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Thursday, May 20, 2010

"Have I satisfied your satisfaction?"

Well, at least the heat will be off Metro PCS after Outsourced comes out. SO NBC is tackling the hard issues like outsourcing and Indian call centers. Cue onslaught of accent clich├ęs, stereotypes and whatever else is guaranteed to offend PC ears. The idea of call centers and tech support in general is a rich target. Too bad though this wasn’t on cable because network TV right now is just sucking it. It’s a weird creature that way. Like ABC and CBS, NBC is very hit or miss. Sometimes, they get the tone of things just right (30 Rock). Other times they seem to trip over themselves with broad comedy like this.

Admittedly, the shy girl scene was funny without it being relying on an accent gag, but then later on... it became an accent gag: Different cultures try to understand each other over the phone. SHOUTING ENSUES. Wow. Shock. Awe. *Never* saw that coming. I guess that’s what happens when you mix The Office with Scrubs and a shot of Office Space though. Enjoy!

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