Afghanistan getting its own version of 'The Office?'
Afghanistan is about to have its own version of the bumbling boss Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell).
July 27th, 2011
11:32 AM ET

Afghanistan getting its own version of 'The Office?'

An inept security guard, a sour-faced secretary and a bumbling Minister of Garbage?

Paging Ricky Gervais, did you know your template for the original British hit show "The Office" is about to be redone again? It seems that way judging by a clip posted on blogs reportedly for a new show in Afghanistan called "The Ministry." The mockumentary tone of the show is just like the British and American version, which stars Steve Carell, but Afghanistan's "The Ministry" will tackle topics more serious than the shows in the West.

ToloTV, a company that began broadcasting in Afghanistan in 2004, will give its audience in the war-torn country "Office"-esque episodes focused on political corruption, the Washington Post reports.

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  1. michaelfury

    July 27, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • michaelfury

      Comedy gold, right?

      July 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lazlo

    Who the hell is Ricky Jarvais?

    July 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Huh

    Why is there a random Wookie roar in the middle of it?

    July 27, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • typeg98

      Just a few seconds after the Wookie roar, the lady mentions something about Jawas.

      July 27, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dark Helmet

    Ricky Jarvais? Paging someone, anyone who can use Google...

    July 27, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • wow...

      So, your comment about Ricky "Jarvais" and how the OP wasn't intelligent enough to Google actually made you sound dumb. I assume Lazlo is referring to the fact that his name is actually Ricky GERVAIS. Next time, instead of making fun of others, make sure you can't also be proven wrong.

      July 27, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dark Helmet

      Um, I wasn't talking about lazlo, I was talking about the writer of the article. Now who sounds dumb...

      July 27, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    Oh, I'm *sure* it'll be a barrel of laughs.

    July 27, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. THThite

    The ratings for this will just EXPLODE 🙂

    July 27, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy

    Anything to make the right-wing thugs in Washington look good as this gives them something more to brag about. Hoe revolting!!!

    July 27, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy

      Sorry folks for the missprint above. I meant "How", not "Hoe"!

      July 27, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. fgiven

    This looks hilarious...I love The Office.

    July 27, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ur dumb

    That's "Gervais," you idiot.

    July 27, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Rush21

    I didn't know they had TV in Afghanistan...

    July 27, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ricky Jarvais

    Hello, I'm Ricky Jarvais. I think you might have me confused with British comedian Ricky Gervais. I certainly did not create The Office. I do, however, work in an office.

    July 27, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Matt, San Diego

    Looks almost like a government attempt to humorize corruption.... then the people will just say "Ohhhh Ministry, you little Dickens".... riiiiight.

    July 27, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Grumpster

    They have TV in Afghanistan?

    July 27, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jay16

    wow XD this looks great

    July 27, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. RedneckGeek

    Do you think they will have an episode dealing with womens issues?

    July 27, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grumpster

      Of course they will have an episode dealing with womens' issues, to behead one, how to fit a burka, how to beat one for not obeying the islamic or sharia law, and otherwise how to berate, demean, harrass, deflate, ridicule a woman and take away any hope for a future that has some shred of equality. Really...ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer.

      July 27, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
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