Must Go Off!

19 Nov


Go off, as in start ranting and raving?

Go off, as in like a bomb?

It’s weird, too, because don’t we say “go on” sale?

I don’t know. These are just the weird things that rattle around in my head. Please excuse the interruption. We now return to your regularly scheduled programming.

Which, by the way, hopefully is not this program called “The Show Must Go Off” that I turned up in my scholarly research for this post.

In case you were wondering if the quality of Italian television has improved vastly, or even at all, and in case you were wondering if the concept of crappy-ass variety show still existed, I am here to tell you: no, and yes. For your full viewing enjoyment, might I suggest you start at 2:20?


5 Responses to “Must Go Off!”

  1. emanuele c. November 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    As many false Anglicismes made by Italians, I’m so sorry about a phrase said by an airport manager “”contiamo di vedere prima dell’estate l’aerostazione completamente rifatta nel suo LOOK in linea con la SAFETY e la SECURITY…”

  2. Eleonora November 19, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    This is so sad… I’m happy we don’t even have a tv here!

  3. nicki November 20, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    It’s so embarrasing! Lately I’ve been having a lot of arguments over the ‘dubbing in Italian’debate…whew, that’s a dangerous topic to get into with any Italian!

  4. Janet Thomas November 20, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    Have you seen Tale and Quale?? The Louis Armstrong impersonation was one of the weirdest spectacles I have ever seen.

  5. Tommaso Car November 24, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    Quello spezzone televisivo è stato fatto dagli Elio e le Storie Tese, famosi per prendere in giro la televisione stessa, è una parodia, e quindi è in realtà bella televisione.

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