Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Favorite Import Edition


When I got to college in the late 1980s, I was lucky enough to witness the earliest days of what would become Comedy Central, a channel whose programming included copious amounts of Monty Python reruns, the Canadian hijinks of The Kids In The Hall, and even the absurd (but brilliant) antics of ‘The Young Ones.’  For a while in my callow youth, it was cool to only enjoy things that were “imports”, whether it be ‘Akira’ on VHS, European imports at the local record store, or my cache of Golgo 13 comics.  These days, I’d say that any balanced view of pop culture has to take into account that we live in the fabled future global economy, as seen with the movie adaptation of G.I. Joe, downplaying jingoism and cowboy diplomacy to emphasize a less ethnocentric view.  This, in turn, begs today’s query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would have a hard time deciding between Monty Python, Super Sentai and Doctor Who, asking: What’s your favorite bit of pop culture that comes from a country other than your own?