e enjte, janar 17, 2008

Albania - Cheers

I have had this clip for ages, but just didn't bother posting it. I choose today, and now go to www.peshkupauje.com and find they posted the very same video YESTERDAY.
Sorry peshku...I honestly did not copy you!
But I like this so much I am not taking it off my blog!

Long before "Friends" was the hit comedy programme in America, they gave us "Cheers". The life in a local bar in Boston, America.

This is a clip from the 1980's (I guess)of Sam, the bar owner learning geography from "The Coach".

I grew up watching "Cheers", so I find this quite funny...but on its own it doesn't give a true reflection of how good the programme really was.

What it does tell us is that during communism, the Western world knew very little of Albania. I guess the majority still don't.

The words of the song are...
"Albania, Albania,
You border on the Adriatic,
You are mainly mountainous,
And your major export is chrome!"

"You're a communist republic,
You're a red regime..."

5 komente:

Allen tha...

That's really funny; I'm 39 years old, so I used to watch that show all the time. Now I have two kids and on occasion I sing that little ditty to myself, just for my own amusement. My kids think I've lost my mind and just stare blankly when I try to explain it to them.

Dave tha...

I, too, remember that song from my childhood. I guess Coach was right - if you put it to song, then it will stick.

Anonim tha...

Awesome. I've been trying to remember the words after the chrome part for years now. Thanks.

Also, as an American, let me say that the majority of the Western world knows very little about anywhere that isn't on the our continent.

Anonim tha...

This blog is great! Thanks for your hard work on it.

Anonim tha...

I've had that song stuck in my head for years. Who says you can't learn anything watching television? Thanks for posting this.