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I suggest you take a look at POSIX::strptime.
it might give you more abilities and a cleaner way to do what you ask.
Non-existent; I don't have TV
Non-existent; my TV doesn't have/need a remote
Under my control; I watch alone
Under the control of whoever shouts loudest
Under the control of whoever gets it first
One of many, and the TV has a mind of its own
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