I was on a flight last night and my eyes hurt, but I couldn’t resist trying the fancy new on-demand video system on the plane.
So I found an episode of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’, started it up and promptly fell asleep.
What surprised me is that I woke up a few minutes later during a laugh-track crescendo, and started to listen to the show with my eyes closed. It was hilarious.
There were a few moments where it was clear something visually funny was going on, but I was too tired to bother looking. The show was plenty funny without the video.
I’m pretty sure that the reverse wouldn’t be true. Audiobooks from TV shows, it’s a start!
I could completely visualize the characters, right down to the expressions on Robert’s face. When the show was over, I tried to do the same thing with another tv show, some episodes of CSI.
But I fell asleep for real with that one. Of course, I don’t like CSI anyway.