The Tommy Edison Experience

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  • 2014
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.8  (14)

The Tommy Edison Experience is a unique show which aired on TelevisionFour from 2011 to 2016. It starred the famous blind YouTuber, Tommy Edison, who is known for his humorous and informative videos about his experiences as a blind person. The show also featured Ben Churchill, a filmmaker and editor, and Andrew Johnson, a radio personality.

The show was divided into several segments, each tackling a different topic related to blindness and visual impairment. One of the most popular segments was called "Tommy Talks," in which Tommy answered questions from viewers about his life as a blind person. This segment was particularly effective in breaking down myths and misconceptions about blindness, and it allowed viewers to understand what it is like to live without sight.

Another popular segment was called "Blind Film Critic," in which Tommy reviewed movies without being able to see them. He would listen to the dialogue and sound effects and offer his opinions on the plot, characters, and other aspects of the movie. This segment was not only entertaining, but it was also insightful as it showed how the experience of watching a movie can be different for someone who is blind.

The show also featured segments on technology, travel, and even cooking. In the technology segment, Tommy tested out various devices and gadgets designed for the visually impaired, and in the travel segment, he visited different locations and shared his experiences of navigating new places without sight. The cooking segment was particularly interesting as it showed how someone who is blind can prepare a meal independently, using techniques and gadgets adapted for their needs.

Throughout the show, Tommy's main goal was to educate and entertain viewers, and to promote understanding and acceptance of blindness and visual impairment. His humor and positivity were infectious, and his insights were invaluable in breaking down barriers and challenging misconceptions.

The show was also innovative in its use of sound design and editing. As Tommy was unable to see the visuals, the show relied heavily on sound to convey information and create a sense of atmosphere. This required careful planning and execution, and the show's producers did an excellent job of creating a rich and immersive audio experience.

Overall, The Tommy Edison Experience was a groundbreaking show that challenged perceptions and celebrated diversity. It was a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more about blindness and visual impairment, and it was an inspiring example of how someone who is blind can live a full and rewarding life. Tommy, Ben, and Andrew were a fantastic team, and their unique perspectives and talents made the show a joy to watch.

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Seasons
I'll Make You a Star
7. I'll Make You a Star
March 30, 2016
Tommy talks about his thoughts on race as a blind person, takes a blind taste test to identify store brand food versus name brand food, and reflects on his adventures with his white cane after using it for four years.
Wow, Wow, Wow
6. Wow, Wow, Wow
March 30, 2016
Tommy answers the unusual question 'what happens when blind people cry' and visits the Picture Car Warehouse to experience movie cars first-hand when he touches the motorcycle from "The Priest" and the Volkswagen Transporter from "Little Miss Sunshine."
We Don't Like Your Kind
5. We Don't Like Your Kind
March 30, 2016
Tommy talks about how blind people find braille signs in public, reveals the worst things about being blind, and has another example of "When Sighted People Forget."
You Eat With Your Eyes
4. You Eat With Your Eyes
March 30, 2016
Tommy, who has been blind since birth, reveals his favorite and least favorite things to touch and films his reaction while riding a roller coaster.
Hands-On
3. Hands-On
March 30, 2016
Tommy talks about what a blind person experiences on psychedelic drugs, visits an aquarium to touch sea creatures for the first time in his life, and shows us another example of "When Sighted People Forget."
A Blow Out
2. A Blow Out
March 30, 2016
Tommy answers the most popular question 'how does a blind person know when to stop wiping,' challenges people to explain intangibles like space and a sunrise to him, and tries to identify the colors of candles based on their scents.
Squeeze the Trigger
1. Squeeze the Trigger
March 30, 2016
Tommy, who has been blind since birth, learns how to shoot a single-action revolver fast draw style and tries to hit the target in less than a second, explains his understanding of sight, and presents another edition of "When Sighted People Forget."
Description
  • Premiere Date
    April 8, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (14)