vendredi, mars 31, 2006

les guignols de l'info

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 :-)

3 commentaires:

Léons Life a dit…

I've always thought that when you start getting the humour ( and even joking yourself) it show that you language skills are getting way better.

Pauline

Mr. Mystery Guest a dit…

Yeah I agree ! you rock girl !
if you want to see what it looks like (although this particular one is really anti-american but still), I recommand this : http://www.zabaniet.com/video-sketch-les-guignols-we-fuck-the-world Press Lecture to play.

Samantha a dit…

I know, I used to hate les guignols, but now I actually think a lot of what they say is quite funny.

Do you ever watch "7 jours au Groland"? I like that show even better.