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

Andrew Weiss ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Thu Nov 13 10:50:03 CST 2003

On Nov 12, 2003, at 6:05 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:

> 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).
Or coupling.... or the aborted attempt at a US version of Red Dwarf.  
Why can't they just bring the show over as-is.


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