As Seen on TV: The Freshmen Class Commentator Daniel Pinkwater speaks to a seemingly catatonic group of new college students. They ask no questions. To him, the talk appears to have been a disaster. Later he sees signs in the school lobby about "TV rentals" and then comes to a realization. They treated him like a video -- and just watched.
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As Seen on TV: The Freshmen Class

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As Seen on TV: The Freshmen Class

As Seen on TV: The Freshmen Class

As Seen on TV: The Freshmen Class

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Commentator Daniel Pinkwater speaks to a seemingly catatonic group of new college students. They ask no questions. To him, the talk appears to have been a disaster. Later he sees signs in the school lobby about "TV rentals" and then comes to a realization. They treated him like a video — and just watched.