A headless Hamza stands in front of a blue screen with a target marked out on it in a double white circle.

HAMZA SAYS OH, HEY! TODAY'S SHOW
IS ALL ABOUT NOTHING. SO MUCH
NOTHING THAT I'VE LOST MY HEAD!
(HAMZA LAUGHS MANIACALLY.)
WE'LL MEET AN ANCIENT MAYAN WHO
LOVES TELLING JOKES...

The Mayan pops out of a doorway. He wears a gold crown and a colourful robe.

Hamza gives him an annoyed look and says YOU WERE
SUPPOSED TO BE HERE A YEAR AGO.

MYRON the Mayan SAYS NOPE, I'M ON TIME!

He stands on a clock face, with bare feet in toe sandals.

Hamza puts down an empty dish and says GIVE KOOL CAT ZERO CAT TREATS...
(KOOL CAT MEOWS DISAPPOINTEDLY.)
DO A DISAPPEARING MAGIC TRICK...

JUSTIN SAYS VOILA!

ALEX SAYS OH!

Hamza continues IT'S ALL ABOUT THE NUMBER ZERO.
STAY TUNED. THERE'S NOTHING
TO SEE HERE ON "LOOK, KOOL!"
(THEME MUSIC PLAYS)

AN ANIMATED DRAWING SHOWS A FACTORY-LIKE STRUCTURE.
(CIRCUS-LIKE THEME MUSIC PLAYS)

HAMZA POPS UP SPINNING IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA AND THEN PUTS ON HIS DARK GLASSES. THROUGH A GIANT PAIR OF GLASSES, THE FACTORY STRUCTURE IS SEEN AS COLOURFUL GEOMETRICAL SHAPES. THE SHAPES FALL AND LAND ON AN OPEN PARK GRASSLAND. THEY THEN ASSEMBLE INTO A CUBIST CITY WITH TALL BUILDINGS, AND AN ORANGE AND YELLOW HOT AIR BALLOON IN THE BACKGROUND. THE CITY GROWS, INCORPORATING PLAYGROUNDS AND PUBLIC AREAS. KOOL CAT APPEARS. IN THE SKY, AGAINST WHITE CLOUDS, THE SERIES TITLE READS "LOOK KOOL" IN BLUE, ORANGE, PURPLE, BROWN, YELLOW AND GREEN CAPITALS.
(KOOL CAT MEOWS.)

HAMZA, IN A CROSSLEGGED YOGA POSITION, SAYS DO YOU EVER LIKE
TO THINK ABOUT NOTHING... I DO.
I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THE
NUMBER ZERO. ISN'T IT STRANGE
TO HAVE A NUMBER THAT MEANS...
NOTHING? IT'S NOT NOTHING!

He suddenly jumps up and shouts
He says YOU CAN DO SOME FUN TRICKS WITH IT!
HEY. KOOL CAT, CHECK OUT
THESE 2 NUMBERS.
NOW, WHICH NUMBER OF TREATS
WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE?
1 OR 999 TIMES ZERO?
(KOOL CAT MEOWS.)

Kool Cat nods vigorously.

Hamza says YOU WANT THAT NUMBER,
BECAUSE IT LOOKS BIGGER?
OH... SORRY, KOOL CAT. ANY
NUMBER MULTIPLIED BY ZERO IS ZERO,
BECAUSE YOU HAVE ZERO TIMES
THAT NUMBER. HA! HA! HA!
ISN'T ZERO AMAZING?
AW... AND HERE'S ANOTHER
TRICKY PUZZLE WITH ZEROS.

(Fun music plays)
A Rubik Cube assembles Kool Cat'simage.
The outline of a whiskered cat's face featuring multi-coloured cogs in its brain reads "Brain Bender."

Standing in front of his screen, Hamza says BRAIN BENDER.
TODAY'S PUZZLERS ARE ISABELLE AND OLIVIA. HELLO!

ISABELLE AND OLIVIA SAY HI!

HAMZA SAYS TODAY, WE HAVE A DOUBLE
BRAIN BENDER FOR YOU. HERE'S
THE FIRST. THESE STICKS LOOK
LIKE THE NUMBER 1... 1... 1.
111, RIGHT?

ISABELLE AND OLIVIA SAY YES.

HAMZA SAYS BUT THEY ALSO LOOK
LIKE THE ROMAN NUMERAL FOR 3.
BUT BY MOVING JUST 1 STICK,
YOU CAN MAKE IT ZERO. GO FOR IT!
(Dramatic music plays)

ISABELLE SAYS MAYBE IF WE... NO.

OLIVIA SAYS MAYBE IF WE WERE TO,
LIKE, PUT THAT BACK AND MAKE...

HAMZA SAYS HM...
THIS ONE'S A TOUGH ONE.

ISABELLE SAYS WE HAVE TO TRY IN,
LIKE, DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS.

OLIVIA SAYS YEAH...

ISABELLE SAYS UM...
OH! 1 MINUS 1 EQUALS ZERO.

HAMZA SAYS YEAH! YOU GOT IT!
EXCELLENT! WHOA! DID YOU SEE
HOW THEY DID THAT?

What they did is repeated in a replay.

Hamza continues BY TAKING ONE STICK AND TURNING
IT TO MAKE A SUBTRACTION SIGN,
THEY MADE THE EQUATION 1 MJNUS 1,
WHICH EQUALS ZERO.
GREAT JOB PUZZLERS! WE'VE GOT
MORE FOR YOU A LITTLE BIT LATER.

ISABELLE AND OLIVIA SAY THANKS.

HAMZA SAYS I'VE GOT A ROMAN
NUMERAL 3 OVER HERE. BUT YOU
KNOW WHAT I JUST REALIZED?
I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT
THE ROMAN NUMERAL ZERO IS.

MYRON appears dressed as a Mayan king and SAYS THERE'S NO SUCH THING!

HAMZA SAYS WHO ARE YOU?

I'M MYRON, THE ANCIENT MAYAN.
THE PLEASURE IS ALL MAYAN.
(AUDIENCE LAUGHING)

HAMZA SAYS MYRON... MYRON...
YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO BE
HERE A YEAR AGO!

MYRON SAYS NOPE, I'M RIGHT ON
TIME. YOU SEE? I'M ON TIME!

(Stands on a clock face and does a little dance)
(AUDIENCE LAUGHING)

Myron says AND YOU MAY THINK I'M LATE,
BUT YOU'RE CALENDAR IS WRONG.

HAMZA SAYS WHAT DO YOU MEAN
MY CALENDAR'S WRONG?

MYRON SAYS WELL, DIFFERENT
CIVILIZATIONS USE DIFFERENT
CALENDARS. AND YOUR WESTERN
CALENDAR WAS INVENTED
IN EUROPE IN THE YEAR 525.

HAMZA SAYS SO?

MYRON SAYS WELL, THE EUROPEANS
BACK THEN WEREN'T SO SMART
ABOUT USING THE NUMBER ZERO.
LET ME EXPLAIN WHAT I MEAN.
WHEN YOU'RE BORN IT TAKES 1 YEAR
FOR YOU TO TURN 1, RIGHT?

An animation shows a baby’s face and the number 1.

HAMZA SAYS YEAH.

MYRON SAYS AND AFTER 2 YEARS
YOU TURN 2 YEARS OLD, RIGHT?

HAMZA SAYS OBVIOUSLY.

WELL, IT WASN'T SO OBVIOUS
TO THE EUROPEANS BACK THEN.
THEY DIDN'T EVEN START THEIR
CALENDAR USING THE NUMBER ZERO.

HAMZA SAYS THEY DIDN'T?
WHERE DID THEY START?

MYRON SAYS THEY STARTED
COUNTING... GET THIS...
AT YEAR 1. SO WHEN A YEAR HAD
PASSED, THEY THOUGHT IT WAS
YEAR 2. AND THEN WHEN 2 YEARS
HAD PASSED, THEY THOUGHT
IT WAS YEAR 3.

HAMZA SAYS SERIOUSLY? AND IT'S
BEEN WRONG EVER SINCE? WHOA.

MYRON SAYS SO YOU SEE, I'M RIGHT
ON TIME. US ANCIENT MAYANS
ARE VERY PUNCTUAL PEOPLE.
YOU KNOW WHY?
WE USE A ZERO IN OUR CALENDAR.
(APPLAUSE)

HAMZA SAYS WHOA. ZERO IS EVEN MORE
IMPORTANT THAN I THOUGHT.

MYRON SAYS THERE'S NOTHING
MORE IMPORTANT THAN NOTHING!

He does a little dance.
(AUDIENCE LAUGHING)

HAMZA SAYS WAIT. DID I HEAR YOU
SAY THAT THE ANCIENT ROMANS
DIDN'T HAVE A WAY TO WRITE ZERO?

MYRON SAYS THAT'S RIGHT.
COULD YOU IMAGINE BEING IN
AN ANCIENT ROMAN MATH CLASS?

A cartoon character dressed as a Roman soldier uses a chisel to carve a sum on a piece of stone. The sum reads "3 minus 2 equals 1" in Roman numerals.

THE ANCIENT ROMAN SAYS WOO-HOO!

Another stone block appears with the sum "3 minus 3 equals." The Roman soldier looks at it aghast. His cell phone rings.
(PHONE RINGING)
(ANCIENT MAYAN CHATTERING)
A golden figure "ZERO" appears at the bottom.

He smiles, throws the cell phone away, and says WOO-HOO!

MYRON SAYS HEY, HEY, HEY!
I'VE GOT A JOKE FOR YOU.
KNOCK, KNOCK!

HAMZA SAYS WHO'S THERE?

MYRON SAYS ZERO!

HAMZA SAYS ZERO WHO?
ZERO WHO?
WHY WON'T YOU ANSWER?

Myron says BECAUSE NOTHING IS THERE!

He does his little dance.
(AUDIENCE LAUGHING)

HAMZA SAYS OH... HA-HA.
WHERE DID YOU GET
SUCH A CORNY JOKE?

MYRON SAYS IT'S MAYAN.
GET IT? MAYAN... MINE?
(AUDIENCE LAUGHING)

HAMZA SAYS SPEAKING OF MAYAN...
SINCE THE ROMANS DIDN'T HAVE
THE ZERO, DID YOU INVENT IT?

MYRON SAYS US ANCIENT MAYANS DO
USE THE ZERO FOR OUR CALENDAR, BUT
ABOUT 1400 YEARS AGO AN INDIAN
NAMED BRAHMAGUPTA INVENTED THE ZERO
THAT WE USE TODAY. BRAHMAGUPTA
REALIZED ON HIS OWN THAT YOU
COULD DO CALCULATIONS WITH ZEROS.

HAMZA SAYS WELL THAT WAS A VERY
IMPORTANT DISCOVERY. WITHOUT THE ZERO,
WE'D HAVE A BIG HOLE IN THE
MIDDLE OF OUR NUMBER LINE.

The Mayan and the Roman soldier run along a number line going from negative to positive numbers and conspicuously featuring a golden zero. The Mayan skips across it, but the Roman tests it with his foot, it vanishes and he falls through the line. The Mayan runs back and the zero appears again.

THE ANCIENT MAYAN SAYS WOO-HOO!

MYRON SAYS WITHOUT ZERO, WE COULDN'T
DO ANY ADVANCED MATH. YOU
COULDN'T DO ROCKET SCIENCE
OR CHEMISTRY...
OR ARCHITECTURE OR...
OH NO, KIDS!... HOMEWORK!

HAMZA SAYS I WONDER HOW MANY
DIFFERENT WAYS WE USE ZERO IN
EVERYDAY LIFE. I THINK I'LL GET
THE INVESTIGATORS ON THE CASE.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMING.

MYRON SAYS OH, IT WAS NOTHING!

He does his little dance.
(AUDIENCE LAUGHING)

HAMZA SAYS HA-HA-HA...
THAT JOKE DESERVES A ZERO.
GET IT?

OVER A SLATE OF KOOL CAT, A MONOCLE POPS ONTO HIS EYE.

A VOICE SAYS INVESTIGATION.

(LIVELY MUSIC PLAYS)

A SLATE IN COLOURFUL CAPITAL LETTERS, ACCOMPANIED BY A MAGNIFYING GLASS, READS "INVESTIGATION."

HAMZA TALKS TO TWO LITTLE GIRLS WHO APPEAR ON THE STUDIO SCREEN.

Hamza says TIARA, ALEX. TODAY I WANT
YOU TO FIND.. NOTHING.

ALEX SAYS UH... NOTHING?

HAMZA SAYS HA-HA-HA... OR,
RATHER... I WANT YOU TO FIND
THINGS WITH THE NUMBER ZERO.

KIARA SAYS OH...

ALEX SAYS NOW I GET THE JOKE.
BECAUSE ZERO IS NOTHING.

MYRON APPEARS AND SAYS OH! AND ALSO, YOU'LL
NEED TO FIND A TALKING DOG,
AN INSIDE-OUT PEANUT BUTTER
AND JELLY SANDWICH, AND
A DINOSAUR WITH A TUTU.

ALEX SAYS OKAY...

KIARA SAYS ARE YOU OKAY?

MYRON SAYS OH, DON'T WORRY...
YOU'LL SEE LATE WHY THESE THINGS
COUNT. GET IT? COUNT?

HAMZA SAYS OKAY, MYRON.
WE GET IT. GET OUT OF HERE!
DO YOUR BEST, INVESTIGATORS.

They take photos of what they find.

ALEX SAYS SEE ANYTHING?

KIARA SAYS OH, LOOK!
WE FOUND A ZERO ON THE PHONE.

THE COMPUTER SAYS ZER0 IDENTIFIED.

ALEX SAYS LOOK, THE CALENDAR! ON 20.

KIARA SAYS AND 10, AND 30! LET'S GO.

ALEX SAYS OH, A TAPE AND CALCULATOR
THINGY. IT'S GOT ZERO AND DOUBLE ZERO.

HAMZA SAYS HEY, INVESTIGATORS.
I'VE GOT A QUESTION FOR YOU. WHY
DO YOU THINK ZEROS ARE IMPORTANT?

ALEX SAYS WITHOUT ZEROS, THERE WOULD
BE NO THOUSANDS. BECAUSE WHEN
SOMEONE SAYS, "I'VE SAID THIS
TO YOU 1,000 TIMES," YOU'D BE,
LIKE, "WHAT? YOU JUST TOLD ME
ONE TIME!" YOU KNOW?

HAMZA SAYS HA-HA! THAT'S SO TRUE!

KIARA SAYS ZER0S ARE NOTHING, BUT
THEY OUTNUMBER THE SOMETHING.

HAMZA SAYS ZEROS ARE NOT NOTHING,
THAT'S FOR SURE.

KIARA SAYS LOOK! MONEY.

A Canada red 50 cent bill appears.

ALEX SAYS MONEY.
ZERO MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE!

ALEX SAYS IF ZERO WASN'T HERE,
IT WOULDN'T BE 50.

KIARA SAYS IT WOULD BE THIS!

A blue 5 dollar bill appears.

ALEX SAYS I WOULDN'T BE SO HAPPY
I HAVE 50 DOLLARS IN MY HANDS.
I'D BE SAD I JUST HAD 5.

KIARA SAYS I'M SO RICH!

IN A CARTOON LANDSCAPE, A BLUE AND A YELLOW KOOL CAT RACE EACH OTHER, EMERGING FROM A TUNNEL AND BREASTING THE TAPE TOGETHER. A CAPTION OVER THE FINISH LINE READS "CHALLENGE" IN CAPITAL LETTERS

HAMZA STANDS ON THE GRASS FIELD BEHIND A ROW OF COLOURFUL BUCKETS, BETWEEN THE TWO PAIRS OF KIDS FORMING TEAMS IN YELLOW AND BLUE TEAM JERSEYS.

HAMZA SAYS CHALLENGE! IT'S TIME
TO HAVE ZERO FUN. AND WHEN I SAY ZERO,
I MEAN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!
TO MY RIGHT I HAVE THOMAS
AND MALI. TEAM BLUE!

THOMAS AND MALI SAY GO TEAM BLUE!

HAMZA SAYS AND TO MY LEFT I HAVE
ROSALIA AND ROMAN, TEAM YELLOW!

ROSALIA AND ROMAN SAY GO TEAM YELLOW!

HAMZA SAYS TODAY OUR CHALLENGE
IS TO BALANCE OUT POSITIVE AND
NEGATIVE NUMBERS WITH BEANBAG
BASKETBALL. I'VE MADE A NUMBER
LINE USING THESE BUCKETS, WITH
POSITIVE NUMBERS THAT GO FROM
1 TO 5 AND NEGATIVE NUMBERS
THAT GO FROM MINUS 1 TO MINUS 5, WITH
THE MIGHTY ZERO BEING EXACTLY
WHERE IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE.
RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE. IN TODAY'S
CHALLENGE, TEAM YELLOW... YOU'RE
GOING TO START WITH A SCORE
OF POSITIVE 25, AND YOU'LL BE
SHOOTING TOWARD THE NEGATIVE
SIDE OF THE NUMBER LINE TO BRING
YOUR SCORE DOWN TO ZERO.

A vertical caption in yellow shows animated arrows descending from 25 to zero.

Hamza continues TEAM BLUE,
YOU'LL BE STARTING WITH A SCORE
OF MINUS 25 AND YOU'LL BE SHOOTING
TOWARD THE POSITIVE SIDE OF THE
NUMBER LINE TO BRING YOUR SCORE
UP TO ZERO.

A vertical caption in blue shows animated arrows rising from minus 25 to zero.

Hamza continues ALRIGHT, TEAM YELLOW.
YOU'RE THE FIRST ONE TO GO.
TAKE YOUR FIRST SHOT!

ROSALIA SAYS I GOT -1.

HAMZA SAYS -1! EXCELLENT. THAT
BRINGS THEIR SCORE TO 24. TEAM
BLUE, YOU'RE NEXT TO GO. OH...

THOMAS SAYS 4!

HAMZA SAYS BY ADDING 4 TO MINUS 25, WE GET...

MALI SAYS MINUS 21.

HAMZA SAYS NICE! ROMAN WITH THE SHOT.

ROMAN SAYS MINUS 2.

HAMZA SAYS DID YOU SEE THAT?
IT BOUNCED OFF MINUS 4,
AND LANDED IN MINUS 2! WOW!

ROSALIA SAYS 22.

HAMZA SAYS GO, TEAM BLUE!
HEY! IN THE 5 BUCKET!

THOMAS SAYS 5! MINUS 16.

HAMZA SAYS ALRIGHT, ROMAN. IT'S
YOUR SHOT. GO AHEAD. EXCELLENT!
THAT'S, LIKE, THE BIGGEST ONE!
WOW! THE NUMBER LINES
LOOK PRETTY INTENSE.
LET'S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK
USING MY MIND'S EYEGLASSES.(Puts them on)

THE COMPUTER SAYS A NUMBER LINE
IS SYMMETRICAL, WITH 0 IN
THE MIDDLE. ON THE RIGHT
THERE ARE POSITIVE NUMBERS, AND
ON THE LEFT, NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
A NUMBER LINE IS VERY USEFUL
TO HELP SOLVE SIMPLE ADDITION
AND SUBTRACTION PROBLEMS.
FOR INSTANCE, NEGATIVE 3 PLUS 5
EQUALS POSITIVE 2.

Hamza continues THOMAS, IT'S YOUR TURN AGAIN.

THOMAS SAYS PLUS 5!

HAMZA SAYS NICE SHOT! WOW! BOTH
TEAMS ARE LANDING BIG NUMBERS,
KEEPING THIS RACE NECK-AND-NECK.
WHO WILL MAKE IT TO ZERO FIRST?

THOMAS SAYS OKAY, LET'S
TRY THIS OUT... YES!
PLUS 4!

MALI SAYS IT'S MINUS 2.
WE ARE SO CLOSE.

HAMZA SAYS OH!

ROSALIA SAYS I GOT MINUS 2!

Hamza continues OH, IT'S REALLY CLOSE NOW.

MALI SAYS GO BLUE TEAM! GO BLUE TEAM!

HAMZA SAYS GO MALI! YAY!

THOMAS SAYS 3.

HAMZA SAYS IT'S SUPER CLOSE.
TEAM BLUE OVERSHOT THE ZERO TARGET.
AND THEY'RE AT PLUS 1.
AND TEAM YELLOW IS ALSO AT 1.
SO WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK TO CHECK
BACK IN WITH OUR ZERO HEROES.

THE KOOL CAT DISINTEGRATES INTO HIS COMPONENTS. A CAPTION READS "DECONSTRUCT." HE COMES TOGETHER AGAIN.

Hamza says DECONSTRUCT.

He waves his hands at a figure zero and says DECONSTRUCT!
A Cartesian Plane with an X. axis and a Y. axis appears.

Hamza says WHOA!
ARE YOU SEEING WHAT I'M SEEING?
THIS IS A CARTESIAN PLANE.
IT HAS 2 PERPENDICULAR NUMBER
LINES. THE X. AXIS GOES FROM
SIDE TO SIDE, AND THE Y. AXIS
GOES UP AND DOWN. THEY BOTH HAVE
A ZER0 RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE.
BUT WHY WOULD YOU PUT 2 NUMBER
LINES TOGETHER LIKE THAT?

THE COMPUTER SAYS IF YOU WANT TO KNOW
EXACTLY WHERE A POINT IS,
YOU CAN COUNT HOW MANY PLACES
IT IS FROM ZER0 ON THE X. AXIS,
AND HOW FAR UP OR DOWN
IT IS FROM ZER0 ON THE Y. AXIS.

Two blue points appear on the upper left and right side.

The Computer continues THIS POINT IS
X EQUALS 3, Y EQUALS 2.
THIS POINT IS
X EQUALS MINUS 4, Y EQUALS 6.

HAMZA SAYS OH! SO IT'S LIKE A KIND
OF MAP WHERE YOU CAN PLOT WHERE
ALL THE DIFFERENT POINTS ARE.
AND ZERO IS AT THE CENTRE OF IT
ALL. BUT HOW WOULD YOU USE A
CARTESIAN PLANE IN REAL LIFE?

THE COMPUTER SAYS A CARTESIAN PLANE
CAN SHOW YOU WHERE SOMETHING
IS SUPPOSED TO BE. FOR
INSTANCE, AIR TRAFFIC
CONTROLLERS USE CARTESIAN
PLANES TO KNOW
WHERE AIRPLANES ARE IN THE SKY.

HAMZA SAYS OH! SO WITHOUT
CARTESIAN PLANES, THE PLANES
THAT WE FLY IN MIGHT HAVE
A DIFFICULT TIME NAVIGATING.

THE COMPUTER SAYS HA-HA.
CARTESIAN PLANE. AIRPLANE.
I GET IT. YOU ARE SO FUNNY.

A blue robot face lights up.
(Buzzing)

Hamza says THANKS! IT LOOKS LIKE THE
INVESTIGATORS FOUND SOMETHING.

KIARA AND ALEX SAY HEY, HAMZA!

Photos of all the zero objects appear.

HAMZA SAYS WOW! YOU ZEROED IN ON
LOTS OF ZER0S. YOU'RE MY ZER0 HEROES!

ALEX SAYS WE FOUND A LOT OF NOTHING.

Hamza says WHY DO THINGS START AT ZERO?

KIARA SAYS SAYS BECAUSE THAT'S THEIR
STARTING POINT. WITHOUT ZERO,
WHAT NUMBER WOULD START?
YOU CAN'T START WITH 5.

HAMZA SAYS THAT'S TRUE, YOU CAN'T
START WITH 5. THEN YOU'D SKIP
OUT ON A WHOLE BUNCH OF NUMBERS.
YOU DID A GREAT JOB! BUT WHAT
ABOUT THINGS ON MYRON'S LIST?
LIKE THE TALKING DOG?

KIARA AND ALEX SAY NO.
UNFORTUNATELY... NO.

MYRON APPEARS AND SAYS EXACTLY.
YOU FOUND ZERO TALKING DOGS,
ZERO INSIDE-OUT PEANUT BUTTER
AND JELLY SANDWICHES AND
ZERO DINOSAURS IN TUTUS.

KIARA AND ALEX SAY OH, MYRON.

MYRON SAYS OH... YOU KNOW,
YOU HAVE ZERO SENSE OF HUMOUR.

HAMZA SAYS HEY INVESTIGATORS,
ARE YOU READY FOR A HANDS-ON?

KIARA AND ALEX SAY YES!

Hamza gives the "thumbs-up."

(Theme music plays).
A cartoon animation shows a toast popping out of Kool Cat and landing in front of it, with a pawprint sign on it reading "Hands-On."

A photo shows a man in his thirties with short dark hair.

HAMZA SAYS HANDS-ON! JUSTIN IS
A SCIENTIST AND AN ENGINEER
WHO LOVES MATH. HE'S ALSO
A MAGICIAN AND IS VERY FOND
OF THE NUMBER ZERO.

JUSTIN stands with Kiara and Alexand SAYS ARE YOU GUYS READY
FOR A MAGIC TRICK?

KIARA AND ALEX SAY YES!

JUSTIN SAYS COOL.

HAMZA SAYS I LOVE MAGIC TRICKS.
DON'T YOU, KOOL CAT?
(KOOL CAT MEOWS.)
TO PERFORM HIS MAGIC TRICK,
JUSTIN HAS A GLASS OF WATER.

JUSTIN SAYS SO TODAY WE'RE GOING
TO BE TALKING ABOUT ZERO, OR
"NOTHING." AND WHAT I'M GOING
TO DO IS MAKE THIS WATER
DISAPPEAR. VOILA!
(KOOL CAT MEOWS.)
THAT'S WEIRD. IT DIDN'T
DISAPPEAR. OKAY. YOU'RE GOING TO
WATCH THIS CUP, AND WE'RE GOING
TO SEE WHERE THE WATER GOES.
SO HERE WE GO.

A red cup half-full of water stands between two other similar cups. Justin shifts their positions.

JUSTIN SAYS ONE MORE TIME. OKAY.
DO YOU KNOW WHERE THE WATER IS?

KIARA AND ALEX SAY YEAH.

JUSTIN SAYS YEAH? WHERE.

They point to one cup.

JUSTIN SAYS LET'S CHECK.

He tips it and no water comes out.

Justin continues OKAY, SO IT'S NOT IN THAT ONE.
WELL, IT'S NOT IN THAT ONE
EITHER. SO IT MUST BE
IN THIS ONE, RIGHT?
WHOA! WHAT HAPPENED?
IS THERE WATER?

ALEX LOOKS IN THE CUP AND SAYS NO. THERE'S NO WATER.

JUSTIN SAYS THERE'S ZERO WATER.

HAMZA SAYS WOW. WASN'T
THAT AMAZING, KOOL CAT?
KOOL CAT? KOOL CAT?
JUSTIN?

JUSTIN SAYS YEAH?

HAMZA SAYS DID YOU MAKE
KOOL CAT DISAPPEAR?

On the screen, JUSTIN SAYS OH. SORRY.
REAPPEAR, KOOL CAT. (Gesturing)

Kool Cat appears.
(KOOL CAT MEOWS.)

HAMZA SAYS AH, THERE YOU ARE!

JUSTIN SAYS SORRY ABOUT THAT.
(KOOL CAT MEOWS WITH ANNOYANCE.)

KIARA SAYS WHAT IS INSIDE, RIGHT NOW?

ALEX SAYS IT IS SOMETHING. I HAVE
A FEELING THIS IS THE WATER
THAT GOT ALL FROZEN,
BY SCIENCE-Y STUFF.

JUSTIN SAYS SCIENCE-Y STUFF?
A SCIENCE-Y POWDER?

ALEX SAYS YEAH. A SCIENCE-Y POWDER.

JUSTIN SAYS YEAH. WELL, WHAT
I ACTUALLY PUT IN HERE WAS
ACTUALLY A POWDER. IT'S CALLED
POLYACRYLATE. THAT'S A POLYMER.

He is shown shaking it into the cup.

JUSTIN CONTINUES THE POWDER ABSORBED
ALL THE WATER.
SO THAT WATER'S STILL THERE,
IT'S JUST ABSORBED INTO A GEL.
AND I HAVE SOMETHING PRETTY COOL
TO DO NEXT. WHAT WE'RE GOING TO
WORK WITH ARE THESE STYROFOAM
CUPS WITH NUMBERS WRITTEN ON
THEM. EACH OF THESE NUMBERS ACTS
AS PLACEHOLDERS FOR THE 1S AND
THE 10S AND THE 100S. WHAT I'D
LIKE YOU GUYS TO DO IS WORK WITH
THESE 7 CUPS, MAKING A NUMBER
LIKE 1,000,009. DO YOU THINK
YOU COULD DO THAT?

ALEX SAYS I THINK WE COULD DO IT.

JUSTIN SAYS OKAY.

KIARA SAYS SAYS I'VE GOT THE 1.

ALEX SAYS I'VE GOT THE ZERO.

KIARA SAYS SAYS I'VE GOT THE 9.

ALEX SAYS ZERO... ZERO...

JUSTIN SAYS THAT'S A LOT OF ZER0S.

KIARA AND ALEX SAY ZERO...

ALEX SAYS ZERO... AND YOU COULD
ALWAYS JUST DO THAT. OKAY,
PERFECT. HERE, HAMZA.

HAMZA SAYS YOU GOT IT!

JUSTIN SAYS BUT WHAT HAPPENS
WHEN ALL THE ZEROS DISAPPEAR?

ALEX SAYS I HAVE NO IDEA.

JUSTIN SAYS WELL, LET'S FIND OUT.
WE'RE GOING TO FREEZE!

He gestures and there is a flash.

He says WHOA!

ALEX SAYS WHAT HAPPENED TO
1,000,009? I JUST SEE 19.

JUSTIN SAYS THAT'S A LOT
SMALLER THAN 1,000,009.

KIARA AND ALEX SAY YEAH.

ALEX SAYS A LOT SMALLER.

HAMZA SAYS HM... ZEROS SEEM REALLY
IMPORTANT. WHAT DO YOU THINK,
INVESTIGATORS?

ALEX SAYS PEOPLE THINK THAT ZERO
IS NOTHING, BUT IT'S NOT
ACTUALLY NOTHING.

WITHOUT ZEROS YOU CAN'T MAKE A
HIGHER NUMBER LIKE 1,000,000.
IT WOULD ONLY BE 1. SO YOU NEED
ZEROS TO MAKE A BIGGER NUMBER.

HAMZA SAYS THAT MAKES
PERFECT SENSE. YEAH!

THANK GOODNESS FOR ZEROS.
(Lyrical music plays)

A fast clip shows Hamza dancing against a background of numbers and zero-shaped objects.

Hamza sings and says "THEY CALL ME A 0
THEY DON'T MEAN I'M A HERO
AND ADDING UP TO NOTHING'S
BEEN MY MIGHTIEST FEAR, YO
I'M NOT TALL AT 0 HEIGHT
NOT A PLANE WITH 0 FLIGHT
YOU CAN'T READ WHAT I WRITE
IF I SHINE 0 LIGHT
BUT A MILLION WITHOUT ME
IS A SINGLE DIGIT ALONE
SEEING 100 BILLION DONUTS
WOULD BE JUST ONE FOR ME
GIVE RESPECT, I'M A 0
LINE ME UP, I'M A 0
BY MYSELF I MAY BE NOTHING
BUT I GOT WHAT YOU NEED
BY MYSELF I MAY BE NOTHING
BUT I GOT WHAT YOU NEED."
(MUSIC ENDS.)

IN A CARTOON LANDSCAPE, A BLUE AND A YELLOW KOOL CAT RACE EACH OTHER, EMERGING FROM A TUNNEL AND BREASTING THE TAPE TOGETHER. A CAPTION OVER THE FINISH LINE READS "CHALLENGE" IN CAPITAL LETTERS

Hamza says CHALLENGE! WE ARE BACK WITH
THE LOOK, KOOL ZERO CHALLENGE.
BOTH TEAMS ARE TIED AT 1, SO
THEY BOTH NEED A SHOT OF NEGATIVE 1.
LET'S SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
THOMAS, YOU'RE UP NEXT. GO!

THOMAS SAYS OH NO!

HAMZA SAYS OH! LANDING IN THE ZERO
BUCKET DOES EXACTLY THAT!
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. OKAY,
ROSALIA. IT'S YOUR TURN!

She throws and Hamza says WHOA!

ROSALIA SAYS WHOA! YEAH!

HAMZA SAYS EXCELLENT.

ROSALIA SAYS ZERO! WE WON!

HAMZA SAYS EVERYBODY HERE WAS SUCH
A ZERO HERO TODAY. AND IN THE TRUE
SPIRIT OF THE LOOK, KOOL
0 CHALLENGE, I HAVE AMAZING
PRIZES FOR EVERYONE...
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

MALI SAYS THAT'S NOT FAIR!

THOMAS SAYS SERIOUSLY?

ROSA SAYS ALL WE GET IS NOTHING?

HAMZA SAYS OKAY. BYE.

THOMAS SAYS DUDE! DUDE! COME BACK.
I'M GOING TO TAKE YOU DOWN!

They catch him and he falls.
(KIDS LAUGHING)

(fun music plays)
A Rubik Cube assembles Kool Cat's image.
The outline of a whiskered cat's face featuring multi-coloured cogs in its brain reads "Brain Bender."

HAMZA SAYS BRAIN BENDER.
ALRIGHT. AND WE ARE BACK
WITH BRAIN BENDER NUMBER 2.
HERE'S A MATH EQUATION. BUT...
OH, IT'S NOT RIGHT. 8 PLUS 3 MINUS 4
DOES NOT EQUAL ZERO, IT EQUALS 7!
CAN YOU MOVE JUST ONE OF THE
STICKS TO MAKE THE EQUATION
CORRECT? OLIVIA, ISABELLE.
GO FOR IT!

OLIVIA SAYS MAYBE IF WE TAKE OUT
THIS IT WOULD BE 0 PLUS 3. IT WOULD
BE 3 MINUS 4, BUT IT WOULD BE...

ISABELLE SAYS ...MINUS 1.

OLIVIA SAYS YEAH.

ISABELLE SAYS MAYBE IF
WE TAKE THIS OUT AND
DO SOMETHING WITH THE 4.
THAT'S MOVING 2 STICKS.

OLIVIA SAYS WE COULD MAKE A 6.

ISABELLE SAYS YEAH!

OLIVIA SAYS THAT WOULD BE... 6 PLUS 3
WOULD BE 9... BUT MINUS 4 WOULD BE 5.
MAYBE WE COULD MAKE THIS...
6 PLUS 3 EQUALS 9, MINUS 9 EQUALS 0.

HAMZA SAYS YOU JUST SOLVED THE
PUZZLE! WOW! DID YOU SEE
HOW THEY DID IT?
THEY MOVED ONE STICK FROM THE 8,
MAKING IT A 6. THEN THEY PUT
THAT STICK ON THE 4,
TURNING IT INTO A 9.
NOW THE EQUATION READS
6 PLUS 3 MINUS 9 EQUALS ZERO.
GOOD JOB, PUZZLERS!
(KOOL CAT PURRS AND SNORES.)
KOOL CAT! WAKEY, WAKEY!
I'VE GOT TREATS FOR YOU!
OH! HEY, KOOL CAT! SORRY ABOUT
THE TRICKY MATH PUZZLES EARLIER.
BUT, BECAUSE YOU WERE SUCH A
GOOD SPORT ABOUT IT, I THINK
YOU DESERVE A NUMBER OF TREATS!
(KOOL CAT MEOWS.)
AND THAT NUMBER IS 1!

He drops a bolt in the cat dish.
(KOOL CAT MEOWS ANGRILY.)

Hamza says OKAY. HOW ABOUT A 1
WITH A 0 AFTER IT?
He drops nine more bolts in the dish-

(KOOL CAT MEOWS HAPPILY.)

Hamza says SEE WHAT A DIFFERENCE A ZERO MAKES?
ZERO IS A STARTING POINT,
A PLACEHOLDER, THE DIVIDER
BETWEEN PLUS AND MINUS.
AND A MIND-BLOWING CONCEPT!
WITHOUT ZERO, BANKS WOULDN'T
KNOW IF WE HAD ONE DOLLAR
OR ONE MILLION DOLLARS!
THE ZERO IS ONE OF THE MOST
IMPORTANT DISCOVERIES IN
HISTORY. OUR MODERN LIVES WOULD
NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT IT.
(A DOOR OPENS.)

MYRON SAYS YOU'RE WELCOME!

HAMZA SAYS YEAH!
THANKS FOR NOTHING, PAL!

Over a radiating design in green and geometrical frames with clips of the Look Kool challenge, the end credits roll.

TVO Kids and Bell Fund logos.
Apartment 11 Productions.