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Buzz In: What's the Weirdest Place You've Watched TV?

Buzz In: What's the Weirdest Place You've Watched TV?

Recently, I came across this study that claimed shoppers were really connecting with TV programming shown in grocery store checkout lines. I've only come across those screens a couple of times (and I can't say I ever really paid attention), but the story got me thinking about other odd places I've watched TV.

A few days ago, I noticed that one of the coffee shops I frequent now has a small screen that shows TV promos. I've heard stories of people watching TV in cabs and on their cell phones on road trips, and I've seen some shows broadcast live in Times Square and checked out ads while pumping gas at a rest stop. While technology has made TV more portable, this isn't an entirely new phenomenon: I remember going to a baseball game several years ago, learning it was sold out, and watching the TV broadcast of the game on some other unlucky fan's portable TV.

So, whether it was recently or years ago, what's the weirdest place you've watched TV?


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kimono86 kimono86 8 years
I was in Ecuador and couldn't go to sleep so I turned on the only English speaking channel and found the graveyard of American canned laughter sitcoms. It felt just like home in that youth hostel.
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
donut shop or on the bus (L.A. Metro - the California DOT wastes so much money)...
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
Like Kafarine the weirdest place is the dentist's office. Not in the waiting room but in the actual office. He has a flatscreen over the chair that you can watch when the seat is reclined. I usually can't hear it over the sound of the drill but it's better than looking at a white ceiling.
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 8 years
My dentist has a TV in her roof and I always end up booking appointments when Oprah is on. Once, I had an appointment that was so long I watched an episode of Ellen and then the movie Over The Fence. I don't really remember it though, I was a little drugged up and numb :DROOL:
nessa17 nessa17 8 years
Also I watch tv everytime I go to the hair salon usually a movie.
nessa17 nessa17 8 years
I don't know if it would be considered odd, but like 5 years agao when my parents were shopping for furniture and I was really bored , my sis and I sat in the furniture store and watched half of shrek 2 or 3, cant remember which one.
karen-zoo karen-zoo 8 years
In the gym locker/shower room
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
I was watching something through my neighbor's window just to see what they watched. I don't know if that counts
Phorrest99 Phorrest99 8 years
I was in the ladies room at some bar (I can't remember which one) & they had flat screens inside the stalls.. I was quite surprised & it was quite the hot topic whenever someone came back from the restroom.
greenapples1987 greenapples1987 8 years
no place weird for me!
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
In the summer of 1994 I was living in Tuscany, and the World Cup was on. Everyone there was OBSESSED with it, and if there was a match the streets were totally empty. . .with an exception. . . I remember one day, in a small cobbled side alley in Perugia, someone had connected about six extension cords together and snaked them from a 3rd story window to set up this little 13" television on a chair facing the street. It was great because in addition to all the neighbors watching together, the few people who were out couldn't resist stopping, and soon the little side street was totally clogged with spectators going nuts!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Oh, and I went to a hotel in NY (I think it was called Time), and there were these teeny TV's stuck in random places all over the mirrored hallways. They were just playing abstract scenes, but it was pretty cool.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
In Taiwan, the cabbie had a small tv in his dashboard, which he was entirely too engrossed in while driving. Also, at a wedding, when a guest snuck a little tv into the reception to watch the World Series.
weffie weffie 8 years
not really "weird," but i'm a huge fan of the seat-back tvs on airplanes! the other night i had a 1-hr connecting flight and i spent it with paris and her bbfs :)
violet0896 violet0896 8 years
The tv on the treadmill at the gym.
JJ985 JJ985 8 years
While pumping gas... There is a gas station near the interstate where I live that shows commercials and what not on little monitors at each pump.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
My salon has a flat-screen TV and I always watch whatever they're showing. Last time, I got so sucked into the SATC movie (even though I hated it) that I didn't notice that I was getting a crappy haircut.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
the hotel lobby when canada won the gold in hockey in the 2002 winter olympics - i had just walked into the lobby with my entire team, showing up to the provincials and we were all tired and just getting checked in etc. and the TV was on, there was one period left and we all just gathered around to watch....nowhere really comfy to sit, we just piled onto each other, and watched the win...about 60 of us, tons of strangers, and we all just came was really fun!! also, whenever we watch stuff in my boss' office (like the inauguration speech for example) i find it at the office is weird to me
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I guess for me it's the gas station ads. Other than that, just the normal places like the gym/airplane/etc.
reesiekitty reesiekitty 8 years
In Stockholm, Sweeden on a school trip. We had just come out of Russia and everyone was really tired and out of it. We got settled in our rooms and turned on the TV for fun- and there was 'The Color Purple' with Whoopie Goldberg- in Sweedish! It was awesome and very surreal at the same time :)_
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
it's not that weird - but the nail salon. i always get engrossed in whatever's on. there's a salon back home that always has movies on so i get really into the movie for the hour that i'm there...and then get upset when i have to leave.
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