Season 3 Episode 9

Hell Week

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 23, 1987 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • The fictional Western Tech's "Fizziks Follies" barricade contest is based on Caltech's annual Ditch Day, which began decades before when the senior class ditched classes for a day to go to the beach. Resentful underclassmen set up practical jokes in the seniors' rooms in their absence. Seniors took to barricading their rooms each Ditch Day, originally with brute force obstacles then later with ever more elaborate puzzles. The college approves of Ditch Day as a way of stimulating thought while letting students blow off steam.