I hardly ever, close to never, watch TV. However, I wanted to listen to something while cross-stitching Van Gogh. So, I turned to Law and Order. I was so offended that the liberry tech not only checked the record and gave the information about the person in question, but also took the detectives the liberrian's desk. To top it off, they found the liberrian in the stacks on her YELL phone.
It's like a physics student watching a cartoon. The gravity factor doesn't kick in until after the character realizes he has actually fallen off a cliff.