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The television is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving propaganda, pornography, and laundry detergent advertisements over long distances. The term has come to refer to all the aspects of television programming and transmission as well. The Russian scientist and part-time chauffeur Picov Andropov is with coining the word "television" in 1900. Early experiments were based around mechanical television, using rotating pie plates, shoe trees, and candles. The Scotsman Ewan McTeagle was an important pioneer in the invention of mechanical television, especially the coin-operated variety.
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Electronic television, which was much more practical and successful in the long run, with a better picture, was based on the cathode ray tube. The English inventor Alan Archibald Campbell-Swinton did important work in 1907, as did Boris Rosing, a Russian scientist and part-time midwife, working independently, however American Philo Farnsworth is credited with the first working electronic television system, which he demonstrated by watching continuously between 1928 and 1929, despite the lack of any programs on.

Mechanically scanned television broadcasts began in 1928, and electronically scanned broadcasts began in 1936. Television was initially monochrome and color was introduced in the 1950s, with colour introduced the following year after much demand in the UK. It also used terrestrial broadcasting through ground-based transmitters. Later, cable television via overhead and/or underground wiring and then satellite television were introduced. More recently in the 21st century, television has increasingly moved from analog to digital technology.

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A typical scene from People Pointing Guns at Each Other.
People Pointing Guns at Each Other, known in its first season as Prison Break, is an American serial drama television series on Fox. The series revolves around two brothers who run around the Western Hemisphere pointing guns at people and having guns pointed at them. First, however, they break out of prison.

The series was originally pitched to Fox in 2003 as a story exclusively about people breaking out of prison, but studio execs pointed out that either those people would eventually succeed in breaking out of prison, in which case the series would be over, or else the plot would never go anywhere, in which case the series would be Lost.

In 2004, creator Paul Scheuring re-pitched the series...  (more...)

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What the hell is wrong with this damn thing!?

Lancaster, PA -- My name is Wilford Pissbritches and I'm 74 years old. I've got a bone to pick with you long-haired hippy kids. I've had this TV for as long as I can remember, and now, the goddamned thing won't work worth shit! All I get is some snowy crap, these little white dots and speckles all over this black background. The hell's wrong with this thing?

I am a widowed retired 'Nam veteran and McDonald's cashier, and the shit I go through ain't nothing compared to this hippy-happy nonsense. I tried bringing in my TV to Uncle Charlie's Salvage Emporium, only to find out that old Charlie had been dead for eight years and his grandson owns the store now.  (more...)

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 Neil Patrick Harris hates watching television, unless it's Grey's Anatomy or House MD?
 every time you turn on your television, your high school P.E. teacher cries?
 David Attenborough and Steve Irwin used to be very close friends?
 Tony Danza is actually the boss, but it depends on which witch from Charmed is your favorite?
 if you watch The Facts of Life backwards episode by episode, it unlocks the secrets of the universe?
 Bob Saget auditioned for the role of MacGuyver?
 William Shatner and Henry Winkler often share girlfriends?
 if your mom hadn't let you watch so much television, you'd find Wikipedia more entertaining than Uncyclopedia?
 Wade Wells isn't really a pixie, it's just her haircut?
 this portal needs more did you knows?
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What are you watching, Grandma??? This looks like some juvenile shit, can we watch Matlock?
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Oscar at the orphanage.

Oscar, born in the early twentieth century, has become a well-known face around the popular Sesame Street. But unlike the other monsters, who have a reputation of being happy and friendly, Oscar has gathered a reputation for being grouchy. This begs the question; "Why would a man who lives on the happiest place on earth come off as grouchy?" Well, those who ask this are ignorant, and lack insight into this monster's life. A life which is more torn and twisted than this world itself. If only more people knew his story, they would come to see why he can be more or less angry at times. But sadly, this isn't the case. His life has brought him down and as he withers away from this world which has forsaken him, he leaves with the infamous nickname, Oscar the Grouch.  (more...)

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Shut up and watch TV, kids!!
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Inventors and pioneers:   Alan Archibald Campbell-Swinton  Alan Blumlein  Allen B. DuMont  Boris Grabovsky  Boris Rosing  Charles Francis Jenkins  Constantin Perskyi  David Sarnoff  John Logie Baird  Kálmán Tihanyi  Paul Gottlieb Nipkow  Philo Taylor Farnsworth  Vladimir Zworykin
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UNCYCLOPEDIA CABLE PROGRAMMING
  2 -  FOX
  3 -  CBS
  π -  DuMont
  4 -  ABC
  5 -  NBC
  6 -  PBS
  7 -  The CW
  9 -  Nine Network
10 -  QVC
11 -  Bravo
12 -  ESPN
13 -  UK HC
14 -  ITV
15 -  USA Network
17 -  Lifetime
20 -  UPN
21 -  CBC
24 -  Discovery
25 -  MTV
27 -  Nick
41 -  BET
55 -  TechTV
57 -  Cartoon Network / Adult Swim
61 -  CNN
67 -  EWTN
75 -  TBC
76 -  PAX
78 -  G4
79 -  BBC
81 -  HBO
216- GB News

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