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"Now let’s start a new day with our friend Jon, who’s about to wake up to a big surprise."

Jonathan "Jon" Simon note  is just an ordinary man who happens to meet a girl who speaks a foreign language at a fitness club. He soon falls in love with her, being motivated to study the language the girl speaks. His seemingly normal life ends when he gets possessed by a language teacher who forces him to study the language with wacky and corny musical numbers.

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Having nothing to do with the movie of the same name, Rush Hour is a series of language learning audio CDs made by Berlitz, available in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and English, with different girls available.


Berlitz Rush Hour provides examples of:

  • Bilingual Dialogue: The audio play's premise.
  • Colorful Song: "The Colors of My Life"
  • Cultural Translation: In Ingles, Jonathan Simon from New York becomes Juan Reyes from Puerto Rico.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Jon can be this at some times.
    Jon: "Is that really you?"
    Language teacher: *thunder sounds*
    Jon: "Yeah, that's you."
  • Fourth Date Marriage: Jon and the girl plan on a date after meeting in one day.
  • Genre Savvy: Even before the language teacher possesses him, Jon happily joins in a musical number.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: The night after meeting the girl, Jon had "such a beautiful dream".
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  • The Everyman: Jon Simon.
  • Language of Love: Jon is like this to a foreign-speaking woman, and he got motivated to learn said woman's language. Although subverted in that the women can speak English as well.
  • Lightning Reveal: Jon's language teacher appears to him like this.
  • List Song: Many.
  • Love at First Sight: Jon to the girl.
  • Mad Libs Dialogue: Except for Ingles, all the language learning related parts of the dialogue changes depending on the language learned.
  • My Hair Came Out Green: Jon's sister Melissa wanted to dye her hair blond but ended up being purple.
  • Sharing a Body: Jon's language teacher's "voice" went inside his head to help him learn the foreign language.
  • Workout Fanservice: With Jon meeting (and being attracted to) the woman in a fitness club, this is likely.
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