Horrified Observers of Pedestrian Entertainment: You Say Tomato and I Have No Idea What You're Saying

 

 

4/05/2005

You Say Tomato and I Have No Idea What You're Saying

Imagine if you found out that Rogers Communications in Canada was remaking Seinfeld, and with Canadian actors so that our northern neighbors could better relate to the characters. Seeing as how both America and Canada use English as an official language and are pretty similar culturally, you'd think Rogers wasn't giving the intellect of Canadian audiences much respect right?

Who would think to take one of the greatest television shows of all time, a perfectly cast, perfectly scripted masterpiece, and instead of just re-airing the original version in other countries, go through the process of redoing the entire show just so the local audience hears an accent they're more familiar with and have the roles performed in a broader, more obvious way?

We present to you The Office: American Style


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