Spoilers are the thorn in the paw of the TV watcher who is one day (or several years) behind a show’s original airing. This writer, for example, stopped watching “Breaking Bad” after stumbling on to a major season four plot point while clicking through a photo gallery. “Where was the spoiler alert?” my angry brain asked my broken heart.
College Humor recruited actors from “The Wire,” “Dexter,” “True Blood,” “Heroes,” “Battlestar Galactica”and “The Walking Dead” to lay down some much needed ground rules for spoiler etiquette, including conversation pointers and term limits.
(Yes, I do believe this video was timed to coincide with Sunday’s “Walking Dead” episode, where [spoiler] [spoiled.])
Sample rules include only talking about spoilers in Mandarin. Sarah Wayne Callies (a.k.a Lori Grimes) tells us that if a friend doesn’t follow the rules and spoils an episode of a show, we can exact a revenge spoiler. If only one could seek revenge on a photo gallery.
Watch the video, which contains on NSFW language at the 2:01 mark, to learn the basic rules.