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Meet the Papdits

by Julia Ward, posted Nov 8th 2006 12:01PM
The PapditsNo doubt capitalizing on Borat fever, CBS' broadband channel Innertube is broadcasting the full-length pilot episode of The Papdits created by Da Ali G Show writer and producer Ant Hines. The show's Borat-type premise follows the misadventures of a family from Kashmir as they interact with Americans while looking for the perfect place to settle and make their fortune. Their journey begins in Arkansas.

The show, again like Borat, is a comedy/reality hybrid. You've got mockumentary, talking head shots like The Office, but also scenes in which the actors are improvising off of unwitting American dupes. The Papdits perpetuate that uncomfortable, cringe-inducing humor we've all come to know and love.

Having taken a look at the show, I can say that it's always nice to see South Asian faces on TV. The Diwali celebration on The Office just wasn't enough for me, but I'm greedy that way. Unfortunately, the pilot is going to suffer from both Borat comparisons and from being late to the single-camera, improv party. The Papdits is worth a look, but it's tough when there are so many shows out there doing aspects of what The Papdits is trying to do, but better - Reno 911, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Hines' own Ali G Show. Unless it becomes an internet phenom on the scale of PaxilBack, the only way you'll be meeting the Papdits is on Innertube.

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I had seen the full episode about 6 months ago it is truly a grand and grotesgue show. I love every minute of it. It truly shows how stupid White american folk are. I'm so happy CBS is allowing this to be shown. I cant wait to see what happens next. I want more! Please dear god let this not be the only episode!

November 20 2006 at 9:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael WHitt

My wife and I laughed so hard we cryed. This would make for some of the funniest TV in a long time if they would air it. It is like Borat meets Arrested Development.

November 19 2006 at 10:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This is the funniest thing ever, CBS should make this a main scale show, Borat made it why not this?

November 17 2006 at 6:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chris Sansbury

This is based on the UK show Meet The Kumars.

It's funny!

November 08 2006 at 2:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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