Traces of humour found in new ITV comedies
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The television regulator Ofcom has reported that several new ITV comedy shows such as ‘Plebs’, ‘Off Their Rockers’ and ‘The Security Men’ have tested positive for humour, and are being recalled where possible. They are to be replaced with old repeats of Freddie Star shows which were not at all funny, but do contain old ham and corn.
A spokesperson for the company described the incidents as ‘regrettable’, but added there was ‘no evidence that the jokes were a threat to human health’ as they were not ‘side splittingly funny’.
They added, “The problem arose after material was supplied by external writers and production companies, who do not adhere to our strict script editing guidelines. These normally ensure anything even remotely funny is removed before the shows are recorded. This problem would not have occurred if we had imported all our material from reputable suppliers in Germany or Belgium”.
“It is hoped new measures that have been put in place will mean that 'normal service is resumed as soon as possible', and the incontinent will one again be able to watch our output without the fear of any little accidents”.
Too late, you already made the ticker.
Not just me then. Cannon and Ball FFS?
The trouble with this story, as other have implied, is that it stretches fantasy beyond the limits of credibility.
Were Spitting Image and Rising Damp the only ones, ever?
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