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Windows 7: I don't understand the point of this video

13 Jul 2010   #11
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
It's always encouraging to hear that American culture has such a worldwide influence.
Fo sure bra, it's really peachy keen daddy-o. Like dad, that's just real outta sight. Maybe my bitches will like da bling I buy them so I can continue to tap dat ass.

Ya dig?

Not to be a square - but notice the miss matched multiple generation / cultural span?

Encouraging? Debatable.

Cultural influence that has permeated the world? You betcha ass it has pal


As for the commercial, it is mildly amusing.

Then again, that's due to part of my Johnson's influenced ability to appreciate innuendo and double entenderé based humour...

What can I say, I grew up on a diet of 60-70's UK based comedy. "Carry On" series anyone?


English comedy has traditionally always been more 'word based' as opposed to US 'slapstick'.

The Americans are getting better at word based humour though.
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13 Jul 2010   #12
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
...I grew up on a diet of 60-70's UK based comedy. "Carry On" series anyone?...
For all I know it was the un-hippest show ever in the minds of today's UKers, but I still get a laugh out of Are You Being Served? .
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13 Jul 2010   #13
smarteyeball

 
 

The UK of today is completely alien to the UK of 30+ years ago. It would be like, totally uncool nowadays.

Realistically, it was just a repetitive sexual innuendo laden low brow T@A comedy movie franchise. Not exactly intellectually stimulating, but it was stimulating in other areas

Similarish to 'Are you being Served' in regards to non-stop sexual innuendo.



But just like most UK comedies from that era, the premise and catch phrases did wear thin towards the end of their runs. "My pussy jokes etc" are a prime example. Still good for a leave your brain at the door' laugh though


But some original modern US sitcoms are fantastic as they aren't too formulaic like most US sitcoms are. There are varying degrees of originality.

A lot of popular US sitcoms survive and rate well due to better writing and the appeal and calibre of the actors, but are still essentially template based. <insert 90% of current sitcoms>


Shows like Seinfield, Curb your Enthusiasm (both largely successful due to the originality of Larry David - who created some of the new templates now in use), Boston Legal (the first few seasons before it became a boring and preachy political platform), Arrested Development and 30 Rock are successful because they deviated from the sitcom mould.



Traditionally US comedies of the yesteryear were more 'visually' orientated, rather than dialogue which can be traced back to it's vaudevillian roots. Shows like "I love Lucy/ Lucille Ball Show / I dream of jeanie / bewitched et al" just a few quick examples.

Most successful UK based shows that are ported and 'tweaked' for US audiences tend to fail miserably. Usually because the humour is very different and during the process of adaptations to suit a US audience, they ruin the essence of what made the originals so appealing.

The only current successful UK port I can think of atm is 'The Office'. The format to the original UK version is very close and is successful largely because of Steve Carell's appeal and that of the other supporting actors. Plus by and large, audiences can 'identify' on some level with the workplace environment.

In the past, the other was Sandford and Son based on Steptoe and Son. Sanford and Son was successful due to strong performances from Red Foxx and some of the other ancillary characters.

Although towards the end of Sandfords run, Red Foxx's vaudevillian roots started to turn it into more a 'variety hour' format.



But that's not to say UK comedies were exempt from the 'slapstick' style. There's plenty of those of those too.


Basically, there is both comedy gold and comedy travesties from both continents.


Australian comedy is unique in it's own way, but is still largely UK influenced rather than US.
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14 Jul 2010   #14
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Good stuff smarteyeball, Always interesting reading your commentaries!
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14 Jul 2010   #15
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Yes australian comedy is unique in it's own way
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14 Jul 2010   #16
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Good stuff smarteyeball, Always interesting reading your commentaries!
Thanks Derek

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrightBlessings View Post
Yes australian comedy is unique in it's own way


I haven't seen that one for ages

That guy was huge in the 80's. He's pretty much faded into obscurity now.

A lot of our humour is tongue in cheek irreverence. It was even better before Political Correctness left it's filthy stain and diluted it.

But sometimes, it's still just off the wall:





I believe they may actually be attempting a US version of this show. I hope it does better than 'Kath and Kim'.

While I didn't really like it all that much, 'Kath and Kim' was a wildly popular hit over here for a while.

It was one of the few Aussie shows they tried to re-tweak for a US audience but the end result can only be described as a brutally botched abortion.

I saw about 5 mins of the US version and that was certainly enough for me.
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14 Jul 2010   #17
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrightBlessings View Post
Yes australian comedy is unique in it's own way
I couldn't understand one word of that.
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14 Jul 2010   #18
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Quote:
I believe they may actually be attempting a US version of this show. I hope it does better than 'Kath and Kim'.

While I didn't really like it all that much, 'Kath and Kim' was a wildly popular hit over here for a while.

It was one of the few Aussie shows they tried to re-tweak for a US audience but the end result can only be described as a brutally botched abortion.

I saw about 5 mins of the US version and that was certainly enough for me.
I hope america will leave wilfred alone. Australian humour does'nt translate all that well for the foreign market
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14 Jul 2010   #19
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

"The IT Crowd" is an interesting show
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14 Jul 2010   #20
clunkfish

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Grimmjow View Post
Everlong bet me to it. English isn't my native language, too much movies I suppose...and from all of movies that I had watched, I remembered johnson...
The Big Lebowski has a pretty funny "Johnson" scene - the nihilists threaten to cut The Dude's off
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