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Sketches in (hopefully) order:
15950 308-01 SHOW OPEN 0:46 BUMPER
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14010 308-02 Has XTROUT ON YOUR HEAD 1:10 STUDIO
This commercial uses a horizontal bar graph to illustrate that most quacks sampled suggest putting a trout on one's head as a headache remedy.
30560 308-03 BUT WHO'S COUNTING?: SMALLEST ODD 4:27 GAME SHOW
Players arrange five randomly chosen digits to form the smallest possible odd five-digit number. To play, they must apply some knowledge of place value and probability.
31080 308-04 OLD PHILOSOPHER 2 2:31 STUDIO
The Old Philosopher describes to the viewer how to find the weight of a dog when a cat is also in the room. He shows how math solves the problem.
31270 308-05 SHOW REMAINDER 9 (68%) 0:07 BUMPER
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30700 308-06 YOU CALL THE ANGLE 3 -- 180 (U RAMP) 0:54 LIVE ACTION FILM
A skateboarder demonstrates a turn and the viewer is asked to determine the angle of rotation.
14110 308-07 No XIT'S A PALINDROME 2:53 SONG
A tango dance serves as the backdrop for a song about the definition and generation of palindromes -- numbers that read the same backwards and forwards.
31020 308-08 PERSON ON THE STREET: 350 FOOT HOME RUN 1:02 LIVE ACTION FILM
People on the street are asked: You just hit a homerun, and the ball just made it over the fence at 350 feet. How far would the ball go if you could hit it 1000 times as far? 1000000 times as far?
31131 308-09 INSERT: ELVIS-ARITHMETIC IS TERRIFIC 0:13 BUMPER
"Arithmetic is terrific but remember...it's just one of the many parts of mathematics."
30810 308-10 BEAZLEY & THE NUMBERS: 27 1:49 ANIMATION
Beazley is shown a list of eight numbers. He asks 3 questions, each reducing the list by half, to find the secret number.
30013 308-11 MATHNET-CASE OF SWAMI SCAM-3 11:51 MATHNET
Looking at the Racing Form, and discussing the odds, Mathnetters figure someone must have gotten a winning horse. Grecco reports on a random sample which shows lawyers and number of letters received.
31240 308-12 LONG CLOSE 0:44 BUMPER
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Sketch Count:12
Episode Length(may exclude credits): 28:27

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