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TBS Responds… sort of

Posted by lozenp on June 6, 2008

I wrote recently about a new TBS method of annoying viewers with pop-up ads by having Bill Engvall walk onto the lower portion of the screen, and pause a rerun of Family Guy to promoting his show, he even bragged about how he could stop TV whenever he wanted, before returning us to Family Guy.

It was shameful, and annoying and intrusive so I fired an email off to TBS. Here’s how they responded, or in this case, didn’t respond:


Thank you for your comments. I have passed your remarks along to the appropriate person for their consideration. TBS appreciates the feedback we get from our viewers. Thanks again for sharing your opinions and ideas with us.

TBS Web Staff


Ticket Information:
Ticket #:    5448-4817474
Date Created:    6/4/2008 1:37 PM EDT
Details:     Please, for the love of all that is good, don’t move forward with the concept of “stars of TBS shows pause your show to promote theirs” idea.

I was watching Family Guy last night and Bill Engvall paused the show! No, no, no, no, no. The pop ups are bad enough, but I live with them. The stretch-o-vision on your HD feed is bad enough, but I live with it. This has gone too far. I don’t need other people pausing the show I’m watching. It’s not cute, it’s not funny, it’s not a technological marvel. It’s intrusive, plain and simple.

Please, give us a break on this one. Abandon that program.


One Response to “TBS Responds… sort of”

  1. Kudos to you for writing in. I’m glad that people are starting to write in and complain about this. It’s freaking annoying. Almost as annoying as the non-response that they sent you.

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