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Sitcoms have ruined the reputation of garbage disposals

January 23, 2006

Garbage disposals have provided a mild convenience to tens (possibly twenties) of people over the years, and they’ve have never really taken off. This may be due to the fact that it is just easier to throw something into the garbage, rather than mutilate it for no apparent purpose and banish it from your house through the use of modern plumbing. Or, it may be because the reputation of the garbage disposal has been permanently tarnished by TV sitcoms.

All we really know about garbage disposals we’ve learned from the sitcoms of the late 80’s and early 90’s. Character A searches for something small and valuable, and inevitably, Character B attempts to turn the light switch on, only to hear the sound of their lost, coveted object grinding into oblivion.

Never once has there been an episode of a sitcom in which a character utilizes a garbage disposal, and then uneventfully continues on with their day. Thanks to sitcoms, people’s opinions of garbage disposals are completely derived from the shallow, one-sided views of the media…resulting in less people buying them…resulting in this Hollywood image of a garbage disposal being the only one that will ever enter the minds of the public. It is a never-ending circle of demise for this barely useful technology. I’m not saying it should have thrived in the market, but I would have felt better had it fell on its face due to its own shortcomings.

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