Weird Science/Universal Remote

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Universal Remote
Weird Science - Universal Remote.png
Season 1, Episode 2
Airdate March 12, 1994
Production Number 76106
Written by Peter Ocko &
Adam Barr
Directed by Max Tash
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Universal Remote is the second episode of the first season of Weird Science.

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

and Vanessa Angel (Lisa)

Guest Stars: Bruce Jarchow (Principal Scampi), Amy Leland (Donna)

Co-Starring: Stephanie Dicker (Maria), Thomas Bellin (Mr. Bailyn), Jodi Peterson (Sandy)

with Chad Cox (Ted), Sarah MacDonnell (Ms. Bouvier)


Plot Overview

With the boys wanting to skip over the boring parts of life, Lisa transforms a universal remote into a time machine. It's awesome at first, but Wyatt soon gets tired of it and the consequences inevitably catch up to Gary.


Arc Advancement


  • Lisa establishes that once a wish is in motion, she can't stop it and it has to run its course.




The Show

  • First appearance of Principal Scampi.
  • Wyatt kisses his French teacher, presumably because he thinks they'll be another rewind, but there isn't and nothing is made of this.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • During the first rewind, Ted comes out the bathroom just as Donna says "I hate you, Gary Wallace." However, he comes out later before and after that rewind.