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This will be seen as one of the great underappreciated TV shows of the
This Texas guy who can say little more than "really amazing", "great",
feel like we've gotten really a lot closer," and "a guy couldn't hope for
nicer girl than you," gets to go out with a bevy of European girls who
forced to speak English, even though they just barely know how. They all
get terrific gifts and go home. Meanwhile, we get to see the Texas guy
a horse and take his shirt off, and romp around northern Italy. One
Linda, from "Czech" (as the Texan says), has to go back to Texas and live
a ranch. She gets $250,000 and the Texan gets a ranch.
A subtext on the place of materialism and surface beauty in world culture runs throughout the piece. The characters all seem to believe that what they are feeling is not horniness, but is some deep feeling called "love." They see the world as a tapestry lain out for them to frolic in, not as a real environment where real people live. It's scathing and hilarious and will live forever--I suggest it be a midnight movie and that the dialog, such as it is, be turned into a play.
This was far too good to be true. The producers at Fox were sure they could catch the lightning in another bottle and set out to make it happen. In reality, they managed to singlehandedly destroy a franchise in several slow painful steps. One, they found the one guy on earth who ranked lower in IQ than the previous Joe. Two, thinking they wouldn't be able to repeat the charade stateside (which we'll never know for sure), they chose 14 European debs. Three, some of the debs were so opposed to menial labor except when someone else was doing it it wasn't even funny (I'm looking at you, Olinda). Four, most revealing of all, the hostess never appeared except to remind the debs of the inevitable (which she did not appreciate). Add it all up and it's no wonder the loyal audience from the first season disappeared so fast. The only bright spot in the entire show was the manservant, who clearly tried his best but was fighting a losing battle long before the starting pistol. Paul Hogan, nicknamed Butler Dundee by some, deserved better.
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