British Comedy Quiz

Quiz 147: US remakes

Something a bit different this week... all our questions are about British comedy formats that have also been seen in America.

1: Here's a picture of an American sitcom that was based on a British format. What is the name of the show?

What show?

2: What was the name of the 1999 American version of Fawlty Towers?

Fawlty Towers USA

3: Which American pilot featured actors Craig Beirko, Chris Eigeman, Hinton Battle and Robert Llewellyn?

4: US sitcom Call Me Kat is based on Miranda. However, Kat doesn't run a joke shop. She runs a...

Mayim Bialik.

5: Which star of The IT Crowd also appeared in the pilot of the US version?

The IT Crowd. Image shows from L to R: Roy (Chris O'Dowd), Jen (Katherine Parkinson), Moss (Richard Ayoade), Douglas Reynholm (Matt Berry). Copyright: TalkbackThames.

6: How many episodes did The Office USA run for?

The Office USA. Steve Carell.

7: What year did MTV air its version of The Inbetweeners?

The Inbetweeners USA.

8: Lotsa Luck was based on which UK sitcom?

Lotsa Luck.

9: An American version of This Country is currently being filmed. It's being overseen by the director who previously worked on...

This Country USA.

10: What was the name of the successful 1970s US re-make of Steptoe And Son?

Steptoe And Son. Image shows from L to R: Harold Steptoe (Harry H. Corbett), Albert Steptoe (Wilfrid Brambell). Copyright: BBC.
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