The Great British Baking Show, a British television competition that airs on Netflix and PBS, has become a cult phenomenon in the U.S. The Onion presents a guide to everything you need to know about The Great British Baking Show.
Q: What do contestants have to bake?
A: Challenges range in difficulty from mini Victoria sandwiches to full-sized Victoria sandwiches.
Q: What’s the objective?
A: To convince American viewers that a dry scone is a delicious treat.
Q: What’s with all the balls and buns?
Q: How is everyone on the show so delightful?
A: Anyone entering the tent who is not pure of heart disintegrates into ash.
Q: Why is the show so popular?
A: Current events have led many Americans to yearn for the simpler times of being a British colony.
Q: Who is the show’s breakout star?
A: Type 2 diabetes.
Q: How many custard tarts has Paul Hollywood fucked?
A: The exact data is unavailable.
Q: Is this the kind of quality, commercial-free entertainment I count on my PBS affiliate to deliver and that is only possible through my generous contributions?
Q: Is Gordon Ramsay on the show?
A: Mercifully, no.
Q: What are the show’s future plans?
A: It’s being remade in the U.S., where producers hope to bring the concept of baking stuff to American audiences.