Reason #271 To Own a TiVo:
When you’re really bored you can always pick the remote control to browse through their Programming Guide menu (they call it “TiVolution Magazine”) and get all cracked up reading the brief episode descriptions for all the children’s shows. A few weeks ago I discovered that lots of mystifying fun can be had by reading just the listings for Teletubbies. This week is no exception:
Running; green; boys roll wheels along a road in India; children ride a sea tractor.
I suspect the random, minimalist hilarity doesn’t come through quite as much if you’re actually familiar with the shows. But if you’re not, the experience of reading these is for all the world like having marijuana smoke wafting gently out of your TV.
Here are some more that I’ve found:
Bear in the Big Blue House
The gang seeks the magic winter-berry.
Tag; vegetable parfait; liquid experiment; shining pennies.
Dora The Explorer
Dora is a little girl who lives inside a computer.
Everyone sees two Pappys.
Baby Looney Tunes
Shadows astound the babies; Tweety and the others celebrate Christmas in July.
The team must find the missing element in the musical pattern.
Jay Jay the Jet Plane
Jay Jay, Tuffy and Evan help a geologist excavate a crystal; Thanksgiving.
Friends gather at the playground during school recess.