spikesgirl58 (spikesgirl58) wrote in mfu_canteen,
spikesgirl58
spikesgirl58
mfu_canteen

Just wondering

The United Network Command For Law And Enforcement does not exist; it was created purely for the series. And yet, if you look at the show's end credits, there's this disclaimer: "We wish to thank the United Network Command For Law And Enforcement, without whose assistance this program would not have been possible."

The reason for this curious message? The United Nations weren't very happy that people could associate their very real organization with a fictitious one, and the producers decided a tongue-in-cheek name-check to UNCLE in the end credits would throw gullible viewers off the scent. And it was needed, too: many, many people thought that UNCLE was real, and the show received letters from viewers who wanted to join up!

Taken from 9 things you need to know about MFU

When you saw that, did you think UNCLE was real?

Did you ever try to join?
Tags: question of the day
Subscribe

  • Return to the Heather

    This may have been posted here previously, but I hadn’t seen it before. The link is to text and photos from a 1966 Life Magazine article about David…

  • So, something silly today

    The hubby and I were chatting about Looney Tunes last night (this was on the heels of a ‘Pinky Ring and the Brain’ discussion). He wanted to know if…

  • Today's Blue Plate Specials

    Today in the Canteen we have Mulligatawny with French bread and eclairs

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 9 comments