Tuesday, October 7, 2008

AbFab Americano


Fox to create an American version of Absolutely Fabulous...read the story here:


My problem with this redo is that the humor of the original show is extremely British...so much so that I'm not sure how this will be translated into "American" humor.

...

14 comments:

Big Daddy said...

Blasphemy!!

jason said...

Oh dear...worst news I've heard all week...and that's saying something.

Romach said...

Don't take this the wrong way, but there are limitations to what can be shown on American tv due to the evangelical outcries that seem to decide many things in America. There is no way this show can be made any better etc. If its not broke then way try to fix it? I love ab fab! :-)

Kris said...

I don't know why these stations feel the need to remake foreign sitcoms. What you like about the original ones tend to get lost in the US versions. Take The Office, it just felt like it lost its 'heart' since the US version kinda went overboard and looks so scripted.

"Just David!" said...

The Jean Smart/Mary McDonnell version was pretty funny. One line that I will always remember was:

Mary: I ran into a woman at Elizabeth Arden today who was wearing clothes that weren't fit for a woman half her age and her skin was pulled tighter than a bongo drum.

Jean: Did you say anything?

Mary: Of course I did, I said "I loved you in Mahogany, Miss Ross!"

Very funny stuff, but not like the original!

J. David Zacko-Smith said...

This will be an absolute travesty . . . I refuse to watch!

franck said...

It won't...

fendor said...

Nothing Fabulous about that idea!

cb said...

They will simply use much heavier sarcasm for the american version. And make the girls bitchier.

Chris said...

They'll probably rename it something stupid, like, "Wacky Insanity" because their focus groups thought the word "fabulous" was too gay.

Michael Guy said...

WHY fuck with a classic!? Jesus!

I'm shakin' my LaCroix in anger, sweetie!!

Doghigh said...

Sacrilege. Just like this US version of Kath&Kim debuting this evening.

Marker said...

Agreed - it will be both blasphemy and a sacrilege!

I'm saying 10 Hail Patsies as penance.

Mark in DE said...

Love, love, LOVE AbFab but am suspicious of an American remake. As the article mentioned, Americans have tried thinly veiled remakes in the past which didn't do well.

If they can get Megan Mullaley from 'Will & Grace' and Christine Baranski from 'Sybill' it just might work!

Mark :-)