One of the finest examples of truth in advertising, Adventures in Numbers and Space was about just that. Using his puppets Snarky and Gargle, Bil Baird illustrated the history of mankind and simple arithmetic in this nine-part series sponsored by the Westinghouse Broadcast Company.
From basic numerals to computers and binary systems, Baird would explain the subject matter with jokes, stories and songs. An early example of TV “edutainment,” Adventures in Numbers and Space helped open up young minds to the wonders of the world around them in a way that was both informative and entertaining.
USA / Syndicated – Group W / 9×25 minute episodes / 1957 black and white
Bil Baird as Host
Franz Fazakas as Snarky
Frank Sullivan as Gargle