Mind your language


#1

This must be one of the few British Comedy series which became quite popular in Pakistan, at least, once again, with those who could understand English.

There was a Pakistani Character in this series called Ali, and I think that the Jamila character was also a Pakistani. These two with the presence of the Sikh character made it an interesting viewing.

The jokes were quite funny, at times they got hilarious.

I am not sure about the exact premiere date of this program in Pakistan; I am assuming that since the program went out in England around 1979, it started played in Pakistan around 1982-1983, since I remember some of the episodes.

Memorable phrases:

* Ali Nadim (Pakistani): "Squeeze me please!", "Oh Blimey!", "Jolly Good","you damn fool!"

* Giovanni Cupello (Italian): "Santa Maria!", "Holy Ravioli!", "Silenzo!", "Hokay Kokay!"

* Maximillian Papandrious (Greek): "Hokay!", "ok boss"

* Jamila Rahjha (Indian): "God heavening!","...master ji..."

* Deloris Courtney (the prim-and-proper English headmistress): "MISS Courtney, if you don't mind."

* Ranjeet Singh (Indian Sikh): "A thousand apologies."

* Chung Su-Lee (Chinese): "Chairman Mao, he says..." "The Democlatic Lepublic Of China", "...peace-roving Chinese!"

* Taro Nagazumi (Japanese): "Ah-so" (proceeds forward and bows)

* Juan Cervantes (Spanish): "Por favor?","s'awright", "One fate/fete/fit, Two fate/fete/fit!", "Wrong number!"

* Zoltan Szabo (Hungarian): "Bocsánat?"

* Anna Schmidt (German): "Wery Good!"

* Gladys the tea lady (English): "Her ladyship wants to see you"

* Jeremy Brown (English): "Is the old dragon in?"

* Sid the caretaker (English): "You sure you got the right cucumber?"


#2

:lol:

Those still make me laugh! Although I wasn't around when they first aired, I've seen a lot of their episodes. The characters were all funny and memorable.


#3

on the american side the simpson character "apu" is very popular>>he used to work in a quickee mart, these small superstores that are on every corner there>>catch phrase was, "thank you, come again'

lately a canadian comedy about a small moslem community in small town canada is running well called, "little mosque on the praire"

the simpsons and little house on the prairie + mind your language is avaialble by season in pakistan


#4

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There was a Pakistani Character in this series called Ali, and I think that the Jamila character was also a Pakistani. These two with the presence of the Sikh character made it an interesting viewing.
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I have been downloading and watching it for a month now. Jameela or Jamila, was from India. I am not sure why the writer’s used this name, as she gives a “Bell” to Mr Brown (in Episode 6 Season 1) which she refers to something related to “Holy Cow”.


#5

my childhood memories

Mind your language, CHIPS, Knight Rider, Air Woolf, Six Million Dollar Man, Popeye the sailor


#6

Ali used to say : "Jally Good" :D


#7

no doubt abt that !!

bt they are gud !!