Winky Dink and You

September 29, 2010

We’re hard at work here on Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Tunes Into TV – and we just came across this blast from the past. Anyone out there remember Winky Dink and You? It was an early example of “interactive TV”: Host Jack Barry (later the host of The Joker’s Wild) would tell kids to take out their Winky Dink kits, put the clear plastic sheet (the “Magic Screen”) on the TV (it stuck via static electricity), and to draw certain things on the screen with their “Magic Crayons” during the show – maybe a ladder or an ax so Winky Dink could escape some trouble, or a character for Barry  to talk to.

Got any Winky Dink memories to share?