Several months ago I came across a Friends marathon that seemed to go on forever (it was on for days). As there was very little else on television, I kept it on the TV pretty much 24 hours a day.
This was actually a good thing for my productivity. I have seen every episode (many times), so I can tune it out. It just became background noise, which is good for someone who can’t work or sleep it total silence.
Even so, after a couple of days, I started to get tired of what was once my favorite show on television. I mentioned it to my husband during the episode “The One with the Free Porn,” which originally aired in 1998.
For those unfamiliar with the show (or the particular episode), here is the description of this part of the storyline from IMDB:
Joey hits a button on the remote control and free porn is on TV. They can’t turn it off anymore because otherwise they won’t find the channel anymore…. Chandler and Joey need a break from porn so they watch TV at the girls’ place. (Pasted from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0583608/plotsummary)
Even better, just watch a clip ;-) :
Of course, when I tell my husband I am getting tired of Friends, his response is that I should just turn it off. Assuming he was paying attention to the television (and not really thinking before I spoke), I responded, ” I can’t. Friends is porn.”
I really wish I would have had a camera to capture the look on his face at that comment! :-)
What I meant was that, much like Joey and Chandler, I loved knowing that it was there, even if I was getting bored. I also shared their fear that, if I changed the channel, it would be gone. (OK, I could have hit the guide button to see when it ended, but that would have made sense).
So, there I sat, watching Friends while he laughed. Eventually, the marathon ended and I returned to life as normal. But, I still turn Friends on to fall asleep every night (TV Land, from 11pm-1am).
Of course, to hear my husband tell it, I fall asleep to porn every night. ;-)
Do you have a television show that you just can’t turn off when you come across it? A favorite movie series? Any good stories of stupid thing you have said that you will never hear the end of? ;-)