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->''"So I bought a .44 magnum, it was solid steel cast,\\
And in the blessed name of Elvis, well, I just let it blast,\\
'Til my TV lay in pieces there at my feet,\\
And they busted me for disturbing the almighty peace."''
-->-- '''Music/BruceSpringsteen''', "57 Channels (And Nothin' On)"

When a character is finished watching TV and has a HairTriggerTemper, is an EccentricMillionaire who replaces electronic devices like normal people replace rolls of toilet paper, or [[DeadTVRemoteGag just can't get the remote control working]], he'll whip out a gun and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin shoot the television set]] (or otherwise destroy it).

In the event that a news item or message on television is the cause of the sudden anger or frustration that makes someone do this, the trope may be a slight variant on ShootTheMessenger. Other times, it may just be a sign that someone is so wealthy that they can afford to live in a way that involves wasting expensive home appliances in this manner.

In VideoGames, television screens and monitors occasionally appear as an interactive, breakable object which the player character can destroy, especially when a villain character appears on these to taunt the player.

The TropeCodifier is 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.]]

Subtrope of PercussiveShutdown. Compare AgitatedItemStomping, RingRingCRUNCH, ApplianceDefenestration, and CuttingTheElectronicLeash. Sometimes coincides with ComputerEqualsMonitor or ScreensAreCameras, in the event that the destroyed TV screen is part of a larger system. Not to be confused with ''VideoGame/SmashTV''.


* In ''ComicBook/GorskyAndButch'', a politician appears on a TV screen in a pub. Someone calls for it to be turned off, causing one of the patrons to throw a shoe at the TV, smashing the screen.
* ''ComicBook/ThePowerpuffGirls'' story "Drama-O-Rama" (issue #48, DC run) has Sedusa throwing a boot at her TV and shattering the screen after she sees the girls' latest heroics.
* In one ComicBook/{{Spider Man}} story, the mercenary Boomerang gets angry when he sees a talk show where Peter is promoting his book, ''Webs'', and throws a boomerang at the set. (Then, RealityEnsues as his current employer tells him it's coming out of his salary.)
* ''ComicBook/{{Viz}}'' has a RunningGag in the reader submissions to the "Profanisaurus" column, where readers who noticed some accidental DoubleEntendre claim that they smashed their TV/computer/whatever and sent [someone distantly responsible] the bill. This is a reference to the notorious Music/SexPistols[=/=]Bill Grundy incident.

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* In ''FanFic/MarksOfTime'', chapter 10 has a funny moment when the elves discover a television. Meredith finds the remote and presses the power button. The screen makes "frightening images and painfully loud sounds", then Gilorn ''shoots an arrow'' at the TV, destroying it.
* In ''FanFic/BartSimpsonAttorneyAtLaw'', [[spoiler: [[{{Slimeball}} Jeremy]] ]] throws a ''champagne bottle'' at the TV [[spoiler: when his blackmailing scheme falls apart]].
* 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.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/WallE'', while in an elevator, EVE shoots a screen after it shows the "Caution: Rogue Robots" image.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtheadDoAmerica'', Beavis asks Muddy Grimes if they can watch TV in his hotel room before flying to Vegas to "do" his wife. Muddy promptly shoots out the hotel TV to show that this is not an option.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Lois Einhorn from ''Film/AceVenturaPetDetective'' [[spoiler: reveals herself as Ray Finkle]] when commentary during the Super Bowl halftime show on the "Kick Heard Round The World" that ruined Finkle's career pushes her over the edge:
-->'''Lois Einhorn:''' THE LACES WERE IN! THEY WERE '''IN!''' ''[shoots the screen]''
* In Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie, The Joker does this twice. The first is when he takes a boxing glove gun to the TV for mention of Batman in connection to an assassination that Joker pulled off on one of Grissom's underbosses, demanding to know, "What kind of a world we live in where a man dressed up as a bat gets all of my press?!" The second time, Joker shoots the television screen with a real gun after learning on the news that his poisoning scheme involving beauty products has been foiled by the Batman.
* In the original ''Film/{{Critters}}'' movie, interstellar bounty hunter Ug fires his weapon at a TV set in a bowling alley, which causes a ruckus with several of the town locals.
* In the movie ''Film/{{Control 2004}}'', Lee Ray Oliver is a sociopathic criminal in a medical experiment; after he fails in a rigged video game test, he flies into a rage and destroys the TV.
* In the movie ''Film/DropoutFather'', Dick Van Dyke's character shoots the TV with a hunting rifle.
* In the David Carradine B-Movie ''Film/FutureForce'', John Tucker shoots a TV set in a strip club, which angers the owner; John hands him a wad of cash to defuse the situation.
* In ''Film/MenWithBrooms'', Gordon, feeling very frustrated, asks a bartender what he owes him for his drink. Then he asks him the same question of the beer mug and the television, before placing the money on the bar and chucking his mug into the TV set.
* In ''Film/TheMuppets'', Tex Richman finishes a round of fencing and then sees on the news that the Muppets are raising the money to buy their theater back. He throws his fencing blade at the TV in response.
* In ''Film/PoliceAcademy3BackInTraining'', Tackleberry is calling Lights Out for the recruits when the TV calls out, "You're dead meat, copper!" Tackleberry, being a GunNut, responds to the fictional defiance in this manner.
* ''Film/SilentNightDeadlyNightPart2''. Towards the end, Ricky sees a Christmas parade on the tv and subsequently puts an axe through it.
* In ''Film/Speed2CruiseControl'', Alex shoots at some large screens displaying the [[BigBad villain John Geiger]].
* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990'', Shredder is introduced watching a wall of TV screens. When April appears on the news and indicates that [[HeKnowsTooMuch she knows too much]] about the Foot Clan, Shredder throws a knife at her face on the TV screen.
* ''What! No Beer?'' (1933): A bootlegger, disgusted that referendums to repeal Prohibition are winning landslide victories, [[ShootTheMessenger shoots the radio]] in the middle of reporting election returns.
* In ''Film/YoungDoctorsInLove'' during the Christmas party Dr. Prang, the hospital owner, shoots a TV showing financial news. This foreshadows his bankruptcy and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge how he would react to it]].
* In the film ''Film/{{Traxx}}'', a shootout between the title character and some bad guys is halted by a television news report on recent studies finding that "most overly aggressive, sociopathic males have tiny, little wazoos." The bad guys respond to this by shooting out the TV screen before returning to the fight with the hero.
* ''Film/{{Heathers}}'': J.D. shoots the television set in his living room when he and Veronica are "celebrating" the fake suicides they orchestrated. This is the moment when Veronica realizes that J.D. is simply AxCrazy and rejects him.
* ''Film/GoodBurger'' Kurt (antagonist) angrily kicks in the TV when he sees Dexter and Ed (protagonists) getting positive publicity on the news for the Good Burger restaurant.
* The Drake shoots his television in ''Film/HoboWithAShotgun'' after the local news praises the titular hobo.
* In ''Film/TheHorrorShow'' (aka ''House III'') police detective [=Lucas McCarthy=], played by Lance Henriksen, is tormented by visions of dead mass murderer Max Jenke (Brion James) while he and his family are watching a stand-up comedian on TV. The visions drive Henricksen's character to take out his police issued handgun and shoot the TV set, to the shock and dismay of the rest of his family.
* In ''Film/HenryPortraitOfASerialKiller'', Otis kicks the TV in a rage when he can't get it to work.
* ''Film/AndStarringPanchoVillaAsHimself''. Villa is shown a newsreel of President Diaz giving a BalconySpeech, promising the crowd he'll destroy Villa, who draws his pistol and puts a bullet through the screen, right over Diaz's head.
* In ''Film/{{P2}}'', Angela finds a TV playing footage of Thomas molesting her while she was unconscious. She angrily smashes the screen with a fire ax.
* In ''Film/{{Frida}}'', Diego Rivera brandishes a revolver after his friend insults him, but shoots the gramophone instead.
* In the Creator/RobertZemeckis comedy ''Film/UsedCars'', Roy L. Fuchs smashes his TV set in a rage during President Carter's televised address, after the broadcast is hijacked by the employees of his brother Luke's used car lot, who were seeking to "advertise" their rival business on TV and destroy several cars on Roy L.'s lot in the process.

* Creator/DaveBarry:
** In ''Literature/BigTrouble'', armed robbers get annoyed by the TV in the middle of their heist [[TriggerHappy and shoot it]]. When TheMenInBlack come by later, they ask what happened and get simply "[[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]]". Their response: "[[TakeThat About time.]]"
** ''Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway'':
--->'''Amendment XVIII''' -- If a citizen's football team is winning a play-off game, and the team goes into the so-called "prevent" defense, thereby allowing the opposing team to score faster than Creator/BradPitt in a women's prison, then the citizen shall have the right to shoot his TV with a firearm that he [[UsefulNotes/AmericanGunPolitics shall have the right to keep and bear in case we need a well-regulated militia]].
* 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.
* Done with a ''[[KillItWithFire flamethrower]]'' towards the end of ''Literature/Fahrenheit451''.
* An interesting case in a short story (involving time travel, but I can't recall the title): the characters are in a FlyingCar when a Tarbleck, which takes CharmPerson UpToEleven, comes on the screen and orders them to stop. They try to wreck the screen, but unfortunately get the order anyway. Fortunately, they both try to carry out the order, crashing the car and disabling the screen.
* In Creator/BruceCoville's novel ''Literature/JenniferMurdleysToad'', Jennifer Murdley was a very unattractive-looking girl. One day when she was six she was watching television and saw a commercial for a Barbie doll. Knowing she would never be as pretty as the doll, she started to cry. When her father saw her crying and realized why, he got so enraged at [=TV=] that he smashed it.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The 1979 made-for-television biopic about Elvis Presley titled ''The King'', starring Creator/KurtRussell as Elvis, at one point depicts Elvis shooting his TV after catching a news report which claims he isn't as popular as he once was.
* In ''Series/JohnnyBago'', ElvisLives in a trailer park in the spot next to Johnny's; when Johnny goes over to complain about the noise from the TV, Elvis shoots it. Johnny decides not to say anything about the barking dog.
* Sammy Jaye did it in a sketch on ''Series/GoodNewsWorld''. After installing a digital TV and discovering the programs are just as crap as regular television, he shoots the set (in a callback to an earlier joke about Elvis) to demonstrate the only power the average viewer has over television.
* ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' did one. The guy got angry at the people who lived at the roominghouse with him because they never watched the shows he wanted (they only had one TV). He shot the TV and then killed the manager before getting shot by someone else in self defense, running up to his loft room, and dying.
* In one episode of ''Series/BabylonFive'', Garibaldi has been bugged all day by an old station artificial intelligence. Eventually, his annoyance leads him to shoot out the speaker of the transport tube he's in, just to get some relief from [[MostAnnoyingSound that damn voice]].
* On the M*A*S*H spin-off ''Series/AfterMASH'' episode "All About Christmas Eve", Father Mulcahy gets a TV so that the long-term patients at the Missouri Veteran's Hospital can have it for Christmas and beyond. However, the airing of a soap opera with a story about a cheating wife infuriates a vet who fears that his wife is running around on him, and he summarily shoots the TV. Some vets are still staring through the hole in the set when all is done.
* In ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "Execution," Joe Caswell, an outlaw transported from 1880 to 1960, does this to a television set, not out of anger, but because he believes the man on the screen is about to shoot him.
* In the Season 4 finale of ''Series/BatesMotel'', Norman Bates, enraged at his ex-stepfather, takes his flat screen TV outside and smashes it.
* On ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', Debra attempts to throw the remote through Quinn's plasma screen, but he stops her.
* In one episode of ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', Jan throws a trophy into Michael's TV during a fight.
* In ''Series/{{Wiseguy}}'', after Frank [=McPike=] is thrown out of his house by his wife, he [[DrowningMySorrows drowns his sorrows]] at a bar when the jukebox starts playing "Hit The Road, Jack." Frank calmly walks over to the jukebox and shoots it.
* 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.

* Music/BruceSpringsteen's song "57 Channels (And Nothin' On)" is about a man who, after his investments in television, cable, satellite dishes, and home entertainment fail to bring him happiness, takes out his frustration by shooting the television set. The lyrics [[ShoutOut reference]] Elvis in this regard. (This visual is also present in the song's MusicVideo.)
* John Prine's "Spanish Pipedream" (aka "Blow Up Your TV"), later [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2KA1_7FVpc covered]] by Music/JohnDenver, recommends something like this as part of adopting a back-to-the-land lifestyle.
* In Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/TheWall'', Pink smashes his hotel room TV (with a guitar, in TheMovie) at the beginning of "Another Brick in the Wall Part 3".
* In Music/{{Queensryche}}'s song "The Mission," on the album ''Music/OperationMindcrime'', Nikki is watching television, where a televangelist says, while Nikki loads a gun, "I'm asking for hands to be uplifted for just a moment. God the Holy Ghost is calling out to embrace you. I want you to reach deep into your hearts and your pocketbooks and take his hand." Nikki says "Bless me father for I have sinned" and shoots the tv.
* Referenced in Music/MitchBenn's "Everybody's Elvis" with the lines "Ain't no channel surfin'/Just shoot your TV dead".
* 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''\\


[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* There was a ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip which featured an old lady shooting her TV.
-->''"Vanna White! Got her in mid-spin!"''
* 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."
* One ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' strip has ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' creator Scott Adams shoot his TV set while dressed like Elvis.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The level "Charlie Don't Surf" in the first installment of the ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' franchise has an achievement called "Your Show Sucks" for shooting or otherwise destroying all the televisions showing Al-Asad's speech.
* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' and ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Arkham City]]'', Batman can throw batarangs at most TV monitors which the games' villains appear on, cracking the screens.
* There are a couple of times in ''MaxPayne'' when muzak or something else annoying is playing through a speaker. If you shoot out the speaker, Max will reply, "[[BreakingTheFourthWall Thank you.]]"
* Jim Raynor does this in the opening cutscenes of ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'', when Emperor Mengsk refers to him as "a clear and present threat" to the Dominion during a news conference interview. He later gets a note from the owner billing him for the damages, and at the Hyperion cantina, the TV has a note on it that says, "Do not shoot screen!"
* Late in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', the player can use the portal gun and the in-game momentum mechanics to hurl objects (or oneself) at monitors on which [[spoiler:Wheatley]] appears. Other times, you find a handy turret and set it down to happily shoot away at the screens. Destroying them all earns the player an achievement/trophy.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', an NPC in Sector 7 mentions that Barret did this using his gun-arm with an outdoor television monitor when President Shinra came on making an announcement. This did not win him any fans, since the only other functional television in the area is in AVALANCHE headquarters.
* In the "Dexter Industries" mission in ''VideoGame/HitmanAbsolution'', part of the 'Sore Losers' level challenge demands the player destroy a video game console two guards are enjoying by shooting (or otherwise breaking) the television screen.
* In the final stage of ''VideoGame/RevolutionX'', the player is confronted by a wall of monitors on which Head Mistress Helga taunts you. The player must destroy all of them before facing her directly.
* In ''VideoGame/DoubleDragonNeon'', one of Skullmageddon's major grievances toward the Lee brothers is that they can't stop destroying the numerous [=TVs=] in his hideout. There's also an in-game achievement for destroying all the [=TVs=].
* The arcade game ''TheOutfoxies'' featured all your opponents on TV screens. As each one is offed, your character would mark them off in different ways depending on who you played. Eve does this exact trope by shooting the [=TVs=] with her gun. Bernard White comes close when he punches them with his steel right hand.

* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', upon seeing [[spoiler:Tarquin kill Nale]] through the Three Fiends' scrying television as she was trapped in her home plane, Sabine picks up the couch she was sitting on and chucks it through the screen in a rage.
-->'''Lee''': That's coming out of your holiday bonus.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The narrator of ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'' did this while sinning ''Film/SuperMarioBros''.
-->"WHAT THE FUCK GODDAMN PIECE OF SHIT FEVER DREAM OF A MOVIE AM I WATCHING?! ''[bang]'' Sorry, I just shot my television. Can someone tell me how this thing ends?"

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
** In "Joker's Wild", the Joker's reaction to Cameron Kaiser building a casino in his likeness is the fly into rage and throw a flowerpot at the television.
** Mr. Freeze shot a TV with his FreezeRay when he became unable to stomach [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Ferris Boyle's]] smugness at the Humanitarian of the Year awards.
** In "Joker's Millions" has the Joker shooting the VideoWill in which his benefactor reveals [[spoiler:most of the money is fake]].
** In "Judgement Day", the series' final regular episode, Two-Face shoots out a bar-room TV when he hears via a press conference that he is a dangerous new vigilante's next target. The bartender almost calls him out on it, but has second thoughts about it and lets him go.
* The ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' episode "Renewed Terror" has Jon watching The Buddy Bears on TV, when the magazine subscription guy he's been trying to avoid all day interrupts the show, saying the price of the magazine Jon signed up for (to try to get rid of the guy) has been lowered to 40 cents an issue. Jon is so terrified he throws his shoe at the TV, effectively breaking it.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** One episode sees Bart and Lisa write a script for an [[WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow "Itchy & Scratchy"]] cartoon that ends with Scratchy's head (now just a skull) going through a ceiling and into Elvis Presley's television set. Elvis promptly produces a revolver and shoots Scratchy's skull through the TV.
** The trope is [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in the episode "The Cartridge Family", where Homer uses the new revolver he bought to ''turn the TV on''. Hilariously, the image that comes on the screen when it does turn on is of a cowboy, having been shot, falling off a roof.
** In "Homer's Barbershop Quartet", Chief Wiggum, [[ThePeteBest after he had been kicked out of The Be Sharps]], becomes so upset while watching Johnny Carson that he begins wildly shooting the TV in a fit of rage. It then becomes apparent that Wiggum had accidentally left the remote control in his gun holster and got that and his gun confused for the other. He then changes over to The Tonight Show, to find Joan Rivers mocking him. He then wings the remote at the TV.
** In "Steel this Episode", Homer gets into movie piracy business until FBI commandos catch him and shoot up Homer's laptop while arresting him.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** Lrr does this with a disintegration ray when the season finale of [[ShowWithinAShow "Single Female Lawyer"]] is knocked off the air as the result of someone (Fry) at the broadcast station spilling soda on a console.
** In "The Late Phillip J. Fry", Leela was this when she sees a newscast about an explosion at a party she thought Fry went to rather than meet her for their date.
** In "Common Cold Warrior", Professor Fansworth does this when his rival Wernstrom said that there was no cure for the cold epidemic around town and the town had to be destroyed.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' episode "Time Is Money, Part 3", Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s rival Glomgold watches a news report on how a diamond mine has been ruled as Scrooge's property. Angry, Glomgold asks Bouncer Beagle for something to throw. He gets a vase and chucks it at the screen [[TelevisionPortal causing the newscaster to duck]].
* Valerie of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' shoots her television with an ecto-gun during a news report on her "ArchEnemy's" growing popularity.
-->'''Mr. Grey:''' Valerie, was that the ectogun?!
-->'''Valerie:''' No!
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'', after Feral blames the titular duo for letting a criminal escape, Chance angrily throws a can of milk at the television.
-->'''Jake''': [[SarcasmMode Ah, great]]. Morbulus is gone. So's our TV.
* It was a RunningGag in ''WesternAnimation/{{Inhumanoids}}'' for one of the members of the heroic Earth Corps, Auger, to throw his shoe at the TV showing irritating newscast.
* In the first ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' ChristmasEpisode, a flashback shows FCC agents shooting up Peter's VCR when he recorded a football game [[RulesSpiel without the written consent of both ABC and the NFL]] (He only got ABC's permission).
* In the [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Slappy Squirrel]] short ''Slappy Goes Walnuts'', Slappy throws her remote at the TV when one of her old cartoons cuts to a commercial before she could finish her catchphrase.
-->'''Skippy:''' What happened to your TV set?
-->'''Slappy:''' It's having a bad day.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': Angered by "Glorious" Gordon Godfrey's comments about her outfit ("I've seen showgirls with more modesty"), Wonder Woman smashes the TV with her fist.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* A [[http://www.philjens.plus.com/pistols/pistols/press_cuttings_grundy_dec2_76_01.htm variant of this happened in 1976]], after the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p25SdQEnhHI infamous Bill Grundy interview]] with the Music/SexPistols. One viewer was so disgusted at the [[ClusterFBomb swear words flung about]] that he kicked in his TV set.
* [[http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/bizarre/man-shoots-tv-over-bristol-palin-dancing A viewer]] got so angry at the sight of Bristol [[UsefulNotes/SarahPalin Palin]] on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'', he pulled out his shotgun and fired it at the TV.
* During the infamous [[DoNotAdjustYourSet Max Headroom pirate TV broadcast]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5mzkt4N77s#t=00m49s one viewer wanted to bust his set, and so he did.]]
* An over-excited 2014 World Cup fan in Brazil [[http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11284674 smacked his TV in anger]] when his team drew 1-1 with Chile in the Round of 16.
* In the hotel-wrecking days of Music/TheWho Pete Townshend was known to turn off the TV from his bed with a well-aimed ashtray. That is, if Keith Moon hadn't already [[ApplianceDefenestration thrown it out the window]].