We watched the documentary Exporting Raymond a couple nights ago. To quote the famous Branson-Russian Yakov Smirnoff, “What a country!!” This movie chronicles an attempt to take the American sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond and adapt it to the Russian market. If you’ve ever been out of the US or worked internationally, you’ll love watching the cultural misses in this film. It’s fun to see the attempts at humor and how Russian actors try to take an American script and make it their own. It would be a unique cultural study for a person or group headed abroad! Stalin would not approve, but we’ve not been worried about him for awhile.