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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

12 Things I Learnt Watching American Sitcoms

Twelve Things I Learnt Watching American Sitcoms:
  • Whatever problem you have in life, it will surely be solved in 25 minutes.
  • People rarely die. Even if they did, it would be on “A Very Special Episode of…”
  • Once a year, somebody really famous like a singer/movie star/wrestler will appear on the show (to which the studio audience will cheer and clap hysterically when they appear for 3 minutes).
  • When they order Chinese take-out food, it always come in those strange-looking cubic boxes. (Unlike here where they come in cheap Styrofoam boxes.)
  • American kids bring home their friends to do homework together. Except they don’t always just do homework.
  • American suburb houses don’t have fences.
  • Babies strangely grow from 1-year old in one season to a talking 4-year old in the next season.
  • All American families live in big, spacious houses/apartments, beautifully furnished, no matter how rich or poor they are. (Except ‘Malcolm in the Middle’)
  • Even if you’re an out-of-job actor, masseuse or waitress, you can afford to wear new, different and beautiful clothes everyday of the year, for 10 years.
  • Home-delivered pizza in America is really cheap (unlike here). In fact people there can eat it every night.
  • Every office in America has at least one black/Asian/Latino/ethnic minority worker that only gets to say one or two lines of funny stuff per episode (Unless it’s a black comedy then it’s the other way around).
  • American children don’t look anything like their parents.

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3 Comments:

  • Ya lah, everything is so fake what in those movies. The funniest part is that they must solve all the problems in 25 minutes, inclusive of advert time.

    By Anonymous mrkiasu, at 5/03/2005 03:09:00 pm  

  • And the scary thing is the viewers also got conned into living a life as ideal as theirs.

    By Blogger 5xmom ~chanlilian.net~, at 5/03/2005 04:34:00 pm  

  • mrkiasu - but if its an end of season episode, the problems might take TWO episodes to solve...!

    5xm0m - that's why i luv to watch them!

    Wah, only 2 comments... I need to spend more time writing more interesting posts...

    By Blogger Simon, at 5/03/2005 09:07:00 pm  

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