There’s no doubt that America is growing obsessed with India. Slumdog Millionaire was just the beginning: Indian food, Hindi music, and Bollywood dance are all trending skyward, and Oprah has even had Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan on her glorious couch. Julie Roberts just shot Eat, Pray, Love in Gurgaon. And now NBC has jumped on the bandwagon with Outsourced: a comedy about an American sent to work at a call center in India.
One thing is clear: judging from this promo, they already stole my joke about Frogger. Eagle-eyed readers will have to see if they used any other jokes from this site.
Hey readers, what do you think about portrayals of India like this? It’s clear they’re going to make jokes about “funny” headwear and “silly” names, but they’re also going to take their digs at the American lifestyle as well. Based on this four-minute promo, readers, what are your thoughts?