I watched the pilot episode of Better Off Ted a while ago, and have no intentions of watching any more of it.
Better Off Ted is a show about a guy called Ted who manages a R&D company that will make life better. The “scientific advances” the company works on are the ones that people thought of as “futuristic” way back in the 1960s. (In the future people can grow an extra arm! In the future men can be pregnant!) In the pilot episode there is talk of weaponizing pumpkins, and one of the scientists gets frozen (for science!) and accidentally thawed when the tank falls over. Wait, it gets worse: the latter event was one of the main plot points.
Yes, it’s a comedy. No, it’s not funny.
Honestly, don’t bother.
Funny or not, you may be wondering whether (aside from the absurd research goals) the scientific life was represented at least somewhat realistically. After all, in a show about science you’ve got to do something right, right? Surely they’d show a proper lab, and not one filled with random objects and coloured liquids? You all know how I feel about coloured liquids…
Haha! No, it’s horrible. The coloured liquids are helpfully indicated with red arrows:
Take special note of the elaborate distillation equipment to the right, with the green liquid in it.
Sure, just leave your pipette sticking in the orange Kool-aid just the way the prop department set it up. Where’s your pipetter? What are those ping pong balls and plants for?