For those of you who are living in France you surely have heard of les guignols de l'info that are on Canal + (unscrambled)... For the rest of you its basically telling the news with these puppets making fun of a lot of different famous people/politicians (Sylvester Stallone playing your "typical" american etc...).
I had watched it a lot before, especially when I was studying abroad in 2001-2002 with my host families. But to be honest I never really fully understood all the humour. It was frusterating to hear everyone laugh and not get it... Not only is it face paced but there is lots of slang thrown in and a ton of cultural jokes for good measure!
Well I was told that I needed to try again. Mystery Guest had a DVD of the best of for the last 15 years or so and offered to explain the jokes I missed.
Well good night gussy! (to quote Grandmama) I got it! I mean there were a few things that slipped past my dizzing intellect but I would say I got about 90% (would you agree?)!!!! It does have a lot to do with the fact that I've now lived here for almost a total of 4 years and and I always have my TV on I'm exposed to a lot of the cultural things that the jokes are based on.
All in all it was a good pat-yourself-on-the-back moment :-)