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Monday, July 23, 2012

Blast From The Past: TV's "Mr. Wizard" taught kids with tough love

Mr. Wizard may have been a little mean to kids... but he taught us all a lot about science.

Posted By on Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Children's television wasn't always the crap most of it is today. When I was growing up we had sweet shows like Double Dare, You Can't Do That On Television, Snorks, & even educational stuff like Don Herbert's show, Mr. Wizard

Herbert didn't coddle children the way hosts like Barney "The Most Annoying Pedophile Dinosaur Ever" does and dammit... those kids were better for it. He just taught them about science and often resembled a grandpa getting annoyed by kids who don't listen to instructions. 

Check out a montage of Mr. Wizard below and either relive the greatness or get schooled on why we need more TV show hosts like him today.

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