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The reaction on gazeta.pl says more about Poles than any late-night comedian ever could. From the comments there, an outsider could only presume that they are a humourless nation, so culturally insensitive that they can't tell the difference between an Amercan and a Britain, yet at the same time obsessed with people's nationality. And it didn't take long for anti-semitic comments to be made.
Nobody in UK has ever forced anybody to work sorting potatoes - no Pole (or any other nationality) has been kidnapped and brought to UK - and there's no reason why Poles or anybody else should be immune from being mentioned on a comedy proggramme.
I just can't imagine a similar reaction if some of the anti-British things on Polish TV were translated to English. Nobody would care.