Don't knock the boob tube so much.There is a whole underclass of people growing up in this country that are products of dysfunctional families and endless, unsupervised hours in front of the boob tube.
Sure, it's not a replacement for good parenting, but with a lack of that, it's not that bad. Most sitcoms are chock full of life lessons; especially the family shows.
My parents were absolute failures, and if it wasn't for TV I'd probably be more screwed up than they are. Thankfully, I became well adjusted enough that I actually learned to take control and seperate my parents when they were fighting. I kid you not... I parented my parents.
I sure didn't learn to be adjusted from them, so it must've been TV. It's all I had.