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.

 

 

And obviously someone's just standing in the background with the remote.  But the kid REALLY seems to think he has magic powers.  (Search for "You're a Wizard - More Cars Please."  Don't miss the look on his face at :05.)