Pardon My Icelandic (TV Movie 2020)

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Pardon My Icelandic: Directed by August Jakobsson. With Ari Eldjárn. In this English-language special, Icelandic comedian Ari Eldjárn pokes fun at Nordic rivalries, Hollywood’s take on Thor, the whims of toddlers and more.

“I stumbled upon this show on Netflix. Having not heard of Ari before, I didnu0026#39;t know what I would find. But I decided to give it a try anyway.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI found a gem.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAri is a very good comedian. He touches many topics. Starting by making fun of his own native country, Iceland, he expands to each of the Nordic countries, and then further to others.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThere is no crude, insensitive joke here though. They are all inoffensive and light hearted. And they are all good. You get to learn about the cultural codes and differences of individual Nordic countries (as told by Ari, of course). I personally found this show a learning experience, as much as a great comedy.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI laughed all the way. From start to finish.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAs a Turk, I already had a positive bias for Iceland, as they have recently produced a consistently solid, successful national football team playing head to head with anyone. I support them against any other team (except Turkey – mostly).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eNow I have learned a great comedian, from the same underdog country. I will keep an eye out for any other work from Ari.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAnd no, I canu0026#39;t pronounce his last name. Itu0026#39;s only Ari.”

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