Outsourcing 'Outsourced': What Our India Office Thought of NBC's New Comedy (VIDEO)
by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 23rd 2010 8:10PM
I've made my thoughts on 'Outsourced' pretty clear, bashing it here and here for being what I feel is an outdated, humorless, racially insensitive excuse for a comedy.
But I started thinking: what if it only feels horribly close-minded because we're sensitive to racially-charged jokes as a culture? I know we've been spoiled recently with smarter comedies like 'Modern Family' and 'Community,' but could a broad show like 'Outsourced' stand a chance and actually (gasp!) be a ratings hit for NBC?
So I turned lemons into, well, lemon-scented chutney and decided to make my own little social experiment out of the show. I outsourced any further review of 'Outsourced' to our own AOL office in Bangalore, India. Watch the video to see our Indian coworkers' honest instant reactions to the pilot.
'Outsourced' premieres Thurs., Sept. 23, 9:30PM ET on NBC