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Look around you

Postby parallax » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:18 am UTC

Look around you is a very amusing show.

It takes the form of one of those old science shows, but the science is completely bogus.

The bell isn't broken. In fact it's in perfect working order. It's just that when bumcivilian is produced, it has the effect of sucking up all the sound in the vicinity.


Birds. What are birds? Nobody knows.
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Re: Look around you

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:04 pm UTC

The show comes on too late for me to watch, but I did watch a couple of episodes on YouTube. I thought it was hilarious, and it reminded me of a lot of the cheesy science shows we had to watch in high school.

The one I watched dealt with music, with the guy using the fancy computer to compose a song. The computer had DNA samples of the famous Broadway producers Gilbert and Sullivan.
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Re: Look around you

Postby Ended » Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:21 pm UTC

Look Around You is excellent. My favourite is the the pilot, Calcium. It's longer and, I think, more subtle than the episodes (although they're great too).

As we have seen, calcium occurs naturally within the tooth. Thus, man's very existence is inextricably linked to the 'white element'. Without calcium, man would be unable to process foods - and would starve. [ominous shot of gravestone].


Also, watch out for a Simon Pegg cameo in the Maths episode.
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Re: Look around you

Postby the_bandersnatch » Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:59 am UTC

I've heard series 2 is quite different from the old Science videos of the (excellent) first series, in that it is more of a Tomorrow's World spoof. Anyone know if it's as good and worth checking out?
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Re: Look around you

Postby cephalopod9 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:26 am UTC

Did anyone else have to seriously look it up on IMDB to see how old it was?
There's a few modern lookin effects here and there, but they're pretty committed to that dated look.
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Re: Look around you

Postby Phill » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:17 pm UTC

Look Around You (first series) is quite possibly genius. Each episode is like ten minutes of concentrated comedy, brilliantly deadpan. "We're running on AC/DC because it's heavy metal." :D

the_bandersnatch wrote:I've heard series 2 is quite different from the old Science videos of the (excellent) first series, in that it is more of a Tomorrow's World spoof. Anyone know if it's as good and worth checking out?


That's right, series 2 is more of a Tomorrow's World spoof. Each episode is longer (about half an hour). To be honest I didn't like it as much as the first series, but it's probably worth checking out if you enjoyed the first one.


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