Thursday, February 22, 2007

Meet My Dad, Panasonic

Was watching Dr Phil the other day. Interesting discussion they were having about this person's personal problems but why would they come onto TV to discuss it? Why let the whole world know your issues and subject yourself to such an experience?

Guess you could ask the same question about why a person would go onto TV to lose weight or go onto TV to get married.

Seems like TV has become the onestop destination for solving all of our problems.

And while we may criticise it, we lap it up, the voyeurs which we all are.

The Running Man may have been science fiction but it's pretty close on the money now.

Maybe this is the trickle down effect which came as the result of parents dumping their kids in front of the TV. When your tired or have stuff to do, what could be easier then to give them two hours of Dorothy the Dinosaur and Blue's Clues.

So wouldn't seem natural that once these kids became adults, as soon as they were in need they would turn to TV for help?

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone is looking for their 15 minutes of fame and they don't care in what sphere.

7:53 AM  
Blogger BagelUndertheCouch said...

maury's got to be the best, you must admit. i saw a lady on there today who was pregnant by her fiance, who came on the show to tell him that she was already married, had 4 kids, wasn't actually pregnant at the time and couldn't get pregnant because she'd had her tubes tied.

it was GREAT.

3:34 AM  
Blogger marissa said...

Can you imagine if they had had these shows in the days of the Torah- The scenes between Joseph and his brothers, the Tamar saga, Cain and Abel et al. Would have made quality viewing! Dr Phil would have had a field day....

6:16 AM  
Blogger Dot Co Dot Il said...

Anonymous - But do they even get 15 minutes?

BUTC - That's entertainment!

Marissa - Go Ricky! Go Ricky!

12:41 PM  
Blogger tafka PP said...

Even tho he's a misogynist antiquated bigot, I have a very soft spot for Dr. Phil.

3:37 PM  

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