I check the inside of my eyelids for holes on a regular basis. In front of the TV is a routine thing.
I was just resting my eyes!
OK, but I was still hearing.
You don’t get all the subtleties of the dialog if you keep your eyes open the whole time. :)
This is a real problem in movies with subtitles.
A late college friend’s excuse was ‘I was just resting my eyes.’
Yeah sure, Carl. What were the sound effects for?