Weird Science/Spies 'R' Us

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Spies 'R' Us
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Season 3, Episode 18
Airdate September 9, 1995
Production Number 76221
Written by Tom Spezialy &
Alan Cross
Directed by David Grossman
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Spies 'R' Us is the eighteenth episode of the third season of Weird Science, and the forty-fourth episode overall.

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

and Vanessa Angel (Lisa)

Guest Stars: Jeff Doucette (Al Wallace), Bruce Jarchow (Principal Scampi)

Co-Starring: Sebastian Tillinger (Dick), Jennifer Corbett Kroll (Contessa)

with Melissa Williams (Beautiful Woman), Jennifer Aquino (Winnie)

Uncredited: Jim Lincoln (Guy in locker)


Plot Overview

Lisa gives the boys a virtual reality simulator to play as spies that can sometimes carry over things into the real world. When Gary turns it up to high, they reality becoming the game and have to complete their mission to return to reality.


Arc Advancement





The Show

  • First episode to have a cold opening, dropping the clip from Bride of Frankenstein as it segues into the title sequence that's being projected onto a belly dancer with Oingo Boingo's "Weird Science" covered by a female singer (a la a James Bond film).

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

  • The episode parody many James Bond films, including Thunderball (Scampfiner's intent on putting Dick in a shark tank), but primarily Goldfinger (Scampi's name, the opening title sequence, Gary and Wyatt wearing tuxes under their swimsuits, Scampi's "I expect you to die" line, and the plan to use the laser to kill the boys).

Memorable Moments


  • Wyatt: Anything you want to tell me, Gar? Anything important?
Gary: Important? Uh, let me think. Oh, yeah. I may have accidentally broken Lisa's spy world simulator and turned our world into a life-threatening blend of fantasy and reality. If you consider that sort of thing important.
Wyatt: I hope they shoot you first.
  • Scampfinger: Ah, Mr Dinkler. Late for American History again, I see?
Dick: I suppose you expect me to give you some excuse.
Scampfinger: No, Mr Dinkler. I expect you to die.
(Scampfinger unveils a shark tank)