Sunday, March 26, 2006

Must not see kiss TV

Dubai is like so cool. You can ski indoors, Tiger Woods tees off off a helipad for a nominal fee, and Michael Jackson moonlimps in its malls.
Dubai is so modern, open minded, and tolerant that it censors Friends, Raymond, and Frasier. Oh, that vile pornography that is Frasier. Everybody Loves Raymond just don't demonstrate it. They have weird standards though, I mean Ray and Deborah can be seen in bed together but they can't kiss. Monica and Chandler are not even allowed in the bedroom until they get married. Rachel and Ross are always on a break. Joey is a virgin.

So a kiss is bad. Unless ..... it is planted on the Emir's schnozz. Then, it would be on TV all day.

Des goƻts et des couleurs....

6 comments:

laila said...

Dubai is so fake..the only thing that makes it bearable for me is that tons of people can actually make a better living for their families there..

Chief said...

And you forgot to mention the simpsons where Simpson becomes "Shamshoun", Bart Badr, Homer Omar, Saucages becomes Halal Beef meat and Beer, well i don't remeber...
I mean if they don't like so many things about the show. Why show it???

Anonymous said...

It's as hypocritical as Non-alcoholic beer ...

Eve said...

chief,
I don't think it has to do with not liking the show, as much as it does with adapting it for translation targeting purposes. I'm talking about the part where they change names & so.

Jamal said...

chief - beer is orange juice.

Eve- translating a show like the simpsons, is like your poetry translation project. you're never gonna reproduce the same product.

sam said...

It's not just sitcom kisses. The middle-east Disney channel censored the kiss that woke up Sleeping Beauty. There goes the whole plot for you. You see the prince leaning over her, and all of a sudden she opens her eyes :-)