In the early 80’s, Nickelodeon aired a TV show that is truly forgotten. There are no clips on YouTube and barely anything on the IMDB about it.
That show was WHAT WILL THEY THINK OF NEXT?
Apparently it was a Canadian TV show, also known as SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL. It aired in Canada between the years of 1976 and 1979. That means that by the time Nickelodeon got it in the early 80’s, it was long out of date.
It was hosted by Joseph Campanella and Tiiu Leek, one of the most memorable names on TV. How could you forget Tiiu?
WHAT WILL THEY THINK OF NEXT aired weekly, I think Nickelodeon aired it on weekends. It was basically the two of them talking about what the future was going to be like. They would talk about new technologies, innovations, and that sort of thing. At the end of each segment, if I remember correctly, one of the two would state “What will they think of next?”
I remember one episode talking about how one day, you would be able to go on your computers and look at the showtimes at your local movie theatre, or see what stores were in your local mall. I watched this in amazement, not knowing that computers would be able to do such things. This was in the days even before the Commodore 64, where they were just hooked up to your TV to type text in.
I had completely given up hope for this technology to ever happen. Years later, after the internet, did I remember that Joseph Campanella and Tiiu Leek had predicted it years before. What visionaries!
The show was gone from Nickelodeon soon after.