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Episode 501

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Aired Unknown Sep 21, 1992 on PBS
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Skits in This Episode: "Kid 'n Play - Rules of Thumb" Musicians Kid 'n Play sing about rules of thumb, a handy way to do estimations. In this song, Kid has bought a "tight party crib," but it's a handyman's special and so "it might need a little work." They use rules of thumb to estimate how much paint the would need to paint the floor for a party being hosted that night. The rule of thumb that the measurement from your fingertip on one hand to your fingertip on the other is about the same as your height turns out to be a good rule of thumb and with that, they're able to make a good estimate of how much paint they need. "The Further Adventures of Zook and Alison: Wheel of Destiny" A skit which may or may not be a parody of an old show called The Further Adventures of Spin and Marty. Zook and Alison are in their home on the Planet Neon when their Uncle Wilt takes off to go somewhere. He says he's going to go to be on the Wheel of Destiny. Soon after he leaves, the mother asks where he went. He has to talk about a book of his the next day. So Zook and Alison tell her: he went to be on the Wheel of Destiny. The Wheel of Destiny? What planet is that on? FIND! UNCLE! WILT! Zook and Alison head for Earth, identified as the planet that Uncle Wilt has gone to. There, they find a local store in Los Angeles that has a television to catch the live broadcast of the show. They see Uncle Wilt on the show. When asked what he does for a living, he says that he's a posthole digger. Then, when he has to solve a puzzle, he answers "SENSER OR LATER" when the correct answer is "SOONER OR LATER." He loses and at the end of the show, a blurb plays about a restaurant in which all contestants on the show receive a free complimentary dinner. So Zook and Alison head for the restaurant. But it turns out that there are many locations of this restaurant throughout Los Angeles. Using a process of elimination involving a Venn Diagram, Zook and Alison find Uncle Wilt. "Fax Headfull: Population Density" A character who's a parody of Max Headroom appears on screen and talks about how he gets kind of lonely being the guy behind the screen watching all the sports, news, weather, kids shows, on and on. He goes on to talk about population density, which he jokes is how "dense" or stupid a population is. He then explains that it's actually how many people are in a place per square mile. For example, 1,000 people per square mile. Another example is that of Alaska: just one person per square mile. In a hypothetical case, Fax Headfull considers what the population density would be like if the entire population of Rhode Island came for a party in Rhode Island. "Pauline's Perilous Pyramid" A skit about finding ranges. "Mathnet: The Case of the Mystery Weekend Part 1" George Frankly was going to go on a Mystery Weekend with his wife, Martha. However, she isn't able to make it, so he invites his partner, Pat Tuesday, to go instead. They don't realize it when they make a wrong turn and head for the wrong mansion. At the mansion, they assume their roles for the Mystery Weekend. At the end of the episode, after the guests go to check into their rooms, a scream is heard from upstairs.moreless

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    Barbara Feldon

    Barbara Feldon

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    Joe Howard

    Joe Howard

    George Frankly

    James Earl Jones

    James Earl Jones

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    Gary Owens

    Gary Owens

    Lt. Dirk Niblick

    Larry Cedar

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    Beverly Leech

    Beverly Leech

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    Jim Thurman

    Jim Thurman

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