History Main / ShootTheTelevision

11th Apr '18 2:53:32 PM Delphi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* There was a ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip which featured a man shooting his TV.

to:

* There was a ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip which featured a man an old lady shooting his her TV.



* One strip of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' has Calvin's dad, after having his attempt to take a picture of their vacation rebuffed, muttering how the next time he sees a [[Creator/EastmanKodak Kodak]] commercial he'll put an ax through the TV.

to:

* One strip of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' has Calvin's dad, after having his attempt to take a picture of their vacation rebuffed, muttering how the next time he sees a [[Creator/EastmanKodak Kodak]] commercial he'll put an ax through the TV. On another occasion he says he can see "why Elvis shot that TV."
7th Apr '18 10:03:27 AM SeanMurrayI
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', it's mentioned that Dudley did this (with his ''foot'') when his favorite program was canceled. Of course, Uncle Vernon bought him another one, and the old one was left in Dudley's second room.

to:

* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', it's mentioned that Dudley did this (with his ''foot'') foot) when his favorite program was canceled. Of course, Uncle Vernon bought him another one, and the old one was left in Dudley's second room.
5th Apr '18 2:47:24 PM Linda58
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', it's mentioned that Dudley did this when his favorite program was canceled. Of course, Uncle Vernon bought him another one, and the old one was left in Dudley's second room.

to:

* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', it's mentioned that Dudley did this (with his ''foot'') when his favorite program was canceled. Of course, Uncle Vernon bought him another one, and the old one was left in Dudley's second room.
25th Feb '18 3:12:51 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/bizarre/man-shoots-tv-over-bristol-palin-dancing A viewer]] got so angry at the sight of Bristol [[SarahPalin Palin]] on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'', he pulled out his shotgun and fired it at the TV.

to:

* [[http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/bizarre/man-shoots-tv-over-bristol-palin-dancing A viewer]] got so angry at the sight of Bristol [[SarahPalin [[UsefulNotes/SarahPalin Palin]] on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'', he pulled out his shotgun and fired it at the TV.
29th Dec '17 10:48:14 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The TropeCodifier is ElvisPresley, who was known for doing this at least once, possibly ''many'' times. Several stories and explanations of Elvis doing this exist, some, perhaps, less true than others. He's rumored to have kept a basement full of spare TV's so he would always have a fresh set handy after destroying another one. One television set shot by Elvis [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kxypq3mCWF1qa8ibao1_500.jpg is on public display at Graceland.]]

to:

The TropeCodifier is ElvisPresley, Music/ElvisPresley, who was known for doing this at least once, possibly ''many'' times. Several stories and explanations of Elvis doing this exist, some, perhaps, less true than others. He's rumored to have kept a basement full of spare TV's so he would always have a fresh set handy after destroying another one. One television set shot by Elvis [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kxypq3mCWF1qa8ibao1_500.jpg is on public display at Graceland.]]
21st Dec '17 1:38:52 PM Ezclee4050
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Music/JohnDenver's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2KA1_7FVpc Blow Up Your TV (Spanish Pipe Dream)]]" recommends something like this as part of adopting a back-to-the-land lifestyle.

to:

* Music/JohnDenver's "[[http://www.John Prine's "Spanish Pipedream" (aka "Blow Up Your TV"), later [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2KA1_7FVpc Blow Up Your TV (Spanish Pipe Dream)]]" covered]] by Music/JohnDenver, recommends something like this as part of adopting a back-to-the-land lifestyle.


Added DiffLines:

* Music/BobDylan's "TV Talkin' Song".
-->''It will lead you into some strange pursuits''\\
''Lead you to the land of forbidden fruits''\\
''It will scramble up your head and drag your brain about''\\
''Sometimes you gotta do like Elvis did and shoot the damn thing out''\\
3rd Dec '17 1:06:27 PM dracogeorge
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A variation appears in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11722542/1/In-Shades-of-Red-and-Gold In Shades of Red and Gold,]]'' with [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Yang]] punching a TV after she finds out from the news that her [[HappilyAdopted adoptive father]] [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] has been captured in Afghanistan.

to:

* A variation appears in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11722542/1/In-Shades-of-Red-and-Gold In Shades of Red and Gold,]]'' Gold]]'', with [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Yang]] punching a TV after she finds out from the news that her [[HappilyAdopted adoptive father]] [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] has been captured in Afghanistan.
3rd Dec '17 12:48:36 PM dracogeorge
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* A variation appears in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11722542/1/In-Shades-of-Red-and-Gold In Shades of Red and Gold,]]'' with [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Yang]] punching a TV after she finds out from the news that her [[HappilyAdopted adoptive father]] [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] has been captured in Afghanistan.
9th Nov '17 12:29:49 PM SeanMurrayI
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' episode, "Terrible Twos", when Baby [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin enters the terrible twos]], Fran attempts to calm him down with a [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Blarney]] birthday video. Upon seeing it, Baby slingshots his bottle at the TV while saying, "Eat glass, Blarney!", destroying it. For added humor, Blarney actually sees Baby slingshot his bottle and screams in fear.



[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* In the ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' episode, "Terrible Twos", when Baby [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin enters the terrible twos]], Fran attempts to calm him down with a [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Blarney]] birthday video. Upon seeing it, Baby slingshots his bottle at the TV while saying, "Eat glass, Blarney!", destroying it. For added humor, Blarney actually sees Baby slingshot his bottle and screams in fear.
[[/folder]]
9th Nov '17 9:46:27 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* In the ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' episode, "Terrible Twos", when Baby [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin enters the terrible twos]], Fran attempts to calm him down with a [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Blarney]] birthday video. Upon seeing it, Baby slingshots his bottle at the TV while saying, "Eat glass, Blarney!", destroying it. For added humor, Blarney actually sees Baby slingshot his bottle and screams in fear.
[[/folder]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 218. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.ShootTheTelevision