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"Mike Teavee..."

Rating: 3.9

The most important thing we've learned,
So far as children are concerned,
Is never, NEVER, NEVER let
Them near your television set --
Or better still, just don't install
The idiotic thing at all.
In almost every house we've been,
We've watched them gaping at the screen.
They loll and slop and lounge about,
And stare until their eyes pop out.

(Last week in someone's place we saw
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Ginny S. 15 June 2009

Haha! Oh my God I love this - I remember reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when I was little, and I look back on this poem now and I think, wow, Roald Dahl was really just a crabby old fart.

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Ben Philp 07 November 2011

I like roald dahl i thoert it was good

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Eugene Koo 14 May 2009

those of you TV addicts...just got pwned by Mr. Dahl's poem I can't believe Roald Dahl wrote a poem like this... I have to show it to my brothers...so I can watch 9 o'clock news...

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Some random person 09 August 2021

Tv gives hella imagination

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mridul sharma 27 June 2020

this is a very nice poem. and really i liked this poem because in my family i also used to do these things and i and my all family do this type to watch tv

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Suryansh Mehta 11 May 2020

It’s a very intrusting story thank you for sharing this

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J S h 23 April 2020

I don’t like this poem because TV rocks

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Wet Person 06 November 2019

I once jumped off a bridge into the water after reading this poem

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Donald Trump 28 February 2020

That's not very cool, Dry person

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Dry person 06 November 2019

Ur weird agree with me

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