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TGIF: Catherine Tate’s 7 Language Interpreter July 24, 2008

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Fun stuff.

I’ve been enjoying my time off and already have next week booked solid. How did that happen? Anyway, I wanted to take a few minutes to share this video with you all. I’m going to warn you that it is quite painful, yet hilarious to watch.

UK comedian Catherine Tate plays numerous characters in her variety show, The Catherine Tate Show , which debuted in February 2004. This particular clip aired on October 27, 2006. The try-hard wannabe “I can do that” character Helen Marsh didn’t really take off in the tennis and curling sketches, but was truly brilliant when she volunteered to act as an interpreter and reduced the languages of the world to a string of silly noises. Enjoy!



1. Sarah D - July 26, 2008

That’s hilarious! “See what happens when you don’t hire a professional”, etc 😀

Thanks for sharing


2. Melissa - July 30, 2008

Oh, that’s funny. I love her confident attitude and the stunned looks on their faces. I was kind of hoping to see a German at the table.

3. Lesya - February 25, 2009

as for me (a Russian translator) i was kind of hoping to see a Russian there :))) who says it’s not racism???)))))))

4. Admin. Бесплатный тестовый урок английского (Skype: inyazserg) - June 4, 2015

Thank you for sharing the show’s name. The first time I saw this woman was the short clip on YouTube called “The offensive translator.” As an English teacher I often show it to my students.

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