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Sex, lies, leftover tuna casserole, and a videotape
Tags:family, families, familiy life, tv, television, tv dinner, tv dinners, mealtime, family meal, family meals, couch potato, couch potatoes, films, film, movie, movies, movie allusion, film allusion, film allusions, movie allusions, middle age, mundane, mundanity, parent, parenthood, parents, parenting
A family gets ready for their microwave meal on the patio.
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"Let's skip the TV dinners and send out for something really good. This is listed as a major television event."
Tags:relationship, relationships, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, television, televisions, watching television, tv, tvs, watching tv, t.v., t.v.s, watching t.v., food, meal, meals, eating, dining, cooking, tv dinner, tv dinners, skip, skipping, restaurant, restaurants, delivery, takeout, takeaway, special, special event, special events, special occasion, special occasions, date, dates, date night, date nights, modern life
"I happen to think the blue light of the TV screen is very romantic."
Tags:dinner, dinners, special meal, special meals, gender difference, gender differences, men, women, romance, romantic meal, romantic meals, valentine's day, valentines day, tv dinner, tv dinners, anniversary, anniversaries, anniversary dinner, anniversary supper, distraction, distractions, distracting, tv addict, tv addicts, television, televisions
The extremely unreliable narrator.
Tags:ishmael, call me ishmael, moby dick, great novels, american novels, classic novel, classic novels, herman melville, melville, narrator, narrators, unreliable narrator, unreliable narrators, narrative stance, bookworm, bookworms, tv, television, tv dinner, tv dinners, family, families, modern families, glued to the screen, tv vs books, reading, read, decline in reading, dad, dads, father, fathers, biased point of view, biased
'I've eaten so many TV dinners, I'm starting to feel like I'm in show business.'
"I'd hold off on the peking duck another five minutes...the show's almost over."
"What are we cannibals?"
'Even the TV dinners are a repeat.'
Suckling piglets watching television on mother's back
Tags:animal, animals, pig, pigs, baby, babies, children, child, piglet, piglets, suckling, eating, mother, mothers, mothering, parent, parents, parenting, mom, mum, moms, mums, mealtime, mealtimes, meal, meals, dinner, lunch, breakfast, television, televisions, tv, tvs, news, sport, sports, commentator, commentators, broadcast, broadcasters, modern life, modern technology, technology, tv dinner, tv dinners, watching tv while eating, entertainment, addiction, addicted, addict, obsession, farm, farms, farm life, life on a farm, pig sty
"Bless these chops, these peas, and these potatoes, both actual and couch."
'No. . . it's too distracting. . . people are more comfortable with the T.V. on, Joy. Remember, we haven't seen some of these people for a long time.'
Children's Dream Dinners: Superhero Special
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'Never, Ever...watch TV while eating dinner.'
Shopper in grocery store sees TV dinners marked daytime and prime time.
"I'm not eating a TV dinner. Now it's called 'Computer Cuisine.'"
"It's an unpretentious little eatery..."
'I never understood kitchen tables. Why do you think I gave you a lap?'
'Just once, I'd like to have a nice meal in the dining room.'
Microwave ready meals.
'Yeah, my phone folds out into a TV tray.'
"I suppose in your day, you would have called these, 'radio dinners'."
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Grocery shopper sees TV Dinners and Radio Dinners