When I was in grade school and couldn't sleep, I used to turn on the little TV in my room. It seemed like after 11:00pm the only show that was ever on was M.A.S.H. At the age of 10 or 12 that show was sort of funny, but it was a little over my head. But I knew that it wouldn't be scary so I would tune in. I came to despise it.
So with a newborn, there are a lot of late nights/ early mornings. If you noticed on our "what we are watching list" I usually watch music videos. So late at night, the only alternatives are Paid Programming or "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air". THIS, my friends, is the new M.A.S.H. This dumb show is on at all hours of the day. I will go so far as to say that at a certain time and place this show had its place? And seeing Will Smith in his acting debut is kinda cute. But that lasted for only one re-run.
I now can only dream of a re-run episode of M.A.S.H. REAL humor based on the issues of that day, smartly written... and with real actors! It incorporated a little history with entertainment, which I'm all about these days. I try in vain to find it on any late night line-up. But, to no avail.
Instead, I tune in to MTV and VH1. If a video comes on by Phil Collins, at least I now it won't be longer then 3 minutes...