Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday Funnies: The joys of live television!

We recently got out a digital antennae that we had purchased earlier in the year and hooked up. We wanted to see what it would pick up now with the digital switchover. Turns out we picked up about 5 channels! Several Ion/Qubo channels and PBS.

Katie and Noah greatly enjoyed watching cartoons on Qubo. I like that channel too because it shows things like 321 Penguins and other "different" kinds of cartoons.

What I didn't realize was how very little our kids have been exposed to commercials!

I was in the bedroom yesterday and Katie runs in and says, "Go to perfect mommy, hurry!"

Now, keep in mind that I have not watched commercials in YEARS! So I am quickly trying to think of why a kids' show would tell them to visit such an oddly named website....hmmm...

SO, what else do I do? I QUICKLY visited

We had all been duped! When the page loaded Katie said, "Yeah! Perfect Brownie! Let's get one!"

I had to laugh! Several other times there were urgent requests to visit a website...Noah pointed out to me today that we need to get something or other for "ONLY 19.95 dollars and cents!!!!!!"


And, for one more little funny observation.... At lunch time Noah pointed out that they needed to sit in the living room and watch tv while they ate because he said, "When we turn the tv off, it skips!" ha ha! Spoken from someone who has not watched anything that wasn't in DVD or able to be paused in almost two years!!! That is most of his "kid" aged life!!!! :)

It has been so funny! I know the novelty will wear off soon. Corey and I haven't actually been tempted that much. Mostly it is just a bunch of junk...we did watch about 15 minutes of a documentary about bull-fighters which ended up just being random and "bleck!"

I'll take our Netflix instant play episodes of Man vs. Food any day!


Karen said...

Those kids crack me up!

heathcliff said...

Because of my job, I pay more attention to commercials and show formats than the content.

Andy's Bethy said...

I love that line "when we turn it off, it skips". Hilarious! Andy and I haven't missed cable TV at all. We are thinking about joining Netflix though - we'll have to see. In the meantime, we are trying to actually enjoy the movies we already own.