FOD: Mr. Wizard’s a D*ck: Scientist, Destroyer of Young Soulson July 21, 2012 at 6:00 am
You kids had better appreciate your kid-centric gadgets such as iPads, iPhones, tablets, Sony PS3′s and the zillion other forms of entertainment that you enjoy. Back in the olden days when we were kids, Mr. Wizard was IT. If you could catch The Wiz, Huckleberry Hound and/or Bullwinkle before the parents shipped you off to a more wholesome activity, it was a terrific weekend. Diane Bullock and Mike Schuster scoured film clips of the great one. It appears that Mister Wizard hadn’t heard of Positive Reinforcement, nor did he give a rip for jollying kids along.
As one bright child answers The Man: “Why? Because you’re incapable of making mistakes, therefore I must be wrong.” This was ‘fun’ programming! Looking back, I can see why we’ve become so cynical and cranky – now go mow the lawn!