The Middle East is getting ready for the third season of the Arabic version of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' which is called 'El Bab Fel Bab'. Because the culture is so vastly different from the West, both shows can exist in the main Toobworld. Although the basic storyline may be the same as the original, the names of the characters will be different and that goes a long way toward acceptance of a remake. (See 'All In The Family', 'The Office', 'Sanford And Son'.) Otherwise, the plot in which one brother in the family is favored over the other is universal.
Check out this promo for the series:
The same holds true for the Russian and the Polish versions of 'Everybody Loves Raymond'. Even the British version has changed the names of the characters, with Michael Smith replacing Ray Barone. BCnU!
As the Trickster once said, "Reality is boring, that's why I change it whenever I can."
I'm just "The Man Who Viewed Too Much", and "Inner Toob" is a blog exploring and celebrating the 'reality' of an alternate universe in which everything that ever happened on TV actually takes place.
Most of my theories about the TV Universe come from thinking inside the box and thus can't be proven. But I've never been one to shy away from a tall tale.....
Remember: "The more you watch, the more you've seen!"