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US Norway knitting programme slate has audience in stitches. American comedian Jimmy Kimmel picks up the thread from where the NRK-broadcasted programme dropped it. Norway’s ‘National Knitting Night’ garnered international media attention, failed to break the fastest sheep to sweater record, and has now attracted some ridicule. In an approximately 2 minutes and 30 seconds sketch, Mr Kimmel’s main message was that it was devoid of gripping moments. (Video below).

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US Norway knitting programme slate has audience in stitches

Published on Tuesday, 12th November, 2013 at 10:57 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 12th November 2013 at 12:31.

American comedian Jimmy Kimmel picks up the thread from where the NRK-broadcasted programme dropped it.

US comedian Jimmy Kimmel
The Norwegian TV programme was a bit of a yarn, according to Mr KimmelUS comedian Jimmy Kimmel
Photo: Angela George/Wikimedia Commons


Norway’s ‘National Knitting Night’ garnered international media attention, failed to break the fastest sheep to sweater record, and has now attracted some ridicule.

In an approximately 2 minutes and 30 seconds sketch, Mr Kimmel’s main message was that it was devoid of gripping moments. (Video below).

It was “still more eventful than a whole season of [US reality programme] ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’”, but “even the people on the show are falling asleep”, Mr Kimmel said.

Winter daylight-deprived Norway’s movie business is currently attempting to shake off its sombre film image. But the Scandinavian country shares a border with Sweden, birthplace of jolly director/producer Ingmar Bergman.

Norwegian author Jo Nesbø’s books are selling like hotcakes. The country still has a reputation to rid itself of, thinks Jimmy Kimmel.

“Remember the old Norwegian saying ‘it’s not whether you win or lose that counts, in fact, nothing counts and Death is coming for us all’,” he said, later showing a trailer to spoof programme ‘The Loom of Doom’.

In their article, VG commented that “Jimmy Kimmel , 45 spent Friday’s talk show sticking a knitting needle in NRK’s ‘National Knitting Night’ programme, and turn it on its head.”

The publication also interviewed programme project leader Lise-May Spissøy.

“It's just fun, by all means. The program is the strange, peculiar, and narrowly-focused. And what’s cool is that it strikes a chord in Norway, and abroad to a minor extent,” she explained.

“We just have to appreciate the humour. It’s always an honour to be parodied. Most people's first reaction is to laugh heartily because it [the programme] is so distinctive. However, a common reaction is that people think it’s a lovely idea and pleasant to view when they think further about it,” added Ms Spissøy.


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Published on Tuesday, 12th November, 2013 at 10:57 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 12th November 2013 at 12:31.

This post has the following tags: norwayknitting, norwaytv, norwayfilms.





  
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