Things that only happen on TV

I just came upon this fun article from TV Squad about things that only happen on TV. They originally posted about a Have Happy Fun Time post which included things that only happen in movies as well as TV, and got so many fun responses from their reader that they decided to post some of them.

Here are some of my favorites from TV Squad:

  • People on TV never change their clothes or remove shoes when entering homes. Does everyone sit on their bed in knee-high boots?
  • A character, while running and holding a gun, will eject the spent clip, insert a loaded clip, and load the chamber; all perfectly and all without breaking the stride in their run.
  • Why do we never see Jack go to the bathroom on 24? Because nothing escapes Jack Bauer.

Here are some of my favorites from Have Happy Fun Time:

  • It is always possible to find a parking spot directly outside or opposite the building you are visiting.
  • If you decide to start dancing in the street, everyone you bump into will know all the steps.
  • All bombs are fitted with electronic timing devices with large red digital displays so you know exactly when they are going to explode.
  • Should you wish to pass yourself off as a German officer, it will not be necessary to learn to speak German. Simply speaking English with a German accent will do. Similarly, when they are alone, all German soldiers prefer to speak English to each other.
  • The Eiffel Tower can be seen from any window of any building in Paris.
  • If staying in a haunted house, women should investigate any
  • strange noises wearing their most revealing underwear.

  • If you are heavily outnumbered in a fight involving martial arts, your opponents will wait patiently to attack you one by one by dancing around you in a threatening manner until you have defeated their predecessor.