“Don’t touch that dial” was the cable era version of “Smash that subscribe”

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“Don’t touch that dial” is the old TV version of “Please turn off your adblock”. They didn’t want anyone changing from the commercials lol

armchair_science

*radio era.

disasterousturd

Sorry folks, but “don’t touch that dial” predates cable by decades.

MuddaPuckPace

Weird that phrase lasted way longer than it should have, I remember it being said when I was a child and I don’t think TVs had had dials for 40-50 years at that point.

___Steve

Don’t touch that dial originated with radio, did it not?

Murky_Policy3928