I thought this was priceless.
It would be a more interesting social commentary if they hadn't specifically made the woman both young and unprofessional.
They did help this along a bit but I doubt it mattered. Note that the young woman was clearly shocked before she ever saw Fannie.
There is also the implicit statement that the very idea of a woman pilot was enough to qualify as a practical joke.
Yes, this seems to be an almost unprecedented case where Funt almost went too far, and chosen something that almost backfired for being too preposterous.
A related story in the news:
One might say that the old guard is finally catching up.
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