Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics.
See articles from Radio &
Television News, published 1919 - 1959. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
These two electronics-themed
comics appeared in a 1952 edition of Radio & Television News magazine. In the early
days of television, it was common in comedy skits and in cartoons to have someone on a television show
interact, to the viewer's great shock, directly with the viewer or to reach out of the set and do something,
as in the first comic here. The Three Stooges show did that in a
couple shows. One in particular I remember was when they were doing plumbing in a house and had
water coming out of light sockets and telephones. The homeowners were watching the TV with a film of
Niagara Falls when suddenly water came gushing out of the picture tube (begins
13:20 in video below).
TV personality trimming overgrown plant from inside the picture tube
"I keep telling you, Madge ... that antenna is a dipole, not a didy-pole!"
The Three Stooges - "A Plumbing We Will Go"
Posted July 22, 2016
These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines: