The ignorance about Spain of writers of "How I Met Your Mother"
The American television back to demonstrate its incivility, this time, on the hit show "How I Met Your Mother", to do a sketch about Spain and show the world the ignorance of the writers of the show, about what they know about this country . Absolutely nothing.
Ignorance of certain writers and documentalist at the time of making a documentary, a movie or a television series, was once again reflected in the penultimate chapter of the eighth season of the American CBS television series, "How I Met Your Mother" titled "Something Old" and released Monday in the United States, showing that they have no idea of geography and culture of Spain.
Stunned, eyes wide, hands to the head of astonishment, mouths open and faces of fright to see on Monday night's new episode of "How I Met Your Mother" starring Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris, Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segel, in which a sketch of the chapter, we saw the character of Ted Mosby, played by Josh Radnor, where he relived a trip to Spain that he made years ago.
Ted Mosby is in front of what is supposedly a map of Spain with many errors in regard to the names of cities. An example, and the clearest of all, we see it in "Valencenia" which, we imagine, will refer to the city of Valencia, Tarragona is just baptized with the name of "Tarrogona". If we refer to the situation of the cities, which would be called Geography, it seems that the writers of the show are not used to going to the beach or they have some phobia of the sea.
We give some examples more, the city of Barcelona ceases to belong to the Mediterranean coast to include it in the middle of the region of Catalonia, Tarragona is also separated from the coast to situate a few miles from Barcelona. The city of Valencia, located within the region of the same name, to place it, again, inside that territory. Merida, located in the region of Extremadura, they place it in Portugal, of course is another country. And Pamplona, the city of San Fermin festival, the festival where you have to run in front of the bulls, yes, is located in the Basque Country (País Vasco), inside the province of Vizcaya.
Sevilla, much olé, lots of wine, many sevillanas and Feria de Abril for Americans, but the writers of "How I Met Your Mother", place it right on the border between Spain and Portugal, very close to the Spanish coast, when this city has no sea. The city of Granada is saved by inches, as in the map places it among the provinces of Cordoba, Malaga and Granada, but its geographic location is not correct.
For if their ignorance was not enough, the protagonist is acrossing with some mariachis who sing in the streets of Barcelona, we remember that they are originated in Mexico and not Spain. Continuing the story, Mosby dancing in the streets with a woman dancing sevillanas, the dress and the dance are in the region of Andalusia, but Ted is dancing, really, an Argentine tango.
The worst thing to remember trips have been made years ago, causes that you can forget certain names of places you've visited, misrepresent moments you've experienced during the trip or making that you have lived has become in your mind in pure science fiction as it has been by part of the series as CBS, at the level of Geography as at cultural and folklore level of a particular place.
We know that in certain states of the United States are copying some Spanish traditional festivals such as the San Fermin in Pamplona or La Tomatina in Buñol. If you want to explain certain customs of other countries to the americans, at least for documentalists should be well informed before writing anything.
Oh, yes! This map is a gift from writers of CBS and others broadcast television. Yes, I know this post is too long, but this way we wanted to give a little lesson in Geography and Culture of Spain that should not forget all those who want to flaunt wisdom and end up not having a clue nothing of any country.
When a category in any television or movie award that is named "The more ignorant"? It is a suggestion that we make from this blog. And we could not add this chapter, we upload another gem of Ted Mosby trying to speak Spanish.