And the kid drank the glass full of putrid liquid! For science!
October 4, 2010 11:40 AM Subscribe
What was this TV show?
posted by contessa to media & arts (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Back in the (early?) 1980s I remember watching a television show on PBS. WETA (Washington DC) was the affiliate. It was a British show with a male presenter, and the topics of the show revolved around science, logic and perception and things of that ilk. He did a lot of writing on overhead transparencies and there was a live audience.
One show that I remember in particular had a volunteer from the audience blindfolded, and the presenter held up a glass of some vile looking liquid and asked them to nod yes or shake their heads no if they would drink what was in it -- consensus was a resounding NO. Then he handed the glass to the volunteer and asked him to drink it and describe how it tasted and the volunteer said "fresh orange juice." (apparently there was a bunch of green dye in it to make it look horrible.)
It could have been originally broadcast in Britain in the 1970s -- the fashions all seemed comically out of date.