Rav Avigdor Miller on The Goy in Your Living Room

Q: What should the reaction of an Orthodox Jew be to someone who wants to have a television in his home to watch sporting events? 

You shouldn’t watch anything on television! Because television easily and immediately switches from so called innocuous things like sports, to crime and to immorality and to avodah zara. And therefore, the best reaction to a TV set in your living room is to pick up your right foot and give a kick into the glass. Smash your TV set and become a happy man.

Now, I really mean that. It’s not just a figure of speech; it’s the best thing you could do for yourself. Of course, if your wife is violently opposed, then you must use some persuasion. If you can buy her a diamond ring, a two-thousand dollar diamond ring as compensation, believe me it’s a bargain. It’s a bargain to get all those goyim out of the house.

All of the goyim stick their heads through that little window and you’re listening to them gab. Suppose a goy stuck his head into your living room window every evening, and he gabbed. He gabbed and gabbed for an hour or two. “Get out of here! Get out of here or I’ll call the police!” You’d throw a brick at his face if he wouldn’t leave. So take a brick and throw it at his face here as well.
TAPE # 48 (April 1974)