Monday, March 17, 2008

The DVR Has Ruined Them

You know mister, when I was your age, there was no pausing-of-live-tv-watch-any-show-we-wanted-to-at-any-time-of-day. No, when I was your age, if we missed Sesame Street, we just had to live with it.

And this On Demand stuff. On Demand is a nice way for the cable company to market a service, but it's not how you need to ask Mommy for stuff. A little more please and thank you and a little less on demand would be nice around here.

Sigh.







3 comments:

David said...

Here here! Kudos to you!

Cynthia said...

Oh my goodness, I was just complaining about this with my husband!! My mother introduced the concept of OnDemand to our toddler (figuring we had already done so; we had not...yet). Now she can NOT understand why "Max & Ruby" are not available on any TV at any time. When I was little I remember waiting all week to watch one episode of the Smurfs. Did I just say "when I was little"? Oh no...

Cheryl Lage said...

Oh Lissa, we were just bemoaning the screamed "pause it, pause it, pause it, I have to potty!" outbursts we've been hearing so much lately. Glad to know we're not the only ones a bit chagrined by the "what you want, when you want it" nature of television in the 21st century. Like Cynthia, I remember when Scooby was a Saturday morning only phenom. You snooze, you literally lose.

Although when we had a good 24+ hours of the pukes last weekend, I was ever so grateful there was kid friendly programming available at 3:45am without having to load up the DVD player every hour on the hour...