His dream swiftly came true, becoming the platform’s third top trend by noon the same day.
Big names including Richard Osman swiftly got in on the act.
The comedian and best-selling author asked his one million followers: “Can we get #GrangeHillSausage trending? What a start to the week that would be. Is the sausage being thrown, or is it being stolen from the plate? Reply with the hashtag.”
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The show’s cartoon-style intro features pupils tucking into a meal of bangers and mash in their school’s cafeteria when a sausage attached to a fork suddenly hurtles through the air (or is snatched from an unsuspecting diner, depending on your take).
Within minutes of the two men’s tweets, thousands of fans piled onto the platform to offer their answers to Osman’s query, show off their punning skills, or simply share their memories of the now-axed teatime favourite:
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