Bassem Youssef: “Why you do this?”

From the January 4 episode of “Bernameg al-Bernameg” (“The Show Show”), Bassem Youssef responds to the lawsuits filed against him:

He’s obviously petrified.

Also, just to say, I’ve seen people translate the name of the show as “The Program Program,” which I suppose is technically correct.  Still, “show” and “program” are both acceptable translations for “bernameg” (برنامج), and in American idiom, we typically say “show.” (E.g., “The Daily Show.”)

In any case, I much prefer “The Show Show” as a translation.  But I guess خلّي قلبك دليلك (let your heart be your guide).

Also, I saw on this Washington Post blog that someone is apparently translating whole episodes of “Al-Bernameg.”  Whole episodes!  Seriously, what a champion.

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