Great British Bake Off

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Taking the ‘Great British Bake Off’ out of context makes it even greater

Everyone loves The Great British Bake Off. Here's a brand new way to experience it.


David Britton

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 3, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 6:35 pm CDT

The Great British Bake Off has become one of the most beloved cooking shows of all time, and it’s easy to see why. It’s light hearted, almost soothing, nature makes it a welcome relief from the typically cutthroat, high-intensity, American cooking show counterparts.

Besides, there’s just something therapeutic about watching people bake bread, which means it’s also the perfect show to watch if you’re still reeling from the Game of Thrones finale.

Image via Garfield minus Garfield

The show certainly has it’s funny moments. We all enjoyed seeing Mary chase Sue around trying to get a bite of chocolate mousse, and to make it even better the baker they stole if from said “It’s in the lap of the gods huh?” which is just so goddamn… British.

But there’s nothing that can’t be made funnier by taking it out of context. See, for instance, Garfield minus Garfield:

Garfield minus Garfield
Image via Garfield minus Garfield

Now someone has created a Twitter account called “no context bake off” and it’s taken the show to a whole new surreal leave. The account has been around since 2016, but went to new levels this week with this tweet about a scientist that was all too relatable.

But it’s been firing out quality tweets since long before.

The account follows the trend of another infamous out-of-context Twitter account of another highfalutin entity, the New York Times.

By the way, if you’re a fan of the show, and have a clever idea, the accounts bio states “dms are open for submissions/suggestions” which, ironically enough, is pretty funny taken out of context.


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*First Published: Sep 3, 2017, 6:00 am CDT