There's this annoying habit on TV which I call the suspense drum roll. It's usually on quiz shows. The host of the program asks the contestant a question. The contestant answers. The host replies, "Your answer is ... (ten seconds drum roll to build up the suspense), CORRECT!"
And everyone applauds.
This is happening all too often. Almost every quiz show now has the suspense drum roll even if the question answered is so inane that we all know it is correct anyway.
Imagine if this happened in other walks of life.
You go to your doctor for a check-up and he says, "Your cholesterol level is ... (ten seconds drum roll)" ... and he gives you your reading.
Or imagine on TV a politician being asked whether the Government will increase taxes and he says, "the answer to this is .... (drum roll) ..."
The other day I asked my wife a question. There was a twenty seconds drum roll suspense-wait before she said she had a headache!