dentistndental.com "The half-hour program mixed courtroom drama, science experiments, and humor to teach fundamental concepts in elementary and middle school science such as the water cycle, work, matter, gravity, flight, and energy. As each case unfolded, the characters in the trial used humor to highlight scientific misconceptions and model good scientific practice." In a typical episode, a lawsuit or criminal action would take place based around some scientific point. Humor and musical numbers were used to break down scientific concepts. Science Court earned top television awards for Tom Snyder. Science Court utilized Squigglevision as its style of animation. Characters The primary characters of Science Court were the trial lawyers, Alison Krempel and Doug Savage. Alison Krempel, voiced by Paula Plum, was modest, intelligent and kind. Her logical and articulate arguments always lead to the explanations of the scientific points. Doug Savage, voiced by Bill Braudis, was ignorant, arrogant and unscrupulous. Both Doug and Allison called on a variety of expert witnesses to prove their case. Doug, often to his detriment, called upon child academics Dr. Julie Bean and Dr. Henry Fullerghast to testify. Their scientific testimony disproved Doug's case. Professor Nick Parsons, voiced by H. Jon Benjamin served as an expert for Alison Krempel. He used science to successfully refute Doug Savage's ludicrous and ill-informed claims. Often Micaela and Tim, Miss Kremple's assistant, helped to break down scientific concepts. Comedians Paula Poundstone and Fred Stoller rounded out the cast playing Judge Stone and court stenographer Fred respectively. "Data & Inquiry" "Electric Current" "Fossils" "Gravity" "Inertia" "Living Things" "Particles in Motion" "Seasons" "Soil" "Sound" "Water Cycle" "Work & Simple Machines" Squigglevision Educational "trial lawyers" "expert witnesses testimony" "science" "Tom Snyder Productions" This is one of the most underrated and pleasant surprises among television shows today. it's an educational show that manages to be witty and funny on an adult level, at the same time. Just about every minute of the show, something funny is either said or done, usually by either Prof. Parsons, or the gloriously incompetent lawyer, Mr. Savage (who, according to the judge, can actually drop his pants in court and somehow maintain the same level of credibility). Unlike the incredibly obnoxious Histeria, this is one case where the jokes _don't_ come out flat and uninspired. And you learn a little bit, to boot. Science Court is funny, but still educates people. Lovable characters such as Professor Parsons and Doug Savage and Tim make the show better to watch. The one thing I don't understand is: why are Alison Krempel and Doug Savage always the lawyers in every episode? The only downside is that you have to see new ones.