Why is it that when there is nothing on TV at 3 am and your surfing through the channels, you run across a show who name rings a bell but you never actually watched much. Now, the majority of these shows are the short lived ones that had a one season run, or even less and went by the wayside. The networks have dumped these into syndication to fill those dead time slots where it's either their show or an infomercial about how to get a flatter stomach or a way to chop bricks and vegetables with the same knife, to choose from.
Here's the rub however. You make the fatal decision to click on that channel and that particular program rather than the ad for the High Powered Emulsification System, which turns out to be a fancy name for an expensive blender anyway. From all the reruns available, the name of the show only sparks the tiniest of remembrances as to something you saw one or two episodes of, years ago and vaguely recount that it was passable fare.
The remote has been clicked and you have settled into your favorite chair and begin your viewing experience. Here is where your brain begins to process the oddly familiar sensation that you have seen this show before. You discount this at first but after a few minutes, realization sinks in that a show you watched twice, 13 years ago, is in syndication on your TV and this is one of the two episodes that you actually saw, back in the day.
This is a "Murphy's Law" scenario and possibly a government conspiracy but you may need to check with your neighbor on that one. You know the one with the tin foil hat and no land line phone because he KNOWS that it would only be tapped if he did. If this a plot by anyone, albeit a poorly conceived one, to make us buy exercise programs or the next big thing in kitchen ware, they are sadly mistaken.
Infomercials for the most part, sell something only a few people would be interested in as opposed to the majority of television watchers. To this minority, who enjoy listening to the guy with accents sell glue I say, "Watch a rerun or two and save your money for more important things...like a doctor's visit for some sleeping pills." You need your rest anyway.