Log in with a social network:
Log in with your username or email:
you americans have got to stop thinking you own the bloody world! the language is called ENGLISH, as in, from ENGLAND, and YOU stole it!
just because youre too stupid to appreciate comedy that requires any sort of thought, doesnt mean your lowbrow, canned laughter C-R-A-P is funny. its not.
and thats_nifty, youre clearly an idiot. the office is a mockumentary. in case you dont understand the concept of compound words, thats a mock documentary. and in documentaries, the people are AWARE of the camera and they TALK TO IT.
well, thats my lil rant over for today.
I doubt that American difficulty in understanding the U.K`s Office has much to do with I.Q and more to do with the differences between the sentence structure (as in, differing filler words, different way of posing things), a general difference in dialect and in usage of words, and the characteristics of comedy and the tie-in to language. After all, isn`t comedy about timing and phrasing? So if it`s difficult to process because of the language differences, the timing isn`t right, and therefore probably less funny.
That was a rather harsh comment. Subtlety in comedy is key in its reception; without a good grasp of U.K English, the subtlety is lost.
i duno about the american office but no one in this world is like ricky gervais, he`s genius.
1st rule of show business: DON"T LOOK INTO THE F*CKING CAMERA!
it goes right along with don`t look directly at the audience. It is creepy and kills the barrier between the audience and the actors.
Therefore the American version wins, mainly because they followed the rules. Go America.
How can you not get what the Monty Python lads are saying? Do you mean you don`t get the jokes? I guess it makes life harder for stupid people such as yourself when you need to actually *think* about a joke.
"Oh look, he was eating pizza and got pizza all over his mouth. Now he tries wiping the pizza off but the pizza gets spread even further. Pizza. Hahaha."
Compare that to a nanosecond glance that Gervais gives to the camera. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner.
American office > British OfficeAmerican humor > British Humor
Don`t get me wrong, I love monty python and all that, but I generally have no idea what the hell they`re even SAYING, never mind understanding their jokes. Maybe it`s the same for the british. I don`t belive so, though.
I have been part of IAB for a while now, this is probably one of the best posts ever. It doesn`t deserve an acronym, I was Laughing My A$$ Off!
Hey Cmanatlan, nice porn-stache.
AL7AIR, I was waiting for that one the whole time. I thought it would me number one. IMO it was the best prank, fictional or not. I gotta try it in real life. LOL when Dwight reaches out for the mint when Jim didn`t offer it."-what are you doing?-oh, sorry, I don`t know, I feel weird and my mouth is salivating..."
Best. Mockery. Ever.
Also, #3 was pretty good.I still prefer the Chaser`s war on everything though, because I don` think we get the office in Australia