Weird Science/Phantom Scampi

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Phantom Scampi
Weird Science - Phantom Scampi.png
Season 4, Episode 5
Airdate February 3, 1996
Production Number K0912
Written by Jimmy Aleck &
Jim Keily
Directed by David Grossman
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Phantom Scampi is the fifth episode of the fourth season of Weird Science, and the forty-ninth episode overall.

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

and Vanessa Angel (Lisa)

Guest Stars: Bruce Jarchow (Principal Scampi), Kari Lizer (Mrs. Carmichael)

Co-Starring: Joshua Schaefer (Harvey), Sebastian Tillinger (Dick), Charlotte Lopez (Wendy)


Plot Overview

After Wyatt gets in trouble with Scampi, Lisa zaps up a sticky dart to turn him into his best friend. Unfortunately, Scampi's attachment hurts Wyatt's reputation and his attempt to break up the friendship results in Scampi taking up the role as his secret protector.



  • Harry Nilsson - "Best Friend"

Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • When Scampi swoops in, you can see where the top of the school set ends just in the upper right corner of the screen.