Well, it has finally happened.
I have become sick and tired of reality.
Reality, reality, reality, that’s all you hear and see these days.
Movies feature reality. TV shows spotlight reality.
The way I look at it, a little reality is OK. But now it’s getting ridiculous.
Three times a week families all over America have to interrupt a good knock-down, drag out family arguments to tune in TV shows that feature good knock-down, drag-out family arguments.
There was a time not long ago when Archie Bunker was the only TV person who was heavy into reality.
Now EVERYBODY’S doing it.
It’s getting so I have a hard time deciding whether to watch a TV show in which a teenage girl runs away with a teenage boy to live in his van or the one in which the husband is having affairs with 56 different women all at the same time.
Whatever happened to escape TV fare with shows like Gunsmoke, Star Trek and Mayberry RFD?
Why must I spend every day and night with reality and then be forced to spend every night with reality, too.
Did I ask for so-called “suggestive” TV shows?
Why must I spend my whole day with reality and then be forced to spend my whole night with reality, too?
Why is it important to hear a toilet flush on TV?
I’ve heard the situation is so bad the Tidy Bowl commercial will be made into a pilot for a new TV sitcom.
Hey, I can take my share of reality just like the next guy but when is enough ENOUGH?
What happened to good, old-fashioned fantasy?
Are we destined to never again see a gunslinger fire 456 shots from his 6-shot revolver without ever reloading?
Will we never again see two soldiers crouching in a foxhole and one says to the other “It’s sure quiet” and the other soldiers replies “Yeah, TOO quiet.”
Won’t heroes ever ride white horses again?
Won’t TV families have any more shaggy dogs that can talk and perform sorts of other neat tricks.
Where is Gomer Pyle?
What happened to The Munsters?
And, hey, while we’re on the subject won’t anyone ever leave it to the Beaver again?
Bob Batz is an area resident and guest columnist. Contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org.