Quotes: Television Is Trying to Kill Us
"This little boy broke his leg trying to fly like Superman. This boy's brother hit him in the head with a wrench, mimicking a recent TV wrestling match. I won't even subject you to the horrors of our Three Stooges ward."
— Dr. Hibbert, The Simpsons, "Bart the Daredevil"
"Television rules the nation."
You're beginning to think that the tube is reality, and that your own lives are unreal. You do whatever the tube tells you! You dress like the tube, you eat like the tube, you raise your children like the tube, you even *think* like the tube! This is mass madness, you maniacs!
— Howard Beale, Network
"You still got people who think bullets spark, that gasoline is as explosive as nitro, and that you can jump through pane glass without a scratch—all because "they saw it in a movie." People make bad decisions all the time—bad decisions based on what they saw up on a movie screen, because they think we were careful enough to get it right."
— Nip Todd, Nip and Tuck
"As stated before, in Western—especially American—culture, there is the myth of the individual superbeing. One man or woman, well-armed and highly skilled, with nerves of steel, can conquer the world. In truth, anyone believing this should simply strip naked, holler for the undead, and lie on a silver platter. Not only will going it alone get you killed—it may also create one more zombie. Working together, always together, has shown to be the only successful strategy for annihilating an undead army."