Okay, honestly, some of the scenes in this video of out-of-context clips from Nickelodeon's 1980s reboot of Mr. Wizard hardly count as dickery. In fact, some bits just look like what happens when a good teacher tells kids they aren't quite understanding the science yet. But, then, I have a Mr. Wizard bias. And a bias toward not coddling children.
Nonetheless, there are parts of this video that are downright hilarious—"See these two pins, Stacy? Today I'm going to stick them in you!" And, of course, you must watch through to the end, where Mr. Wizard abandons a poorly dressed 1980s child by the side of the road.
Via the SF Signal and the wonderful Joanne Manaster.
Maggie Koerth-Baker is the science editor at BoingBoing.net. She writes a monthly column for The New York Times Magazine and is the author of Before the Lights Go Out, a book about electricity, infrastructure, and the future of energy. You can find Maggie on Twitter and Facebook.