Any article that starts out thusly is sure to contain some other comedic gems:
LONDON (AFP) – It was when a topless woman appeared on screen speaking Italian that devout Christians Alan and Anne Leigh-Browne realised the Doris Day film they had bought might have been wrongly packaged.
Really? What tipped you off?
Of course, their primary concern was For The Children:
“Our biggest concern with the whole episode was that small children could easily have bought the film and been exposed to its content,” Alan Leigh-Brown, 67, said on Thursday.
Their first clue that something was amiss was a warning advising against showing the film to children.
“Then some topless young women appeared and started talking in Italian, we were horrified, it’s not what you expect from a Doris Day film. [emphasis mine]
Really? I could have sworn that Pillow Talk featured several nude scenes.
“It was a pretty raunchy, explicit film, it certainly pulled no punches. My wife and I were very shocked but we watched it until the end because we couldn’t believe what we were seeing. [riiiiiiighhht. -ed.]
“The film became progressively more graphic, there was no plot to it, it was just sex.”
Which of course necessitated an extended viewing of the film by the couple.
A spokesman for the supermarket urged the couple to return the DVD so the matter could be investigated.
Mmmmhmmmm. “Investigate” the DVD, errrm, matter.