European Parliament Comedy Series Quiz
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European Parliament Comedy Series Quiz

Test your knowledge about 'Parlement', a 10-part comedy series depicting the European Parliament in a humorous light. Explore questions related to the fictional antics of British politicians in Brussels office and their misadventures. See how much you know about this unique slice of the European Union portrayed on screen.

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Questions and Answers

What nationality are the rowdy politicians depicted in the opening scene?

British

What is the name of the TV comedy series about the European Parliament?

Parlement

What nationality is the screenwriter who conceived the TV series?

French

What is the name of the political naïf who arrives in Brussels to work for an MEP?

<p>Samy</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following best describes Michel Specklin, the MEP that Samy works for?

<p>Feckless and lazy</p> Signup and view all the answers

According to the screenwriter, why is comedy a good way to approach the European Union?

<p>The complexity offers opportunities for misunderstanding and funny situations</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the likely conclusion a viewer unfamiliar with EU politics might draw from the show?

<p>The European parliament is a chaotic place where incompetent and nationalist individuals stir up trouble without clear goals.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is mentioned as a nuance that the verdict of the show misses?

<p>The trajectory of a character who discovers their conviction for an unpopular cause.</p> Signup and view all the answers

How are the characters described in the text?

<p>As having both positive and negative traits.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What did the writers ultimately aim to convey about the EU institutions?

<p>That the EU institutions are human, with both positive and negative aspects.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the text suggest about the perception of the EU?

<p>That the EU is often ignored or misunderstood.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does Samy end up in charge of due to being tricked by an official?

<p>An amendment to ban cutting off sharks' fins</p> Signup and view all the answers

How is Rose's boss described to have changed?

<p>From a moderate Tory Europhile into a full-throated Brexiteer</p> Signup and view all the answers

How does Torsten summarize the history of the European peace project?

<p>Guys, we've got to stop fighting and work on regulations and shit.</p> Signup and view all the answers

How is the comedy in the show described in comparison to 'The Thick of It'?

<p>Gentler, without the sweary aggression of Malcolm Tucker</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the show depict that rarely gets public attention?

<p>Amendment battles and faction building</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is Sharon Redlion's suggestion for solving the Irish border issue?

<p>Just track it all with a massive GPS and Deliveroo-like system with Bitcoin</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the show's creator find surprising?

<p>The lack of British comedy on Brexit</p> Signup and view all the answers

How does Olivier Costa, a European official, view the show's portrayal of certain cliches?

<p>He questions the writers' indulgence of Eurosceptic cliches</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the text say about the show's development process?

<p>It was in development for two years at another channel before finding a home</p> Signup and view all the answers

What helped galvanize interest in the show's project?

<p>Brexit</p> Signup and view all the answers

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