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"I've Got a Secret" - Woman plays a Christmas Carol on a 50s era computer

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Published on Jul 27, 2009

One of the reasons I like IGaS and the 70s color "What's My Line?" are episodes in which things and ideas which we now take for granted are presented as new and exciting. Other IGaS episodes like this introduce microwave ovens and Krazy Glue, WML? episodes amaze panelists like Alan Alda over things like Pong style video games, ATMs and paperback book sized calculators.

In this clip, a woman creates the first digital computer (better known to you and me as an electronic brain :) ) midi file shown on TV. For those too young to remember it first hand (like myself) the second theme was the ad jingle for sponser Winston, perhaps the most well known today for the infamous Flintstones clip of the same. IGaS managed to sneak this into many secrets, a number of which made it through to GSN, until they decided to ban all Winston episodes for fears that all the 10 year olds watching a 50 year old black and white gameshow at 4 in the morning would be influenced to smoke.

To stay within YouTube's time limit I snipped out the guest bit at the beginning. For those interested, it was Meredith Willson.

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