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Too Much TV

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Too Much TV David J Walker I imagined a grand theme song And the applause of a capitative audience A clever line or two and then The laugh track Of an amused though admittedly phantom audience I was as quick as Dick VanDyke And as light on my feet as Danny Kaye as heroic and stoic as Matt Dillon in Dodge City And as good looking as Ricky Ricardo I knew every answer Before it was asked On What’s My Line And fooled every panel on To tell the truth Every time And it would not be long Before my made-up song Would debut on The Ed Sullivan Show TURN OFF THE TV AND FINISH YOUR HOMEWORK Hollard Mom a thousand times And she would holler it a thousand more before I was out the door And on my way to A career In TV news No laugh track No applause Just the blues Of another day On your 10 O’clock news So, yes I grew up watching Too much TV Didn’t you?

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