Three Times Subliminal Messages in Media Were Excellently Mocked
The Young Ones: All of Series 2
The IT Crowd
While The IT Crowd is another British TV show, it’s a bit more sensical in its use of humor than The Young Ones. Rest assured, this doesn’t make their jab at subliminal messages for personal gain any less absurd. In a scene between lazy office manager Jen and spray-tanned ’80s douche leftover Douglas (her very inappropriate boss), Douglas attempts to seduce Jen by having her look at his laptop, only to see a momentary flashing image of himself reclining “alluringly” in bed.The image is repeated again in the credits of the episode, breaking the 4th wall in a sense, and possibly breaking down your resistance to an attraction to a cross between George Michael and a frat guy.