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This is a remake of the British Show!

Yanks they say do not understand British dry humour, why do Americans remake our shows then?


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A couple of people (Americans) I know adore British shows and watch them all the time. In fact they prefer watching them to American TV shows.

Yanks are also usually a reference that applies to the NORTH EAST area of the country.

REBELS who fought the YANKS are from the SOUTH.

But some RED states and BLUE states are also turning PURPLE as well.

Anyhow, the point is there's LOTS of DIVERSITY over here so that's probably also what has you so confused.

Because one definitely also can't LUMP North Americans into just ONE CATEGORY as a way to try to understand them or their multi dimensional mentality.


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I also have a lot of American friends who love British humor.

If you don't want us remaking your shows, don't sell the rights that allow us to do so.

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I just discovered the HBO show, and I thought the title sounded British. No, some of us Yanks love British humor.

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Strangenesses:

- The subject line of the original post. It's hardly a secret that it's based on a British show. They didn't even change the title.

- Wouldn't a differing sense of humor be a motivation in favor of remaking shows? I mean, as opposed to just showing the same shows that were shown in Britain? There are other reasons to remake the show, but that would be one of them.

- This is far from the first - or the most significant - American remake of British show. Just a few, off the top of my head:
* Three's Company (was Man About the House which was also shown in the US)
* Sanford and Son (was Steptoe and Son)
* Men Behaving Badly (same title)
* Veep (was The Thick of It)
* The Office (same title)

There are quite a few other ones, though they don't leap to mind - generally because they were pretty bad and didn't last long enough to make an impression. There have also been dozens or scores of US shows that have been remade in Britain.

- Some British shows have been imported wholesale (or nearly wholesale) into the US. The whole Masterpiece Theater canon was generally drama, rather than comedy, but there was also Monty Python (as a suburban teenager in the mid-'70s, it was pretty much the gold standard of comedy), The Benny Hill Show (yes, it sucked, but apparently people watched it), Da Ali G Show (remade with different guests, but the same basic show), various things MTV used to show back in the '80s and '90s. Extras was co-produced by HBO and the BBC. More pointedly, it's not hard to name British comedians who are successful in the US.

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I hear what you're saying, tons of euro, especially British shows get remade as American shows. But if you point that out, they can get really defensive as you can see. It's better to just let them believe that they invent everything because yanks can be extremely sensitive and will start flying drones over your house for a comment like that LOL! ;-)

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Compared to the typical Brit who starts a "We are superior to the "Yanks" type of thread such as this? It's so typical. That's what the point of these threads started by the slimy limey's is really about and always is. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_British_television_series_based_o n_American_television_series

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Or, perhaps more dramatic, here's the most recent list of the top grossing films in Britain, as released by the BFI:
1 The Avengers, Age of Ultron (made in the US)
2 Fast and Furious 7 (made in the US)
3 Cinderella (actually made in both the US and the UK so there's 1/2)
4 Home (made in the US)
5 Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci (made in the US)
6 Woman in Gold (US and UK so there's now 1)
7 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water 3D (made in the US)
8 Child 44 (made in the US)
9 Get Hard (made in the US)
10 The Duff (made in the US)

So every one has some US input, and there's a total of 1 movie (1/2 + 1/2) made in the UK.

If you go further down the list, more UK productions start appearing, but just to put this in context:
- total gross of the top 10: 22,462,873
- total gross of all UK films in the top 111 (including joint productions with the US and other countries ): 2,152,450
- total gross of all films made solely in the UK: 205,065




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There are british actors in most of those movies ;)

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Compared to the typical Brit who starts a "We are superior to the "Yanks" type of thread such as this? It's so typical. That's what the point of these threads started by the slimy limey's is really about and always is.


I' m confused. You don't like Brits whom you perceive to have a superior attitude, but you can pejoratively call us Slimy Limeys?

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