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Thursday, 21 November 2013

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Dangerous in the wrong hands

The surprising success of Gogglebox on Channel 4 has spawned a new YouTube sensation that has rapidly become viral, with approximately a thousand videos a day being uploaded with the hashtag Googlebox.

Gogglebox is the show that shows people watching shows. A range of television addicts sit on a range of sofas and watch a range of programmes. Each of the people appear to have been chosen to showcase different aspects of British eccentricity, and they all have gained fans and followers, making them eligible to appear on I'm a Celebrity, get me out of here.

Their humorous comments and insights to the programmes they watch are then edited into half hour show, making them appear far funnier than they actually are, but - much to Channel 4's surprise - the show works, and has become a hit.

This has led to Googlebox being spawned on YouTube in which ordinary members of the public video themselves watching Gogglebox, and discussing the show. It picked up it's name Googlebox, as YouTube is now part of Google.

"Effectively," said Keith Lemon, who has joined the bandwagon, as the wheels have fallen off all the other bandwagons he has joined, "this is people watching people on television watching people on television."

It is expected that should the Christmas special of Royale Family be on Gogglebox that the world could end, as the Royale Family is a sitcom about people watching television.

"The recursion could exceed the universe's stack limit," said Alan Turing through a medium. "People watching people on television, watching people on television watching people on television? It's dangerous."

So the world won't end with a bang, it will end with a Stack Overlow error on a YouTube screen.

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