There was a cartoon in the early 60's that allowed you to place a clear plastic film on the TV tube and connect the lines to save the characters in the cartoon from danger. I think it was Beany and Cecil, but I don't remember. I do remember my parents wouldn't buy the the kit sold in stores, so I used Saran Wrap and a Magic Marker. Worked like a charm!
(This post was edited by eminovitz on Jul 12, 2012, 4:42 PM)
Re: Clear plastic film placed on TV screen
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The series in question was Winky Dink And You, initially released by Barry/Enright/Friendly Productions in 1953.
An "interactive" TV show... children were encouraged to purchase a Winky Dink Kit, which included five crayons and a clear sheet of plastic. They were told to put the plastic sheet over their television screen and draw on the plastic sheet, using the crayon provided. Unfortunately for many parents, many children never used the plastic sheet. (Your parents probably did the right thing by not trusting you! )
The first run, which ran from 1953 through April 27, 1957, consisted of only 13 cartoons... repeated over and over. Episodes ran for 30 minutes. The same package was syndicated in 1969, with new color episodes produced by Rembrandt Films, but didn't make as much of a splash as it had earlier. It came around one last time in the early 1990s, but this time, was scarcely even noticed.
Voice actors: Mae Questel (Winky Dink), Dayton Allen (Woofer, Mr. Bungle), Jack Barry (Host)
"Oh boy." -- Allan Sherman
(This post was edited by eminovitz on Jul 12, 2012, 4:48 PM)