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Friday, February 08, 2008

La Oficina

Variety -- BBC Worldwide Americas has licensed "The Office" for a local remake in Chile.

It's the first format deal in Latin America for Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's comedy and the first Spanish-language version.

"We stopped making 'The Office' in 2003, but the rest of the world didn't," Gervais said. "I won't be happy until I see an Inuit doing the dance."

Yet another point for me to turn to when arguing that The Office is the best television show that has ever existed. The Chilean version will be the sixth version of the show, the others hailing from France, America, Germany, French Canada, and the original U.K. show.

This reminded me of the surprising amount of Smurfs exposure there has been in the world, a fact NPR educated me on earlier this week. The show has been put in so many other countries that it has basically been translated into more languages than it hasn't. Not bad for a communist conspiracy.

Full Variety article


Blogger Andy said...

they have working writers down there in Latin America?

2/23/2008 10:48:00 PM  

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