Beep and Boop's Game is the first half of the twenty-eighth episode of Ready Jet Go!.
The kids help Dr. Rafferty and Bergs get Mars Rover BOOP over a ravine on the red planet by simulating actions in the DSA 'Mars Yard' using BEEP (Boop's sister)! Trial and error leads to success. Along the way, the kids learn just how scientists communicate with far away rovers - through satellites above Mars. The kids then solve a new mystery set up by Bergs, figuring out that Beep and Boop are communicating about... a game of Mars/Mars Yard tic-tac-toe they're playing!
A good amount of communication between Mars and Earth goes through satellites. Rovers send images, along with instrument and status data, back to Earth. Extrapolating from the data, the scientists send commands to the rover, which can take 4-24 minutes to be received due to the distance. Rovers are often on their own, carrying out commands and sending image data to overhead satellites. The rover's commanders may tell it to move toward a new rock, grind a rock, analyze a rock, take photos, or gather other data with other instruments.
- In this episode, the phrase "Booyah! Science" is coined by Dr. Bergs. Sean would later use it in Space Race and Back to Bortron 7.
- The whole reason why Boop had to get over the ravine in the first place was to see if a mountain on Mars was a volcano or not. It was never revealed if it was a volcano or not.
- This is the very first individual segment to premiere in 2017.