[rescue] Bigger Iron at Home (was: SNMP, Baby!)

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Wed Nov 12 17:05:08 CST 2003

On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 02:09:45PM -0800, Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez wrote:
> the Yanks who are doing this show
> now, are not only copying the same concept of a program that is over 10
> years old but they are doing a rather poor job at it.

American TV makes little attempt to understand why a particular foreign
TV show is funny or successful.  They just think they can make a
cookie-cutter copy of it and people will watch it.  Compare the Japanese
cooking game-show Iron Chef to the abortion Hollywood made when they
tried to copy it, or any of the several awful attempts to copy Junkyard
Wars (titled Scrapyard Challenge in the UK).

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