For years I’ve shared my story with people of a 3 colored, plastic screen we used to place over our black and white TV screen to turn it into color, even those older than me who should remember, but NO ONE had any idea what I was talking about! NO ONE? There have to be some others out there who remember this interesting product! Ours was different from the one above, the colors were lighter. It was more evenly a third for each color, blue on top, yellowish white in the middle and green on the bottom. But you get the idea. It actually sort of worked for scenery, but obviously failed with people, especially close ups of their heads! It was a lot of fun trying though, and we were actually happy to have ours, over plain black and white. Many of you may not believe that, but it’s true, as kids we had a lot of fun with it. The same way kids these days love playing with cell phones to be like adults, we liked to pretend we had a real color TV.
A few months ago I FINALLY found a couple of pictures of the screens and people actually TALKING about them…FINALLY! AND my sweetie’s aunt ABSOLUTELY remembers them! It’s nice to know you aren’t going crazy, but the memory is as real as you believed! It’s also nice to read about other people’s memories and see photos again after 35 years or so!
Just another quirky part of being a 1970’s kid! :>
Update: 3/29/18 – Joshua commented to tell us that Happy Days has a scene where they use a more solid version on their TV! The YouTube video cuts off the scene too early, but it’s still fun to see!! Enjoy!
Here are the other memories of this fun and quirky product for those from a generation of kids who found ways to entertain themselves:
So, at least 5 other people remember Instant Color TV Screen with me!
Do any of you remember them, or have some other obscure memory you alone have?