February 10, 2007

Little Mosque on the Prairie, Episode 4: Swimming Upstream

The latest "Little Mosque" episode, dealing with the issues of Halloween (should Muslim kids participate in Halloween activities or not?) and male/female swimming (two of the women try to get segregated swimming exercises when a male swim instructor has to take over for the regular female instructor). Of the four episodes, I'd have to rate this one the best so far. There are still some goofs with regard to Islam here and there (e.g., no one "salaaming" the imam as they enter his office), and the idea of "Halaloween" is a bit...well, goofy. And there's quite a bit of female flesh walking around that pool that's rather gratuitous. On the plus side, Baber's scaring the trick-or-treating kids (at the 3:05 mark in the third segment) with "Beware the bad terrorist!" and "Osama's going to get you!" is rather funny.

On a related note, there's a new blog, Little Experiences..., that's trying to discuss the various issues the show brings up. I discovered tonight that the guys who left the comments on my post for the third episode have been commenting at that blog as well.


Anonymous said...

Ya, masha'Allah, the show is improving. Still kinda cheesy and there are a couple of things I don't agree with but overall but theyre minor I guess, it's definately improving alhamdulillah.

My favorite part was when Baber was scaring the kids haha

Anonymous said...

Baber: But what if she gets killed by some white person!


Sorry, just had to addt hat in there.