From 'hot baps' to 'erect biscuits', the Great British Bake Off's innuendos are what makes the BBC's hit Wednesday night contest such enjoyable watching.
Scroll for the best innuendos
But not all viewers are impressed by hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc's “constant smutty remarks”, with a handful going so far as to complain to BBC feedback show Points of View.
“Please ask them to stop spoiling an otherwise delightful programme,” wrote one viewer, while another argued that 79-year-old judge Mary Berry often “looked quite embarrassed” at puns directed at her.
Perkins told this year's batch of contestants that they had "two hours to pop Mary's cherry...in the oven and bring it out again" in a recent episode.
Jo Brand's spin-off show Extra Slice also came under fire with one complaint calling it "lewd and mucky".
The BBC confirmed that only seven people have complained about the Bake Off's tone, much fewer than the 800 left outraged when Iain Watters' journey ended following the infamous Baked Alaska scandal with Diana Beard.
The worst Bake Off gaffes
The worst Bake Off gaffes
1/7 GBBO gaffes
It sounds impossible, but the great meltdown of series five involving Iain, Diana, and the hottest day of 2014 so far was more controversial than Custardgate. It ended when Iain binned the remains of his Baked Alaska and stormed out of the tent
2/7 GBBO gaffes
The bread basket challenge in series two had many bakers scratching their heads. Worst off was poor Janet, whose basket collapsed as soon as she took it out of the oven
3/7 GBBO gaffes
Who can forget the most unpatriotic British flag cake ever made in series four? Not only did you have to cut Liz's head off to see inside: the flag itself was more than a little wonky
4/7 GBBO gaffes
It's not even clear what this biscuit bake was supposed to look like, but series one contestant Louise said it was supposed to be heart-shaped. It's definitely not
5/7 GBBO gaffes
More of a camera gaff than a baking one: this squirrel made headlines for all the wrong reasons in series two when it found itself on national television. Complaints were made over the fact that the image failed to come with a "may contain nuts" warning
6/7 GBBO gaffes
Poor Yasmin in series two had a mini breakdown when her macarons failed to rise. Everyone else was more concerned about the dodgy shade of green. 'I didn't realise I'd get this emotional with baking,' said Yasmin. None of us did, Yasmin. None of us did
7/7 GBBO gaffes
The curse of the soggy bottom struck one unlucky contestant in the form of this zingy tart from series three. Mary Berry pursed her lips over how much lime zest had been used, while Paul Hollywood just looked disappointed at the poor quality of pastry on offer
As such, the BBC seems unfazed by certain viewers disapproval. Instead, both BBC One and the Bake Off's official Twitter accounts share the “innuendo of the week” after each episode, encouraging viewers to join in the risqué fun using the hashtag #BakeOffInnuendo.
A tweet this morning ahead of tonight's quarter final also laughs off complaints.
We can neither confirm nor deny rumours of innuendo in tonight's #BakeOffQuarterFinal... though it's likely a couple may have slipped in.— British Bake Off (@BritishBakeOff) September 24, 2014
Perkins tweeted that the complaints “don't bother” her and retweeted a fans response that she “gives up on humans”.
Mel/Sue complaints on POV don't bother me, it's the European Parliament's ruling on our 'Dutch' accents I'm dreading....— Sue Perkins (@sueperkins) September 21, 2014
So what exactly are these “totally unnecessary” innuendos that the angry seven speak of? Here are some of the best so far this series.
Other innuendos deserving a mention include Paul Hollywood telling contestants to strive for "something quite rigid but something that will taste good too" in 3D biscuit week; Mary giving said biscuits a "good forking"; and Paul ordering Mary to give her pastry "a good slapping".
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