I’m a sucker for background jokes, and Armando Iannucci’s work is littered with them. Take these on-screen messages scrolling by during a segment of 2006’s Time Trumpet as an example.
The premise should be self-evident, and the messages are best read in Iannucci’s voice.
It’s not that easy to make out, but the Disclaimer reads:
You must be 18 years or older to participate. Pornography may damage your eyesight. If in doubt please consult your optician or GP. It is illegal to send deliberately unfunny text messages to our staff. Our girls have the right to be treated with respect and we will take vigourous action against any viewers who indulge in offensive or gratuitous texts.