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What do you watch on a day off?

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 16th 2006 5:12PM
MLKAs you know, today is Martin Luther King Day, which means that some of our readers had the day off from work. To some people, that means an extra day to travel somewhere, go shopping, or visit with friends. But we know what this means to our readers: Game shows! Soap Operas! Dr. Phil! That's right; the off day gives TV lovers a chance to watch shows that they normally don't get a chance to see. Since I work from home a lot, I get to see a lot of daytime shows at least once or twice a week; but when I used to go to an office all the time, here were the shows I made sure I tuned into if I happened to have a Monday off:

  • The Price Is Right - Classic game show. Ancient host. Hot models. It's got it all!
  • Ellen - The audience is screechy, but Ellen's entertaining.
  • Dr. Phil - Yes, he's a blowhard, but I love seeing him yell at people who think their personal problems can be fixed in ten minutes by a bald non-doctor on a TV show.
  • Match Game reruns - This was when GSN was seemingly showing them five times a day. The 3 PM rerun was always of the '73 - '79 CBS incarnation of the show, which has always been considered the loosest, bawdiest version.
  • Oprah - You heard me. I always like seeing the Cult of Oprah in action. "Oprah told us to read A Million Little Pieces, so it must be good..." (said in monotone voice).
What do you watch when you have a day off? Let me know in the comments.

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When I was younger I used to rush home on half-days to watch Price is Right. Now, I have to hope I wake up on time to watch Star Trek: DS9 on Spike TV... which wasn't on yesterday, because they had a CSI marathon instead.

Poo. And I don't care about TNG. TNG sucks.

January 17 2006 at 1:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

My guilty pleasure and it's quite literally guilty is the various "so an so's Court"
I must have watched about 3 hours of them as I cleaned the house and read the Sunday paper a day late.
The worst part is that I normally don't watch them, and unlike soaps (which if I watch I get hooked on) they stand alone.

January 16 2006 at 8:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The Family Guy on DVD

January 16 2006 at 7:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Usually one or two days a week the Sci Fi Channel's daily marathons are worth watching.

January 16 2006 at 6:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I actually watched the NFL Network for about three hours today. There isn't jack on during the day, I don't know how people sit around and watch TV. This must be what the Internet is for.

January 16 2006 at 5:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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