Bringing 'Worst Week' Across the Pond
July 18, 2008 11:54 AM
CBS’ “Worst Week” has its main character screwing up and stepping in it every episode.
More literally at some times than others.
In the pilot, Sam Briggs, played by Kyle Bornheimer, mixes up a pot of turkey with a toilet during a power outage.
Mr. Bornheimer, when asked about the comedic moments of playing in a scene like that, said, “Once you are presented with a pot of urine, the possibilities … pissabilities … are endless.”
“That’s for you guys,” he said to groans from audience.
The series, adapted from British series “The Worst Week of My Life,” was difficult to adapt to American sensibilities.
Translating British comedies to America is “like trying to transport a Ming vase across the ocean,” said Jimmy Mulville, executive producer.