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. TDiddy

    That's what she said....now, off with her head!!!

    July 27, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • EricLr

      On tonight's wacky episode, Nara wears a dress that shows her ankles, forcing Muhammad to call an emergency meeting with the whole office. Will this oddball bunch of misfits decide to stone her to death, or just throw acid in her face? Tune in for the crazy ending!

      July 27, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Nick

    Hey moron, you spelled "Gervais" wrong. Great staff you guys got here at CNN. Quality journalism.

    July 27, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeremy

      Yeah that's pretty blatantly bad. That shouldn't be excused on a small press paper's website let alone CNN. Jarvais? Did no one do even a basic fact-check pass on this thing?

      July 27, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ima Robot

      Jarvais must be the Afghan spelling.

      July 27, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick Sucks

      Yeah, their journalistic integrity is gone because they misspelled some washed out comedian's name incorrectly. You're definitely a great representative of humanity. Thank you for your input.

      July 27, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeremy

      It's called fact-checking, Nick. High school newspapers are expected to do it...this is CNN.

      July 27, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hawkeye1010

      Man, "Nick Sucks" flew off the handle.

      Must be the author's mother.

      July 27, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. canuck

    hope they make every version possible of the office. the world should have the opportunity to experience the brilliance of it in their own language...:)

    July 27, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Anomic Office Drone

    "Guys, the Afghanistananis."

    July 27, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • JustThinkinOutloud

      Hahahahaha, this made my day. I forgot about that line. God bless you.

      July 27, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. George Patton

    Hey, quit trolling banasy, you dolt!

    July 27, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Lyndsie Graham

    yes, just stop trolling banasy! And stop trolling RUFFNUTT, too!

    July 27, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. John

    Pretty funny. I'd watch it.

    July 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeremy

      Maybe they'll lead-in with "Dude My Car is Not Parked Where I Parked It, but Praise Allah We Are Not Hurt"

      July 27, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • ASChicago

      Yeah, I was impressed too!

      July 27, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Right-Wing Thug

    @Zamal Bahdi:
    Good grief, that language is unacceptable in this forum. It simply must stop!!! How repulsive!!!

    July 27, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mohammad's Turban

    I'm guessing the Afghan version of the office will have all sorts of hidden messages filled with anti-American sentiment and threats of stealing your children and hanging them for disagreeing.

    July 27, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mtnmeic

    Funny stuff, actually. "All together or one by one?". LOL

    July 27, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eddie

      Yeah, that was hilarious.

      July 27, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Michael Scarn

    "That's what she woulda said, if she were allowed to speak!"

    "Pam in a burka"

    July 27, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. H

    its 'Gervais', idiot.

    July 27, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Maverick

    It's only funny when you can relate to the comedy and since no one in Afghanastan knows what a office is, they should call it "The Cave"

    July 27, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Chris

    "Ahmadinejad will have me executed if I don't have these holocaust papers shredded by 2 O'clock.." wa wa waaa...

    July 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      oops wrong country.. wa wa waaa...

      July 27, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Steve Carell

    So everyone caught the mispelling of Ricky Gervais but nobody caught the fact that I'm no longer starring in The Office?

    July 27, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
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