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Coming in 2016 email - Here Come the Habibs
« on: January 04, 2016, 12:51:01 PM »
On the coming in 2016 email sent out today, why is the picture for Here Come the Habibs (about a Lebanese family in Australia) actually a picture from the Kumars at No 42 (an Indian family in England). Or is a picture of brown skinned people close enough.  >:(

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Re: Coming in 2016 email - Here Come the Habibs
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2016, 04:49:39 PM »
Hi simoncasey I guess there could be several reasons for the wrong picture from our descriptor making a mistake to there not being a picture available but I seriously doubt that any racist decisions were involved in this. It is good to see that the normal tolerance of the forum is alive and well. Thanks for the heads up to our error.

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Re: Coming in 2016 email - Here Come the Habibs
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2016, 06:18:25 PM »
The first time I read the synopsis for the Habibs, I immediately said bewdy, an Aussie version of the Kumars.
The shorts for the Habibs look much better though, more like a copy of The Beverly Hillbillies

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Re: Coming in 2016 email - Here Come the Habibs
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2016, 06:49:44 PM »
The first time I read the synopsis for the Habibs, I immediately said bewdy, an Aussie version of the Kumars.
The shorts for the Habibs look much better though, more like a copy of The Beverly Hillbillies

I hope you're right but I don't intend to find out. I think the show looks appalling and even the preview (which I assume is intended to convey humour) makes me cringe - and not in the harmless/funny way that the Beverly Hillbillies did (and still does).

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Re: Coming in 2016 email - Here Come the Habibs
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2016, 11:06:48 AM »
Ya just letting political correctness cloud your judgement  :)
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Re: Coming in 2016 email - Here Come the Habibs
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2016, 12:31:48 PM »
The shorts for the Habibs look much better though, more like a copy of The Beverly Hillbillies

Very good comparison. It's probably how the writers pitched the show to the network. "A 2016 Aussie version of The Beverly Hillbillies with a lotto winning ethnic family as The Hillbillies.

The Habibs themselves behave like a cross between 'western suburb aussies' and '2nd generation new Australians'. 'New westies'?
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Re: Coming in 2016 email - Here Come the Habibs
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2016, 12:54:27 PM »
Housos Movin' On Up?  ;D

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Re: Coming in 2016 email - Here Come the Habibs
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2016, 01:13:36 PM »
But nothing like the Kumars, which is a spoof chat show.

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Re: Coming in 2016 email - Here Come the Habibs
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2016, 02:35:08 PM »
Perhaps more like At Home with the Braithwaites: "A normal everyday family strike it rich by winning the lottery. Their life dramatically changes with their new-found wealth." [IMDB]
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Re: Coming in 2016 email - Here Come the Habibs
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2016, 02:54:49 PM »
But nothing like the Kumars, which is a spoof chat show.

You're absolutely right, I was getting it mixed up with Citizen Khan


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