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Mr. Wizard is a Bit Cranky, Maybe a Jerk: VIDEO

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the viral super-cut of the moment, probably put together by some permissive parent who lets their child get away with everything, features the crotchety moments of TV host Mr. Wizard, who taught kids the science in everyday things.

While the video is titled, "Mr. Wizard is a Dick," is it really that dickish to tell kids they're wrong sometimes?

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via modern man)

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  1. You know you're a child of the 80s when you were told you were wrong from time to time.

    Posted by: John | Jul 18, 2012 9:37:12 AM


  2. I think the guy who put this video together is most likely the jerk here.

    The problem with the upbringing of children today is that they are never told they are wrong or put in their place by parents or teachers. It's why we have so many spoiled people thinking that they are entitled every minute of every day to whatever they want.

    Posted by: johnny | Jul 18, 2012 9:42:43 AM


  3. I LOVED this show as a kid. I watched it religiously, and I remember almost all of these clips.. so weird... lol

    Posted by: Jimi | Jul 18, 2012 9:45:43 AM


  4. That's how science works. It's things you find that might be right and things that are wrong. And you need to acknowledge when things are wrong. Good for Mr. Wizard.

    Posted by: AndyinChicago | Jul 18, 2012 9:47:31 AM


  5. That's how science works. Sometimes you're wrong. Good for Mr. Wizard.

    Posted by: AndyinChicago | Jul 18, 2012 9:48:18 AM


  6. Pointing out that a simple-minded explanation, the product of one's first, quick, thought is much needed today. Perhaps Mr. Wizard should be reviewing the analysis on FoxNews as it is entirely reflection free.

    Posted by: Markt | Jul 18, 2012 10:09:50 AM


  7. Y'all need to lighten up. This was obviously tongue in cheek. I am old enough to remember this show but not too old to get the joke going on here.

    Posted by: MDKLEOPERHAPS | Jul 18, 2012 10:33:13 AM


  8. I loved Mr. Wizard! I was a 5-year old that knew about peristalsis.
    I would do my best to get up at 5am to catch it; don't know why PBS put it on that damn early.

    Posted by: utahime | Jul 18, 2012 10:35:43 AM


  9. @Johnny - exactly. The younger generations think everything they do and say is wonderful and don't even seem to understand the function of criticism in teaching and learning. As long as you're not mean, there's nothing wrong with correcting someone.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jul 18, 2012 11:04:56 AM


  10. Well done. The person who posted this will have dumbass kids that expect the world to bend to their will. This is called education, not the self esteem crap that has replaced education in our schools today.

    Posted by: M Duran | Jul 18, 2012 11:11:09 AM


  11. @MDKLEOPERHAPS

    I'll say. They should re-title this comments section: "These kids today! Get off my lawn!"

    Best line in the video: "Before you leave today, YOUR head's gonna be on that platter."

    Can I get that on a T-shirt?

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Jul 18, 2012 11:24:57 AM


  12. I think the critical line to be aware of is to say that on the one hand the answer or guess is wrong and on the other to say the kid is stupid or whatever. The former is correct, the latter is jerky.

    Posted by: anon | Jul 18, 2012 12:16:05 PM


  13. Mr. Wizard would never last in the education system of today.

    Posted by: patrick | Jul 18, 2012 12:30:26 PM


  14. He's no Mr. Rogers. And thank god for that. Now run and tell your mommy.

    Posted by: just out for a ride | Jul 18, 2012 2:13:29 PM


  15. The comments here just prove that ANYTHING apparently can be debated, even when the intent is to be SILLY and have NO serious connotation whatsoever. Sheesh people, this was hilarious and intended to be funnny, not some analysis of "oh those kids today". @MDKLEOPERHAPS thank you!

    Posted by: Opinionated | Jul 18, 2012 2:15:54 PM


  16. Lol, you all sound like a bunch of codgers. Here's a quote from the ancient Greek play "The Clouds" by Aristophenes:

    "The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households."

    Perhaps the only things as enduring as whiny, entitled children are whiny, entitled adults.

    Posted by: E | Jul 18, 2012 8:02:24 PM


  17. "Lol, you all sound like a bunch of codgers. Here's a quote from the ancient Greek play "The Clouds" by Aristophenes:

    "The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households."

    Perhaps the only things as enduring as whiny, entitled children are whiny, entitled adults."

    YOU SAID IT E!
    BUT EVEN YOU'RE WRONG, THESE ARE
    =GAY= GODGERS, MUCH MORE QUICK TO
    JUDGE.

    Posted by: BrokebackBob | Jul 19, 2012 12:31:57 AM


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