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Entertainment relies on certain cultural touchstones to resonate with audiences, and those touchstones are different in America than in other parts of the world. But since the entertainment industry wants to make as much money as possible, they tweak and translate our movies, shows, books, games, etc. to make them work in other countries.
They're not just translating the words, either. They have to tweak the plots and the jokes -- sometimes with bizarre and unexpected results.