In Bed With TV – not since John Lennon and Yoko Ono took to their bed in the olden days has so much fuss been centred around a bed.
The hippy-dippy lovers took to bed as part of a sponsored event to raise money fro Great Ormond Street childrens hospital. The sleep in attracted worldwide media and TV attention. Everybody was interested in what John and Yoko would get up to in their king-size bed. The problem was that they didn’t get up to a heck of a lot – the television people got bpred whe they just slept and moped around like moody teenagers and the celebrity couple themselves just got bored – so bored in fact that they called off the stunt early. The result of this was that many of the sponsors refused to pay the funds they had promised!
So why were they so bored – it’s plain and simple explanation is that they did not have a bed with TV. They had a tv but it was right on the other side of the bedroom! How inconvenient no wonder they couldn’t be bothered. Remote controls were all very new at the time – the first one had just been installed in Gracelands for Elvis, but it was as big and heavy as a house brick so was not even very useful. The sponsorship deal that they had arranged involved them staying in bed – so they couldn’t change channel!!!!!
They played a few card games and eye spy but after seeing 37 hours of QVC with a heavy rotation of George Foreman grills they just had enough. Yoko climbed out of bed to change the channel on the TV and immediately failed the task. Norris McWurter, who was watching the event on CCTV, rang a bell to signify the failure and that was that.
Things are much different now and a flat screen TV can easily be stashed into the foot-board of a bed. The DVD player and the all important remote can be kept out of site in the convenient side compartment.
So what is this all about – just watch it rise…………..