Following hard on the heels of an online petition by disgruntled Game of Thrones fans demanding a complete rewrite and remake of season eight, today a similar call has emerged for every one of the later series of popular sitcom, Last of the Summer Wine, to be completely rewritten and re-shot also.
The man who started the petition, unemployed stoat fettler Obidiah Scabthorpe from Holmfirth said: ‘Bah goom like. Game of Thrones last season were a reet joke. Unbelievable plots and characters completely changing everything they had previously stood for. Nowt made sense at all.’
‘And’t were same wi’ Last of’t Summer Wine. After’t first two seasons the last 63 had same chuffin’ stories week in week out; wi’ bloody characters changin’ into somebody different almost daily.’
‘It ended up every piggin’ episode had someone in’t buggerin’ bathtub on wheels careering out of control down’t steep hill. It were a complete travesty!’
However a spokesman for the BBC commented: ‘Summer Wine was a much-loved show and a jewel in our crown. To suggest that we remake it is simply neither viable or realistic.’
Meanwhile Mr Scabthopre remains undeterred. ‘Look, ‘appen we’ve got two signatures on’t petition already, that’s mine and’t wife’s. This thing’s going to snowball. Trust me, lad. Oh aye!’