Loyal readers of this blog know that the women’s quota in Jordanian politics is something I’ve spoken of (against) several times on this blog. One of those readers, Maha, emailed me a Jordanian music video that was actually done as a sketch on a popular JTV comedy show: “Haik; Mish Haik”.
It’s not the funniest thing in the world but it gets a point across. Check it out on Google Video.
I know this show, it’s true they exaggerate a lot, “be2avwero as sa3d el so’3ayyar would put it”… but it’s nice to see some initial attempts at practising constructive criticism, I mean criticising the government openly on TV. The theme song of this show goes like this:
Ã˜ÂÃ™?Ã™?Ã™?Ã˜ÂªÃ™?Ã˜Â§ Ã˜Â§Ã™?Ã˜Â±Ã˜Â´Ã™?Ã˜Â¯Ã˜Â© Ã™?Ã˜Â§Ã™?Ã˜ÂªÃ˜Â¨ Ã™ÂÃ™?Ã™?Ã™? Ã™?Ã˜ÂµÃ™?Ã˜Â¯Ã™?Ã˜Â©
Ã˜Â´Ã™? Ã™?Ã˜Â§ Ã˜Â¹Ã™?Ã™?Ã˜ÂªÃ™? Ã˜Â´Ã™? Ã™?Ã˜Â§ Ã™?Ã™?Ã˜ÂªÃ™? Ã˜ÂµÃ™ÂÃ™?Ã™?Ã˜Â§ Ã˜Â¹Ã˜Â§Ã™?Ã˜ÂÃ˜Â¯Ã™?Ã˜Â¯Ã˜Â©
As you said, not the funniest thing in the world, but it gets a point across
:D..i’ve never heard about the show “Haik, mish haik”…i have no arabi TV
Ola: lol at the lyrics, i just remembered the song now. it’s actually not a bad show.
Maha: it’s one of those average sketch shows that JTV dishes out all the time but it’s a tad more political than the average.
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