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A meme is an idea or question that is started on one blog and answered on others. There are no rules to TV Tuesday, just have fun! You don't have to post on Tuesday. Whenever you play, though, please leave a comment so we can all check you out!

 

Monday, June 28, 2004

Week 16 - Commercials  

Companies pay billions and billions of dollars each year to drop commercials into our favorite programs in hopes of influencing our shopping habits, getting us to buy things, and toot their own horns. As long as people still have money to spend they'll keep giving us ideas on how to spend it. So this week let's take a closer look at the entity we call commercials.

1. Commercials: Annoying disruption or Interesting Advertisement?

2. Is there a commercial that instantly has you reaching for the remote to mute it?

3. Jingles are one of the most useful tools in commercials, what's your favorite (or least favorite if you prefer)?

~Bonus~ Has a commercial actually ever influenced something you've done or bought?

Remember to leave your link or answers in the comments!! :)

Monday, June 21, 2004

Week 15 - Infomercials 

"But wait, there’s more!"

2004 is the 20th anniversary for the infomercial. The first acknowledged informercial was for Herbalife, a weight loss supplement in the fall of 1984. From real estate investments to fitness equipment, and kitchen gadgets, infomercials played to the tune of $154 billion in sales last year.

But celebrities beware - Cher’s star status was chewed apart after appearing in an infomecial for hair care products, and Dionne Warwick’s Psychic Friends Network sent her image from classy to kooky. Who could forget Susan Powter: Stop the insanity!

1. Do you watch infomercials? Be honest now! LOL

2. What's your favorite infomercial or infomercial product?

3. Have you ever bought anything from an infomercial? If so, what was it?

~Bonus~ What's the stupidest (most annoying, most worthless) infomercial you've ever seen?

Remember to leave your link or answers in the comments!! :)


Monday, June 14, 2004

Week 14 - TV Dads 

Since Father's Day is this Sunday I thought this week would be a good chance to explore TV Dads! TV Moms got their chance and now it's Dad's turn! So in honor of all those hard working and lovable dads out there, this one's for you! :)

1. Which TV Dad would you have most liked to have for your own dad? On the flipside, who was the TV Dad you'd have least liked to have had?

2. Who do you consider the most realistic TV Dad? Who did you consider simply too good to be true?

3. Let's play a little Dad word association, what's the first word that comes to mind when you see the following names:

George Jetson ::
Cliff Huxtable ::
Dan Conner ::
Gomez Addams ::
Archie Bunker ::
Jed Clampett ::
Ward Cleaver ::
Tony Micelli ::
Ozzie Nelson ::
Homer Simpson ::

~BONUS~ Use the letters F-A-T-H-E-R-S D-A-Y to describe your own dad!

And a VERY Happy Father's Day to all you Dad's out there!! :)

Monday, June 07, 2004

Week 13 - Daytime Talk TV 

From the tame and elegant setting of Oprah to the wild and crazy brawls of Jerry Springer daytime talk TV has a little bit of everything. They've got make-overs, psychics, paternity suits and things you'd rather not know about but their ratings are through the roof!! Like them or hate them they're part of TV culture.

1. Do you watch daytime talk TV? If so, which shows do you watch? Do you prefer the calm shows like Oprah or the wilder side like Jerry Springer?

2. Which daytime talk TV show would you like to be on? What would the topic be?

3. Is there a daytime talk TV show you miss that's no longer on the air? Is there someone you'd like to see get a daytime talk TV show?

~Bonus~ Before talk TV took over game shows ruled the airways during the day, which do you prefer? Or are you a soap opera fan?