Sunday, January 14, 2007

British humor a Swedish favorite?

As written below, British comedy is usually very successful in Sweden. We seem to have the same sense of humor (or is it just me??). If you grew up during the 70ies in Sweden you could not have missed "Fawlty Towers" ("Pang i bygget" in Swedish). Well, Sweden only had two TV channels at the time, so you pretty much saw everything that was on... But this was really funny.

I remember watching and being on the floor laughing.

It was first broadcast in 1975 and actually only 12 episodes were made. I've seen them all. Several times. I remember that me and my friends, once we were allowed, rented them and watched our favorite episodes.

Fawlty Towers is a British sitcom made by the BBC and first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975. Only twelve episodes were produced, but the series has had a lasting and powerful influence on later shows. The show is set in a hotel named Fawlty Towers owned by Basil Fawlty (John Cleese) and his wife Sybil. They have a well-meaning waiter from Barcelona named Manuel and a loyal waitress named Polly.

And if you stretch it, this bit is actually about multilingualism as well...

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