What Else Is In Scott's Head?

The blog site for writer Scott C. Smith. Some observations on the world we live in and life in general. And maybe some politics.

Friday, December 10, 2004

The One About Nothing, Pt. II

When did television networks start calling re-runs, or repeats, of programs as an "encore presentation?" Does it sound like it's something different than a re-run? Apparently the networks think we're not going to figure out the difference. On the WB network, they would re-run popular shows, such as Smallville, on Sunday and call it "Easy View Sunday." It's not "easy view," it's a friggin' re-run!

My man, Chef Tony, has a new infomercial out. He's one busy chef! But is he really a chef? Who knows. He looks like a chef, and that's good enough for me.

The new product is something called Smartware! You can bake stuff in the Smartware and it just slides right off and onto your plate.

Well, I'm off to do some serious drinking.


Blogger Janet said...

Merriam Webster defines the word encore as a "demand for repetition or reappearance made by an audience". That being said, the networks can hold their alleged "encores". I'm quite certain no one DEMANDED to see that repeat of Gilmore Girls, no matter how cool it was that Luke and Lorelai finally got together.

9:49 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

It seems like encore presentations done in the same week, at a different time, but reruns are in the normal timeslot and showed months ago.

I'm all for encore presentations -- it gives TiVo more opportunities to catch shows I like, but not as well as what else is on in the regular slot!

10:38 PM  

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