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Whodat button

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How often (and this is going to be a rhetorical question, so you don't need to answer it, do you?) have you been watching TV and wondered who that person on the screen is? So, you can wait for the credits, or look at the channel guide if they're a main character, or else go internetting to find out.

Now that we have Technology, though, it should be possible to have a "Whodat?" button on your TV remote. When pressed, it will bring up a caption containing the names of all the performers currently on screen. Obviously problematic for the crowd scenes in Ghandi, but otherwise implementable.

MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 04 2020


       A tag system, like that which already exits on facebook, could be made to pop up at any time.
xenzag, Jan 04 2020

       This was implemented in Ancient Rome using slave labour: there was a specialised slave called a nomenclator whose job was to remember other people's names and whisper them to their master to prevent social embarrassment. Much used by politicians. Not on TV, though.
pertinax, Jan 04 2020

       "... and he played the detective in that one where the car crashes in the snowstorm and the girl gets kidnapped and they think her boyfriend's killed her, of course she was in that other film where she fell in love with a dwarf who was a chef on a cruise liner and her father was played by the one who was the talking gorilla, oh that was so funny, and the ship ran aground ..."   

       Thankyou, but no.
8th of 7, Jan 05 2020

       Two different questions, who is the actor in real life, and who is the character in the film. So, two different buttons needed. Don't press both at once.
pocmloc, Jan 05 2020

       ^ featuring Charlie Sheen as Charlie Sheen.
mitxela, Jan 05 2020

       That title, that name, that's funny.
blissmiss, Jan 05 2020


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