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Old 06-13-2007, 10:21 PM   #1
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So sad. "Mr. Wizard" is dead.

As a child of the '50s, I loved watching Mr. Wizard, Don Herbert. I wouldn't miss his program on TV for anything. And...I'm a girl.

Sadly, he has died and all of his wonderful scientific explanations go with him.

Wasn't he wonderful? How many of you DCers remember him?

How many times did you hear him say, "And, Jimmy, this is how....

Bow your heads and give this great guy a moment of silence.

"Long live Mr. Wizard!"


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Old 06-13-2007, 10:24 PM   #2
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My Mom loved watching him when she was a kid!!! They did some sort of a revival of his show (I may be remembering wrong here) in the very early 80's. Both of my daughters loved him then as did I. When I saw the news of his passing; I did bow my head in his honor!!

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Old 06-14-2007, 06:54 AM   #3
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Sorry to say that Mr. Wizard was b4 my day, but I don't get to say that too often as I'm from the Capt Kangaroo generation.
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:15 AM   #4
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I am from the Capt Kangaroo generation as well, but i fondly remember Mr Wizard. I almost never saw his show when I was home, but when I was a kid visiting my grandparents in NY I would alway see Mr Wizard. I loved science when I was young so his show was right up my alley.
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:22 AM   #5
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Mr. Wizard was "Must See TV" for me. I learned a lot from the guy.
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:45 AM   #6
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i vaguely remember the original mr. wizard shows. they must have been in syndication in the 70's.
and they did do a coupla revivals of the show.

he was like your nice old uncle that could teach you cool stuff, or how things worked.
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Old 06-14-2007, 10:59 AM   #7
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I'm a child of the '80s, and I'll miss him! Another of the intelligent, non-pandering, non-commercial silver age of educational children's programming lost.
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i'm a child of the 50's too , but i never heard of him. I can remember not having tv and then getting out first tv. i'm thinking where we lived, we just did not get that program?
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Old 06-14-2007, 12:50 PM   #9
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I'm also a child of the '50s, and I've never heard of him either.
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Old 06-14-2007, 03:41 PM   #10
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Ditto, Corey and beth. Now Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Greenjeans and Bunny Rabbit are another story.

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