Re: Understated Humor
I think one of the best winks at the audience comes in "Ship in a Bottle".
Picard: In a sense, who knows? Our reality may be very much like theirs. All this might just be an elaborate simulation running inside a little device sitting on someone's table.
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For Duty and Humanity!
--Men in Black, 1934.