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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })In the interests of full disclosure, we are describing Our Lawyers Advised This Trope here.
Pursuant to the avoidance of unnecessary civil and criminal litigation, a variety of disclaimers, notices, and even changes to the actual work, are present in modern fiction, usually in the packaging of said works, before the beginning if applicable, or during the opening and/or ending credits if applicable.
These may be mandated with threats of legal actions by government bodies or could be attempts by the well advised creators to reduce their vulnerability to civil litigation from civilian citizens. Please note that these threats may or may not be actually true, considering the number of people who do exactly the opposite of this disclaimer and still roam the streets at night, but we are heavily implying that you follow them anyway.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })Parodies of the trope may, or may not, have some overlap with Suspiciously Specific Denial.
See separate documents, heretofore referred to as the Sub Tropes of this Super-Trope, called This Is a Work of Fiction and Don't Try This at Home, for instances relating to said notices.
Our lawyers recommend you see also Content Warnings, No Animals Were Harmed, Side-Effects Include.... They also explicitly deny the implications of Screwed by the Lawyers regarding the diligence of legal professionals with respect to media properties.
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The Fight Club DVD had a warning from Tyler Durden. Though if you make the effort to freeze-frame the warning so you can read it, it tells you to get out and do something instead of wasting your life reading secret messages on DVDs.
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: Raoul Duke's lawyer, Dr. Gonzo, frequently began sentences with the phrase, "As your attorney, I advise you to...". Said "advice" was almost never legal, and in fact was often blatantly illegal, e.g., recommending that he take a hit of adrenochrome. Reportedly, Oscar Zeta Acosta, whom Dr. Gonzo was based off of, had this particular verbal habit in Real Life, hence Thompson's inclusion of it in the novel.
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(500) Days of Summer: "AUTHOR'S NOTE: The following is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. Especially you Jenny Beckman. Bitch."
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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog has an 'ELE' warning on the DVD.
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Mr. Huph of The Incredibles uses this trope while berating Bob for helping customers file insurance claims.
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Played with by Andy Levy on Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld, who states "As always, by the way, legal asks me to point out that I am not a lawyer. But I am Jewish, so we can assume I could be if I wanted to."
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Primal Rage had a No Animals Were Harmed disclaimer on the demo screen, just in case anyone got the idea that the developers used actual primates and reptiles as actors in their Fighting Game.
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An episode of The Simpsons that was based on the musical Evita had the following disclaimer at the end:
In another episode, an Itchy and Scratchy cartoon is followed by the warning "The preceding cartoon contained scenes of graphic violence and should not have been watched by young children".
In another episode, a talent show had a disclaimer stating it wasn't based on American Idol and that they had never heard about American Idol.
Also, the episode where Homer complains about not receiving any awards when everyone else in Springfield has.
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MythBusters added their traditional (and deadly serious) warning to the million match heads experiment, and then Adam added this:
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Later repeated in Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, which was made by the same developers. It also adds, "Except for one. He had it coming to him."
Qwark featured one or two of these at the end of his own advertisements in the first game, too.
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This was included from season 3 onwards of Beavis and Butt-Head; this was the result of kids who watch the show try to emulate the duo's antics, namely Beavis' "Fire! Fire!":
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Yes, Your Grace: The spellbook for a certain ritual has the following disclaimer:
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Any issue of The Beano in days gone by would have included its child characters, caught out in mischief, being up-ended over an adult's lap and roundly spanked for their sin with hand, slipper, cane or belt. Corporal punishment in D.C. Thompson-published comics lasted long after its abolition in schools. The issue was only really confronted when Scotland passed laws to make physical punishment of children an act of illegal child abuse. Therefore the Dundee-based publishers of these comics could not be seen condoning actions likely to breach Scottish law. It was well into the 1990's when the father of Dennis the Menace kept his slippers exclusively for wear on his feet, and the long-suffering teacher of the Bash Street Kids hung up his cane for the last time.
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Scarface (1983) started with a disclaimer that the film does not depict Cuban-Americans in a representative way.
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Airplane! used a standard disclaimer/copyright notice... except that it added "So There" at the very end.
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In The Fifth Elephant, the emergency signal flare rockets for the clacks tower have the warning "Do Not Place In Mouth". This turns out to foreshadow how Vimes kills Wolfgang (a werewolf that can only be killed by fire or silver): he tricks him into catching one of the rockets in his mouth before the flare goes off.
Did it contain nuts too?
This may be a shout-out to a certain Darwin Award winner who was posing for a photograph with a lit firework clenched between his teeth, failed to spit it out in time and blew his head off.
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One of GradeAUnderA's videos exposing Prank Channels specifies that there's only a possibility that the pranksters he brings up are fakes, and then proceeds to come up with an alternate explanation for everything suspicious - for example, when he sees a victim/paid actor turning violent during a prank, Grade points out that the prankster gets punched, but his head doesn't move in the same direction as the punch, which violates the law of conservation of momentum. As such, Grade concludes...that the laws of physics are incorrect.
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Napster Bad: The original Flash movie opens with disclaimers that the opinions (not) expressed by Metallica in the movie are not necessarily the animators' opinion and that viewer discretion is advised due to strong language, then notes "We say this only because we're afraid Metallica might come after us, too, when and if they see this."
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The Arrested Development episode "Motherboy XXX" gave us this gem when Michael went to the hotel for the Motherboy pageant:
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The Curse of the Were-Rabbit has bunnies floating around during the credits. They end with "No rabbits were harmed during the making of this film" — and the last rabbit bumps its head on those words.
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Red vs. Blue made fun of those too. For the season one disc, the sign read something to the lines of "do not steal this disc, but you already know this. So don't eat it or throw it at your sister either." Then it switched to Spanish, which was the same as English, but with accent marks placed at random. One of the other seasons' DVDs' Spanish FBI warning had one sentence of Spanish followed by something like "This is basically the message above only in Spanish. To be honest, we only took one year of Spanish so the only phrases we know are 'Happy birthday!' and 'My cousin likes to walk on the beach.'"
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The Excel Saga DVDs from ADV Films actually add in-series jokes to the FBI warning at the beginning of the disc. Here's the screenshot◊; hopefully TV Tropes won't be prosecuted under the Don't Toucha My Toot-Toot Pact for posting this...
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The final page of The View Askewniverse comic Chasing Dogma shows Jay uttering the following disclaimer:
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Total Drama notably plays this trope straight at the start of every episode:
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All six episodes of Clerks: The Animated Series began with your typical disclaimer (read by Kevin Michael Richardson), followed by a joke statement (like for the pilot "Is anybody still watching after all that?"); he also did a VO in the middle of episode 3 stating "Due to the recent lawsuit by Dustin Hoffman over the alleged unauthorized use of his likeness, the role of Dustin Hoffman in Randal's cartoon brain calculation will be played by- Al Pacino!"
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The Bretonnia sourcebook for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay starts with the disclaimer that Games Workshop, Black Industries and the author do not endorse the sexism which is part of the Bretonnia setting, and which was included because the author believed that women pretending to be men made interesting characters. The author also does not endorse fighting wars over insults, worshipping the Ruinous Powers or arbitrarily executing peasants.
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The Daily Show, Global Edition (which, in some countries, is shown on 24-hour news networks), has this disclaimer posted to comply with certain countries' legal qualifications on what they consider a news program (such as the United Kingdom):
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail has a standard legal disclaimer which purports to be signed by Richard M. Nixon. It was made in 1974 during Watergate.
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The homage/unauthorized parody/fanfic A Shoggoth on the Roof. The album cover states that it's written by "Him Who (For Legal Reasons) Must Not Be Named."
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Sonic Colors: "Please keep your hands and feet in the car at all times, because there are tiny asteroids traveling at incredible speed hurtling through space. Keeping your hands and feet in the car won't prevent you from being hit, but our lawyers tell us we have to say it anyway."
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This Hour Has 22 Minutes is a satirical examination of daily events. Often followed by a satirical "Warning!" based on an examination of daily events.
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Qwark featured one or two of these at the end of his own advertisements in the first game, too.
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Similarly, early television broadcasts of The Godfather included a similar disclaimer regarding Italian-Americans.
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 The Godfather
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In Fallout: New Vegas, the Courier can take a tour of the headquarters of REPCONN, a pre-War rocket manufacturer that used a wide variety of nuclear waste as fuel and had frequent problems with their prototypes exploding or crashing into people's homes. Every single exhibit on the tour features at least one (and usually two or three) legal disclaimers regarding the terminology used.
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 Fallout: New Vegas (Video Game)
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James Bond Films:
A View to a Kill opened with a disclaimer that the villain's name "Zorin" was not based on any real-life person or organization. The disclaimer was added when it was discovered a company with a similar name did exist, but well after filming and too late to make any changes.
The Living Daylights in certain showings and video releases featured a disclaimer regarding the use by the villains of the Red Cross/Red Crescent emblems and pointing out that said actions were illegal under The Laws and Customs of War.
Licence to Kill featured a recognizable brand of cigarettes in one scene. Despite the fact said cigarettes were disguising a bomb, the makers of the film were forced to add the Surgeon General's warning against smoking to the closing credits.
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 James Bond
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Parodied in the Superman: The Animated Series episode "Fun and Games". When Superman crashes in on Toyman (who is about to execute Bruno Mannheim) the villain throws something called "Dopey Dough" on him, which quickly starts to grow and spread.
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 Superman: The Animated Series
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Most if not all of the allegations made on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert are about Trump and thus Colbert will cover himself by saying something along the lines of, "No Russia had no involvement in defaming Hillary Clinton, it was all Trump's idea...allegedly.
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 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
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Despicable Me: Gru is reading from a book he wrote himself:
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 Despicable Me
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The Killer Elite. A tongue-in-cheek notice announces that there is no company called Communications Integrity nor ComTeg, "and the thought that the CIA might employ such an organization for any purpose is, of course, preposterous."
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Dragon Ball Z Abridged has this to say right before a young Gohan gets kicked by Raditz: "We here at Team Four Star do not condone child violence... we do, however, find it hilarious."
Also, before their blooper reels (which typically contain large amounts of swearing), there is the disclaimer: "Warning. The following contains language unsuitable for minors. If you are under the age of 18 and have not heard the word "fuck" before... well, ya have now."
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 Dragon Ball Z Abridged (Web Video)
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ThinkGeek sells a letter opener shaped like a batarang as a tie in to Batman: Arkham Knight. Its three-line description reads:
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The X-Files credits included the sentence "This production has not been approved, endorsed or authorized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation."
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It seems to be a running gag for the Dungeons & Dragons 5E Rulebooks to contain humorous disclaimers. For example:
The Player's Handbook disclaimer:
The Monster Manual disclaimer:
The Dungeon Master's Guide disclaimer:
The Elemental Evil Player's Companion disclaimer:
The Volo's Guide to Monsters disclaimer:
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 Dungeons & Dragons (Tabletop Game)
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An American Werewolf in London (which director John Landis also reused in Michael Jackson's "Thriller"): "Any resemblance to any persons living, dead, or undead, is coincidental."
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The Informant! has this: "While this motion picture is based on real events, certain incidents and characters are composites, and dialog has been dramatized. So there."
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Parodied in The Simpsons too, with "No dogs were harmed during the production of this episode. A cat threw up and somebody shot a duck, but that's it."
In "Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson", Homer is putting up with unfair treatment on an airplane, and a disclaimer appears saying that if we're watching this episode on a plane, the airline depicted is not the one you're on.
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Never Mind the Buzzcocks had the host Simon Amstel speculate with Noel Fielding about how Courtney Love would beat the stuffing out of Amstel.
Immediately captioned by the Producers with a disclaimer "Simon Amstel is definetely wrong."
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The Hungarian comedy-drama Kontroll, about a group of eccentric ticket inspectors on the Budapest Metro, started with a stiff address by a member of the Metro management complimenting the director's skill but warning people not to take it as an accurate depiction of the system.
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A View to a Kill opened with a disclaimer that the villain's name "Zorin" was not based on any real-life person or organization. The disclaimer was added when it was discovered a company with a similar name did exist, but well after filming and too late to make any changes.
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 A View to a Kill
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The credits of Frozen (2013) make the following disclaimer:
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 Frozen (2013)
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The Boy Who Could Fly had a disclaimer on it's British VHS release that "The scenes that include flying in this film are performed by professional stunt artists, observing special safety rules under strict supervision. DO NOT IN ANY WAY ATTEMPT TO IMITATE ANY OF THE STUNTS PERFORMED."
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 The Boy Who Could Fly
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The Dragon Ball Kai versions of Dragon Ball Z Abridged mixes the disclaimer with a shortened version of it.
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 Dragon Ball Kai
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Full Metal Panic!!:
The North American release of the anime has a different character voicing over the FBI warning at the beginning of each disc. The FBI has never been cuter than when advocated by Tessa Testarossa. "You wouldn't want me to have to put a cruise missile down your chimney, would you?" or scarier when advocated by Gauron: "Look, I'm a businessman, and digital piracy is bad for business. So don't do it, or else you and I might have to have some words in the future, got it friend?"
Shouji Gatou gives one of these at the end of the first Full Metal Panic! novel, on his use of the country of North Korea
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Licence to Kill featured a recognizable brand of cigarettes in one scene. Despite the fact said cigarettes were disguising a bomb, the makers of the film were forced to add the Surgeon General's warning against smoking to the closing credits.
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 Licence to Kill
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Discussed — and mocked — on Taskmaster. During one of the "prize rounds", Rose Matafeo brings in a unspooled cassette tape as a prize (long story) and jokingly claims that once it's been respooled, the tape plays the true identity of the assassin of John F. Kennedy. During the resulting discussion, Greg Davies quips that he'd love it if the identity of the assassin on the tape was musician and celebrity Peter Andre, which prompts David Baddiel to remark that Greg might want to offer one of these disclaimers in order to avoid any kind of legal action. Greg ruthlessly mocks the idea that anyone would seriously take legal action over the joking suggestion that Peter Andre of all people was part of a cabal to assassinate a US president, to the point that he boldly states
For what it's worth, Peter Andre was born about ten years after the assassination.
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 Taskmaster
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Happens all the time on 10 O'Clock Live with Jimmy Carr's segments. Particularly funny because it is live and you almost hear the pain of the show's lawyers and producers as they shout in Carr's earpiece to clear up any "misinterpretation" that might have arisen with his completely innocent monologues.
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 10 O'Clock Live
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"COPS is filmed on location with the men and women of law enforcement. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law".
"Due to the graphic nature of this program, viewer discretion is advised."
Many other police shows such as Live PD include similar disclaimers about viewer discretion and the presumption of innocence.
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 COPS
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Assassin's Creed and its successors, due to their interaction with often controversial historical periods and events, have a message on startup that asserts the games are made by people "of all faiths and beliefs," and reminds the audience that the product is in fact fictional.
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Skippy's List has examples:
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The credits to Doctor Strange (2016) include a warning against reckless and distracted driving, based on how Strange had ruined his life doing so at the beginning of the film. This counts as "part parodic" because its placement calls back to a gag earlier in the film where Strange tests out a magic spell and then sees all the warnings against the dangers of using it, wondering why in the world the warning didn't come first.
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 Doctor Strange (2016)
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An episode of Outside Xbox plays with this trope. Hosts Andy and Jane attempting to recreate a cocktail recipe that they had seen in Dishonored. However, because of the way the recipe was written and poor comma placement, the two of them believed it called for a handful of nutmeg. A warning appears underneath saying "Spoiler: This is too much nutmeg." Later, it says "Like, seriously, a dangerous amount of nutmeg. Do not eat this much nutmeg ever."
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Satirical news quiz Have I Got News for You has a habit of adding "...allegedly" after saying anything that could get them sued. Despite the fact the players know that it has no legal effect whatsoever, and have commented on it.
And they were actually charged with contempt of court and fined for the joke, "The BBC are in fact cracking down on references to Ian and Kevin Maxwell just in case programme-makers appear biased in their treatment of these two heartless, scheming bastards." The heartless scheming bastards' trial was about to start, and pointing out on television that they're heartless scheming bastards risks prejudicing the jury. There's footage from the taping of Ian Hislop expressing concern over leaving the joke in, but leave it in they did.
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Good Omens has near the beginning the disclaimer: "Kids! Bringing about Armageddon can be dangerous. Do not try it in your own home."
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An issue of Marvel's What If? asked the question "What if WonderMan were a woman and Power Man were a girl? The lawyers from the distinguished competition leave a note in the panel advising them not to print it.
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2 Live Crew albums featured the warning "Unlawful duplication will get you fuck up by the Ghetto Style DJs." [sic]
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When Laverne & Shirley was shown in certain countries, this disclaimer, or something similar to it, was shown before every episode.
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On one of the Futurama DVDs, an alien-language FBI warning screen displays after the usual one.
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Police Quest: SWAT 2 allowed for the player to play as both SWAT and terrorists. One option as SWAT is to actually ask then police chief and game designer Darryl F. Gates for advice. No such option exists for the terrorists. Why not? The extensive manual explains that no, they were not going to have a real terrorist give tips on how to better...um, terrorize.
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Parodied in Darths & Droids. Pete, player of R2-D2, has a d20 that is carefully never described but is always apparently not completely safe when used. From The Rant, strip #909:
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The manual of Boogerman makes a few cheeky additions to the otherwise standard warnings about handling the game cartridge, cautioning readers not to "bend it, crush it, or submerge it in liquids or boogers," and noting that "boogers will melt in extreme heat."
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The Hunt for Red October has a disclaimer that "according to official sources, none of the events in this film ever happened."
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 The Hunt for Red October
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Magic: The Gathering joke sets like Unhinged occasionally uses this for humorous flavor texts. For example:
Another example of the parody on Farewell to Arms:
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On one Last Week Tonight with John Oliver episode, John Oliver gave away (well, sold for 25 cents) tickets to premium Yankees seats to whoever could come up with the most ridiculous outfits. (One set of winners dressed up like dragons, for example, and another went as Ninja Turtles.) This was a protest about Yankees owner blocking access to elite seating and accommodations to "someone who has never sat in a premium location".
In regards to the end of a libel suit brought by Bob Murrey, John initially plays it straight by discussing how they've run things by their legal team "who are getting very tired of us by now"...but then does this when having a fake lawyer drag Murrey in a musical number that was apparently also run by said lawyers to avoid libel/slander...by being so outrageous that no reasonable person could assume the jokes were true.
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Also parodied in Garth Marenghis Darkplace with the line "I do not believe that any form of life, be it human, animal, or plant, should be hurt in the making of a television programme. So I personally feel really bad about that cat we killed."
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Saturday Night Live:
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Fido: "No zombies were harmed during the making of this film."
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In the Invader Zim episode "FBI Warning of Doom", the FBI Warning Of Doom! on a rented DVD makes Zim believe he's being watched by the FBI.
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When Australian band TISM were sued by artist Ken Done for using cover art that parodied his work for their EP Australia The Lucky Cunt, it was re-issued with a new cover and the title Censored Due To Legal Advice.
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MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch opened with a standard disclaimer about celebrity voices being impersonated, blah blah blah... then added at the bottom in large letters, "BESIDES, IT'S ONLY CLAY!"
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The DVD release for My Little Pony 'n Friends: "The End of Flutter Valley" and apparently many Rhino DVDs includes the standard copyright disclaimer from the FBI at the end, but it is prefaced with "A friendly reminder from the FBI" and during the spot, the image of the FBI agent is given spiky hair, glasses, and a beard in crayon.
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Borat: "selling piratings of this moviedisc will result in punishment by crushing"
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From Kevin Smith's film Dogma, the following disclaimer ... over four separate screens ...
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Parodied in the credits of the original Spyro the Dragon games. "No sheep were harmed in the production of this game."
Later repeated in Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, which was made by the same developers. It also adds, "Except for one. He had it coming to him."
Qwark featured one or two of these at the end of his own advertisements in the first game, too.
And also parodied at the end of a campaign in Left 4 Dead, in which case it is used to show the body count.
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The Author's Foreword in The Pale King is rife with this. David Foster Wallace even uses his footnotes to apologize for the abundance of apparently necessary legal writing.
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The JAG episode Rogue began with a statement the story was not based on any real person or event, however anyone who had read the Rogue Warrior novels would know this is based on the real and fictional exploits of Richard Marcinko, down to phoning a Commanding Officer at the last minute to confirm orders thus giving carte blanche to well, go rogue (Marcinko made a habit of informing his superiors of his actions, before usually being unable to receive orders not to.)
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The Spoony Experiment: Spoony occasionally includes one right before a Crazy Awesome scene in the Reb Brown movie he's reviewing. For example:
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The Uta Kata DVDs also feature disclaimers narrated by the main characters, who, in this example, discuss the finer points of the message.
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This from Slumber Party Massacre II:
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DVDs by Blue Rhino, including Beast Wars and Mystery Science Theater 3000, have a pen drawing glasses and a mustache over J. Edgar Hoover's face during the FBI Warning. They also did this on VHS tapes as early as the '90s.
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One episode of Inspector Morse had to have a particularly embarassing disclaimer added to the end credits. The story involved the Inspector investigating a murder in a screwed-up upper-class family, with an extreme Asshole Victim named Sir John Balcombe. Unfortunately, it was realised too late that the Asshole Victim had exactly the same first name, surname, and knightly title as a senior judge, forcing a disclaimer to be read out after the episode explaining that the character had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the real person.
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The Science of Discworld: The second book explores the phrase "may contain nuts", and how it came about in the notoriously Literal-Minded Ankh-Morpork: The Patrician feels very strongly about food labelling (an understandable view in a city like Ankh-Morpork), and asked the wizards of the Unseen University if they could prove whether an item did or did not in fact contain nuts. He wasn't satisfied with their answer that they couldn't be certain, because it was unhelpful. Hence, "may contain nuts". The book then proceeds to use it as a Running Gag.
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Dr. Strangelove and Fail Safe both contain notices stating that, according to the US Air Force, the events of the films could never take place. Given that both movies are about accidental nuclear war, this was probably reassuring to the audience. Or the filmmakers were using a Suspiciously Specific Denial to imply that they could take place. Both movies came out in 1964, and while distrust in the government then was not quite as widespread as it would become by the end of the decade, there were a substantial number of people who, informed by the government that something couldn't possibly happen, would immediately start to regard it as something to be legitimately worried about.
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South Park's opening disclaimer:
Ironically, some networks have broadcast it with a genuine disclaimer either before or instead of the joke one.
The ending credits of Trapped in the Closet ended with all of the names in the credits replaced with "John Smith" or "Jane Smith" because of the propensity of the Church of Happyology to sue their way out of trouble under various copyright and trademark laws.
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The Living Daylights in certain showings and video releases featured a disclaimer regarding the use by the villains of the Red Cross/Red Crescent emblems and pointing out that said actions were illegal under The Laws and Customs of War.
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Cannon Fodder: "This game is not endorsed in any way by the Royal British Leagion" [sic]. See The Poppy for why this was present, but for those too lazy to click, suffice it to say that there is one symbolic flower you just do not screw about with in Britain.
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Parodied in an episode of Las Vegas in which Jean-Claude Van Damme is killed in a rooftop motorcycle movie stunt gone wrong. According to the credits, "No Jean-Claude Van Dammes were killed in the making of this episode".
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Some Galactica 1980 and all Project UFO episodes ended with this disclaimer. "The United States Air Force stopped investigating UFOs in 1969. After 22 years, they found no evidence of extra-terrestrial visits and no threat to national security."
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The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat:
The episode "Night Drop": "Do not copy this tape, or we will find you and flick your ear."
One episode featured Earth being repossessed by Da King of an alien planet. When Felix demanded to know what Da King did to Earth, he showed a film to explain it. The film had an FBI warning stating unauthorized duplication would result in "violent-type actions".
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The Foundation books take care to point out that the quotations from the Encyclopedia Galactica are reproduced with the permission of the Encyclopedia's (fictional) publishing company.
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The Homestar Runner DVDs have characters showing up during the FBI warning and commenting (for example, Homestar pops up during one warning and declares it "Bowwwwinnnngggg!" (this was also used on a legal page for the actual site), while in another Coach Z interprets it as a rap song).
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Frequently parodied in the credits of All Aussie Adventures:
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Parodied on a Zero Punctuation video when Yahtzee says the Paper Mario game he's reviewing isn't [a Paper Mario game] despite "looking like one and wearing the skin of one." He then says that he's not a fat woman, even if he- and then cuts himself off saying his lawyer has advised him not to finish the statement (accompanied with an image of his avatar wearing the bloody skin of a fat woman a la Michael Myers).
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In another episode, a talent show had a disclaimer stating it wasn't based on American Idol and that they had never heard about American Idol.
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Irish folk-rockers the Horslips subverted this trope with a very large disclaimer on one LP sleeve. At the time of the official music industry disclaimer Home Taping is Killing Music! followed by a list of imperativesnote This was printed in very big letters on the inner sleeve and reminded buyers of the terrible apocalyptic outcome of borrowing a friend's paid-for copy and running off a tape, a large banner advert on the gatefold sleeve read You cannot, will not, shall not, are not allowed to, etc. If in doubt, consult your dealer.
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On How I Met Your Mother, Robin's song "P.S. I Love You" includes the lyrics, "The lawyers at the record company / made me promise to say / that the views expressed in this song do not necessarily reflect the views of Dominant Records or any of its subsidiaries."
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Adverts for 6th-gen and earlier video game titles would often feature flashy rendered or FMV visuals which were much more impressive than the consoles could produce, resulting in the standard disclaimer, "Not representative of in-game graphics" (or alternately "Not actual gameplay"). Since this became the accepted norm, it is amusing that publishers often have an 'anti-disclaimer' on 7th-gen titles to let us know that now the games actually do look that good.note The push to realistic realtime rendering was helped with the ongoing duel between Sony's Gran Turismo series and Microsoft's counterpart Forza Motorsport; being able to pull off realistic realtime footage was a selling point for both of them and a focal point of their rivalry. Still shown straight occasionally to clear up any confusions over adverts only showing cut-scenes and not the actual gameplay.
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In the Half in the Bag review of Jack and Jill, Mike and Jay make a very half-hearted attempt before making their case that the movie is basically a scheme to pump the cash from an inflated movie budget into the pockets of Sandler and his friends. Though the first two notes they start to read from their lawyers are themselves libelous (and even in the third, Mike has to change the word "cohorts" to "associates" as he is reading the statement.)
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The bonus short on the Ratatouille DVD ended with a parody disclaimer, with warnings about rat interaction varying from the reasonable (rat interaction can cause disease) to the outlandishly slanderous. (claims that rat interaction can lead to mutilation, and that all right-minded people know rats caused the Black Plague). Remy is offended, and protests loudly while trying to stop the disclaimer.
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Penn & Teller: Bullshit!:
The Multilevel Marketing episode hung a giant lampshade on it. They were standing in front of a Pyramid (dressed as Pharaohs) talking to their lawyer that they cannot describe the companies in the words they knew they really were.
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In Equestria: A History Revealed, a referenced book which describes the exact recipe for a love potion has a legal warning before it, saying not to try this at home. Upon immediately trying it at home, the Lemony Narrator writes in her letter of formal complaint to the publishers that "before their lawyers point this out, while she did see the warning beforehand, she chose not to acknowledge it, so she couldn't possibly be held accountable for that."
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At the end of the Phantasm films (at least, from the second one onward), there is "Any unauthorised duplication will result in civil liability, criminal prosecution, and the wrath of the Tall Man."
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And also parodied at the end of a campaign in Left 4 Dead, in which case it is used to show the body count.
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A weird one in The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya. While making their student film, Haruhi's subconscious Reality Warper powers start acting up, causing Mikuru to start shooting Eye Beams around, and a random cat they picked up to start talking. Haruhi is the only one who doesn't see any of this, so the rest of the brigade realize they need to convince her none of it is real without alerting her that it's, you know, real. Koizumi's suggestion is to end the movie with All Just a Dream, but that idea is shot down. Kyon uses this trope instead.
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The Muppets Character Encyclopedia entry for Spa'am (the Wild Boar Chief from Muppet Treasure Island) includes the following:
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