It was next to a big advertisement for Sex in the City, the edited for basic cable version.
Does this strike anyone else as odd? First of all, they trademarked the phrase "Very Funny" and they seem to think that it means that their shows are actually funny. When was the last time you heard the phrase "very funny" (TM) without sarcasm?
Very funny (TM) means "stop being such a dick." It is used by parents to get their kids to stop making farting noises in the back seat of the car. It means, you are being so aggressively unfunny that it is actually causing someone else aggravation.
I'm not a fan of Sex in the City, but it has its moments. Most of them involving something that can't be talked about on basic cable. I can only imagine what the TBS version is like. I'm assuming that Very Funny (TM) describes exactly what it is. Irritating, loud and so unfunny that it is basically unwatchable.
If you go to the TBS website, they offer a service where you can type in something you thought was funny and they'll tell you if you're right or not. I tried a retarded magician, but they said that wasn't funny.
If I asked my mom if that was funny, she'd say it was "very funny".(TM)