Al-Shamshoon (2005 "The Simpsons" Arabic Adaptation Unaired Episodes)


Al-Shamshoon
A screencap from a news report regarding 'Al-Shamshoon'.
A screencap from a news report regarding 'Al-Shamshoon'.
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Al-Shamshoon (Arabic: الشمشون) was an adaptation of long-running American TV series The Simpsons for Arab audiences. The adaptation was dubbed in Arabic (although The Simpsons could and still can be viewed subtitled in Arabic) and had many changes, like character name changes, beer becoming soda, donuts becoming kahk (pronounced like "cake"), and many other edits. The edited series premiered in 2005 on the Middle East Broadcasting Channel, just in time for Ramadan, which is a time of high TV viewership. 52 episodes in total were localized, with 34 airing, leaving 18 dubbed episodes unaired. The reason of these episodes not airing is because of the series not faring very well.

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Anonymous user #1

6 months ago
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The Simpsons also has LGBT characters (Smithers, Patty, etc.) and episodes focused on those kind of themes (Homer's Phobia, etc). The Arab world strongly frowns upon such matter and most of those countries do give out harsh penalties for such things. I can see why people in the U.S. were not impressed with the Middle Eastern version.
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Anonymous user #2

6 months ago
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A lot of which is to do with Wahabbism
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Anonymous user #3

3 months ago
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This is actually very interesting.
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Anonymous user #4

2 months ago
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Al Shamshoon wasn't an good name for the simpsons in arabic. xD
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ApolloJustice

2 months ago
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I've heard that Homer's name is Omar in this dub
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