Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

You Get A Little Extra When You Watch TV!

From the album Wha'd'ya Wanna Do? Buy Now

- builds awareness about hidden messages on TV!


Cho:  You get a little extra when you watch T.V.          

Ain’t that ducky!  Well you’re lucky if you see that       

You get a little extra when you watch T.V.!                 


You sit too close and you get a big surprise

Lots of radiation in your body and your eyes

Your eardrums hum when someone turns it up too high,

When you watch T.V.!

We learn lots about our bodies and our aches and pains,

Headaches, hemorrhoids, heartburn, diarrhea, denture stains

Gotta buy more drugs t’stop your stresses and your strains

When you watch T.V. !



When someone in an advertisement tells me lies

I jump up and switch the channels, and I get some exercise

So my body’s getting healthy and my mind is getting wise

When I watch T.V.!

Daddies only love the Mommies when the dirt’s all gone

From their shirts and shiny floors, the coffee has t’be right on,

I’m so glad my Dad’s not fussy, 'cause he’d leave my Mom,

If he watched T.V.!



In real life it never works when people go

And hit and kick and punch and smash each other’s heads and toes

But it always solves the problems on the cartoon shows

When you watch T.V.!

Last night on the highway when our car got stalled

We saw a bloody accident with bodies that were mauled

Though my folks got sick, it didn’t bother me at all.

Cause I watch T.V.!



If you think that I am lazy, don’t you call me names

I have learned important skills from playing video games

If a spaceship should attack us I could shoot 'em down in flames,

Cause I watch T.V.!

And a big T.V. can really give you quite a rest

If you get one near your bed, you’ve got no reason to get dressed

You never have to talk to anyone, your life is a success

When you watch T.V.!



Written by Peter Alsop, © Copyright 1983, Moose School Music (BMI)

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