I experienced my very F1RST US vs UK show reactions at Checkpoint Bravo, Berlin in the early 80’s.
WE watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail one night shift and the Americans, two feet away from us, were perplexed. And rather vocally insulting.
It happened t’other way round too but I can’t remember what they were watching. And both the US and the UK ignored our French compatriots at the other end of the desk. Language difficulties only.
I’ve been blasted with certain US sitcoms recently. I’ve always enjoyed Cheers. Frazier is good. Everyone Loves Raymond makes me LOL. King of Queens, meh. And as for that one with Sheldon the geeky physicist… like ….WTF?
Dan Brown is very proud that his book titles are ambigrams.
Look it up!
I bought the DVD of this because my traveller-in-crime and I had not long come back from Rome. We made her mother sit and watch it as we shouted – BEEN THERE – and maybe drooled slightly over Ewan McGregor. We are NOT shallow and easily distracted. Oops!