Monday, September 25, 2006

"Freelove Autobahn" just isn't as funny.

Surely all of you are aware of the great BBC sitcom The Office, and even more of you are probably aware of the American remake (still largely unseen by me) on NBC. But did you know there are French and German versions of the show now as well? This Slate article has the details. I can't wait for the Islamic fundamentalist version where the boss makes inappropriate jokes about suicide bombers and Tim stones Dawn to death for her "shameful flirtatious glances."

(Above: One of David Brent's pranks goes horribly awry)


BayonneMike said...

I have a feeling that this photo will inspire many group Halloween costumes.

litelysalted said...

Wow have I really not read your blog for a whole week? I've been sick, that's my excuse. If you'll notice, my blog has also gone untouched for that long.

It's slightly comforting to know that we're not the only country ripping off of The Office... even if we do actually speak the same language as the original. Well, then again maybe not. Sigh. And, hee!

Chris said...

Welcome back, LS. I guess The Office does embody a sort of universal template (how depressing is that?) that could make it more easily adaptable than one might think.