#714 Changing the channel during a commercial break and then flipping back just as the show’s coming back on

we dont have much timeYou played a risky game, friend.

But you made it.


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40 thoughts on “#714 Changing the channel during a commercial break and then flipping back just as the show’s coming back on

  1. Right on WxChick! What are these ‘commerical’ things you’re talking about? With the DVR, you never need take that horrible gamble again. Commerical comes on…Pause button…Swap channels and watch something else (until a commercial comes up on that channel)…Swap channels back and fast forward on through. How did we ever survive back in the dark DVR-less ages? I bet they had to heat food in those ‘oven’ things too!

  2. It’s also great if you get up to do something during the commercials eg. make a snack, put on a load of laundry, put the kids to bed, etc. and you make it back to the TV just in time.

  3. Hey, hey, not everybody has DVR. Some of us are still living in the dark ages with just regular cable or satellite tv, without all the fancy rewinds, fast fowards and On-Demand features.

    And we’re just happy with our typical < 100 channels; with a simple remote that has volume and channel control with just a few options.

    That's why this post is awesome.

  4. Great one. As hinted at above, its become a bit less relatable in the age of DVRs, as I now either skip commercials, or pause when I need to leave the TV for a bit.

    But I’m all about multi-tasking like this. I’ll often be heating something up in the microwave, and have to run around and get something else done before it finishes, etc.

    But one question – why is the out-of-costume Santa wearing a cast on his arm in that picture? Chimney injury?

  5. With a dual-tuner dvr, I can record two shows and rewind/skip to the right place as I switch between them. But I just don’t get the satisfaction of the old days when I took pride in having uncannily perfect timing.

  6. I especially love it when on a Saturday evening at work on my break two football games time up just perfectly where I can watch one play on one and then hit the “recall” button on the remote to go to the other game just as the next play is starting. Non stop football action at its very best!

  7. This is great!! But a mastered skill of few!! But even if you are not a master, if you do it, it truly feels…

  8. I think it is awesome coz when I do that I feel like I’m telepathic so I know when is is going to be on and it is even more awesome when you do it 3 times in a row!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!

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  10. I hate when commercials come on. You don’t know when they stop and they take FOREVER and use up that time you could be watching tv

  11. Does anyone else hated when you r watching tv with your kids and then coms on a condom commercial? What’s up with that?!

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