The Comedy of English as a second language

“Por favor?”
— Juan Cervantes

This was a wonderful experimental sitcom in which people representing various nationalities and cultures from around the world were put into a classroom environment under the pretense of learning English as a second language. Hell is other people and comedy naturally ensued.

Set when the dead hand of -ism's were nearing their legitimate end and people became free to explore their destiny and realize their potential wherever they chose to seek their fortune. Political correctness had not yet reared its ugly head and expression was without censure.

That is what made this show so brilliant. How it managed to air out important issues and create an air of familiarity between diverse individuals. How it explored mutual differences between people and cultures and yet, never let difference of opinion become cause for discord amid the students. C’est la vie.