CHANNEL Four finally agreed to stop the US comedy Friends last night after accepting that most people are now able to watch entire episodes inside their own heads.
The sitcom, about six mentally disturbed New Yorker twenty-somethings, has been shown round the clock on every available surface in the UK since 1994.
But now the broadcaster wants to make way for fresh, new American repeats, or original British programming that everyone just knows is going to be dreadful.
Friends fan Nikki Hollis, from Hatfield, said: "There's nothing I like more than coming home from work while watching Friends on a bald man's forehead before sitting down with a nice cup of tea with Friends on it and then watching Friends on the back of a spoon, or if I'm on a diet, then maybe the lumpy surface of a small ramekin filled with cottage cheese."
Tom Logan, from Finsbury Park, said: "I used to hate going to the toilet in the middle of The One With All the Rugby but then Channel four started showing it in my stream of urine.
"Now I can safely piss without missing the bit where Helen Baxendale's rugby playing British friend can't work out whether he's from Sheffield or Aberdeen."
Helen Archer, who likes to watch Friends dancing playfully across the surface of four or five large glasses of white wine, said: "Sometimes I dream that I am inside the show and watching it from different angles. But then again everyone does that, don't they?
"Quite often I am sitting at the next table in Central Perk, listening to their hilarious conversations, or I am standing on a chair, peering through the glass panel over Rachel's bedroom door into the massive kitchen cum dining cum living room which they can totally afford because they are sub-letting it from Monica's gran actually."
Joanna Kramer, from York, added: "Once I dreamt I was locked inside the audio visual unit with Joey and we did it while Chandler was having a foursome in the canoe with Janice, the chicken and Ross's little monkey.
"While I can't be 100% certain, I am pretty sure I won't want to have bestial sex dreams about Everybody Loves Raymond."