Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Bleak Yorkshire humour: I Didn't Know You Cared

If you've never encountered this, it really is quite startling, a stark representation of the dark, bleak sense of humour that writers from these parts often utilise. You can also see the stereotypical signifiers of poverty (working class or 'common'-ness), frugal (or tight-fisted/stingy)ruralness, archaic and old-fashioned (indeed, Victorian and puritanical!), lack of intelligence/backwardsness ...

It doesn't in the case of this sitcom, based on best-selling novels and a radio show, but the Yorkshire stereotype can get downright gothic, as is the case with Wuthering Heights.

You can view more of this show through this search.