Thursday, August 7, 2008

Just in Case You Didn't Know Alberto Was Italian

Tim and I were very amused with McLeod's Daughters yesterday.

We're on Season two now, and Jodi's Italian lover boy Alberto has returned.

Tim noticed that every time they show Alberto, very stereotypical romantic Italian accordion music plays in the background. Each time we see Alberto, we feel like we're at an Italian restaurant eating a huge bowl of spaghetti.

This suddenly became absolutely hilarious to us. I said what if her boyfriend had been Chinese? Would we hear Chinese music? How about a Middle Eastern boyfriend? Or Indian? Would they play Mariachi music for a Mexican boyfriend?

Maybe they should have a whole International cast. The music will keep changing and soon we'll feel like we're at Epcot World Showcase.

I'm wondering if they ever end up having an American character on the show. And what kind of music do they play for them? What's stereotypical American music? Maybe that Dueling Banjo's song from Deliverance?

I asked Tim....what if the show was not Australian and they had an Australian character? What stereotypical music could they play? Tim said maybe they would have a didgeridoo playing.

Below is the beginning of the episode where Jodi meets Alberto. If you want to hear the music, but don't want to watch the whole episode, forward to 1:15.