THE BBC has ordered a multi-million pound investigation into the tastes of the poor.
BBC1 chief Danny Cohen had berated executives for producing a surfeit of cosy, middle-class sitcoms in which professional parents berate their tall, well-nourished children for not putting the top back on the Waitrose Finest Orange Juice.
He said: “As broadcasters we must reach out to lower-income families, who haven’t really been able to enjoy television comedy since the one about the people who worked for a nationalised bus company.”
The corporation has now commissioned extensive research into the ghastly peccadilloes of the untermenschen.
A spokesman said: “We understand they enjoy pre-sliced bread, strongly flavoured yoghurt, loud arguments and pies.”
Cohen has already ordered a series of pie-based sitcoms, including Keep It In The Pie, Family Pies and the grotesquely offensive French-themed comedy ‘Allo Pie.
He added: “Nothing captures the hearts of the masses like cheap cuts of meat encased in flaky or short crust pastry. That is what a pie is, yes?”
Working class lady, Nikki Hollis, said: “It’s true that I’m not really a fan of My Family. Maybe it’s because I can’t relate to the characters and their affluent bourgeois lifestyle.
“But more likely it’s because it feels like someone has wedged my mouth open and is shovelling in spoonful after spoonful of freshly squeezed Labrador excrement.
“I don’t find it class-ist. I find it shit.”