The most surprising thing about this thread is apparently how little some people are seasoning their food! The list of ingredients being mocked for being things we should have in our cupboards is a pretty a basic mix of herbs, spices and flavourings IMO...
Some of the reactions above sound like they're from people that don't really cook (hence the incredulity about being expected to have an 85p pot of Tesco ground turmeric at home), and as such aren't actually going to be cooking any of the recipes from the show anyway and are just itching for an argument!
Yes, if you cook you would have a collection of store cupboard basics. Herbs and spices are things you always buy more than you need and keep the rest, they don't go off so it doesn't take long to get a collection. Paprika is an essential in our house, great on cauliflower or macaroni cheese. Cumin mainly gets used in scrambled eggs.
We've got a whole cupboard door full of little jars, and have everything on that list except the leaves