It's like they threw a panther in the air and caught it in embroidery: Australian comedy in translation
The American remake of Kath and Kim was received with some scepticism by Australian critics and audiences. Sue Turnbull explores the adaptation process involved in the successful export of Australian comedy - what can and cannot be culturally translated - and the specific factors which make for successful television comedy in different global markets.
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Turnbull, S. E. (2008). 'It's like they threw a panther in the air and caught it in embroidery: Australian comedy in translation', Metro, (159), 110-115.