Don Mr. Wizard Herbert

Recall how much fun the kids on that show had doing all the fun experhyments Mr. Wizard (Don Herbert) had for them to do. Do any of these stand out in your mind? Favorites? Least favorites. Essentially — I loved watching Mr. Wizard when I was very young; but I can’t recall details of a prized episode. I was about 6 or 7 years old when the original television series was finished. I had to battle my younger sister for viewing time, she wanted cartoons and I wanted Mr. Wizard; and of course she would whine to mom that I wouldn’t let her watch cartoons. . I do remember trying to reproduce the expanding and collapsing can experhyment (heating and cooling) and using glass to create rainbows and heat. I did ‘experhyments’ with my own kids while they were growing up. We had so much fun doing this stuff together. Mr. Wizard was certainly one of my inspirations. We watched “Mr. Wizard’s World” on the Nickelodeon channel. As the girls grew older, they’d ‘experhyment’ without my supervision, which left a fine mess more than once. . The old TV series and the shows he did later on are available on DVD. Mr. Wizard Studios

This video was created around 1980 to help explain the (then) new home video format of laserdisc. Herbert was known to generations of kids as “Mr. Wizard” as. . .