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Old Feb 6th 2007, 4:31 pm
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Just in case some of you would like to know:

http://media.guardian.co.uk/site/sto...=ticker-103704
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Old Feb 6th 2007, 4:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
Just in case some of you would like to know:

http://media.guardian.co.uk/site/sto...=ticker-103704
Well I certainly will not be putting myself through the pain of watching it or any other of the shows they mention, they just destroy them
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Well I certainly will not be putting myself through the pain of watching it or any other of the shows they mention, they just destroy them
Maybe some of our USC members can explain to us WHY they feel the need to do this? What is wrong with the original Brit versions?
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Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
Maybe some of our USC members can explain to us WHY they feel the need to do this? What is wrong with the original Brit versions?
yeah i wish they'd stick to their own shows and leave ours as is
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Maybe some of our USC members can explain to us WHY they feel the need to do this? What is wrong with the original Brit versions?
Its far too funny for the American's ....they need to extract at least 94% of the jokes out of it to make it palatable to the average US viewer.... I wonder if they will keep Alice as a character They should ...most American females I have come across would be able to identify with her....
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4I wonder if they will keep Alice as a character They should ...most American females I have come across would be able to identify with her....
thats evillllllllllllllllllllllllllll, but true

can see now the problems that will occur when she turns her pictures of jesus round to worship Sean Bean (or in the US version, prolly John Travolta )
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Well I certainly will not be putting myself through the pain of watching it or any other of the shows they mention, they just destroy them
Their office is ok - different but ok
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Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
Maybe some of our USC members can explain to us WHY they feel the need to do this? What is wrong with the original Brit versions?
It's a pendulum swing. I can remember when a lot of British shows were derived from US shows, and not copied well, from an American point of view.

It would be better if they just described them as "An American show, inspired by ...".
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Old Feb 6th 2007, 5:46 pm
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QUOTE=Circus-of-Power;4371040]Its far too funny for the American's ....they need to extract at least 94% of the jokes out of it to make it palatable to the average US viewer.... I wonder if they will keep Alice as a character They should ...most American females I have come across would be able to identify with her....[/QUOTE]

Spot on.

Conclusive proof that American TV execs are stupid
  • Find well loved, award winning British commedy series
  • Get rights to do a US version of it
  • Remove all of the British style humour
  • Add the worst styles of American humor
  • Avoid all of the best plots in the show because they would be too risky for US television.
  • Wonder why the show bombed in the ratings?
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Originally Posted by BigDavyG View Post
Their office is ok - different but ok
Well may be you just get it "the so called funny side" better than I did, you do have to work in that environment poor lamb.
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Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
Maybe some of our USC members can explain to us WHY they feel the need to do this? What is wrong with the original Brit versions?

I watch maybe two or three hours of TV per month so I'm no expert.
Having said that, if I had to hazard a guess, it's because TV in general appeals to the lowest common denominator and programming is geared towards such. Usually it's the same people who like ketchup on steak, Tater Tots and Busch light beer. I actually like British humor (when I can understand what the hell you're saying! ) but the local Duke and Dutchess of Doublewide Estates probably wouldn't. TV is a tool for selling products to idiots. The way they get idiots to watch the advertisements is by interspersing them with "Shows". The more imbecilic the show, the longer the idiot is going to watch and the better the chance of him buying something. If they put a show on TV that required some aptitude for analytical thought the nonsentient morons would immediately switch the channel to "Mama's Family" reruns and miss the advertisements for the ALL NEW dingleberry flavored Pop-Tart.

That's my guess anyway. I could be wrong.
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Originally Posted by britvic View Post
Well may be you just get it "the so called funny side" better than I did, you do have to work in that environment poor lamb.
Not a copy or anything, the film "Office Space" was closer to a decent satire on a US office......"the office" just makes you cringe, esp the UK version.
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Old Feb 6th 2007, 6:12 pm
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I watch maybe two or three hours of TV per month so I'm no expert.
Having said that, if I had to hazard a guess, it's because TV in general appeals to the lowest common denominator and programming is geared towards such. Usually it's the same people who like ketchup on steak, Tater Tots and Busch light beer. I actually like British humor (when I can understand what the hell you're saying! ) but the local Duke and Dutchess of Doublewide Estates probably wouldn't. TV is a tool for selling products to idiots. The way they get idiots to watch the advertisements is by interspersing them with "Shows". The more imbecilic the show, the longer the idiot is going to watch and the better the chance of him buying something. If they put a show on TV that required some aptitude for analytical thought the nonsentient morons would immediately switch the channel to "Mama's Family" reruns and miss the advertisements for the ALL NEW dingleberry flavored Pop-Tart.

That's my guess anyway. I could be wrong.

Thank you kindly for your stab at an explanation!

Now then: since most Americans don't understand British comedy, but most Brits understand American comedy, does that mean:

- Americans are less smart than Brits; OR
- American comedies are 'more basic' than British comedies?



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Old Feb 6th 2007, 6:16 pm
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Originally Posted by another bloody yank View Post
I watch maybe two or three hours of TV per month so I'm no expert.
Well you are a very strange American indeed
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Well you are a very strange American indeed
I say let's make him an HonoUrary Brit!!!
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