bulk of the show's comedy.

The other main source of comedy is Chett. He's loud, he's obnoxious, he loves guns, his jeep and his country. He tortures little brother Wyatt and his friend Gary incessantly. He also has most of the series' best lines and hilarious physical comedy.

The other main factor in the supporting cast is Principal Scampi (who was Assss-istant Principal Scampi when Chett was in high school). Actor Bruce Jarchow plays Scampi, who's often the butt (so to speak) of the boys' jokes.

Other recurring characters are Chett and Wyatt's parents -- Wayne and Marcia Donnelly. They're wealthy, absentee parents who spoil their kids with every material possession. And there's Gary's parents -- Al and Emily Wallace -- a more blue-collar family who dote on Gary (at least his mom does).

Click on the links at right for Chett-centric detail about each show. Many thanks to Anne for providing the write-ups and the Chett Quotient. 

For vastly more information about the show overall, WeirdScience.Net is an excellent source.

Season 1
March 5-Nov. 5, 1994

1.1 She's Alive
1.2 Universal Remote
1.3 Cyrano DeBrainiac
1.4 Magnifico Dad
1.5 The Feminine Mistake
1.6 Airball Kings
1.7 Party High, USA
1.8 One Size Fits All
1.9 Keeps on Tickin'
1.10 Mr. President
1.11 Fatal Lisa
1.12 Killer Party
1.13 Sex Ed
1.14 Lisa's Virus
1.15 The Bazooka Boys
1.16 The Most Dangerous Wish 
1.17 Wyatt Erectus 
1.18 Tale of Two Lisas 
1.19 Nightmare on Chett Street 
1.20 Magic for Beginners
1.21 Copper Top Girl
1.22 Switched at Birth
1.23 Camp Wannabe
1.24 Circuit Courtship
1.25 Chett Reborn
1.26 Unplugged

Season 3
Jan. 6-Aug. 10, 1996

3.1 Searching for Boris Karloff
[a.k.a. She's Alive II] 
3.2 Men in Tights 
3.3 Puppet Love 
3.4 Chett-A-Nator 
3.5 Phantom Scampi 
3.6 Grumpy Old Genie 
3.7 Funhouse of Death 
3.8 It Takes a Geek 

3.9 Slow Times at Farber High 
3.10 Chett World 
3.11 By the Time We Got to Woodstock 
3.12 You'll Never Eat Brains in This Town Again 
3.13 Demon Lisa 
3.14 Cyborg Sam I Am 
3.15 It's a Wonderful Life... Without You 
3.16 Lisa's Childhood Memories 
3.17 Lisarella 
3.18 Family Affair 

3.19 Gary and Wyatt's Bloodsucking Adventure 
3.20 It's a Mob, Mob, Mob, Mob World
3.21 Strange Daze 
3.22 Community Property 
3.23 Master Chett 
3.24 Pirates! 
3.25 Swallow 13
3.26 Strangers in Paradise

Season 2
April 8-Sept. 9, 1995

2.1 Earth Boys Are Easy
2.4 Rock Hard Chett
2.3 Horseradish 
2.4 Grampira 
2.5 Lucky Suit 
2.6 Gary Wallace: Boy Reporter 
2.7 Hot Wheels
2.8 Bikini Camp Slasher 
2.9 What Genie? 
2.10 Sci-Fi Zoned 
2.11 The Wyatt Brief 
2.12 Free Gary 
2.13 Quantum Wyatt 
2.14 Fly Boy 
2.14 Teen Lisa 
2.16 Dead Can Dance 
2.17 The Legend of Red Brick Wallace 
2.18 Spies 'R' Us 


Season 4
Jan. 5-April 11, 1997

4.1 I Dream of Gene 
4.2 Girl Talk 

4.3 Boys on the Hide 
4.4 Gary Had a Little Cram 
4.5 Forbidden Janet 

4.6 Man's Best Friend
4.7 Show Chett
4.8 Bee In There 
4.9 Future Brides
4.10 Stalag 16 
4.11 I, Chettus 
4.12 The Genie Detective 
4.13 Magic Comet Ride
4.14 School Spirits
4.15 Wicked Wish
4.16 Night of the Swingin' Steves
4.17 Genie Junior
4.18 WS4