Friday, 17 October 2014

Children's programmes

Children's programmes like Sesame Street and cartoons like Horrid Henry, Powerpuff Girls and Dexter's Laboratory are so well made! Not only are they educational but so funny. Actually, except for Sesame Street, I don't know how educational the rest are but they sure are AWESOME.

Million-dollar sitcoms and silver screen comedies aren't even half as funny or poignant. The typical comedy from the US or even Pakistan is actually quite lame. For example, the Big Bang Theory, despite being so promising, is full of cliches and really dumb humour. I was so disappointed to see a programme on a Pakistani channel with a stellar cast but it lacked really good dialogues and punch lines. My favourite US comedy still remains Frasier and from the UK, Fawlty Towers and Black Adder. Although, I have found a new-found appreciation for Mr. Bean and finally appreciate the comedic genius of that character. As for classic Pakistani comedy, there are so many: Fifty Fifty and Alif Noon, to name a few.

Speaking of Sesame Street, after watching it after years now because of Kavita, I now know who Big Bird sounds like.

There was this acquaintance who used to sound oddly familiar. Now I know why.

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