Fridge / Brass Eye

Fridge Brilliance
  • There's an episode of which deals with drugs, and features a segment about a program which is intended to scare kids off drugs. One of the things that the kids have to sit through is a session which is purported to give the sensation of what it's like to be on drugs, with a table of drugs lit with a spotlight in an otherwise dark room, "seriously monged" music and weird, creepy camera angles of the style that countless directors and editors have used to give the impression that the camera viewpoint is 'high'. All funny and surreal by itself, but made even funnier by the dawning realization that the camera angles are just an editing trick; from the point of view of the kids, they're just being forced to sit still in a dark room looking at a table covered in powder whilst weird music plays, an utterly boring and pointless exercise from their point of view which brilliantly underscores just how ineffectual and pointless the whole program is. ~ Doctor Nemesis
  • When discussing, "good AIDS and bad AIDS", Chris Morris is horrified to learn that the AIDS victim he is talking to in fact has "bad AIDS" and shouts, "What if a madman broke in here with a machine gun and shot you to pieces? Anyone here yawning would get your blood in their mouth!" What's already a brilliant line is taken to another level when you realise that, if a crazed gunman burst into a room, would you be yawning? Screaming, possibly, but yawning...

Fridge Horror
  • The poor girl who's subjected to an ordeal where her parents fake their own deaths to try and scare her off drugs, only to eventually reveal to her that it was just a hoax, is going to be pretty fucked up as a result of that exercise. At the very least, she'll have severe trust issues towards her parents, and is unlikely to believe a single word they say ever again — including what they say about the dangers of drugs. It's hinted (and entirely possible) that the exercise intended to scare her off drugs is ultimately going to end up causing her to develop a drug problem in future.