Season 3 – Episode 7 – Sweet Sixteen

Synopsis: A clueless Baber enlists equally clueless Yasir and Sarah to help plan a sweet 16th birthday party for Layla.

In this episode Rayyan offers help to Baber to plan Layla’s surprise sweet sixteen birthday party; but Layla may have plans of her own. Fred and Fatima have a little spat with Reverend Magee playing the peace-maker. We also find out about Yassir’s talents for gift giving.

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What did you think of this episode? Are there any topics from the episode that you want to discuss?

  • Muslim Sweet Sixteen
  • Gifts for 16 year olds
  • Parent’s party versus Friend’s party
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84 responses to “Season 3 – Episode 7 – Sweet Sixteen

  1. nisreen

    i thought this was a pretty good episode..i like Layla’s character…shes not perfect but she really does respect her dad and her religion.

    I love the the part where the guy wanted to dance with layla’s blonde friend and shes just like” Um, I’m muslim too” just so she doesnt have to dance with him.

  2. nisreen

    oh and i really liked how it got awkward between Amaar and Rayaan when the slow song came on ..it was cute 🙂

  3. Yeah I thought that part was hilarious too. =D

    I hadn’t thought much of my 16th birthday. I felt that 17 was more of a conscious-altering age for me. For course those stages happen more than once, but for me none of them fell on 16.

  4. Yosra hassan

    i am a muslim girl from egypt and this is really great i love it soooo much and i think u should try to publish it on an arabic channel like MBC because its really great and alot of the arab muslim citizens will love since we dont have such cool islamic shows on our tvs thanks soo much for the effort and great work

  5. Locust

    LMOTP is really out of material. The Fatima/Fred issue was very, very lame and unnecessary. It made me cringe a few times.

    I think it might last one more season, if the show is lucky!

  6. Lizzy

    What!? Locust you crazy! The whole Fred/Fatima issue was fantastic! lol

    Some of the other episodes were getting a bit….dull for me personally, but overall I think it’s a great show.

    As a non-Muslim, I can understand Muslims better now, and see that we’re not so different. I think this is a great show and I hope it continues for a long time!

  7. Anton

    I really like this… the show is getting better as time goes on in my opinion. In the previous seasons the characters were kinda 2D but they’re really gaining depth now. Amar, Leyla, Baber, and Fred all have done things the viewer wouldn’t expect and have become more “real” as a result. I really like that.

    And I really love Baber hahaha

  8. That whole Fred-Fatima thing was kind of perverted don’t you think? Sure their relationship is innocent and the show wasn’t implying that it was anything more than that.

    BUT, the humour was that the language they were using was designed to remind you of something else. Another kind of relationship, though they weren’t saying that kind of relationship was really going on.

    They did something similar when Baber was asked to be J.J. and Ryyan’s chaperon. But this time was far worse.

    I guess the name for this is Double Entendre.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_entendre

    That is when words are designed to have two meanings. One a more innocent one and one more sexual.

    This is how it sounded and where the humour came in because it wasn’t.

    Fred was cheating on Fatima with Tracy. She finds out because of some things he had in his wallet and lipstick on his collar an Fatima gets angry of course and would not give him any sex or see him. He feels bad about cheating on her so he gives her candy but she doesn’t forgive him.

    Instead she goes and has sex with McGee to make Fred jealous. Fred finds out and threatens McGee. Fatima starts throwing out the things that Fred has left at his house.

    Fred thinks about having some gay affair (the whole hotdog thing) but realizes that he just can’t do that anymore since he is in love with Fatima. So he makes an emotional public plea for forgiveness and she forgives him. She tells McGee that she can’t have sex with him anymore which seems okay because it seems that McGee and Fred were friends before Fatima used McGee to get to Fred.

    Of course that isn’t what really happened, but the humour was because that how they designed it as sounding even though it was clear that the whole thing was really innocent.

    I believe the technique is called double entendre but perhaps there’s another term for it. Because I have seen it used two ways. One way is by saying something that sounds innocent but both people in the dialog know they are actually talking about something dirty. Or in this case where the two people actually are talking about something innocent and the situation is innocent but it sounds dirty.

  9. “Fatima starts throwing out the things that Fred has left at his house.”

    I meant things that Fred left at Her house. A common thing a woman does after a breakup.

    Again the show never implied that was really going on but the language was designed to have people think of if while actually knowing that wasn’t the case.
    Double

  10. Double entendres, aren’t they haram?

  11. “As a non-Muslim, I can understand Muslims better now”

    Lizzy, if that was true you would know why the whole “Fred Fatima” thing was not fantastic but instead should make one cringe.

    I know that the whole thing was innocent but by the use of double entendres it had the comedic effect of sounding like a situation men commonly have with women and the humor was that it wasn’t but it sounded like it.

    They found a way to have their cake and eat it too. Have a comedy that is sexualized and nonsexualized at the same time.

    Next episode Rayyan shows Amaar her beaver and he helps nurse it (She finds this injured beaver who she and Amaar nurses it back to health). Meanwhile Yasir helps McGee come out of the closet (McGee goes into a church closet to get something and the door shuts and it gets stuck and he can’t get out).

    McGee: “Harder Yasir, Harder.”
    Yasir: “I am pushing as hard as I can, I am not a young man anymore”.

  12. Amaar: That’s a fine beaver you have there. I am glad that you are showing off your beaver to me.

    Rayyan: Want to feel it?

    Amaar: Wow, that’s one smooth beaver. I feel dirty now. (the animal was all muddy when Amaar pet it).

    Rayyan, maybe you can help me by putting some soap on my beaver and rubbing the soap all over my beaver. Back and forth, back and forth.

    J.J. comes in. You showed Amaar you beaver before you showed me. As your future husband you should have thought of me first if you wanted to show anyone your beaver.

  13. Why does the CBC have to be so dirty by even making this show dirty!!!!

  14. Locust

    Um… Someone has a perverted mind. In that context, anything said by anyone, no matter how random, can be misconstrued as a sexual innuendo. I’m not sure if that IS the purpose of the show, but one thing is settled: the show is far from perfect. Obviously, sometimes there is content that a lot of muslim viewers find objectional, but if the show is bridging the gap between Muslims and the Western Society, then it might be worth it in the end.

  15. Locust

    – I loved how Baber said “Your wife thinks your poems are horrible too” or something along the line. Totally came out of the blue, but that’s so Baber haha.
    – Yes, that “I’m Muslim too” line was funny.
    – Too convenient for Rayyan to bump into Amaar, and happen walking right across from the Party House, where they spot Layla.

  16. Yeah I thought the fact that Rayyan JUST SO HAPPENED to walk up to Amaar when Layla JUST SO HAPPENED to be walking into the house and they both JUST SO HAPPENED to glance that way at that very moment was a little too weak. I mean, I know it’s a small town, I just didn’t think it was… that small.

    And I think the writers made a bit of a mistake when Layla didn’t know what “totes” meant. I mean, even if she didn’t, I’m pretty sure she would have figured it out in a split second based on sound and context.

  17. I’m not even going to address Steve’s issues because he’s got waaaaaay too many, and I don’t have that kind of time, and I didn’t even read everything, but I won’t let him sabotage my favorite subject.

    “That is when words are designed to have two meanings. One a more innocent one and one more sexual.”

    The second meaning doesn’t have to be sexual. Just like a novel doesn’t have to be fiction.

    Geez. You wonder why he’s the way he is.

  18. asiila

    food and sex are often metaphorically interlinked, and hadith speak of the ‘hunger of the loins and tongue’ being dangerous when overly indulged.

    THAT’s how i took it, although i get the double entendre thing too. Fred DOES like Fatima…that’s clear. And this is a western based show. there has to be some kind of sex involved, even if it’s only implied. i can’t see getting all riled up about it.

    Leila is a good modern muslim young woman. her shirts are getting longer and she’s able to maintain the bottom line rules of intermingling according to her religion. next, the hijab…although i doubt she will based on her personality. it would be nice to introduce another teen age muslim girl who does cover her hair….

    rayyan and ammar GOT TO get together in the end–that’s clear–whether it will take all season or not…

    i liked seeing the Rev again too.

    overall, a nice episode.

    asiila

  19. Craig

    I did find it interesting that towards the end when Fred’s hunger was so strong instead of going to the truck stop to be serviced by Tracy he was going to indulge in his craving for some guy’s wiener.

    Fred, Fred, Fred, who would have thought it!

  20. Craig

    One show that used to use double entendres all the time was Three’s Company (based on the British show “Man about the House” (might not have the title totally correct there).

    The show was about two girls and a guy living in the same apartment on purely a nonsexual basis. But for the landlord to allow the guy to live with the two girls the guy had to convince the landlord that he was gay even though he wasn’t.

    Often they would be doing totally innocent things but the landlord would overhear them and think they were fooling around.

    For example:

    Jack: Janet could you come to my bedroom and help me put up a painting.

    Janet: Okay, Jack

    Mr Roper (the landlord) walks in while Jack and Janet is in the bedroom and overhears…

    Jack: I can’t keep it up.

    Janet: I can hold it while you pound.

    Janet: It’s too small (the nail they are using to hang the painting).

    Jack: It will do the job.

    Janet: Too bad Chrisy isn’t here to help.

    Jack: Now hold still…

    Janet: Be careful…

    Janet: Ow! I warned you. Look, now you bruised it.

    Jack: I am sorry, I don’t do this often. I guess I am out of practice.

    Janet: Wow, look at the swelling, I didn’t know it could get that big.

    Jack: That is big. Let me kiss it and it will feel all better.

    Janet: I rather suck on it instead.

    Mr. Roper walks in: Hah, I knew you weren’t gay. And then he is surprised to find Jack and Janet fully clothed and not doing any “funny business”.

  21. Craig

    I would have thought double entendres to be haram. Aren’t they?

    In any case they have no place in a show like this.

    I am very disappointed that Little Mosque on the Prairie to go this route. I find double entendres to be the lowest form of humour. If they continue with them the show will lose its base viewership.

    Why must practically every western show these days have something sexual in it? I have to say that the Muslims are right when they talk about the decadence of Western Society.

  22. Craig

    Nahida.

    “Yeah I thought the fact that Rayyan JUST SO HAPPENED to walk up to Amaar when Layla JUST SO HAPPENED to be walking into the house and they both JUST SO HAPPENED to glance that way at that very moment was a little too weak.”

    Well the show is only a half hour and sometimes you just have to give the writers “poetic license” on stuff like that. It is a comedy after all and not real life.

    It is kind of like what was said about Amaar just jumping on a plane at a moments whim and going to Mecca. In real life just can’t happen even if he is rich. Sure he could have had his passport all current and stuff but still one needs a VISA to visit Mecca from Canada. And usually one needs to reserve a seat on the plane weeks in advance.

    But there again I guess we have to chalk that one up to “poetic license” as well. My big disappointment was that the show really didn’t show Amaar changing much from going to Mecca even though going to Mecca is supposed to be a life changing experience. His talk a couple of episodes later about Islam being “simple” showed that he still really doesn’t “get” Islam (or even religion in general).

  23. Steve

    Nahida,

    Here is the definition of the word “novel” from the Merriam Websters Dictionary, the dictionary that many University English departments use as their authoritative source on definitions and spellings.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/novel%5B2%5D

    1 : an invented prose narrative that is usually long and complex and deals especially with human experience through a usually connected sequence of events

    So, no, a novel can not be a piece of non-fiction. If you are still in school, which I believe you are, go up to any English teacher and they will tell you the same.

  24. Nahida,

    Here is the definition of the word “novel” from the Merriam Websters Dictionary, the dictionary that many University English departments use as their authoritative source on definitions and spellings.

    merriam-webster.com/dictionary/novel%5B2%5D

    1 : an invented prose narrative that is usually long and complex and deals especially with human experience through a usually connected sequence of events

    So, no, a novel can not be a piece of non-fiction. If you are still in school, which I believe you are, go up to any English teacher and they will tell you the same.

  25. Oh, by the way you are correct about the term “double entendre”.

    merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double+entendres

    The second interpretation doesn’t have to be risqué but it usually is.

    I agree with Craig. We don’t need such trash on a show like this.

  26. “…sometimes there is content that a lot of Muslim viewers find objectional, but if the show is bridging the gap between Muslims and the Western Society, then it might be worth it in the end.”

    But why take the low road like this?

    Do they think it will make Muslims just a little more sexually liberal?

    Or are they really out of ideas and are just falling back on their habit on other shows they might have written for to use sexual situations (or in this case use double-entendres to mimic a sexual situation when no actual sexual situation exists) as a form of comedy?

    In any case they need to cut it out. I know they did this kind of thing in another show where Baber acted like the jilted lover when he was replaced as JJ and Rayyan’s chaperon, but that wasn’t even close to being as bad as this story of betrayal, breakup, and then finally reconciliation.

  27. asiila,

    I thought that covering ones hair wasn’t universally accepted as a requirement for faithful Muslim women and that many of even strong faith do not cover their hair.

    Just asking as I really don’t know about this. I would appreciate your clarification in order to increase my understanding of Islam.

  28. Steve,

    My teachers have provided me with this list.

    adventure novel
    allegorical novel
    anti-novel
    apologue
    autobiographical novel
    best seller or pulp fiction novel
    bildungsroman or apprenticeship novel
    children’s novel
    Christian novel
    cult or coterie novel
    detective, mystery, thriller novel
    dime novel
    dystopian novel
    epistolary novel
    erotic novel
    fantasy novel
    Gothic novel
    graphic novel
    historical novel
    hypertext novel
    interactive novel
    multicultural novel
    novel of manners
    novella
    pastoral novel
    picaresque novel
    postmodern novel
    prequel
    proletarian novel
    psychological novel
    regional novel
    roman a clef
    roman fleuve (river novel)
    romance novel
    science fiction novel
    sentimental novel
    sequel
    series novel
    spy novel
    utopian novel
    western novel

    Now tell me, what’s the fifth one down?

  29. Okay look you guys I’m not a huge fan of this type of humor either (I find it boring), but they’re not just trying to portray Islam in this show–they’re trying to portray normal Muslims. And some of them make lame sexual jokes.

    I should know, I hang out with 17 and 18 year olds.

    Of course, the people making the jokes in the show are the adults, and I can’t say whether or not that’s normal, because I don’t know how adults act when they’re not around teens or children as far as sexual jokes go… but so far I’ve found that a consistent maintenance of maturity in general should not be expected.

  30. Also, I feel like it’s being overinterpreted. Fatima’s jealousy tactic was used by second grade girls in elementary school to toss around the “best friend” label. It’s the same thing and there’s nothing sexual about it.

  31. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autobiographical_novel

    An autobiographical novel is a novel based on the life of the author. The literary technique is distinguished from an autobiography or memoir by the stipulation of being fiction. Names and locations are often changed and events are recreated to make them more dramatic but the story still bears a close resemblance to that of the author. While the events of the author’s life are recounted, there is no pretense of neutrality or even exact truth. Events may be reported the way the author wishes they had been with enemies more clearly loathsome and triumphs more complete than perhaps they actually were.

    SEE, FICTION.

    The author might take actual experiences from his real life but overall it is still a work of fiction.

    A completely non-fictional book isn’t a Novel!

  32. “Also, I feel like it’s being overinterpreted. Fatima’s jealousy tactic was used by second grade girls in elementary school to toss around the “best friend” label. It’s the same thing and there’s nothing sexual about it.”

    It was within the overall storyline that made this sexualized. The writers wrote the whole segment in such a way that this nonsexualized situation mimicked a more sexualized one.

    Again, or the lack of a better term it was a “double entendre”. The actual situation was nonsexual but the humour in all of it was that it so sounded like a particular sexual situation even though it wasn’t.

  33. Steve, I want an exact quotation of when I said that a “completely non-fictional book” is a “novel.”

    I believe I said “A novel doesn’t have to be fiction.” But knock yourself out if you have a different opinion.

  34. “–they’re trying to portray normal Muslims. And some of them make lame sexual jokes.”

    Just to be clear no one in the show were making sexual jokes. The sexuality part came in how the writers wrote the segment abut Fred and Fatima, having this non-sexual situation mimic the sexual situation of a wife or girlfriend finding out that her husband or boyfriend was cheated on her.

    That is why I hope “double entendre” is the precise literary term for this. I believe there isn’t a more precise term. The characters were not being sexual in any way, no sexual intentions at all but it was the writers and how they portrayed the situation.

    Do you know if there are any Muslims writing on this show? If so they should have protested to quit over this segment

  35. Not in this episode. They did it before when Rayyan called Amaar a knob.

  36. Why would they protest to quit if they possibly do it in real life?

  37. “Steve, I want an exact quotation of when I said that a “completely non-fictional book” is a “novel.”

    I believe I said “A novel doesn’t have to be fiction.”.

    Again, if a book is written by a person with anything fictional in it, then it is a novel.

    If the author is portraying everything in the book as actual facts then it isn’t.

  38. Well, I guess they must do it in real life if they wrote that segment, because that segment was certainly one.

    Surely though Islam is against sexual double entendres isn’t it?

    And why do that to a perfectly innocent show like this one?

  39. I guess I now need to explain to you the meaning of a basic sentence.

    You said: “A completely non-fictional book isn’t a Novel!”

    Which I never said. I never said a completely nonfictional book IS a novel. I said a novel doesn’t have to be fiction.

    When Helen Killer wrote she was deaf and blind in her autobiographical novel The Story of my Life, she was not writing fiction.

    In Little Women the real Jo really did have three sisters. When she was writing that she had three sisters, she was not writing fiction.

    My Home is Far Away. Background occurrences were not fiction.

    Some novels have some truth.
    A novel doesn’t have to be completely fiction.

    I never said a completely non fictional book is a novel. I never, ever, EVER used the word “completely.”

  40. “When Helen Killer wrote she was deaf and blind in her autobiographical novel The Story of my Life, she was not writing fiction.”

    If she was saying that she made up some parts of the book then it would be fiction. It would be an autobiographical novel.

    If she was writing something that she proclaimed was completely true then it isn’t a novel. It is an autobiography.

    “In Little Women the real Jo really did have three sisters. When she was writing that she had three sisters, she was not writing fiction.”

    The book was fiction. It was an autobiographical novel.

    “My Home is Far Away. Background occurrences were not fiction.”

    Then it would be a historical novel.

    “Some novels have some truth.
    A novel doesn’t have to be completely fiction..”

    I never said it did have to be completely fiction. Sure some novels have some truth blended in with them.

    This whole thing came about because you said Micahael Savage has written novels. I said that he hasn’t. The only thing he has written has been nonfiction. First in his earlier incarnation books about natural health and now about political stuff. He has also now written a book about stories he has told on the radio over the years, mostly about him growing up but on some other subjects as well.

    And since he says that he didn’t make the stories up that would not be a novel. It would be a kind of autobiography.

  41. Rayyan doesn’t look at JJ like she looks at Amaar.

    Maybe it’s the actress and she just has chemistry with the actor that she doesn’t have with JJ’s actor and it’s not supposed to be in the plot.

    But if it is she’s making a mistake. For herself, AND for JJ.

  42. And I’m not referring to that awkward dance scene, because I know that was supposed to be in the plot.

    Just the way she looks at him in general.

  43. “My Home is Far Away. Background occurrences were not fiction.”

    Actually after briefly reading about the novel it too is an autobiographical novel.

  44. When did I say it wasn’t? I listened it after a bunch of autobiographical novels!

    I said the BACKGROUND OCCURRENCES were NOT FICTION.

  45. Agony

    Okay guys just STOP IT! We’re all adults here(at least I think) so let’s give it some rationality here:

    Novels are fictional?
    Sure some ELEMENTS might be fictional, but I tell a story and change a character’s name to a FICTIONAL name, does the story become fiction?

    Sexual double-talk?
    Cry me a river! If you connected that with sex you could just go ahead and interpret anything as sexual. Fatima is jealous that Fred(a special customer, a good friend too it seems) went to her COMPETITION. Just as someone else said: same tactics and same *words* are also used by 2nd grade girls with the best friend title and stuff.
    The joke baber made about clothes in cold weather and “Oh my Alaah you look a protestant” “don’t you mean prostitute?” “No, I mean protestant. Now go change” are WAY more sexual.
    And who knows? Perhaps we’ll be seeing some Fred VS Baber showdown. I definitely want to see *that* episode.

    Over all the episode was nice, but I was hoping we’d see some plot advancement with Ryaan,JJ and Amar.

    I hope someone understands whatever I’m rambling about here….
    Peace

  46. Steve

    “Fatima is jealous that Fred(a special customer, a good friend too it seems) went to her COMPETITION.”

    No one is questioning the intentions or motives of the characters within the show.

    “Just as someone else said: same tactics and same *words* are also used by 2nd grade girls with the best friend title and stuff.”

    Actually the writers could have portrayed the conflict to mimic a conflict of 2nd grade girls with the best friend title and stuff” but instead went the cheating boyfriend/husband route.

    To portray the conflict as mimicking a second grade girl conflict,it would probably go like this.

    McGee: Fatima now says I am her best customer, not you.

    Fred: That’s not so, I am still her best customer.

    McGee: Am not!

    Fred : Am too.

    McGee: Am not.

    Fred: Am not, not not not not not.

    McGee: Am, too, too, too infinity.

    Well Fine then. I am Tracy’s best customer now. You can be Fatima’s best customer if you want as she is a meenie.

  47. I’m a legal adult in 3 and 1/2 months.

    Don’t know about Steve…

    He thinks everything is in black and white. And his English could use some serious brushing up.

    Aside from him incorrectly thinking that a novel is completely fiction, McGee would say ARE NOT, not AM NOT.

  48. Steve

    If they were acting like 2nd graders he would say AM NOT!

  49. Steve, they’re second graders, not mental. By then we know how to conjugate verbs.

    Or at least some of us do…

  50. A.T.

    Finally somebody noticed, I agree Nahida, Rayyan does have great chemistry with Amaar but your right I think its the actors themselves particularly Sitarra Hewitt. I don’t know if you have seen the interview with george stromboupoulos before the season its on youtube. But if you look at Sitarra’ body language in that segment it’ll make you think. She spends the majority of the time facing Zaib Shaikh!

  51. Adara

    You know, I’m really under the impression that the writers used the Fred/Fatima thing to make a platonic parody out of the usual “you slept with her!” “I’m so sorry, take me back!” “get out of here, you dog, I never want to see your face again” worn-out lovers’ quarrel stereotype.

  52. See Nahida, Adara agrees with me!

  53. Craig

    Yeah, it was way obvious. Perhaps not to Muslims but to the rest of us.

    Too bad they had to dirty up an otherwise clean show in such a way.

    I hope that Muslims write into the show and tell the writers to stop such stuff. If many Muslims do so they will, if only out of fear.

  54. Steve, what the heck are you talking about, she never said 2nd graders would say AM NOT.

    But nice cover. How long did it take you to think of that one?

    Just admit it, you made a completely embarrassing mistake…

    A.T., yeah I agree that it’s the actors, but I’m hoping it’ll happen in the plot too. It probably won’t because writers like to make their audiences scream with outrage (I believe it very much amuses them) but it’s still a possibility.

  55. Oh, you’re talking about the the other one.

    Again, I don’t feel that it’s “dirty.” Even if it’s more like a relationship, there doesn’t seem to be anything “sexual.” When people started bringing up the whole “she had sex with him to make him jealous” I was like, sex?. If it’s a platonic parody of anything, Fatima took McGee out to dinner. I don’t see where you would get that she was sleeping with anyone.

    Maybe it’s my lifestyle and age. Do adults feel the need to jump into bed to make their significant others jealous?

  56. Especially since Fatima took him back as her customer so quickly. If the parody was as bad as “Fred having sex with Tracy” she woulda kicked him straight to the curb. It doesn’t seem like an equivalent to me. If it’s a parody of a romantic relationship maybe Fred checked out some other woman while they were walking or something. But it wasn’t anything that dirty.

  57. The other segment was great. I particularly liked the part about the googly. It was funny about how that blond white girl said that she could do a good googly whereas of course a Canadian girl wouldn’t know what a googly was (unless she was or perhaps her grandparents are from the UK). But of course that is where the humour in it came from.

    See, stuff don’t have to be dirty to be funny. It is too bad the writers don’t understand that and keep to those types of humour.

    STOP THE SEXIFICATION OF LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE!

    By the way if you want to know what a “googly” is here is a short video.

    http://www.expertvillage.com/video/70216_cricket-bowl-googly.htm

  58. The other segment was great. I particularly liked the part about the googly. It was funny about how that blond white girl said that she could do a good googly whereas of course a Canadian girl wouldn’t know what a googly was (unless she was or perhaps her grandparents are from the UK). But of course that is where the humour in it came from.

    See, stuff don’t have to be dirty to be funny. It is too bad the writers don’t understand that and keep to those types of humour.

    STOP THE SEXIFICATION OF LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE!

    By the way if you want to know what a “googly” is here is a short video.

    expertvillage.com/video/70216_cricket-bowl-googly.htm

  59. “Do adults feel the need to jump into bed to make their significant others jealous?”

    Oh yeah!

  60. Of course to your generation sex really doesn’t mean much anymore. I don’t mean you because you are a good Muslim but what is that term your generation uses to mean a friend who you don’t have a romantic relationship with but still could be counted on to have meaningless sex with with no strings attached?

    You probably don’t know because you are a good Muslim girl but I heard it on 20/20 or some such show and have forgotten it. I will have to look it up again someday. Is it BFF? I am not sure.

  61. We aren’t boyfriend and girlfriend. We are are just good friends. Sure we have sex together but that doesn’t mean like we are dating or anything like that.

    Yeah, I can count on (forgot name) to have a good F.. with. But we are just good friends.

    I forgot where I saw that (I think 20/20) but it shocked and sadden me so.

    That is why, despite what you may think I really believe we need good (nonterrorist/honour killing)Muslims in our society to fight western society decadence.

    So, yeah though some of my comments may seem otherwise I am pro-muslim. Kind of anti-immigrant but indeed pro-Muslim.

  62. Non-terrorist non-honour killing I mean. Look I have problems with how Islam is practiced in most of the world but the religion itself I don’t have a problem with.

    Also I don’t want them to replace civil law with Sharia Law.

  63. Steve

    Well of course you are anti-immigrant for so many of them come into the west without abandoning their sick concepts such as honor-killings and the like.

    And after becoming naturalized citizens they still fail the “cricket test”. And I am not talking about them not being able to bowl a googly. I am talking about the “Cricket Test” as theorized by British politician Norman Tebbit.

    Especially when you look at the UK it seems like what another British politician Enoch Powell warned about in his 1968 “Rivers of Blood” speech is coming to pass.

  64. BFF=Best Friend Forever. So no.

    I believe you’re talking about FWB. Friends with benefits.

  65. I don’t see how that’s relevant though, because if you’re FWB with someone then you don’t really care if they sleep with someone else.

  66. Craig

    “I believe you’re talking about FWB. Friends with benefits.”

    Yeah, that’s it.

    “I don’t see how that’s relevant though, because if you’re FWB with someone then you don’t really care if they sleep with someone else.”

    That was my point. Since your generation (not you because you are a good Muslim) doesn’t really value sex that much, jumping into bed with someone else to make your significant other jealous probably wouldn’t work as well for your generation as it would for earlier ones.

    Western society is in such a sad state don’t you think? It makes Baber more often correct than incorrect.

  67. Steve

    Yeah, we are a bunch of decadent infidels sad to say.

  68. It wouldn’t work well because FWBs can sleep with whomever they want and there really IS no “significant other.” But if you’re in an actual relationship, there really is a whole lot of value. I think the rate of FWBs among teens is over exaggerated, at least from my perspective. None of my friends have had any, and that’s a pretty wide circle. Don’t get me wrong, they’re not all virgins either (though my closest friends are) but even the ones who aren’t lost it to an actual relationship, and sex isn’t meaningless to them.

    I think the reason it doesn’t seem to be as valued as it used to be is more because people are more comfortable talking about it, and so everyone knows what’s happening, because I sincerely doubt that it happened any less in earlier generations–it was just a lot more shameful as far as society was concerned, and it was kept a secret and only carried around by heavy gossipers.

    I also don’t see why people get jealous at all. If I were in a relationship and he slept with someone, I wouldn’t be jealous of the person he slept with (SHE wasn’t in the relationship, HE was.) Instead I’d be mad at HIM, I’d scratch HIS eyes out, and never speak to HIM again, ever. I never understood the girl who confronted the other girl, when the person who had the responsibility of being faithful was her husband/boyfriend. Isn’t worth the fight if he cheated.

  69. Agony

    Don’t you guys think that whatever indecency might have been implied in the episode is absolutely nothing when compared to the comments?

    Nahida: 3.5 months? You better be inviting me to your birthday party 🙂

    Girls get jealous of the girl who slept with their man because they can’t go up to the man an confront him, simply because they are emotionally dependant on him. Yes it’s silly, and the people who do it are not very mature(at least emotionally), but that is how things go.

    Friends with benefits are common among certain groups of young people. For example my Metal loving, devil worshipping(I’m exaggerating here) and society hating friends(did you guess that they are goths yet?) don’t mind friends with benefits, but they also don’t sleep with every second guy/girl they find cute.
    On the other hand there are my religious friends who have vowed to be virgins till the day they get married.
    But most amazing of all is the double standard of the people in between. The guys do sleep with girlfriends, but if their sister/relative did it with someone might get killed. And the girls do sleep with their boyfriends even though they think it is “wrong”.

    Don’t know how it is in your areas(don’t even know where you’re from) but that’s how it is in the arab cities in Israel.

    PS: I always thought the chemistry between Amar and Ryan was put there by the actors…

  70. Ally

    What’s going on with the JJ, Rayyan and Amar triangle.
    In the previous episodes I was becoming used to Rayyan and JJ together….but now I don’t know!!!! *frustrated*

  71. Jo

    A.T.
    In that interview you were on about, it’s like she’s completely moving away from the actor who plays JJ’s character…I found that weird considering they’re engaged on the show….no wonder there’s a lack of chemistry

  72. I have goth friends! And one of my very very closest friends is a percentage of real Gutan–as in some of her family were descendants of the East Germanic migrants from Scandinavia. (She’s not part of the goth subculture though). She used to practice witchcraft but now she’s a Jehovah’s witness

    She has the most fascinating history ever.

    Agony, if you’re in California during early March you’re absolutely welcome to come! =) I’m not sure what we’re going to do though–we’re all high school seniors and have no money.

    And I began to completely discredit Steve the day he implied he liked Michael Weiner.

  73. Steve

    How can you have a Jehovah’s witness friend? You sound less and less Muslim every day.

  74. You sound more and more like an imbecile every day.

    Don’t you DARE tell me I’m not a part of my own religion, especially when you don’t even know what Islam is. I don’t care about your obscene judgments. I can have whatever friends I want–only God can judge me and there’s NOTHING in the Qur’an that says my friends can only be Muslim. Stop playing God.

  75. nisreen

    you are so right Nahida, Steve is sounding more and more like a complete imbecile..every post of his is “That doesnt sound very muslim…” What does he know?

    also he is sounding a lot like Craig..actually im fairly certain its the same idiot posting under different names… oh well.

  76. The actor who plays Amaar, he is a PORN ACTOR.

    Check out this video.

    youtube.com/watch?v=c2TSv7ctR94

    Here is what the person who posted the video said.

    In order to appease non-Muslims, in order to say we are ‘progressive’ and ‘moderate’, should Muslims abandon their Modesty, Honor,Dignity and Faith? Should a porn film actor be chosen to act as an IMAAM? Isn’t there any actor – even a non-Muslim – who is known for his good character to play the part?

    Zarqa Nawaz and CBC did not exercise reasonable diligence in choosing the actor. We have no bones to pick with the actor – he is free to choose his own lifestyle. Nawaz and CIBC have harmed Muslims.

  77. Agony

    Steve, there is nothing stoping you from making your own series and choosing whatever actors you prefer. Please let us know so we can tune in.

    Nahida, I was talking about the goth subculture( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goth_subculture ), I don’t know what *real* goths are like.

    California? That’s bad I live in Israel but if you guys organize a “Bring Agony to California” donation gathering I’d be honoured 😀 after all I’m a poor college student myself.

    Happy birthday in advance just in case I won’t be here to congratulate you on time.

    And now I’m off to watch the new episode.

  78. micheal

    thats what she said

  79. I was quoting what the person who posted the video to youtube said. But after watching some of the video (couldn’t watch most of it) I could see why the person was so upset.

    youtube.com/watch?v=c2TSv7ctR94

  80. Greg

    People are reading waaayy to much into this series. If there is content or dialogue that involves double-entendres or parallels with a sexual relationship it is because this is a show meant for adults in a society where such humour techniques are common. The story line of Fred’s fidelity to Fatima’s cafe vs his “elicit” relationship with Tracey’s cherry pie is hilarious because there is, of course, no sex involved at all. Fatima actually prizes Fred as a regular customer and feels cheated when she finds out he’s been going to her rival’s cafe.

    Nobody should get upset with this level of humour (and to be honest it’s pretty juvenile). This is a Canadian show meant for all Canadians about the experiences of Muslims in a Canadian community. Some here seem to forget that and expect them to follow strict guidelines to show proper Muslim behaviour. The problem is, the point of the show is to show the challenges to the Muslim residents and that not all will act as expected.

  81. It was a sexualized (and indeed juvenile) humour.

    And regarding it coming from a society where such humour techniques are common well we all know that the West is Dying. We are indeed coming apart at the seams.

    This show was supposed to have a higher purpose than just comedy. It was supposed to bring some sense of understanding between Muslims and the rest of society. Indeed then it does need to be judged by a higher standard than you would for other comedies which indeed can get quite slutty.

    I was quite disappointed to find out that the actor who plays Amaar was previously in a porn flick. (see video complaining about this at the link below or just click on my name).

    http://www.,youtube.com/watch?v=c2TSv7ctR94

  82. Steve

    What was the blond girl’s name in this show?

    I thought I read somewhere it’s Jane.

    Do we know for sure?

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