I'm one of those freaks who reads the end credits.

I just finished watching the second showing of Nip/Tuck on FX. There was a disclaimer stuck in the end credits, which said something like "Dramatic license was taken with the crash scene." That should be a great help to people who think car crashes occur in slow motion and cause time to repeat itself. Because we all know that morons carefully read the credits of all the shows they watch.

Two other odd disclaimers I've noticed in television credits:

Later seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer disclaim that the University of California Sunnydale doesn't represent any real campus of the University of California. That's good to know, because a fear of vampires was all that kept me from applying there.

Big Brother (which I don't watch, but I see the end credits when I'm waiting for the Amazing Race) has a disclaimer explaining that the show has no connection to the George Orwell estate or 1984. Of course, it if did, you would have to expect Big Brother (both the show and the 1984 character) to lie about it, wouldn't you?

I don't know where I'm going with this, other than to reaffirm that I watch too much television.

Posted at 12:17:52 AM EDT on 21 July 2004 from Trenton, MI