The Comic Strip Presents...The Strike is about a screenwriter who attempts to pitch a film about a failed miner's strike, only to discover that American film executives are rewriting it into a bizarre, cliché-filled "Hollywood" movie. The lead actress is played by "Meryl Streep", and her character has a few scenes where she holds oranges (which "Al Pacino"'s character knocks out of her hands).
At first, I thought that this was just some strange quirk of her character. But later while watching dailies of the footage they filmed, "Meryl Streep" is shown peeling an orange.
Why is this? Was the real Meryl Streep known for a love of oranges? Is this just a random character trait invented for the short film?