Phew, a good episode.
That doesn't really hold water given that breaking the fourth wall is a very common device in comedy and one critics are well aware of. It's not as if Morecambe and Wise, The Young Ones, Peep Show etc. etc. are lost on critics or the general public.
Personally I thought it had a very weak plot and lame jokes which people have elevated due to it referencing an Italian form of entertainment. Aren't the terrible jokes hilarious because did you know they used to tell terrible jokes in the 16th century. If it had been dressed in a Punch and Judy wrapper peo