"Man, this movie sucks."
"The acting is terrible. The plot is terrible. All of it is terrible."
"You do realize that this is a comedy right? A parody of sports movies? A play on Canadian stereotypes?"
"Umm... it is not looking that way to me."
We were watching the second half of Men With Brooms
on television. Having missed the first part of the movie, the resident Yank had no idea what the plot was about and I was getting the impression that he thought that he was watching a drama set in Canada about curling.
"Are you kidding me? You know that Canada is not how they are presenting it."
"Ummm.... it isn't?"
I couldn't tell if he was pulling my leg or not. As such, the only solution was to see when the movie was next airing. As luck would have it, "Men With Brooms" was on again immediately afterwards on another channel. This time we watched the movie in its entirety.
Somewhere in between the dearly deceased falling out of the casket, the funeral director nearly getting cremated, and the rogue beavers roaming the road, the Dude realized that the show was, indeed, a comedy.
I wonder how many other Americans caught the show and thought that it was a drama