I often describe to my friends an old episode of a show i saw on the scifi channel (before they changed the name). It would have been about the mid to late 90's. I have the feeling that it started airing earlier (month/year wise than their show "Welcome to Paradox").
The show itself was to emphasize one off shorts by "up and coming" directors, one of which was CGI, another of which featured a guy drowning in his shower (I think, it's possible I'm mixing up multiple shorts shows).
I am looking for a very specific episode of the series. In it, a man walks into his room in a dystopian facility. He begins to talk to a face on a giant screen about a number of things, including his day, how embarrassed he was for a coworker who spilled something in the cafeteria, and other seemingly unimportant "how was your day," conversational things. The face stays quiet throughout this.
At some point, someone outside his room is dragged away by thought police.
Eventually this lonely guy ends up in a montage where he puts on a puppet show for the face and plays a comical game of hide and seek with it in his small room.
Eventually the face loses his cool and tells the guy to knock it off, explaining to the guy that big brother isn't really his friend, but just there to regulate his actions. With the guy breaking down, crying, and saying, "we'll get through this," the exasperated face shuts off the screen.
So as not to spoil this worse, I won't share the ending (although I imagine it's pretty predictable with that lead up).
With only a yellow belt in Google fu, I have never been able to identify this episode. It has driven me nuts for years.