Weird Science/School Spirits

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School Spirits
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Season 5, Episode 14
Production Number K1916
Written by Jimmy Aleck &
Jim Keily
Directed by Tom Spezialy
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School Spirits is the fourteenth episode of the fifth season of Weird Science, and the eighty-fourth episode overall.

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

and Vanessa Angel (Lisa)

Guest Stars: Bruce Jarchow (Principal Scampi), Morwenna Banks (Petula), Robert Mandan (Principal Farber), Ritch Brinkley (Mr. Cabeza), Brent Hinkley (Ectocist)


Plot Overview

Lisa and the boys discover the Farber High teacher lounge is haunted. Their attempts to get Scampi to not destroy it for a library backfires when he hires a ghost exterminator.



  • Steppenwolf - "Magic Carpet Ride"

Arc Advancement





The Show

  • This episode eschews the opening title sequence save only for the series title itself without the theme music and only with electricity sound effects before it displays the credits over the first act.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

  • Scampi riding the tricycle through the school parodies Stanley Kubrick's The Shinning.
  • The Ectocist's dead mother in the rocking chair appears to be a reference to Norman Bates's mother in Psycho.

Memorable Moments