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    • DT
    • 22.02.10 | 00:59 (IST)

    The American version might not be as funny to Brits, but it sure is a huge hit on US TV. The beauty of The Office is that the local versions tend to be skewed to their audiences, and aren't just copied from one culture to another (ie, "Coupling"... a huge hit in the UK, a dismal failure in the US). I can see how an Israeli "The Office" would work... imagine a Michael Scot or David Brent-type character as a pompous, clueless Israeli-boss type, with complete lack of sensitivity for his multi-ethnic office staff. It could work! Let's just hope it makes it to DVD with English subtitles for us in Galut. :)

    from the article: Israeli version of hit TV sitcom The Office in the works
    First published 14:50 21.02.10 | Last updated 15:09 21.02.10
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