Humor of Sex on German TV

Humor of Sex on German TV is adapted from ‘Easy, Tiger’, a humorous article by David Sedaris from the New Yorker magazine of July 11, 2011.


Perhaps that evening after dinner, I’ll turn on the TV in my hotel room.

And maybe, if I’m lucky, I’ll understand one out of every two hundred words.

The trick, ultimately, is not to let that discourage me, to think, Oh well. That’s more than I understood the last time I watched TV in Germany.

That was a few years back in Stuttgart.

There was a television mounted on a perch in my room, and I turned it on to find a couple having sex.

This wasn’t on pay-per-view but just regular Sunday night TV.

And I mean these two were really going at it.

If I’d had the Lonely Planet guide to German, I might have recognized

“Please don’t stop!”

“That was amazing / weird.”

I watched this couple for a minute or two, and then I advanced to the next channel, which was snowed out unless you paid for it.

What could they possibly be doing here that they weren’t doing for free on the other station?


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