Ways to baffle Americans, part 1: Acorn Antiques.

Acorn AntiquesIt remains one of the funniest things ever broadcast on British TV. Unfortunately, it doesn’t travel, either historically or geographically.

Acorn Antiques was a fake soap loosely modeled on a real soap running at the time called Crossroads, about life in a motel, whose bad acting, flimsy sets, and abominable clunky plot-twists became a British institution for all the wrong reasons. 

Watching it now, twenty-four years later, it still makes me laugh out loud. I doubt Americans will get it, which is a shame, but it cheers me up incedibly whenever I catch a rerun.

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