SNL코리아 Does Sexual Harassment Prevention Video

From back in June. Here’s the original US version, from April 2005:

This blog being what it is, my first thought was that many men people really do think that dealing with sexual harassment just requires a simple phone call to HR. So, however funny, ultimately these videos just perpetuate that dismissive stereotype.

But I already made that point last year, about a similar joke in a popular newspaper cartoon, so I don’t really need to repeat it here. Instead, it’s more interesting to compare the 2 versions of the video.

For instance, naturally the Korean version doesn’t begin with:

“…businesses are filled with working women, with corresponding breasts and vaginas. As a man, you want to have sex with ALL of them.”

And the US version, again just as naturally, doesn’t feature a scene in a women’s toilet.

What do you think of them? Any other (cultural) differences you can think of?

4 thoughts on “SNL코리아 Does Sexual Harassment Prevention Video

  1. I’d heard they were doing a Korean version of SNL, but I’d never seen an episode. Can they really copy original SNL skits like that? Do they do any original material?

    • I haven’t seen any either actually, but – no offense – I’m sure they would have their own material. I do know they did a skit slightly lampooning Lee Myung-bak in the first episode for instance, testing the limits so to speak, and in a later episode they did a Blackface skit that turned many (foreign) observers off the show.

      I’m at work at the moment sorry, but if you’re interested I can find links about both once I get home.

    • I thought so too. Maybe there weren’t enough men on the show to choose from?

      Either way, I think I’ll try watching the show, just to see what it’s like (I’ve never seen the US one either). Humor-wise, I guessing/hoping that it would be the closest Korean comedy show to Western tastes?

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