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apparently they're going to make an american version
is this not just really wrong?
were truely big fans of these comedys, they'd leave well alone.
is still probably one of the most peculiar ideas the networks ever had.
Still, maybe we should start a sort of bizarre Chinese Whispers thing going with one series idea being bounced back and forth over and over to fill the schedules both sides, morphing as it goes.
example - america send us baywatch. itv remakes with bruce forsyth instead of david hasselhoff and when it gets back across the pond they end up with the price is right in red swimsuits?
you don't see British versions of Frasier or Lost. Why do they have to make American versions of everything.
US comedies tend to be simpler and more 'universal'.
I've not seen My Name Is Earl (which sounds odd). I'm only going on Frasier and Friends in these terms.
American's generally lack the intelligence to understand British humour.
It's just a fact. We don't do particularly good 'universal' comedies. Even the popular ones over here are still essentially quite niche, I would say.
We're a tiny nation with a large amount of money at our disposal. This makes us, like the Japanese, a somewhat odd place. Just as Japanese TV throws up some totally bizarre gems, ours does the same...they just don't necessarily translate well culturally.
Moreover, US culture is pervasive around so much of the world that their comedies will naturally sit better for us than the other way round.
but only cos they didn't get it totally wrong. and the cast is great. i can't see this being the same.
what a bad idea that is.
of a character with a "mangina" getting past the US censors seems slim to none. Not to mention a sandpaper monster who starts furiously masterbating after being given some gloves.
i forgot about that. HAHAHAA