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. ieat

    The show looks HILARIOUS! I'll totally watch it.

    July 27, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JoeProfet

    I heard it has a bit of a taliban twist where every once in a while someone will come in with a bomb strapped to them or the office folks will find IEDs in their desk droors, etc. Should be a hoot!

    July 27, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
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      July 27, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. been_there

    This seems like a step towards westernization, someone is gonna get suicide bombed

    July 27, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. CSnSC

    @maverick, 'The Cave' excellent lol !

    July 27, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Freshies


    July 27, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. boatvolt

    100th TV sold in Afghanistan!
    Nielsen to open field office in near....

    July 27, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Freshies

    Maybe the boss character from the show will have a bad day, go home and r@-pe his wife and mol3st his son....isn't that Afghan humor?

    July 27, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johnny

      No, but unsurprisingly, it appears to be yours.

      July 27, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. brew-haha

    jarvais?? isn't it gervais?

    July 27, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. raven

    Aww, zany Afghanis!

    July 27, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. International MIchael to Meredith

    I am ashamed at your naked face.

    July 27, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jeff

    Good thing only 3 episodes have been greenlighted because that's how long the characters will live once everyone in the show gets beheaded.

    July 27, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ronald Raygun

    meredith would be stoned to death, dwight would be wanna be al qaeda

    July 27, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ahkmed the Terror Guy

    @Freshies...No, it is not "Afghani humor" as you say. What's funny is when Blackwater thugs kick my door down, machine-gun my wife in two, then shove broom handles up my azz. Now THAT's funny. Dillrod.

    July 27, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. wendy5

    maybe it would be funny if it wasnt so true really and happening today i dont find any muzzie funny sorry; when you laugh at them you laugh off their sharia law hahahahahahahahahaha

    July 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jeff

    Will the explosions be real or CG?

    July 27, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
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