What was this show about pink eye from my childhood?
June 23, 2014 3:45 AM Subscribe
Sometime between 1980 and 1987 (or so), I saw a show that convinced me that pink eye was fatal. What was this show?
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I was very young, between 5 and 10 or 11. It might have been an after school special, or it might have been a segment on a show on PBS. For some reason, I keep thinking it had something to do with 3-2-1 Contact, a show I loved at about this time.
All I can remember about the show is that there was someone working at a restaurant who had pink eye, and then they weren't there. I imagine that they just didn't come in, rather than that they actually died, and that this was a message about contagion. It's possible that the episode or show wasn't even about pink eye, and that this was incidental to the rest of the story. It left me with a huge fear of pink eye that lasted well into my twenties, when I realized that it wasn't actually fatal.
Anyway, can anybody else remember anything like this? I know it's a long shot.