Monday, April 21, 2008

Soooo ...

I've had a touch of insomnia for a couple weeks and this has subjected me to late night TV which, in my opinion, has gotten a helluva lot better since I had insomnia when I was in college.
Back then, I watched reruns of MTV's "The Real World" and those nasty ole', stank ole' videos on BET's "Uncut" and a couple reruns of "The Cosby Show" on Nick at Nite. Now, late night TV is the best, or maybe I've gotten older. Either way, at 11, I watch "Will & Grace" on Lifetime because Karen and Jack are just freakin' awesome. At midnight, I watch "Frasier" and wonder how come he and his brother intend on staying in the closet. Then at 1, it's "The Golden Girls" and 2 brings on the best sitcom ever cut short, "Half & Half." All of this happens while I flip back between Nick at Nite which could show anything from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, to Home Improvement to Roseanne to The Cosby Show.
For all intents and purposes, watching these shows allow me relive parts of my childhood while watching these shows but sadly, the commercials are starting to turn me off. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good commercial, in fact, those commercials and the Cheetos commercial where the dude wipes his cheesy fingers all over the white workspace have been known to keep me laughing for hours.
The commercials I'm referring to are the ones that feature the "We are 18" girls, those "Girls" who have gone wild and all of the ED (erectile dysfunction) commercials. You know the ones:
"Cialis goes to work fast. In as little as 30 minutes for some men and work up to 36 hours ..."
And the world's worst:
"Five years ago, few believed that this simple capsule can make a man larger ...
What do you want me to tell you, it got bigger!
It's made me a heck of a lot bigger!"
Give me a break! Can't I watch the Huxtables perform for their grandparents again without being bombarded with the dirty old man commercials? Can I watch Sophia tell a "Picture it, Sicily ..." story in peace?
My Lord, the only thing more aggravating than watching the commercial is knowing that some poor, gullible, impotent man is watching these commercials saying, "I should ask my doctor about that."
e-Yuck!!! I thought I was watching Lifetime, MyNetwork and Nickelodeon, not Cinemax. Can I have my late night TV back? Please?!


Eb the Celeb said...

Did you say "freakin aweseom"

LMAO... I cant hang with you on this one... the only ones I gets down with during late night are fresh prince and cosby show...

TV one has ny undercover and martin so I chill over there a lot but I cant do the golden girls or frasier or will and grace...

call me racist if you

and i'm just gonna ignore the erectile dysfunction part of this

Smarty Jones said...

You know, I did say "freakin' awesome." You'll have to look over that, I've been conversing with the ex- a lot lately and he's not of the negroid pursuasion and I guess that's a little residue.
Anyway, I won't call you racist, I'll just say you don't know your fairly decent sitcoms. I've seen Martin and New York Undercover enough times to know which episode I'm watching within the first five minutes, so I needed a change.

TravelDiva said...

LOL. Yeah, I watch cosby show and fresh prince of bel air reruns, plus martin and sex and the city at night. I watch roseanne sometimes too, but my favorite episodes are in the area of mark, becky, darlene, david, etc. drama--when they were in high school.