I love catching people knitting on shows or movies, now. I'm sure I never noticed it before I became a knitter. Like Dustinac, I like watching closely enough to see if they look like a real knitter, or whether the needles in their hands are merely a prop.
I was watching an old black & white WWII movie last year. The family in England were in their bomb shelter as the planes roared overhead. Dad sat there smoking his pipe, and mom was furiously knitting away. You could tell she really knew what she was doing, too!
I saw Carrie (sp?) knitting on a rerun episode of the King of Queens, recently. She looked about like I looked when I was first learning.