Tuesday, April 04, 2006

And this week's prize for making Caribbean people laugh unintentionally goes to...

Yesterday, the man Private Eye likes to call the Rev. A.R.P. Blair announced the creation of a UK FBI-type organisation. Nothing wrong with that - certainly better than having a UK equivalent of the Ku Klux Klan, right? (Sadly we do have something in that sort of territory, but that's much, much more than enough about the BNP.)
The thing is... well, when Free Willy came out a lot of jokes were made about the double entendre of the title for British audiences (I remember the trailer played when I went to see Much Ado About Nothing and one of the audience members chuckled "Obviously an American film") - but the title stayed, and since the BBC subsequently showed all three films and the TV cartoon nobody seemed to mind much. (Not the way the Beeb did when they changed the title for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but never mind.) And when you see what the organisation's name is - Serious Organised Crime Agency - and notice that the resulting acronym shares its name with a type of music that has yet to have any real Rihanna-type exposure worldwide (Buster Poindexter cover versions notwithstanding), and not only because the singers aren't as sexy... see here and here for more.

Of course, it could just be an example of multicultural Britain. Yeah, sure it is. And Butch is white, I'm thin, Jennifer's going to tell us where she lives, and the Harem-master will update.

1 comment:

The Archivist said...

Whilst you have presented a good list of impossibilities, what happens if one of those things comes true?