Thursday, December 20, 2012

Melody Makes Me Laugh

Asalamu Alaykom,

It's been a long week, hasn't it?

For me, the week is done---and because God is the Greatest, I have the next two weeks off.  Alhumdulillah!

It's time to laugh a little so I'm going to share some Egyptian commercials for Melody, a satellite network.  This series comes under the heading, "Tatahda El Mallal".  Its nothing new.  I think these were playing on TV back in 2009 when we first arrived here in Egypt.  Then as now, you absolutely don't have to know Arabic to get the gist.

The first one I've posted above is of an annoying taxi driver.  Basically, every commercial focused on eradicating a different kind of annoying Egyptian.

This is one of my favorites.

This next one, even though I'm a teacher, makes me laugh.  This isn't a teacher but a tutor.  Egyptian kids have hours upon hours of tutoring to make up for their inability to learn at school.

Man-on-the-street interviews are a staple of Egyptian TV and so are annoying people in the background.

These crack me up!

Oh, and the shortest one of all---

What I find the funniest part of that elevator scene is hearing the Bee Gees as the man gets pummelled.

There are more.  Some are too inappropriate for me to share here.  Search if you wish.  I hope you get a laugh.

Don't we all need one?

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