March 31, 2007


The Arabic version of Pimp My Ride

DaLe3 Sayartic

The Arabic version of ER
Awqat 7arejah

Starring yousra - can you imagine her running around in her heals trying to save lives?

I can't wait to see the Arabic version of Desperate Housewives!

Do Arabic TV people lack brains, imagination, and creativity? Why do they keep copying, and translating American and European TV shows?

Are we going to live to see the day when they finally come up with an idea of their own?

posted by eshda3wa at 3:31 PM



Why didn't they translate Pimp my Ride verbatim? LOOOOOL "gawwed markoobek" A7em sorry.
Anyway I'm no expert cause I don't watch TV much, but I think the list doesn't end here. Every damn arabic show that's new is a ripoff from some American show. Typical Arabs.

March 31, 2007 at 4:30 PM  

It amazes me how many ppl put Americans and Europeans down, yet when it comes to entertainment they want to be just like us!!!
Cant they make up their mind already???

March 31, 2007 at 4:58 PM  

and the list goes on and on.."American idol" & "superstar"..."who wants to be a millionare".."deal or no deal"...last year when george kerdahi did something similar to "dr.phil"..

the only original tv programs or shows that we come up with are the islamic ones.

March 31, 2007 at 5:51 PM  

THANK YOU! That's what am tryin to say! They are stupido! imitating anything they come across.

Then Arabs wine & complain bout how west is more advance & how we started history blah blah yada yada yada...

March 31, 2007 at 6:11 PM  

i was watching mbc the other day at a friends place
those are not the only shows they ripped off
they got an arabic version of iron chef, hatha ghair il old shows that they ripped off, duraid la7am's kids show, the arabic version of "the view"
they even tried an arabic version of something similar to the tonight show :P
allah yastir min illy yay

oo and i read that lbc is preparing a "Friends" rip off , featuring the ppl in star academy.
balawee balawee
wain il innovation? 6al3aw shay yideed welly yir7am omkom!!

March 31, 2007 at 7:07 PM  

LOOOOOL @ gawwed markoobek!

widdich isawoon an arabic version of desperate housewives?! ana awal wa7da bashoofa!:p lol it's going to be laaaame.

tawni adri ina hisham is in pimp my ride.

i don't get laish mayeeboon afkaar yideeda. i KNOW ina fee talented writers bas ilmushkila kilshay mamnoo3 min ilraqaba:/ so eventhough i hate the fact ina ga3id iqaldoon shows i can sort of understand where they're coming from. ya3ni itha iqaldoona successful show they think ina it will be successful hnee..

March 31, 2007 at 7:47 PM  

LAAAAAAAAA i dont want to see the arabic version of desperate housewives! :@ it's my fav show! i dont want them to ruin it! >_<

i hate arabic shows.. kel sowalifhum nfs el shay.. :\

March 31, 2007 at 8:45 PM  

hehe hiyyyaa gat 3ala those shows bas

March 31, 2007 at 9:05 PM  

wat the heLL ;S na3am arabs na3am ash'haL3aqLiyaaaa ;S masta7mL chetheeee

March 31, 2007 at 9:06 PM  

baby you've got to be kidding me =/
that day is NEVER coming my dear .. sorry but this is reality

March 31, 2007 at 10:44 PM  

offff... hi!!
this just ticks me off!! i hate it!! it's pathetic and sooo sad!
loool it's kinda funny though ;)
i really hope things change soon.. bs la3at chabdna copying others!!
great topic!

March 31, 2007 at 11:44 PM  

answering from a prof point of view being in the media and all..

No, we shall not live nor shall our kids or their kids kids for the matter to see arab creativity on TV out on the open, why? haik.

now all that aside.. they couldn't be smarter to get better titles?! now that's not my area.. anyone?


April 1, 2007 at 12:01 AM  

One major problems that we have in arabic or to be more precise Egyptian movies or series .. that the old generation still living in an awful dream, that they are in their peak of their bachlor/bachlorette life.
Yusra and adel emam in their late 50's and their still doing parts where an actor of 25 to 30 years old shall do it.

Mother ....

dont they get it yet...

excuse my bad spelling

BorKaaN Tha2r

April 1, 2007 at 12:01 AM  

LOOL 3ala Hamaz, people lack orginality in the Arab world !! poor us, we suffer with crap shows on all channels!

What bothers me the most is our retarded ADVERTISMENTS! they ' tried ' to be orignal with the mayonaise one 'sakalakalada? sakalakalada??!- OH SALAD!!! ' psh please dumbest thing i've heard my entire LIFE!

Spare us desperate housewives, all we'll see are cheating arab men, and women doing the naughty censord ofcourse from the backdoor...

i wonder who might play the role of Gabrile ??

April 1, 2007 at 12:26 AM  

They certainly doo !!!!

April 1, 2007 at 12:53 AM  

they'll never become originL dear.. sad bastards ;p lol

April 1, 2007 at 1:28 AM  

LOOOOOOL @ Awqat 7arejah XXXD
n Gee pimp my ride was the sillest one of all :/ i HATED IT ><

i wanted to post about this sub.
it's so stupid how we ALWAYS copy American and European TV shows..
u forgot also "survivor, the biggest loser, the view and etc..." oh oh n i can't wait for the arabic version of OPRAH XXXD
not funny! -_-
we can be creative too man! :(

April 1, 2007 at 2:21 AM  

i mean seriously someone got to stop this!!! it's not even funny!

April 1, 2007 at 2:33 AM  

اول شي برامج المسابقات ماخلو شي ماقلدوه والحين مسلسلات,,, شنو باقي بعد؟ يقلدون الدعايات؟ قلدوها والله فلم هندي

April 1, 2007 at 4:29 AM  

Eshda3wa..the WORST show that they translated was Big Brother! No wonder it got banned after a couple of shows, it didnt fit into our culture at all!
The only cool things we come up with are cartoons..sha3biyat Cartoon and Freej are cool shows :)

We have a tv competition in Dubai called 'Al Maidan,' the good thing is that it focuses on the cultural and traditional dances with its one of the few original ideas!

April 1, 2007 at 8:30 AM  

wallah tagreban kol shay 7awaloh 3araby. why dont they think for a change X_x

April 1, 2007 at 8:50 AM  

Absolutely Pathetic!!!!!

It's not only the TV shows you know. Look at the stupid commercials and ads, when was the last time you've actually thought an Arabic commercial was good?!?!

It's just ridiculous

April 1, 2007 at 9:02 AM  

Yeah!! It' reidiulous isn't it? Why don't they understand that people crave for something original?

April 1, 2007 at 10:10 AM  

sa5afaa !!

copying and still copying !!

why the hell they don't come up with a creative idea !!?

April 1, 2007 at 10:19 AM  

if anything that gives hope to be productive is the arabs copying "The biggest Loser" but i don't even know what happened. i got sick and tired of them real quick. looooooool

i would love to see an arabic l word though!!! ;) :P but the so must be good! they should or else! lol

take care

April 1, 2007 at 11:55 AM  

ohw my gawd! you're kiddin right? PIMP MY RIDE? MIN UMMAAAAAA! we're so gonna trash your moms car then call them!

April 1, 2007 at 12:47 PM  

OMG.. this is so funny..

I'm not a fan of arabic channels.. so I have no clue where they're playing those shows..
can you tell me ?


April 1, 2007 at 1:37 PM  

Hmmm.. do you know which show I really wanna see in Arabic? My favourite one, CSI! Now that should be a laugh LOL

Wait, I think they've dones something of the sort in Kuwait! Hmm.. what was it called? AH!! forgot! It had police chases and sirens and stuff (never watched it men kether ma ga7e9aw feeh!)

Desperate housewives, ehh! If the GCC people did it, it would surely contain a drug addict, a very poor family, a filthy rich family, a retarted chap, and GOD knows what the hidden secret would be.

O ba3dain wait, c'mon! We do have some original shows (I think), Fesh Khel2ak was one LOLL

Seriously talking now! I think it's perfectly acceptable to have Arabic versions of TV Shows Hits! The Americans and Europeans have been copying each other for years. You'll find two versions of every show. Why is not acceptable for us to do it? (beside the fact that we whine about the West and copy them lol and the fact that we don't come up with any of our own *e7em*)

PS. Loved the translation of 'pimp my ride' *e7em* LOLLL

April 1, 2007 at 2:03 PM  

hadi a39abch! :P

ma3laih mse7ha ebwayhee :)

but, that's so true; arabs are not creative and won't be!

April 1, 2007 at 3:30 PM  

They do it in India too...specially the movies... and it sucks real bad !

April 1, 2007 at 3:59 PM  

They do lack brains.

People in the entertainment field keep stealing reality shows and other programs.

April 1, 2007 at 4:16 PM  

Yes, I know, the worst were "starting oveR" and "the biggest loser" rip-offs

April 1, 2007 at 4:49 PM  

kil shay eb 9ooob oo "gawwed sayartek" eb 9ob. LOOOOL!!!

April 1, 2007 at 4:52 PM  

there's ba3ad a song by 2 Egyptians wiya wa7id imsaween EXACTLY nafs the pussycat dolls "wait a minute"

AM SAYING EXACTLY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 1, 2007 at 5:43 PM  

SHFEECH?! Creative minds should be CENSORED :p

so let's take the shows that we can make up to be our own.. blah blah blah..

i hate copy-cats :(

April 1, 2007 at 10:39 PM  

you know they copy us too! desperate housewives is based on um 3laiwi character in darb zalag! :p

April 1, 2007 at 11:40 PM  

they should have it would have attracted more viewers

take the good and leave the bad, that is except democrasy and freedom of speech and everything else that matters

do u know ALBIDAYA channel has an islamic staracademy! wallah! even islamic shows r copy cats!

i know! my god seriously what is up with them! dont they have to brain cells they can use!

etha bnsawe a list of all the shows they ripped off ma ra7 enkhali9!

talented writers? 6ayeb wain eltalents? they cant come up with on thing that will pass the raqaba?

u kidding, its gna be hilarious! its my fav show too!
man they would rape it!

3ala gooltich ... it a LONG list

shinsawe ba3ad.. ma yaboon yshghloon mokhhum

we can atleast have hope

hey sweety shloonich?
wala i hope it changes too! bs shakilna bnan6er wayed!
nawartay my blog :*

spont onty
hey cuz!
3zayez suggested gawwed markoobtik :)
i think its a better title!
laish ma ra7 enshoof, are ppl in the aabic media not allowed to think? wela their job is to scan successful american tv n copy it?

hey burkan!
ur rite
adel still playes the play boy, and usra thinks she hasnt aged a day over 20
but who dares tells them otherwise?

dnt get me started on that damn mayo comm. it PISSES ME OFF! ugh!
wala hatha eldeech ele wants to be a potatoe! come onn!
enough crap plz!

perfect stranger
lilasaf yes they do!

Dr lost
lol, well then will u save us n come up with smthng as creative as ur 80% ??

kgb agebt
we do have oprah.. aka hallah sar7an
and we even had yousra think shes princess diana!
u should watch awqat 7arijah.. my GOD!

it brings me close to tears... 7attan etha beqaldoon they do a crappy job!

qaledaw kilshay...

ya hala oo ghala!
i love almaidan... them boys got moves... and alfereej was amazing
so there is hope!!

think and actully do something, why when its so much easier to rip shows off

tell me abt it, the mayo commercial the chiken that wants to be a fry.. so SAD!

cz they dnt want to work, or put any effort.. pathetic isnt it

9ij 9ij sa5afaa!
lawa3w echboodna!

April 1, 2007 at 11:49 PM  

if u live to be a million u mite just catch the first season of an arabic l word :)

why my moms car!
my drivers car sure!
but my mom? she'll kill us!
bloody murder!

pimp my ride is on mbc
and dont miss islamic star academy on albidaya
hilarious i tell ya

ee sa7 it was called elkha6ar ma3ahom... my god how i laughed!

sure its acceptable, but come on, wouldnt u like to see em come up with something of their own everyonce in a while.. copy hits but make its urself!

khalas hadait
no i believe they are creative, but lazy

happy wolf
i know! they rip off the movie and add songs in between... sad

the critisizer
like i said before, i dnt think they lack brains, they are just pure lazy!

ewwwwwww starting over was the worst thing i have ever seen!

i know... wallah they should have called it that!

ee with 3e9am kareeka
they just lacked the sexyness of the pussycats

lol ur rite! they probably are censored!
i hate copy cats too!

bu ziyad
sa7 sa7
hathy shloon 6afat 3alaina!

April 2, 2007 at 12:07 AM  

bel 3ax sugar
it's our audience, not all of them are as hip as you are, you know you create the minority, and if they want to make good money they won't think of what the little ones of course, and there you go =}

I see creative minds everyday, mashalla here in Kuwait I was so surprized to see such intellectuality from such young ages, and I also saw the discouraging responds they got, I know that's not the case with only Kuwait, but I do know there are small organizations to help those little ones.. they become big in Dubai or on their own..

o bs

April 2, 2007 at 12:11 AM  

well copying isnt the problem
coz most american programs and tshows been copied from british english ones.

the problem is when we copy something and we kill the idea! lol like the directing would be a JOKE!
and it simply sucks u hate the show u wont even want to watch the original one because of how sad our arabic version is..

but someday inshallah .. well know how to think for ourown!

it all starts in school.. they depend on spoon feeding, they kill the creativity any kid might have.

:* good topic.

April 2, 2007 at 12:20 AM  

LOL !!
eshda3wa the list goes on ... spare yourself the agony and dont think about it !!

The media in the Gulf needs fresh new youthful realistic ' original ' ideas then we can all gladly say we've made progress !

April 2, 2007 at 12:32 AM  

eee eee barday chabdi fehom

min zeeman ow ana me7tara bas those 2 shows...ALL OF THE MBC SHOWS ARE COPIES...kalam nawa3em ( The View)....CBM (Saturday night live)...belsara7a al7la (A makeover story...the swan...and so on) ow ba3d ow ba3d....sij mo brains nor creativity!!!!

wallah am sure we have lots of talents and abilities to be creative bas ween eli yghader!!!

April 2, 2007 at 1:52 AM  

gasoooom aih da ya gasooom television samsung ya sabeka;p a7laa da3aya lool madre shako bes faja 6ara 3laiy rabi3na shasawaw lo ytimoon 3la hal da3ayat abrak;p

April 2, 2007 at 4:34 AM  

I feel sorry for the Arabic talents…wondering where those who studied Media, marketing, communication …etc are
We reached a deteriorating stage indeed, where are the creative talents in the Arab World

April 2, 2007 at 10:47 AM  


nice post

awqat 7areja qawee looooool

April 2, 2007 at 2:04 PM  

Those @#$%
I don't bother myself watching the commercial simply because, they suck!

April 2, 2007 at 4:32 PM  

awal shy MIIIISSSS UUUU ;***

2nd YAAAAAAAAAAY am in Kuwait ;D

3rd (the post) ambeee SO TRUE and it's so ifashiL ;/ ya3ni we're copycats ASHKARA !!
Mako ela we try an open a new tv channel (o alah makatharhom ;p) and n6aLi3 new ideas.. OOOFFFFF n9er HIT ;Pp LOOL


April 2, 2007 at 9:30 PM  

I heart about it so silly

April 2, 2007 at 9:33 PM  

email me..
ayshay.. why are you ignoring me?
you know i know where you live.. dont make me come down december!



April 2, 2007 at 9:49 PM  

Niqa.. AMBEEEEEEEEEEEEELIN! :P I know where you live! :)

April 2, 2007 at 11:17 PM  

chikapie.. its UMBAY for the love of god!.. and 7ayaak/ch ;)

April 3, 2007 at 1:44 AM  

thats really sad ..
creativity shou;d be embraced not disgraced

glad u liked the topic

to copy one or two shows ... sure its not a problem
but to have every single programme be a bad replica..

schools are a disgrace!

so true, i dont get why they supress creativity!
inshallah it will change in this life time

ya hala oo ghala
hala belzaiiiiin kela :**

kela 9oob oo cbm 9oob!
my god i wana rid my eyes out everytime i see em

akeed we have talents
bs rabi3na malhum khlg they develope any!

shloon yat ebalich hal da3aya!
eeeh those were the days wallah!

where r they indeed
even if they try theres always someone on top of the ladder telling them oh no u dont

did u se it

ms loala
they do!
malat 3al bamya!

wonder woman!
7mdela 3ala salamtich
nawartay eldeera :**
yala 3ad enjoy nafsich 3al aaakher babe!

yala well come up with plans for the new channel after ur vacation!

silly indeed

i love u
i love u
i o
i really really do!

she does
she practically lives there

April 3, 2007 at 1:48 AM  


believe me they lack everything.. Cause a9lan they don't have brains to use it :P

April 3, 2007 at 2:25 AM  

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