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A Mysterious Figure With A TV For A Head Is Leaving TVs On People’s Doorsteps

The people love TV Head.

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Over in Virginia in the dead of night, someone’s doorbell camera captured a curious event. At precisely 4:29am on August 11th, a mysterious figure with a TV for a head walked onto a suburban verandah and carefully laid an old cathode-ray tube television on the doorstep. By the time dawn broke, close to 50 houses around Henrico County had received similar TVs.

This isn’t even the first time this has happened. This time last year, residents of Henrico County also woke up to find old TVs on their doorsteps, in an event one local described as “weird, so weird”. She’s not wrong. I mean, look at this footage of TV Head in action:

If that strikes you as somewhat spooky, rest easy: The Washington Post reports that police found no threat, and have collected the TVs to recycle. It’s a good thing there was no threat, because if the internet is anything to go by, people seem bizarrely unfazed by the idea of a mysterious masked figure approaching houses in the middle of the night to leave a large box of electronics on the doorstep — an event usually described as a bomb scare.

For reasons unknown, people just really seem to love TV Head. There’s already fan-art, fan fiction, and a small army of people telling news organisations not to assume TV Head’s gender. In a time of constant terrible occurrences, the world seems to have decided that TV Head is ultimately benign, a friendly neighbourhood purveyor of pre-loved electronic goods.

As for what motivated TV Head to find and deliver 50+ ancient TVs to an entire neighbourhood in the dead of night, who can say? Perhaps it was a meaningless prank; perhaps it was a plea for us all to log off and return to a time spent staring at a simpler screen. Perhaps, as some punters have suggested, it was simply an elaborate effort to secure free recycling for an abundance of electronics past their prime. Who can say?