I know I’m dating myself when I write this, but I vaguely remember Mr. Wizard as one of the Saturday shows that I would watch as a young kid. Even at age 5 or 6 I was fascinated with science, and Mr. Wizard showed me – and a generation of nerdy kids like me – what science was all about.
I even remember this image – it was a Rube Goldberg device that lit a candle by striking a falling match against sandpaper. The thing in the middle is a balloon, as I recall. I think the name of the boy on the left is “Timmy”.
He made science commonplace, science for the people. May he rest in peace.