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Physics guy on PBS in 70's
July 18, 2005 3:59 PM   Subscribe

When I was a kid, back in the '70s, our PBS stations would show physics demonstrations by a white haired old guy with an overbite. I loved everything about this guy and his demonstrations. He'd get so excited by predicted results that were observed in experiment. What is his name? Can I find these on video in any form?
posted by sydnius to Science & Nature (8 answers total)
 
Was it Mr. Wizard? Here's a recent photo.
posted by modofo at 4:26 PM on July 18, 2005


Julius Sumner Miller?
posted by elisabeth r at 4:31 PM on July 18, 2005


Julius Sumner Miller had a very distinct voice and mannerism. See if these sound files jog your memory.

I loved his bit on The Hilarious House of Frightenstein...
posted by toftflin at 4:42 PM on July 18, 2005


Mr. Wizard never really go excited about anything.
posted by interrobang at 4:47 PM on July 18, 2005


*got*, I mean.
posted by interrobang at 4:47 PM on July 18, 2005


Man. Did Mr. Wizard join an alternative rock band or something? What's with that recent picture?
posted by punkfloyd at 5:48 PM on July 18, 2005


A Great Julius Sumner Miller FPP. (I love the guy!)
posted by Otis at 6:54 PM on July 18, 2005


He used to be on ads for Cadbury Violet Crumble (a chocolate covered honeycomb confection bar) in Australia. First name I thought of when I read "white haired old guy with an overbite".

He was way cool.
posted by 5MeoCMP at 10:05 PM on July 18, 2005


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