Friday, April 15, 2011

APTN Spooky Message to Movie Viewers: "Be good because someone is always watching!"

Chantelle and Kernel to APTN viewers: "Be good, because someone is always watching!"

Tonight's APTN (Aboriginal People's Television Network) "Friday Night Flick" was the 2002 movie Insomnia starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank.

It was a great show, interspersed with campy commentary from APTN program hosts Chantelle and (dog puppet) Kernel before every commercial break. However, the moral lesson they pushed during the final part of the movie was certainly strange:

"Be good, because someone is always watching!"

Really, this dialogue was repeated (with a serious and sincere tone) several times during the video clips of Chantelle and Kernel discussing the most dramatic events of the movie. Example:
Chantelle: "So what did you learn from watching that, Kernel?"
Kernel: "Be good, because someone is always watching!"
Am I missing something? Because I find it hard to believe anyone would send such an wrong message to their television viewers.

Or is there some esoteric aboriginal irony I'm not getting here?


Chantelle said...

That's too funny! :)

The joke was actually that WE were being watched on television. Nothing more. Hehe.

bulletproofcourier said...

LOL oh now I get it! Went over my head - woosh - maybe I was affected by the spooky movie. Thanks for commenting Chantelle! :)