Here's a trick to play on your kids. They have to be young enough to not understand how a remote works though. Someone uploaded a video of their toddler pausing and un-pausing the TV with a toy magic wand.
Some guy posted a video of his 10-month-old son who absolutely HATES Brian Williams from "NBC Nightly News". It's the kid standing in front of a TV. And each time Williams pops up on the screen, he cries.