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Everybody’s a critic — EW readers comment on which TV shows kids miss the most during summer camp

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On average, today’s teens watch more than 20 hours of TV a week. Then every summer many are expected to go cold turkey at camp, with only swimming, archery, and hiking to compensate. Figuring that no one appreciates the tube like someone in the throes of TV withdrawal, we asked kids at the YMCA Camp Hazen in Chester, Conn. which shows they miss most.

Jackson Walls, 13:
I miss The Simpsons and Full House. I was going to bring a TV but I left the plug at home.

Simone Poutout, 14:
I like In Living Color, but I don’t really watch a lot of TV. I’d rather play Nintendo.

Michael Munnelly, 14:
I like ”The Home Boy Shopping Network” and ”This Old Box” on In Living Color. They show you how to make a Jacuzzi out of a garbage can.

Tove Vigen, 13:
I like The Simpsons because they’re not, like, perfect. It’s like real life — not like The Brady Bunch or The Cosby Show. The parents aren’t rich; the kids are mischievous.

Alejandro Restrepo, 14:
There’s a program about skateboarding I watch at home in Colombia. I couldn’t get it here (in the U.S.) anyway, even if there was a TV.

Bryan Jordan, 13:
I miss the Cosbys ’cause it’s nice to relate to a real family. I come from a big family like that and they remind me of it.