Winky Dink and You

The voice of Betty Boop launched a thousand TV screen scribbles and parental curses....

Have fun playing with your "winky dink" at home!

Full story here.
     Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 31, 2012
     Category: Art | Avant Garde | Disasters | Television | 1950s

Kids, with modern LED monitors, there's no longer a danger of x-rays, so come right up to the screen. Clo-o-oser! There's not enough static electricity on LED monitors to hold your magic window, but fortunately the modern LED screen is made of a special substance that wipes clean easily with any ammonia-based window cleaner, even if you use permanent-ink markers. Go ahead! Try it!
Posted by A Mindful Webworker on 01/31/12 at 01:23 PM
Wow!!! A serious blast from the past! I remember playing with this show & on-screen markers.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/31/12 at 02:00 PM
A little before my time, I used to watch romper room. I was 5 when sesame street came on the air.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/31/12 at 02:12 PM
A bit before my time also. Notice Jack Barry before he went on to host T.V. game shows.

My mind was warped by "Clutch Cargo".
Posted by KDP on 01/31/12 at 03:50 PM
No whammys!!!
Posted by Robert on 01/31/12 at 07:43 PM
A friend experimented with a magnet on the TV screen when he was little. Said it made lots of pretty colors like fireworks. He also took baby sister's crib apart with a screwdriver --- while she was in it.
Posted by ScoutC on 02/01/12 at 06:31 PM
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