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As you may know, I’m a bit of a fan of Spaced, a British sitcom that could only have been made in the cusp of the Millennium with its two key protagonists utterly consumed by geek culture and pop culture references, so much so that the two main characters never even kissed one another.

Skip to today, and Variety announce vague plans by Fox to make a US version of it. Brought to you by McG – the man who directed Charlie’s Angels and didn’t make Superman Returns because he was too scared to fly on a plane to Australia – and some guy called Adam Barr. So far, the original creators of Spaced haven’t been consulted. But even if they were involved, I can’t see how a US version of it would work.

Half the fun was watching British people essentially re-enacting a wide variety of Hollywood pop culture moments. Having Americans re-enacting Hollywood moments with a twist wouldn’t be funny – it’d just be Scary Movie 15. With extra mugging.


  • Well, you could still do it in America but have an all-British cast. (Or even actors from multiple nationalities.) OR you could have Americans act out scenes from British television. Oh yeah, no one would know what they were referring to. 😉

  • Or you could just get Pegg & Co. to do a third season for Channel 4 and get the Americans to watch the fucking original version instead of them having to tinker with every good program we ever make (except The Office which was shit to start with, so it was never going to be any good).

  • Remember when The Office was funny? Sigh…

  • mightyhawk96

    they should'ent make a new just use the same 1

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