TV Fact #371 – October 29th, 2015:

The title for the British television series “Do Not Adjust Your Set! (DNAYS!)” (1967-1969) was not a coincidence. The show did in fact derive it’s title from a notice screened during the 1950’s and 1960’s whenever the signal went, which was a lot. It was thought that doing this would gain the show free publicity and it did although not the audience you think. The show, originally written as a children’s TV show,  it quickly acquired a following amongst many adults, including future Monty Python members, comedians John Cleese and Graham Chapman. Cleese himself mentioned this in the “Paying my ex-wife” stage performance tour in October of 2010.

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