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Nerdy TV Alert: Look Around You

If you like British humor and get a kick out of old educational movies, then Adult Swim's new addition to its programming lineup is just for you. Starting this Sunday at 1 a.m., it will be airing 14 episodes of Look Around You, a hilarious BBC spoof on classroom science videos.

Each nine-minute episode of the show attempts to teach you about such things as water, math (or "maths," in British lingo), and sports, but it's almost guaranteed you'll learn nothing useful — or accurate — by watching. You might, say, find out that all music is produced by a special music-making machine, or that the largest possible number in the world is "approximately 45 billion." It's dry, straightforward, and completely hilarious; it always makes me think of awkward science teachers in my past who wore a lot of tweed.

A few full episodes are on YouTube, but all you really need to watch to get a feel for the series are the opening credits, which just smack of the late '70s. You can check them out in the "Water" episode if you



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bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
Oh my gosh, this reminds me of my college days ... my friend loaned this series to me and I used to watch it with my boyfriend. Sooo funnnnyyyyy ... but only if you're into that nerdy kind of humor. If not, you'll find it random and boring.
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
I love this! British humor always brings a smile to my face. Now if only my DVR wasnt broken so I can record all this wonderful eductional programming.
Beastiegirl5 Beastiegirl5 8 years
Yeah, this is pretty funny. It's very deadpan though, and very realistic. I had to watch it for a few minutes before I realized it was comedy and not a 70's educational program.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Absolutely hilarious. This is such an amazingly funny series, "British" to the core! Love it.
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