Roald Dahl

(13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990 / Cardiff / Wales)

Television - Poem by Roald Dahl

The most important thing we've learned,
So far as children are concerned,
Is never, NEVER, NEVER let
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Comments about Television by Roald Dahl

  • Rod Mendieta (12/14/2016 6:14:00 PM)

    Willie Wonka's dad has done it again!
    Another jewel, full of humour and witty social commentary. Had to mark it as a favorite. Willie Wonka's dad has done it again! (Report) Reply

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  • Nishant Pandey (12/13/2016 10:48:00 AM)

    Best ever
    Really many years of experience do you nicely pennes (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (12/11/2016 1:51:00 PM)

    tom allport
    we are slowly being turned in to machines (Report) Reply

  • (11/30/2016 8:44:00 AM)

    good (Report) Reply

  • Dan Reynolds (11/30/2016 3:41:00 AM)

    Oh the irony.
    We have recently been series recording the Tales of the unexpected episodes on SKY arts. A classic old series of short stories, introduced and partly written by......Ronald Dahl.; -) (Report) Reply

  • Shareq Rahman (11/17/2016 7:06:00 AM)

    TV is bad. Internet is worse.
    I try to read classical poetry and cultural news in seven languages on the internet. I don't buy any books. Paper books are outdated and clumsy for me. But I respect Gutenberg. (Report) Reply

  • (11/11/2016 5:14:00 PM)

    Yo homies
    Chingwong in da house love de poem but don't like you haters (Report) Reply

  • (11/11/2016 5:12:00 PM)

    Omg wth this is so amazballs I am so toots inspired 🤑🤑🤑 (Report) Reply

  • (11/11/2016 5:10:00 PM)

    Lollllooloo John chingwong in de house boys (Report) Reply

  • (11/11/2016 5:06:00 PM)

    Lovely lol poem I read it to my hubby and tots (Report) Reply

  • Stephen Loomes (11/6/2016 2:30:00 AM)

    The Slime
    Frank Zappa said it beautifully, I may be vile and pernicious, but you can't look away, I'll make you think I'm delicious with the things that I say......have you guessed me yet? I'm the slime dripping out of your TV set. Well done Roald, war hero, poet and well done Frank for reminding us. (Report) Reply

  • (10/21/2016 11:23:00 AM)

    Wonderful! (Report) Reply

  • (9/18/2016 11:05:00 AM)

    Television the boob tube they
    did say, not today Ray...
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  • (9/15/2016 1:52:00 PM)

    Television ruins your life (Report) Reply

  • (9/15/2016 1:50:00 PM)

    Wow! So true (Report) Reply

  • Nicole Siao (9/9/2016 11:32:00 PM)

    If Roald Dahl lives now, imagine what he would say about phones! (Report) Reply

  • Loppo Louie (5/27/2016 9:07:00 AM)

    Excellent poem by this man.TV clutters the mind. (Report) Reply

  • (5/18/2016 8:10:00 AM)

    So true. If only Roald Dahl could see how much people today are into phones. I mean, along time ago everyone watched TV, well, mostly kids, but these days adults, teenagers and children are all on their electronics! What has come to this world? (Report) Reply

  • (5/7/2016 7:18:00 AM)

    He makes a point but it is book orientated as we would expect from a fine author and no doubt an ardent reader.
    He has forgotten we played with toys, bricks, paper and scissors, clockwork cars, string, cardboard boxes, playing cards and anything else we could find. The style reminds me of John Betjeman..
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  • Laura Marie Clark (4/29/2016 10:39:00 AM)

    One of my favourites from my childhood. (Report) Reply

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