Jimmy Jet and His TV Set

I’ll tell you the story of Jimmy Jet—

And you know what I tell you is true.

He loved to watch his TV set

Almost as much as you.


He watched all day, he watched all night

Till he grew pale and lean,

From “The Early Show” to “The Late Late Show”

And all the shows between.


He watched till his eyes were frozen wide,

And his bottom grew into his chair.

And his chin turned into a tuning dial,

And antennae grew from his hair.


And his brains turned into TV tubes,

And his face to a TV screen.

And two knobs saying “VERT.” and “HORIZ.”

Grew where his ears had been.


And he grew a plug that looked like a tail

So we plugged in little Jim.

And now instead of him watching TV

We all sit around and watch him.

~Shel Silverstein

5 comments on “Jimmy Jet and His TV Set

  1. isaiah shelton says:

    this is my most favorite poems

  2. isaiah shelton says:

    that is my most favorite poem

  3. AWESOMEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Ty says:

    I thought it was really funny…I noticed it means that he watches to much tv.

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