Snowflake-pandering telly censors have declared war on ’Allo ’Allo! to avoid upsetting the woke mob, French and Germans.
The saucy French resistance sitcom is the latest harmless Brit sitcom to be slapped with a telly censors’ content warning.
Bosses at the “best of British” streaming service BritBox have included the alert on all nine series of the innuendo-laden series: “This classic comedy contains language and attitudes of the time that may offend some viewers.”
Starring Gordon Kaye as womanising French café owner René during the German’s World War Two occupation of France, the slapstick show was famed for language-barrier based catchphrases including “I was pis*ing by the door”, “I will say this only once” – as well as “Shut up, you silly old bat” and “Ooh my dicky ticker”.
The warning comes despite the 85 episodes of the comedy originally being shown on BBC One at teatime from 1982 to 1992.
A TV source said: “Bosses are worried the pantomime-esque sexual innuendo and the stereotyping of French and German characters could cause offence in today’s ‘woke’ world.”
It joins a huge range of seemingly innocuous shows on BritBox that now carry warnings about language and “outdated” content.
They include episodes of One Foot In The Grave, Fawlty Towers, Coronation Street, the Carry On films and even Call The Midwife.
Comic Barry Cryer, 86, has slated TV bosses for making shows that attracted millions of viewers in the 1970s and ’80s “victims of the forces of political correctness that dominate so many sectors of society these days”.
He said the move included demonising ’Allo ’Allo!’s “unfashionable double entendre, silly accents and national and gender stereotyping”.
The latest BritBox warning comes a week after telly producer John Lloyd, 69, blasted the woke mob for ruining comedy.
John – who produced Spitting Image, Blackadder and Not The Nine O’Clock News – seethed: “Over the last few years all nuance has been removed.
“You’re either with us or a Nazi. And it works both ways. People seem to have failed to see the other side’s point of view. And, to some extent, lost their sense of humour. They are angry, rather than funny.”
A spokesman for BritBox said of its content warnings: “Programming on the service that contains potentially sensitive language or attitudes of their era has carried appropriate warnings since our launch in November 2019, to ensure the right guidance is in place for viewers who are choosing to watch on demand.”
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