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"I take it you're trying to change the channel?"
"Your remote control, sire."
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'We've given TV up for Lent. My dad's just keeping his remote thumb in shape.'
"With your kind permission, I've taken the liberty of putting Marvin on 'mute'."
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"Every appliance, every light, every bit of electronics in the house is controlled by a single remote that I haven't yet been able to find."
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Woman on television use the remote control to turn off the viewer.
Changing the dream
'Of course everybody today is fat. When I was your age, I had to walk all the way to the TV to change the channel.'
Boy sees picture of missing remote on milk cartoon.
"Have you seen the remote?"
'Davy, Davy Crockett, King of the Channel Selector.'
'Why can't we get proper remote control?'
Assertive hotline: 'Even though the announcer tells you not to, it's OK to touch your TV dial.'
Remote control that is remote - in the wilderness
'Can't you decide which programme to fall asleep through?'
Television remote that makes TV screen bigger.
"He swallowed the remote. Now each time he scratches we flip through 120 channels."
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