Monday, July 6, 2009

I Would Watch "Shovin' Buddies"

Have you ever been watching one of your favorite TV shows and then out of nowhere, an advertisement for one of that network's other programs suddenly pops up and takes over the bottom third of the screen?

Yeah, not so much fun.

In fact, it's gotten so bad recently that I can't even watch a show on TNT anymore. I get startled every time the miniature cast members of "The Closer" or "Raising the Bar" WALK OUT ONTO THE SCREEN and just stand there staring at me (this is why I love buying my favorite shows on DVD - it's nice to watch them with no commercial interruptions and no network logos/promos on the screen).

Usually, I feel alone in regards to my neurotic aggravations, but not this time!

I was flipping through the channels last night and stopped on a rerun of the season finale of "Family Guy" on Fox (originally aired in the middle of May) and they creatively used this recent cultural annoyance as a running joke throughout the episode.

Check out this quick clip (gets good right around the 20 second mark):


The Triumphant Return of Paulie Walnuts said...

Haha...great stuff

Totally HATE the in show promo, AND I would totally watch shovin buddies

I guess the devils advocate side is we do this for 'free' and that is part of the 'price'. Still annoying

Steve Smith said...

Some people actually like to see who was in some of the older programs. Hard to do these days if you don't have an advanced degree in speed reading.