Sunday, February 15, 2015
Israeli humor isn't quite the same as American humor. For one thing, political and cultural correctness doesn't get top priority when it comes to entertainment in Israel.
There's a popular TV show called Ktzarim, which literally means shorts, as in short films or sketches. It's actually based on a British show called "The Sketch Show." While the sketches have some of the sharp humor of Saturday Night Live, they tend to be much shorter and sharper edged.
Here's a short sketch with English subtitles that we hope you'll enjoy. It moves so fast that you'll probably have to watch it a few times to let all of the humor sink in.
In this sketch, two Israeli mothers meet in a park, one with a baby in a stroller, the other wearing a baby carrier. The mother with the stroller expresses concern about the safety of the baby carrier. And then...
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO IS NOT VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)