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October 6, 2011 8:30 AM   Subscribe

The contestants on the grand final of the BBC's The Great British Bake Off were upstaged by the brief 'explicit' appearance of a squirrel. This has apparently shocked a nation. (possibly NSFW unless you work in a zoo/farm/park/pet shop etc)
posted by fearfulsymmetry (75 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's nice to know they still have Victorians over there, possibly under a bell jar and passing notes to explain how upset and outraged they are.
posted by The Whelk at 8:36 AM on October 6, 2011


Tried to watch the video but it is well hung.
posted by orme at 8:37 AM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


I can now proudly say that I am hung like a squirrel.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 8:38 AM on October 6, 2011 [5 favorites]


Was someone sacked?
posted by Capt. Renault at 8:39 AM on October 6, 2011 [11 favorites]


Dave Letterman is going to have a field day with this.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:40 AM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


One viewer commented: ‘Why did the cameraman focus on the squirrel at all? I just didn’t need to see that.’

It took them like three days to find the octogenarian dowager who said this. They had to conduct the interview through the door of her fainting room. Something something pearl clutching something Victorian joke something something monocle.
posted by griphus at 8:41 AM on October 6, 2011 [16 favorites]


Too many entendres
posted by obscurator at 8:41 AM on October 6, 2011


Don't you kind of have to be...checking out a squirrel...in order to even notice that?
posted by DU at 8:42 AM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Maybe we should change the definition of the verb to squirrel.
posted by Samuel Farrow at 8:44 AM on October 6, 2011


Fark must be the happiest place on earth right now.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 8:49 AM on October 6, 2011 [7 favorites]


Too many entendres

Beg your hardon?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:49 AM on October 6, 2011 [15 favorites]


It would have been ok if it had been a red squirrel. Native squirrel nads are fine, it's the invasive ones that are the problem.
posted by Coobeastie at 8:49 AM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


I have to say that if there is a good place to find uncut squirrel during the "Great British Bake Off" it is OUTSIDE OF THE BAKERY.
posted by chavenet at 8:49 AM on October 6, 2011


p.s. the Grauniad article linked to in the FPP reveals that this squirrel sack sequence was BLUE in the marketing sense of the word, and not only blue in the "blue films" sense.
posted by chavenet at 8:54 AM on October 6, 2011


I wish mine were as big as my thigh. Sexy!
posted by CarlRossi at 8:54 AM on October 6, 2011


This is reasonable turnabout for that off-putting shot of a lovely scone halfway through Monster Squirrel Ball Pumperz Voume VIII.
posted by Greg Nog at 8:54 AM on October 6, 2011 [21 favorites]


New game. SQUIRREL porn star name. Buster Nutkin, anyone?
posted by falcon at 8:55 AM on October 6, 2011 [6 favorites]


Rocky.
posted by longsleeves at 8:57 AM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Delicate sensibilities are delicate.
posted by jbickers at 8:57 AM on October 6, 2011


Impressive! You really can't blame the squirrel for showing it off. Difficult to hide if he wanted to, really.
posted by Daddy-O at 8:57 AM on October 6, 2011


Hmmm, "shocked a nation"? The best–rated Daily Mail comments were those thinking it was hilarious.
posted by Jehan at 8:58 AM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Squirrel Girl Does Dallas.
posted by fight or flight at 8:58 AM on October 6, 2011


There's a related video that definitely seems like a transgression.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 9:00 AM on October 6, 2011


Ron Jeremy's English relative?
posted by punkfloyd at 9:00 AM on October 6, 2011


This proves once again that my belief that squirrels are nothing more than rats with excellent marketing is spot on.
posted by tommasz at 9:01 AM on October 6, 2011 [3 favorites]


Have to say, I have not thought of squirrels in "that way" before. Now I wonder if this was Morganna the kissing squirrel.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 9:01 AM on October 6, 2011


"Joanne Wheatley triumphed, despite being rather upstaged by the attention-seeking squirrel"

To paraphrase Crocodile Dundee: That's not attention-seeking - this is attention-seeking ... (NSFW)
posted by falcon at 9:03 AM on October 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


PepsiBlueballs
posted by obscurator at 9:04 AM on October 6, 2011


F-f-f-frikken awesome!

-Todd
posted by Existential Dread at 9:05 AM on October 6, 2011 [8 favorites]


BODY PARTS ARE PARTS OF BODIES
posted by shakespeherian at 9:06 AM on October 6, 2011


What's worse, the squirrel proceeded to climb up a linden tree.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:07 AM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Native squirrel nads are fine, it's the invasive ones that are the problem.

Are you saying that the British viewing public is obsessed with the size of the packages on immigrant squirrels? This is taking race panic to a whole new level. Tree-top level, I suppose....
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:08 AM on October 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


Quite.
posted by jph at 9:11 AM on October 6, 2011


animal porn on the front page what have we become
posted by The Whelk at 9:12 AM on October 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


They film the Great British Bake off over the summer. As any budding zoologist knows, squirrels hide their nuts in winter.
posted by MuffinMan at 9:13 AM on October 6, 2011 [5 favorites]


Squirrel with big hairy nuts? We got that b-roll.
posted by phaedon at 9:15 AM on October 6, 2011


animal porn on the front page what have we become

DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK
posted by Greg Nog at 9:16 AM on October 6, 2011


I've always wanted to do an English language blog about french comics called "The Cat's Balls"
posted by The Whelk at 9:17 AM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


As any budding zoologist knows, squirrels hide their nuts in winter.

Did Encyclopedia Brown tell you that?
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:18 AM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


The NSFW thing is a joke, right?

Right?
posted by odinsdream at 9:18 AM on October 6, 2011


Nothing like a good pearl-clutching to start the day off right.
posted by elizardbits at 9:20 AM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


these oearls feel so good in my hand.
posted by The Whelk at 9:21 AM on October 6, 2011


Perhaps this explains why North American gray squirrel has pushed out the native red squirrel. There's also a picture of a female squirrel in a similar pose just in case you... I don't know what.
posted by longsleeves at 9:23 AM on October 6, 2011


I think The Whelk has got into the sherry again.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:23 AM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


If only they knew about squirrel underpants.
posted by plastic_animals at 9:24 AM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


I love the way he looks behind him and then turns around, he's like, "LADIES."
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 9:28 AM on October 6, 2011 [4 favorites]


BODY PARTS ARE PARTS OF BODIES

Voted comment most likely to have been typed by a serial killer. I blame the all-caps.

(In the interest of full disclosure, I do not believe shakespeherian is a serial killer.)
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:30 AM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Damn Yank squirrel: Oversexed, overpaid and over here...
posted by Skeptic at 9:30 AM on October 6, 2011 [4 favorites]


Ah, British television: Home of the single entendre.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:36 AM on October 6, 2011


My hamster, who has been affectionately nicknamed 'Stretchnuts,' is seething with jealousy that he'll never be able to flash an entire country all at once.
posted by cmyk at 9:41 AM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


(In the interest of full disclosure, I do not believe shakespeherian is a serial killer.)

Good, I may need you as a character witness later.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:43 AM on October 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


(don't ask about his other "balls")
posted by The Whelk at 9:51 AM on October 6, 2011


This means they won't fit in the jars I bought.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:52 AM on October 6, 2011


"Hung like a squirrel" is no longer the insult I thought it was.
posted by Kokopuff at 10:13 AM on October 6, 2011


That squirrel was clearly in the wrong. He had a lot of nerve exposing himself to the camera. What unmitigated balls!
posted by Splunge at 10:28 AM on October 6, 2011


Oh Britain.
posted by Richard Holden at 11:36 AM on October 6, 2011


I blame high-definition TV. We'd have never known a squirrel could sit on his nuts like they were a yoga ball back when we were peering at CRTs with analog broadcasts.
posted by jamaro at 11:41 AM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


At least that squirrel wasn't circumcised. Or fat, come to that. Man, that squirrel is a fine example to us all.
posted by Decani at 11:46 AM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think The Whelk has got into the sherry again.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 5:23 PM on October 6


God DAMN, I thought it tasted off.
posted by Decani at 11:47 AM on October 6, 2011


So much for that stiff upper lip, eh?
posted by FormlessOne at 11:59 AM on October 6, 2011


I blame high-definition TV.

But.... we're watching it on YouTube!
posted by Artw at 12:07 PM on October 6, 2011


I especially like how the first next video is Ron Paul on Gold & Silver. Very fitting.
posted by scalefree at 12:14 PM on October 6, 2011


At last Great Britain has had their "Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction" moment.
posted by Joey Michaels at 12:51 PM on October 6, 2011


Squirrel underpants?

They've put a brassiere on a camel.
posted by Specklet at 1:50 PM on October 6, 2011


Shit, I think I'm gay now.
posted by dhdrum at 2:23 PM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hooray, I think I'm gay now!
posted by shakespeherian at 2:24 PM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Darlings, EVERYONE is gay now! Shall we dance?
posted by Pallas Athena at 2:41 PM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


I saw this on transmission and howled with laughter.

The Great British Bake-Off wasn't one of those shows that used cooking as a metaphor for sex, but it had a healthy sense of its own comparative unimportance and a strong theme of flirting between the male judge and more than one of the male contestants in the earlier episodes, at least until the last of the boys were eliminated. One of the two presenters is a well-known lesbian, and the run-out of the final episode revealed that one of the eliminated contestants has 'been asked to bake a cake for the 400th issue of The Gay Times'.

Not, in other words, a programme that has any particular problems with sex.
posted by Hogshead at 3:14 PM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


I was addicted to TGBO, and never even noticed this.

No - The only thing I found shocking about the whole series was when Jason was evicted from the show. He totally didn't deserve to go when he did.
posted by seanyboy at 4:47 PM on October 6, 2011


Also, the newspaper article linked above is from the Daily Mail. It's been said before, but is worth repeating... The DailyMail is a piece of sensationalist racist jingoistic shit. Think Fox News without the charm. And they really, really hate the BBC.
posted by seanyboy at 4:52 PM on October 6, 2011 [3 favorites]


<Lady Bracknell>A BALLBAG?!</Lady Bracknell>
posted by elephantday at 4:58 PM on October 6, 2011 [4 favorites]


He certainly puts the rod in rodent.
posted by ob at 5:23 PM on October 6, 2011 [3 favorites]


I bet he puts the "screw" in Sciuridae.
posted by Renoroc at 6:24 PM on October 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


Camel bras have been a thing for a long time. They are used when weaning camel calves. Sometimes one or two teats are left out for the calf. The other two are so the human owners can get camel milk.

That squirrel is circumcised as well as super-sized!
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 7:00 PM on October 6, 2011


Hey, that's my YouTube clip!

>double take

H..H..How many views?!
posted by jiroczech at 2:43 AM on October 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


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