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“Winky Dink and You”

This kids show was a bit before my time. But surely some Slice Blog scanners remember it.

Perhaps you have read about it. With the help of their parents, viewers could order a special plastic sheet that one placed right on the TV screen. Then young Winkers and Winkettes could get out a crayon and take part in the show's connect-the-dots segment.

Just think. Interactivity in the 1950s.

Anyway, some kids who didn't have the special plastic sheet got out a crayon and drew right on the TV screen. This caused comment among parents.

Ever tried to get crayon off a television screen?

But, of course, my real reason for this post is the fact that it is fun to say “Winky Dink.”  

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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