Opinions of a five-year-old
By Patrick Vaillancourt, Columnist
I really like watching television. It’s one of my favourite things in the world. I keep telling Mommy she would not have to read me bedtime stories anymore if she gave me a TV to put in my bedroom. I think that’s a really good way to give Mommy some more free time.
My favourite shows are Garfield, Tintin and, Animaniacs. But I like to watch movies on TV too. But one thing I really hate is commercials.
I don’t need to hear commercials. Every time I see one, it’s like they are trying to tell me they exist. I know about Pepsi, and if I want one, I’ll ask Mommy for one. But she doesn’t usually let me drink Pepsi after dinner.
There are too many commercials on television. They happen too often, and they are on every channel. It makes me mad because they always start commercials right at the good parts of a television show.
Commercials are so boring too. Maybe if they were more exciting, I’d like them more. This one they have for McCain Superfries is just some kid eating french fries. There’s nothing “super” about that.
I asked Mommy why they have commercials on television, and she said that it’s how TV channels make money. So that means TV channels get paid to make me mad? TV should just be TV.
It’s worse for movies. A movie that’s two hours long becomes three hours on television, with commercials. That’s a whole hour of commercials!
And why does it have to be in the middle of the show? Can’t they play all of the commercials they want before or after a television show? At least that way I can do all the things I need to do when the commercials come on, like go pee and brush my teeth.
TV should understand that I need to watch my shows, not get more stuff. I have enough stuff. When I turn on the TV, I just want to be entertained.