YES, I'M TALKING TO YOU!
Fathful readers will recall just last week when I waxed all kinds of angry at the worthless, spineless, belly-crawling money-grubbing little bastards at the networks who stick their large and stupid promotional advertisements into television shows.
Apparently the creeps at NBC read TeeVee, and they've declared war. During last night's Scrubs -- a show I am only slightly less devoted to than Boomtown -- the official NBC three-note chime was sounded and the Scrubs image shrank to accomodate a crawl along the bottom of the screen saying -- can you guess? Do you think it was a storm warning or news from Operation Iraqi Freedom or news of an earthquake? Of course not! IT WAS AN AD!
IT WAS AN AD FOR MUST SEE TV WHICH WE WERE ALREADY WATCHING!
Just in case this hasn't sunk in yet: This time it wasn't just a little watermark in the corner of the screen; it wasn't a slightly larger animation in one corner; it wasn't the baffling, beaver-like mug of Tom Cavanagh; this was announced by an actual sound and took over easily ten percent of my TV screen.
Forget waxing angry, I am now officially apoplectic. I am not one to boycott things, but I'm already nearing getting on the bandwagon to keep commercials out of movie theaters. And if NBC keeps this up, they will become MUST NOT WATCH TV in my house.
And if you think that I love Boomtown, Scrubs, or any other shows on that misbegotten fleabag network so much that I'll continue to put up with being treated like a dirty rag used to mop up NBC's commercial jizz, you're very wrong.
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