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Weird Science/By the Time We Got to Woodstock

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By the Time We Got to Woodstock
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Season 4, Episode 11
Airdate March 23, 1996
Production Number K0907
Written by Ed Ferrara &
Kevin Murphy
Directed by David Grossman
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By the Time We Got to Woodstock is the eleventh episode of the fourth season of Weird Science, and the fifty-fifth episode overall.

Starring: Michael Manasseri (Wyatt Donnelly), John Mallory Asher (Gary Wallace), Lee Tergesen (Chett Donnelly)

and Vanessa Angel (Lisa)

Guest Stars: Robin McKee (Lynette), Joseph Whipp (General)

Co-Starring: Gary Newton (Billy), Jessie Jones (Receptionist), Doug Hale (TV Interviewer)

Uncredited: Joseph Conti (Father)


Plot Overview

Lisa takes the boys back to the 60s, but when she gets hit in the head and loses her memory, Gary and Wyatt are left stranded. When they find she's headed for Woodstock, they get a ride from Chett who's made his way, too, but he intends to go to the Pentagon for his own better future.



  • Steppenwolf - "Born to be Wild"

Arc Advancement





The Show

  • The episode opens only with the title (with a 60s score in lieu of main theme) before segueing into the first act.

Behind the Scenes

  • The motel seen in the episode was originally built in 1988 on the back lot of Universal Studios Florida and was used in Psycho IV: The Beginning and can later be seen in the Sliders episode "Revelations".

Allusions and References

  • The bikers whose motorcycles Wyatt and Gary steal are modelling on the characters from the 1968 film Easy Rider. This is reinforced by the playing of Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild" when the boys try to ride off with them.
  • The character of Billy is obviously meant to be a young Bill Clinton from his voice to some of his quotes.

Memorable Moments


  • The calendar at the very beginning says it's July 19, 1969. However, the moon landing depicted moments later was actually on July 20th.