Phineas J. Whoopee, You’re Like Google

By  |  Friday, January 13, 2012 at 11:57 pm

TIME’s James Poniewozik makes a point that seems obvious, how that I think of it: Tennessee Tuxedo, the semi-educational 1960s TV cartoon starring Don Adams as a penguin, featured elements that are uncannily reminiscent of Google and the iPad.

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  1. SamF Says:

    He would be like Google if instead of knowing anything he just had a list of people who claimed to know things but often didn't and disagreed with each other and he would share the list with you if you allowed him to sell information about you and what you wanted to know to people that wanted to sell you things.

    He would have had to be much more of a jerk and much less informed than he is in the cartoon. To be like Google, that is. Or Bing. Or Yahoo.

  2. Stephan Kinsella Says:

    I see no similarity in this explanation of CRT's to google or ipad at all. Not sure what Harry is talking about.

  3. someotherguy Says:

    It's quite true that cartoons used to be entertaining as well as educational. Most of what I know in physics was learned from Wil E. Coyote.