Our Long National TV Nightmare Is Coming To An End

On December 13th, obnoxiously loud commercials will become illegal. Here are 11 reasons why this is great, great news.

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Last year, the FCC announced that it would establish rules about how loud TV commercials can be relative to normal programming:

The Commission adopted rules on December 13, 2011 that will require commercials to have the same average volume as the programs they accompany.

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Adam Weinstein at MoJo reminds us that on Thursday, television stations will actually have to start following these rules (unless they get a waiver for ” financial hardship in obtaining the equipment to comply with the new law,” which provides an extra year of leeway).

This is good news. Why?

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2. Because this exists:

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3. And this:

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4. Because Flo is still employed:

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5. Because this spokesband is still making songs:

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6. Because of Fake Rod Serling and his awful piglet:

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7. Because this terrible earworm is chewing its way closer and closer to important parts of my brain:

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8. Because stop, stop it, stahhhppppp:

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9. Because of TWEEEEEEE:

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Maybe next year the FCC will just ban commercials.

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