I as good as never do. Streaming, Tivo boxes etc. mean I never watch live broadcasts so there’s never any reason to flick around channels looking for something to watch.
Prompted by watching a movie that was a series of sketches designed to simulate someone channel surfing on late night American TV.
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
Comedy sketch film by two writers and various directors (most notably John Landis and Joe Dante).
Sadly it suffers from being made from weak material. You could see the concept for the joke but it was rarely fleshed out into an actual solid joke, or augmented with additional jokes. The invisible man sketch for example does nothing more than show a deluded naked guy think he’s invisible when he’s not. No additional jokes are added to it to flesh it out. It’s very disappointing. Some of the sketches didn’t even have a strong conceptual idea (Jack the Ripper was really the Loch Ness Monster is not only a weak idea, it’s the complete content of the whole sketch). Some sketches seemed almost without jokes (the spoof sci-fi 50s movie that is returned to multiple times could barely rub two jokes » Continue Reading.