Hindu Mommy

November 8, 2006

Diwali on The Office

Filed under: Entertainment and Books,Funny,Hinduism,India,Indians in US — hindumommy @ 11:45 pm

We don’t watch much TV  so I missed all the excitement about Diwali celebrations being showed on the American version of “The Office” on ABC.

Now that I’ve watched the clips on Youtube, I’m kinda puzzled by all the hoopla and excitement.

First of all the disclaimer – I’ve never watched the American version of “The Office” before so I can’t comment on whether this was the best episode or the worst

I am definitely happy that Indian culture is being shown on prime time TV in the US. It shows we’ve become mainstream…The show was good.but not great  – not as funny as I hoped it would be.

Why can’t we get beyond the typical jokes? I just didn’t get the Diwali as Halloween theme…(maybe I’m just not a funny person)

There was the obligatory reference to Kamasutra to generate a laugh or two (seriously who in India cares about KS whereas most of the westerners seem to think of that as the highlight of Indian culture after elephants of course 🙂 )

I really liked the part where the mother talks about the Michael’s girlfriend and says “She is so white” as if that makes her automatically beautiful 🙂

Overall impression not bad, watchable – but I expected more

For others like me, who missed this episode you can watch the abridged version here on Youtube



  1. I saw it on YouTube as well. Had never seen the American version of “the Office.” I guess I found it sorta funny, but in a painful way.

    Comment by sockrebel — November 9, 2006 @ 12:30 am | Reply

  2. Sockrebel – glad u agree with me – it was kinda funny in parts but I was just hoping for more I guess….

    Comment by hindumommy — November 9, 2006 @ 2:20 pm | Reply

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