July 16, 2016
He went through a phase wherein he would watch TV without sound. His parents surmised that he was trying to perfect his lip-reading skills, developed when he was really young and had hearing problems, which got better as he grew up. He still had excellent lip-reading skills as an adult, but he kept on saying it was rusting and that he needed to "learn" it again. This is where his parents' assumption came from. The truth is, Jerry was performing an important experiment of "if the TV is quiet, would everyone else in this house shut up, too?"