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It's hilarious
73 65%
It's not funny
83 73%
I don't get it
79 70%
It's offensive
58 51%
Voters: 113.
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#1
Swedish comedy group has made a mock "Trial in the american south"-movie - "John Grisley's The Trial", complete with fake English and stereotype clichées (first 30 seconds is in regular Swedish):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyU2p4l5iUA

This is sort of how kids in Sweden speak play-English before they learn how to... I find this hilarious, but I tried it on at least one American who just didn't get it. Others (in the youtube comments) have taken offence...
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#3
Why didn't you put an option in between "it's hilarious" and "it's not funny"?
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#4
Hooray for the poll allowing you to pick all of the choices. I picked them all.
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#5
I cant understand a damned word they are saying.

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Why didn't you put an option in between "it's hilarious" and "it's not funny"?


To force you to choose? ;-)
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Hooray for the poll allowing you to pick all of the choices. I picked them all.


You can find it hilarious AND offensive... But sure - captain backfire is now my middle name I guess...
#10
their accents are horrible, and their english is flawed.

If they really wanted to do something funny, they should've done it well.

EDIT: not that I find it offensive, it's just done really, really poorly. Swedes might find this funny, but any american will know these are all swedish actors the minute they open their mouths.
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#17
Clicked them all.
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To force you to choose? ;-)

Not really a great plan considering you made the poll multiple choice.
I found it hilariously unfunny, didn't understand it, yet find it massively offensive.
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#19
It was ok

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#20
So, what, Swedish people think we're mentally challenged?

Yeah I really don't get what I just watched.

EDIT:
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their accents are horrible, and their english is flawed.

If they really wanted to do something funny, they should've done it well.

EDIT: not that I find it offensive, it's just done really, really poorly. Swedes might find this funny, but any american will know these are all swedish actors the minute they open their mouths.


Yeah, this.
#21
Not funny. Not offensive. Just kind of retarded.
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#22
What's supposed to be funny about this? The most amusing thing about this is how none of them seem to be able to pronounce 'question' right.
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#23
Why does the guy who is supposed to be from New York have a southern accent?


Or is that the joke?


That thing is pretty confusing.
#25
The only way I would find it offensive would be if it wasn't supposed to be funny. Even then
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#26
It wasn't offensive (to me anyway). I laughed a few times at the ridiculousness of it but it makes no sense. I thought the stereotype of the Southerner in the bowling alley was funny though

But the whole thing was pretty stupid.
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#27
French speaking here.

A bit retarded, but still somewhat funny. Their attempt at faking various American accents made me cringe, but I laughed at 3:44.

Also, it's obvious they're intentionally using the wrong words, like "erection" for "objection".
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#30
I didn't the joke they were trying to make. It was just a bunch of people with bad american accents. Which I guess would be funny in Europe the same way we find humor in bad European accents.
#32
At all those complaining about the bad English, it's intentional. IN-TEN-TION-AL.


And meh, Grotesco has done lots of funnier stuff.
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#33
Why would this be offensive at all? Just curious to those who do find it offensive.
#34
This is a real gross exaggeration.

Southern people do not talk that fast. There's a reason they call it a drawl. It ruins the point if you talk in that accent and then speed it up.

Nah, I mean I know what they're trying to make fun of, but they kind of failed in doing it. It's exactly what you said it was; some Europeans poor impression of how southern people talk.
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#35
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their accents are horrible, and their english is flawed.

If they really wanted to do something funny, they should've done it well.

EDIT: not that I find it offensive, it's just done really, really poorly. Swedes might find this funny, but any american will know these are all swedish actors the minute they open their mouths.


yeah but don't you think that other countries think this when America parodies them. Most american interpretations of other countries contain out of date misconceptions are a potentially very offensive, just for shock value.
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#36
I love grotesco. You have to kinda 'get' them though which I have a feeling most of you won't.

Quote by CoreysMonster
their accents are horrible, and their english is flawed.

If they really wanted to do something funny, they should've done it well.

EDIT: not that I find it offensive, it's just done really, really poorly. Swedes might find this funny, but any american will know these are all swedish actors the minute they open their mouths.


All of that is intentional, that's the part I think most people don't get.
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#37
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I love grotesco. You have to kinda 'get' them though which I have a feeling most of you won't.


All of that is intentional, that's the part I think most people don't get.

Are there running jokes? Not like jokes about jogging, like continuous stuff they do?
#38
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Are there running jokes? Not like jokes about jogging, like continuous stuff they do?

Running jokes throughout the whole series? Yep.
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#39
The accents are a bit off, as is the slang. It's somewhere between hilarious and not funny.
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#40
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All of that is intentional, that's the part I think most people don't get.

Exactly what I thought (and wrote), the bad English is intentional. It makes it all the more funny.
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