Talkin' trash to the garbage around me.

10 September, 2007

Mutually Assured Destruction

In Soviet Russia, sitcom laughs at you:
A drumbeat of anti-Americanism may be coming from the Kremlin these days, but across Russia people are embracing that quintessentially American genre, the television sitcom, not to mention one of its brassiest examples. And curiously enough, it is the Russian government that has effectively brought “Married With Children” to this land, which somehow made it through the latter half of the 20th century without the benefit of the laugh track.


These days, American visitors in Russia could be forgiven for thinking they had stumbled upon some bizarre realm of reruns. Adaptations of two other shows, “Who’s the Boss?” and “The Nanny,” are also popular here.

I hope arms negotiators are keeping tabs on this - we cannot get caught up in a sitcom race, and we must prevent the Reds from unleashing the awesome powers of "Growing Pains" or, god forbid, "Full House."

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