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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Cancel the arabic simpsons

On the second day of ramadan i watched the arabic version of the brilliant show "The Simpsons", which is now called "Al Shamshoon" (which is stupid, cause Shamshoon is the arabic name for Samson, but whatever), and was immedietly depressed. The show dubbing in arabic sucks, because the writers have failed to emulate the double- layerd dialopgue that makes the simpsons such a good show. The simpsons appeal has always been its ability to pose both as a silly cartoon and a serioulsy witty socio-political commentary. The arabic dubbed version failed to grasp or understand the second aspect of the show, so they stuck to the first, which is the silly cartoon aspect, and even failed miserably at that. They managed to make one of the funniest shows ever into something that is terribly unfunny, and one of the smartest shows around into something incredibly dumb. While Homer Simpson was the archetypical model for the lowest common denominator man, the guy who wants to do nothing but eat, drink beer at home or at Moe's Tavern, watch TV in his underwear while scratching himself and making morally ambigious choices, Omar Shamshoon is just stupid , and you can't even blame his laziness on his beer drinking, because Omar is a muslim, so he drinks soda instead of beer. Yeah. Sucky. Cancel the arabic simpsons MBC. Please. Us Simpson lovers can't take this abomination any longer.

11 Comments:

At 10/15/2005 05:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

look mate, the simpsons suck, suck suck!!!

 
At 10/15/2005 06:30:00 AM, Blogger MG said...

Just don't watch it and forget that it even exists... I know its pretty damn annoying for "the Simpsons lovers", but newcomers find it funny and it was made for the people who don't understand English and don't like reading subtitles, so using the Egyptian talents they moronically turned it into a children cartoon. So don't bother & keep watching the original show on Paramount channel... besides who watches the simpsons anymore when Family Guy is around!! D'oh

 
At 10/15/2005 06:42:00 AM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

Oh my God. It's magdee. Ya Magdeeee. where have you been ya ragel? wallahy I missed you.

 
At 10/15/2005 06:58:00 AM, Blogger Cindy said...

Duff makes soda??

 
At 10/15/2005 07:07:00 AM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

In the middle-east it does cindy. I was surprised too.

 
At 10/15/2005 08:10:00 AM, Blogger MG said...

lol well, I really do believe that you missed me ya sam! That's why I thought to drop in and say hello!

I'm using my intials now so its no longer Magdeeeee :)

 
At 10/19/2005 08:04:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, if that's what my media gave me, I'd want to blow myself up too.

 
At 11/06/2005 08:43:00 PM, Anonymous Jennan said...

i thinks it crazy how they couldnt create their on cartoon that was funny...that would probaly be very diffuvult for mbc...i was watching a kids cartoon and the kds didnt blink for some odd reason?

 
At 11/08/2005 10:39:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey you cant even speak english so shut the f*ck up.

 
At 6/23/2006 11:25:00 AM, Blogger Jon said...

If they wanted to make a version that would preserve its character and be made especially for Arabic language and situations, it would be revolutionary for Arab culture. Too many people would rather not go that route even though it's exactly what the Arab world needs more of.

 
At 6/26/2006 12:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

man dont cancel the arabic simpons just watch the version in english because its unfair that arabic children cant enjoy it like we do in america so just keep it and all u that wanna cancel it are haters.

 

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