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Short-Lived Shows: Science Court

by Adam Finley, posted May 20th 2006 6:36PM

science courtTom Snyder Productions, the company best known for its use of the Squigglevision animation technique which resulted in such cult faves as Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist and Home Movies, also tried its hand at Saturday morning children's entertainment with Science Court, a show which dipped from the same well of humor as his other productions but with more of a kiddy slant. You know, dry and witty science humor for little kids.

Actually, it was probably the "dry and witty" part that pretty much guaranteed the show wouldn't last more than a year, since it was clearly aimed at little kids who weren't necessarily interested in the kind of cerebral humor the show would occasionally delve into. Those of us who knew Snyder's other productions, though, could at least enjoy hearing many of the same voice talents, including H. Jon Benjamin. Still, the show, which would pit lawyers against one another in a trial over scientific principles (thus, the "learning" part) managed to stick out from whatever else was on ABC Saturday morning in 1997. Unfortunately, it was one of many Saturday morning gems, like Freakazoid and The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley, that never quite gained the audience it deserved.

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Kevin

Finally, a short lived show I remember. I loved this show. Was it really only a year?

May 21 2006 at 2:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
el publico

Speaking of cartoons, Michail Pluas had some interesting drawings of cartoon skeleton structures..

http://zaph47.newsvine.com/_news/2006/05/21/211926-skeletons-of-classic-cartoon-characters

May 21 2006 at 2:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BartmanDK

Freakazoid.. i still miss you.. cant wait for the DVDs if they ever come!!

May 21 2006 at 12:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Meg

aww dude, I LOVED science court!!

May 20 2006 at 9:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
pandAr.

I loved this show. Professor Parsons (the guy pictured) was my favorite.

May 20 2006 at 8:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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