I don’t pay much attention to them, but one night a new one was on for a grocery store, so I watched.
It’s a montage of different employees and toward the end….::drum roll::…there is a deaf man who is using SEE (Signed Exact English/Signing Exact English).
I see him sign the alphabetical form of the word “I” and the SEE sign for the verb “am” and then the rest.
I almost fell over! I was like wow how cool is that!?
It’s really weird to see anyone use sign language on a TV commercial let alone use SEE. The only other commercial I’ve seen with deaf people was for a video phone and the actors used ASL.
As for TV shows, I watched Marlee Matlin and her interpreter Jack Jackson when they appeared on Celebrity Apprentice.
Then there was the CSI episode entitled The Two Mrs. Grissoms.
And Dr. Wonder’s Workshop, a show for kids, is broadcast on one of the Christian channels.
I wish there were more shows with deaf actors.