Thursday, June 14, 2007

Don Herbert, RIP

The NY Times brings us the sad news of the death of Don Herbert, early television's "Mr. Wizard." The geek in me is proud to admit that "Watch Mr. Wizard" was one of my favorite shows as a kid. In my book it ranked right up there with "Sky King" and "Rin Tin Tin."

1 comment:

Steve Bodio said...

Add Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade and you'd have my four favorites.

Perkins is crazily connected here. In St. Louis, he was Father Anderson Bakewell's first employer (when then plain "Andy" collected snakes for him, among them Leptotyphlops bakewelli).

He then moved to Buffalo NY, where he was close friends with my first wife's parents.

He was the mentor to Jim Fowler, fellow Explorers' club fellow, whom I met at the annual banquet in NY, carrying an eagle.

Everybody knows everybody.