Weird Science/Gary Had a Little Cram

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Gary Had a Little Cram
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Season 5, Episode 4
Airdate January 26, 1997
Production Number K1908
Written by Jim Lincoln &
Dan Studney
Directed by David Grossman
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Gary Had a Little Cram is the fourth episode of the fifth season of Weird Science, and the seventy-fourth episode overall.

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

and Vanessa Angel (Lisa)

Guest Stars: Bruce Jarchow (Principal Scampi), Persia White (Kim), Michael E. Dempsey (Harold)

Co-Starring: Sebastian Tillinger (Dick), Rahim Muhammad (Bubba)

with Denyn Pysz (Ty), Tarra Greenhut (Katie)


Plot Overview

When Gary begins to get worried about getting into college, he tries earnestly to get accepted. However, he needs just a little magical push.


Arc Advancement



  • Gary and Wyatt are now seniors. They eventually both get accepted into Paxton University.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

  • After Lisa makes reference to Forrest Gump, Gary meets a runner named Bubba who share his name with the character in the film who befriends the title character, even down to his way of speaking and affinity for shrimp.

Memorable Moments