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Don Herbert as Mr. Wizard

Posted by Bruce Kahl on June 25, 2004

In Reply to: Not what they wear, but who's wearing it? posted by Lotg on June 25, 2004

: : : : : : : : Weirdly, I have just seen both in print. Does anyone know?

: : : : : : : Hark back and harp on.

: : : : : : I've never heard 'harp' back before in this context. Besides I thought to 'harp' on something was pretty much to go on about it, nag about it, etc.

: : : : : : Wherease to 'hark back' is to go back to something which seems more relevant here. So I check out Merriam-Webster and it says this:

: : : : : : 1 : to turn back to an earlier topic or circumstance
: : : : : : 2 : to go back to something as an origin or source

: : : : : : So I'm going with the 'hark' option here, partly cos that's the one I'm familiar with and partly cos of the definition of the term 'hark back'.

: : : : : : I suppose someone could be accused of 'harping' back, like I'm doing now - ie. going on and on about it - but I don't believe that's the original saying.

: : : : : : So - Vote 1 - Hark. (for me anyway)

: : : : : Then there's "harken back to yesteryear." Was that ever an introduction to a TV program?

: : : : Thanks all. I thought it was hark Or harken too.

: : : : ESC, I think you might be thinking of the introduction to the Lone Ranger - I think it went "...return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear... THE LONE RANGER (music)". Clayton Moore was my first childhood crush. I used to blush durning that introduction. *grin*

: : : I liked him too. And Sgt. Preston of the Yukon and Sky King. Mr. Wizard was a hunk also.

: : What is it about a man in a uniform? :)

: Don't know, but all excellent choices ladies - except I don't know who Mr Wizard was. Maybe we didn't get that show here. As for the uniform question - well the fact that highly desirable blokes were slotted into said uniforms probably accounts for some of the attraction.

Don Herbert was Mr. Wizard. This show was so cool. Little Billy learned about electricity, sound waves, inertia etc. One of my all time faves.