It’s not everyday that the US media takes interest in cricket, and that too, in a Pakistani league, but when they do, it’s nothing but hilarious! Featuring a joke on the expense of Pakistan Super League (PSL), super popular animated series, Family Guy has left many in stitches and others with tons of questions.
It all started when the nineteenth season of Family Guy hit the screens on Sunday night, and it showed Peter Griffin – the lead of the show, and his friends hanging at their local bar, The Clam, only to find it full of ‘international sports enthusiasts,’ which of course are the Pakistanis.
This season's Family Guy premiere launches with a joke about Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalanders pic.twitter.com/ipWCVGJ8wQ
— Fasi Zaka (@fasi_zaka) September 28, 2020
The joke in question, shows a hilarious little quip where team Lahore and Team Karachi, talk about which team is better. This little nod towards Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings is downright funny and also, of course, full of the typical stereotypes you’d expect in international media!
Well, it’s not just us saying this…
Twitter is on their case too, and while some enjoyed the little inclusion Paksitan got in this episode, others are kinda done with the clichés!
Indian accents used unfortunately. Never heard a Pakistani talk with that enunciation ever
— The Epic Gallop (@osamaakram) September 28, 2020
Tweeple just wanted some accurate representation, if anything!
No wonder why we have identity diasporas. Misrepresentation at its finest. 🤦🏻♂️
— Zubair (@Riabuz97) September 28, 2020
Others, just suggested some basic YouTube searches would have helped.
Unfortunately, they used typical Indian accent portrayed in media. We don't talk like that actually. A simple YouTube survey would have helped.
— Wasim Sabir (@MrWasimSabir) September 28, 2020
We all loved to poke fun at our own selves, though!
Tbh Itni tameez sa kbhi kisi lahori ko baat krtay nahe dekha.
— Ahmad (@minderbinder23) September 28, 2020
It also gave all of us cricket fans from all around the globe, something to rejoice over.
I burst out laughing. This isn’t the first cricket joke they’ve made, I love it
— Mayank (@mank06) September 28, 2020
We liked how some noticed the moochain too!
Moonchain bhi humara qoumi sarmaya hain.
— Navid. (@NavidLeghari) September 28, 2020
Something we all loved though, is how they represented the Pakistanis having sodas in a bar instead of alcohol!
Hahah LOVE how everyone’s having beers but the pakistani guys having soda cans with a straw
— Ayesha Shahid (@ayesha_shahid12) September 28, 2020
Three cheers for PSL!
Wow… PSL has hit the big time.
— Tahir Azim (@TahirAzim) September 28, 2020
Was this all a nod to Lahore Qalandar’s owner, Fawad Rana? We’ll never now!
Lol the second lahori man looks like Lahore Qalandar’s owner, Rana Saab!
— Abru Haider (@AbruHaider) September 28, 2020
But all in all, yes, we went international and we LOVE IT!
horrry sheeeit we're international! horrible accents but couldn't mind less.
— Cuirassier (@leftofthepincer) September 28, 2020