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Post  Bedshammer on Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:09 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16842230

I really can't see this working, can you?


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Post  Bully 9 on Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:18 pm

One of my all time favourite comedy programs! But no, cant see them getting the humour.
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Post  FrenchSpur on Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:41 pm

Bully 9 wrote:One of my all time favourite comedy programs! But no, cant see them getting the humour.

The Americans have trouble understanding the Teletubbies
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Post  villanfromluton on Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:45 pm

Heard David Jason being interviewed and he was very sceptical about it.
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Post  Bedshammer on Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:46 pm

FrenchSpur wrote:
Bully 9 wrote:One of my all time favourite comedy programs! But no, cant see them getting the humour.

The Americans have trouble understanding the Teletubbies

I think they do comedy very well sometimes. Friends, Cheers, Frazier etc, and my current favourite is Modern Family. But I can't se OFaH translating to the States. Del Boy is too British.
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Post  FrenchSpur on Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:49 pm

Bedshammer wrote:
FrenchSpur wrote:
Bully 9 wrote:One of my all time favourite comedy programs! But no, cant see them getting the humour.

The Americans have trouble understanding the Teletubbies

I think they do comedy very well sometimes. Friends, Cheers, Frazier etc, and my current favourite is Modern Family. But I can't se OFaH translating to the States. Del Boy is too British.

Friends was just a bit of nice amusement. Cheers and Frazier were basically British farce. The only Americans who got them were ones who had travelled....

Another good one was Becker again British humour...

Have you ever watched two and a half men ??? It was their most popular comedy until Charlie Sheen went loopy... If you watch one it is quite good when you see the second one you think I've seen this... If you watch the third you know you have....
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Post  Guest on Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:04 pm

There's some brilliant US comedy out there. Big Bang Theory is my favourite at the moment, Boston Legal is excellent too.

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Post  jak on Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:15 pm

I just lerv Boston Legal. It's by far the best American comedy I've seen. It's REALLY good.
I just can't see OFaH working in the States far too much colloquialism. The humour is too subtle on many occasions for any foreigner to understand.

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Post  Guest on Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:52 pm

If they're just doing the format of working class boy trying to make it good, then I suppose it depends how good the writers are. Look at The Office, the US version has been a huge hit, but trying to copy it outright won't work in a million years.

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Post  Guest on Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:52 pm

jak wrote:I just lerv Boston Legal. It's by far the best American comedy I've seen. It's REALLY good.
I just can't see OFaH working in the States far too much colloquialism. The humour is too subtle on many occasions for any foreigner to understand.

How far along are you in Boston Legal? Have you met Bethanie yet? Very Happy

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Post  Avfc_4eva_Sotc on Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:54 am

Big Bang Theory is excellent, Sheldon's character is genius.

Only fools and horses though..no it won't work

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Post  Bedshammer on Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:28 am

I forgot about Big Bang Theory, is v good.
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Post  jak on Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:45 am

Ezekiel 25:17 wrote:
jak wrote:I just lerv Boston Legal. It's by far the best American comedy I've seen. It's REALLY good.
I just can't see OFaH working in the States far too much colloquialism. The humour is too subtle on many occasions for any foreigner to understand.

How far along are you in Boston Legal? Have you met Bethanie yet? Very Happy

Bethanie, yes, d'you know she was actually the ex wife of one of QB's Blackpool conquests. Very Happy
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Post  Jay.P.A on Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:54 pm

I mean the US can pull off some good comedies, some of my favourites are mentioned in this thread already.

Frasier, Becker, Two and a Half Men, The Office, King Of Queens, Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother, Everybody Loves Raymond, even cartoon shows like Family Guy, American Dad, Archer, The Life and Times of Tim, etc.

But I really doubt they could make an OFaH remake to crack it in US. Apparently, Steve Carell was really interested in playing Del Boy's charater.
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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:55 pm

Steve Carrell is too middle class American. It wouldn't surprise me if a black actor got the lead.

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Post  villainies on Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:25 pm

It just depends on the writing and who the leads are. The concept is fairly transferable, del boy characters exist everywhere and if its set in New York they will have all their own colloquilisms and quirks. It could bomb just as easily as be successful but I think the OFaH model is very appealing for the masses.
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Post  Avfc_4eva_Sotc on Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:51 pm

I'm not sure america has the same kind of area, Dell boy was someone who got his hands on dodgy merchandise and sold it out of a suitcase in a busy market square, do those market areas really exist in places like New York?

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Post  FrenchSpur on Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:53 pm

Avfc_4eva_Sotc wrote:I'm not sure america has the same kind of area, Dell boy was someone who got his hands on dodgy merchandise and sold it out of a suitcase in a busy market square, do those market areas really exist in places like New York?

Street sellers in the States usually tend to be people on street corners who are selling Drugs or Sex
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Post  Avfc_4eva_Sotc on Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:54 pm

FrenchSpur wrote:
Avfc_4eva_Sotc wrote:I'm not sure america has the same kind of area, Dell boy was someone who got his hands on dodgy merchandise and sold it out of a suitcase in a busy market square, do those market areas really exist in places like New York?

Street sellers in the States usually tend to be people on street corners who are selling Drugs or Sex

I look forward to shopping in America one day.

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Post  QBVILLA on Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:55 pm

Avfc_4eva_Sotc wrote:
FrenchSpur wrote:
Avfc_4eva_Sotc wrote:I'm not sure america has the same kind of area, Dell boy was someone who got his hands on dodgy merchandise and sold it out of a suitcase in a busy market square, do those market areas really exist in places like New York?

Street sellers in the States usually tend to be people on street corners who are selling Drugs or Sex

I look forward to shopping in America one day.

I look forward to working there Wink
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Post  Tilton on Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:01 pm

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Post  Avfc_4eva_Sotc on Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:13 pm

QBVILLA wrote:
Avfc_4eva_Sotc wrote:
FrenchSpur wrote:
Avfc_4eva_Sotc wrote:I'm not sure america has the same kind of area, Dell boy was someone who got his hands on dodgy merchandise and sold it out of a suitcase in a busy market square, do those market areas really exist in places like New York?

Street sellers in the States usually tend to be people on street corners who are selling Drugs or Sex

I look forward to shopping in America one day.

I look forward to working there Wink

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Post  villainies on Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:35 pm

Avfc_4eva_Sotc wrote:I'm not sure america has the same kind of area, Dell boy was someone who got his hands on dodgy merchandise and sold it out of a suitcase in a busy market square, do those market areas really exist in places like New York?

Not sure about Market Squares although China Town is basically one huge market. I've seen a few streets in less fashionable parts where stalls where set up in front of properties selling gear and I'm sure in some of the poorer areas of Queens and Brooklyn that sort or set up is more common.
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Post  jpr60 on Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:20 pm

I liked Two-And-A-Half Men................

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Post  jak on Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:37 pm

jpr60 wrote:I liked Two-And-A-Half Men................

Whatever turns you on, jpr. Shocked

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