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The PBS Avengers assemble to save us all from stupid TV

When Honey Booboo and other godawful reality shows clog the airwaves, there's only four people you can call. Carl Sagan. Mr. Rogers. Bill Nye the Science Guy. Bob Ross. Together, they are the PBS Avengers, and this world would be a better place if this video were real.

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Not a real movie, mind you, although that would be great too. I mean, real real, as in the four of them actually piloted a giant PBS logo-shaped spaceship around the planet, taking control of everyone's TVs.

Note: The only thing this video lacked was Reading Rainbow's LeVar Burton as the team's Nick Fury. That is all.

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DISCUSSION

Everybody loves Carl Sagan and Big Bird, and sure, there's a lot of very stupid programming on commercial tv. The problem is that PBS still gets $400 million from out taxes every year, licensing deals notwithstanding. This all started back in the '60s when a group of high-minded people decided that we Americans watch the wrong kinds of tv shows, and that the government should tax us to produce the kinds of tv shows that they think we should watch. It's not that any one show is better or worse than any other, it's that these PBS shows should compete in the marketplace of ideas, not be shoved down our throats by the culture police.