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How to watch streaming TV

There are dozens of paid streaming services, and what seems like hundreds of other free or ad-supported streaming channels out there these days.

The average household is subscribed to at least two different paid streaming services (as of this writing, it’s usually some combination of Disney+, Netflix, and Amazon Prime… but Hulu is making a strong case for it so be in the mix too… and there’s always AT&T’s HBO MAX and Comcast’s PEACOCK service coming out later this month. And let’s not even start with YouTube’s free or paid services. Whew!)

But the biggest question that people ask Web Watch is “how do you know which streaming service has the shows that you want to watch?

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The Best Rankin/Bass TV Christmas Specials

Remember flipping through TV Guide each week as Christmas approached, looking for the replay of your beloved Christmas specials?

Today’s kids will never know what it’s like to be disappointed, as on-demand streaming and DVDs have turned today’s children into media devouring monsters.

Rankin/Bass Christmas Collection
Rankin/Bass Christmas Collection

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It’s true: Animated Children’s Films are More Violent than Films for Adults

We all grew up on Looney Toons, Tom & Jerry, Saturday morning cartoons – and old amusement park owners saying that they would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for those meddling kids!

And if you were to sit down and watch those classic cartoons today – you’d see a rash of violence bestowed upon the characters to each other: faces blown off, coyotes plummeting to their deaths, anvils falling from the sky.

Hunters on a mission to kill. Coyotes on a mission to kill. Yellow parakeets on a mission to kill. Giant roosters on a mission to torture a dog.


How obscure are the most obscure Saturday Night Live cast members?

We all know that Saturday Night Live has become part of the American weekend newscap. It’s a cultural institution, whether you fully appreciate their sophomoric humor or not.

And some cast members go on to fame and fortune, and can totally count SNL as their trampoline into the big times (Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon), while others can toil away for years and not become as big of a household name over time as you’d think (Tim Meadows).

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The top earning Saturday Night Live cast members

As we head into the 40th season of SNL, let’s take a step back and see how much of an influence Lorne Michaels and gang have had on the economy.

What? The economy?

Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests
Live From New York:
The Complete, Uncensored History of
Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests

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What TV, movie and game torrents are most popular?

Bittorrent is a way to share digital files on the Internet by sharing little bits of those files among dozens upon dozens of other people’s computers.

While a legitimate way to circulate large files legally, computer-savvy folks have taken to using torrent files to distribute copyrighted material illegally.

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Video Fun: Behind the Scenes at MATCH GAME

Remember the other day when Web Watch shared with you the PRICE IS RIGHT BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO?

Those damn CBS folks decided to take the video down for some reason.  Seriously?  What’s up with that?

The Best of MATCH GAME
The Best of MATCH GAME

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Behind the Scenes at The Price is Right

THE PRICE IS RIGHT is one of those eternal game shows that everybody – and we mean EVERYBODY – loves. It’s been around for years, it’s easy enough for anyone to play (unlike Jeopardy or the Scripps Spelling Bee where we just gasp in awe at a few folks’ brilliance).

And it truly features everyday people on the show.  It’s good family fun all around.

The Price is Right
The Price is Right