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The series reflects the prevailing societal attitudes in that it's not [[politically correct]] - it's actually fairly racist and sexist.  It also suffers somewhat from the problematic sitcom flaw of not being particularly funny.  Nevertheless, there is some good comic acting especially from Dino Shafeek, who tragically died during the series' run.
 
The series reflects the prevailing societal attitudes in that it's not [[politically correct]] - it's actually fairly racist and sexist.  It also suffers somewhat from the problematic sitcom flaw of not being particularly funny.  Nevertheless, there is some good comic acting especially from Dino Shafeek, who tragically died during the series' run.
  
Despite all this, it's an important example [[ESL in popular culture]].
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Despite all this, it's an important example of [[ESL in popular culture]].
  
 
Ironically, it was (and even remains) popular in [[India]] and [[Pakistan]], despite featuring characters from these countries with somewhat negative stereotypical traits.
 
Ironically, it was (and even remains) popular in [[India]] and [[Pakistan]], despite featuring characters from these countries with somewhat negative stereotypical traits.

Revision as of 23:42, 13 February 2020

Mind Your Language was a British sit-com, broadcast from 1977-1979 with a further series in 1986, set in a language school in London in the United Kingdom.

It focuses on an English as a Second Language class taught by Mr Jeremy Brown (Barry Evans) who is employed to teach a diverse group of rather stereotypical foreign immigrants.

The series reflects the prevailing societal attitudes in that it's not politically correct - it's actually fairly racist and sexist. It also suffers somewhat from the problematic sitcom flaw of not being particularly funny. Nevertheless, there is some good comic acting especially from Dino Shafeek, who tragically died during the series' run.

Despite all this, it's an important example of ESL in popular culture.

Ironically, it was (and even remains) popular in India and Pakistan, despite featuring characters from these countries with somewhat negative stereotypical traits.

An American adaptation was made in 1986 as What a Country!

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