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The Simpsons get exported to the Middle East

Old 10-19-05, 01:21 PM
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The Simpsons get exported to the Middle East

Did anyone see this article? It gives some details of the (drastic) changes that were neccessary to make the show palatable to an Arab audience (like turing beer into soda and dropping references to bacon).
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Is this an entirely new version, or butchered episodes of the original? The article doesn't make that clear.
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Originally Posted by TracerBullet
Is this an entirely new version, or butchered episodes of the original? The article doesn't make that clear.
I'm sure it's just butchered original episodes, dubbed in Arabic and cut to pieces.

and donuts will become popular Arab cookies called "kahk."
I love eating kahk.
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Originally Posted by auntiewinnie
It gives some details of the (drastic) changes that were neccessary to make the show palatable to an Arab audience (like turing beer into soda and dropping references to bacon).
Damn! What's left?!?! They're going to have a bunch of 2 minute shorts!

Now I don't believe in nothing no more! I'm going to Law School!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by Morf
I'm sure it's just butchered original episodes, dubbed in Arabic and cut to pieces.


I love that they cut Moe's Bar out entirely. Because, y'know, that was never really a big part of the show.
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they had a story on this last night on ABC News. Al Jean (one of the creators of the Simpsons) said this really isn;t the Simpsons anymore since they changed it
Old 10-19-05, 04:38 PM
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I don't get it... they're importing the show because "there is a huge audience for American popular culture", but they have seemingly de-Americanized the entire show. At the rate they're going I'm surprised they aren't cutting out Krusty for being a Jew.
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They haven't totally de-Americanized the show -- they just did things like turning Homer's beer into soda.

Personally, I think it's hilarious. I hope they do South Park next, and I hope we someday see DVDs of the chopped episodes with English subtitles.
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So are they going to show Homer being drunk from drinking all those "sodas"? Maybe they'll cut out Mr. Burns because he's a Republican? And Apu because he's Hindu?

Would've made more sense to just remake it from scratch.
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Originally Posted by Achtung
So are they going to show Homer being drunk from drinking all those "sodas"? Maybe they'll cut out Mr. Burns because he's a Republican? And Apu because he's Hindu?

Would've made more sense to just remake it from scratch.
That's the part that's so funny. You just know these episodes will make zero sense by the time they're done with them. I'm sure at times, they're going to have to edit two episodes haphazardly together to make the time necessary for the slot the show is in.
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I just stumbled upon this:

http://www.badmash.org/singhson.php

Reminded me of this thread. Enjoy.
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Originally Posted by Morf
I'm sure it's just butchered original episodes, dubbed in Arabic and cut to pieces.

I love eating kahk.
I don't think you so much eat kahk as you suck it....

Homer: Marge I have some kahk for you
Marge: Homer, you shouldn't have them out in the living room!
Homer: Oh, but marge it's mmmmmm tasty kahk.
Marge: Now I have to go get more kahk....
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I saw the ABC report as well. All the little touches that make it funny seem to be changed, but at least they're keeping the "d'oh!"

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