Retta has TVs in almost every room of her house: goals or too many?

I love watching interviews with Retta because she’s highly entertaining and tells interesting stories. She’s currently promoting her film Good Boys, which is out August 16th. She plays a mom to one of the teens in an r-rated coming of age comedy. I’ll watch it! The trailer makes it look funny. On Late Night with Seth Meyers, Seth credited Retta with helping him come up with the awesome Day Drinking with Rihanna segment, since Retta was the first celebrity to do that with him after he did day drinking segments with his brother and mom. (You can watch Retta and Seth’s 2017 segment on Facebook. It was Retta’s idea and she reached out to him!) Retta also told a story about getting her new house set up, and how she had televisions put in every room.

I got a new house and I did some renovations. I was trying to say where I was putting the TVs. I had a guy helping me to design. ‘I need one here in the lanai, I need it in the living room, I’m going to need one in my kitchen. I need it in my office. Then obviously in the media room. I’m going to need it in the bathroom, in my dressing room, in my bedroom, oh the guest room. The only room in my house that doesn’t have it is the guest bedroom.’ The designer was like ‘I’m a little concerned that it’s going to start looking like a sports bar.’ I was like ‘that’s the dream.’

All my TVs in my house are connected to the same box so I pause and move from room to room.

[From Late Night via YouTube]

After that Retta and Seth talked about the shows they’re watching. She likes Fleabag (I haven’t seen that yet!) and Barry, which I tried to watch and gave up on. Seth recommended Chernobyl and Retta said she hasn’t watched it because she’s trying to stick to positive shows. She doesn’t watch horror anymore either and said that she stopped watching Handmaid’s Tale after the first episode of season two because it got too real. Me too!

I only have one big TV in the living room and that’s it. However I could get on board with televisions throughout the house if they’re all connected like this. That way, you could cook, clean, do your business and not miss a moment of your show. I really like that idea. However I watch most of my shows on demand anyway so they don’t lose my place. I do watch TV in bed sometimes, just on my phone or laptop. It’s already too tempting to watch shows constantly. Like Retta, it’s part of my job to watch television and movies so at least I have an excuse.

Here’s Retta’s interview. She said she drank a bunch of tequila backstage but you can’t really tell.



Photos credit: WENN

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  1. A random commenter says:

    That’s…that’s a lot of televisions. We have a large-ish one in our living room and I use my tablet when I feel like watching something in bed. I would hate to keep up with the remotes for that many TVs!

  2. Kittycat says:

    Yes. The answer is yes.

  3. Allie says:

    We have a large TV in the living room where we watch TV on demand. However, we barely use it. We read news on the internet and listen to a lot of podcasts. No real need for more than one TV.

  4. BengalCat😻 says:

    You really need to watch Fleabag. I kept hoping I would see some posts here about it. It’s the best show I’ve seen in years.

  5. elimaeby says:

    I’m just here to honk for MORE Retta. She is just a f**king delight. This made my morning! :)

  6. cas says:

    Talking about TV, you have to watch Good Girls, it is brilliant and she is so great in it!

    • elimaeby says:

      I love everyone in that, but for some reason could not even get through the first episode. I’ll have to revisit because everyone tells me it’s great. I have to remind myself that I first saw Retta in Parks and Rec, which also did not have the best first episode in history, but went on the be one of my favorite shows.

      • Himmiefan says:

        Season 1 of Parks and Rec was awful. Two was okay, and 3 through 7 were fantastic.

      • Slowsnow says:

        Watch it keeping in mind that it’s not a comedy. It’s a dramedy with laughs in the most unusual times and real drama that gets you in the gut. It’s very feminist and gets very real very fast. It also avoids most of the clichés of that kind of series – like falling for the bad guy in a rom-com kind of way. It is very nice but I had to space out the vewings because it is quite dark. All the actors are great in it but Retta ia nother level of good.

  7. Starkiller says:

    At least she doesn’t have one in the guest bedroom? I really don’t understand the American obsession with having a television in your bedroom, it’s just…bizarre. That’s not a thing pretty much anywhere else in the world.

  8. RuthyfromIt says:

    My dream house should have a tv in each room except for the bathroom and bedroom.
    That’s it. Love the idea to cook or just do daily chores without missing your shows/tv moment.
    I do watch a lot of news channels around the world, I should try to switch to more positive stories and movies, because I am getting to stressed.

  9. Lindy says:

    We got rid of our only television six months ago. We have a small one in the closet and we take it out for family movie night maybe 1 time every other month. My husband still watches the occasional baseball game on his tablet but that’s about it. Partly it’s because I have a severe genetic hearing impairment and wear hearing aids; I still have to watch everything with captions. After a long day at work of functioning with hearing people (hearing fatigue for deaf people is real!), the last thing I want is to stare with concentration at a screen. It’s the opposite of restful for me.

    The idea of a television in every room makes me feel overstimulated and exhausted. Plus I have two kids; they don’t need the screen time and not having televisions makes me much better about doing puzzles, art, and baking with the kids.

    I know it makes me sound old (I am old, lol!) but if I could rewind to a time before technology was omnipresent, I would.

    • Blueskies says:

      We do this, too! We take out our tv every Saturday night and hook it up to watch DVDs and/or old VCR tapes (I still have a VCR in great working condition). We’ve been watching the entire Downton Abbey series for the last few months, haha. We let go of our cable about two years ago, I don’t miss regular tv at all.

  10. ks says:

    Definitely not goals.

  11. manda says:

    I like her. I can’t really judge the tv thing. We have one in each family room (we don’t really have a living room, it’s not nice enough to be a living room, so we have two family rooms), and then one in the bedroom. I need one in my office because I stream on my computer all the time. I grew up with tv, it’s my background noise. Some people can have the radio or music playing all day, I like to have old shows and movies playing. I multitask during most of what I watch, which means I don’t always pay super close attention. And that’s fine

  12. amayson1977 says:

    @CB, just here to say you should give “Barry” another chance. It’s brilliant, amazing TV and it has given me an enormous appreciation for the talents of Bill Hader. I kind of already loved him just for Stefan, but if I’m being totally honest (in an anonymous internet way) I’ve got a giant crush on him now. Yes, I would.

    Anyway, now that I’ve totally embarrassed myself, watch “Barry”!! It’s only 16 eps total and it’s soooo worth it. Great show. The end. ;)

  13. Nicegirl says:

    Love Retta!! She is so fabulous 💕❤️💅🏽

  14. shells_bells says:

    My parents’ house is like this. My dad is obsessed with TV (watching sports mostly). One room actually has 2, one for whatever game is on and the other is always on the weather channel…he also has become obsessed with the weather in his older age.
    My husband and I only have 1 in our family room and a second in the basement that only streams from a fire stick so that I can Amazon prime workouts.

  15. Slowsnow says:

    How very Farenheit 451 of her!

  16. CC says:

    I’ve met this woman and let me tell you she is NOT nice. I met her through a mutual comedian friend and she was a rude as could be. Probably because I didn’t recognize her at first. Anyway, she sometimes goes to a bar in LA and has a TERRIBLE reputation for being stuck up and rude.

    • InsertNameHere says:

      She went to Duke, which could explain both the love of sports bar-level TV availability and an attitude. She’s still hilarious.