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Diego Buñuel, on Afghanistan.

Documentary miniseries produced by National Geographic Channel and Canal+, directed and hosted by Diego Buñuel (Grandson of renowned film director Luis Buñuel), in which he poses as a Funny Foreigner and ventures into countries which have bad reputations for being dangerous places in a light-hearted way. For every time he visits a country, he goes forth and debunks many of the myths and misconceptions from the country he visits, while hanging Lampshades all over the place in regard of the situation.

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So far, he has gone to:

  • North Korea
  • Colombia
  • Afghanistan
  • Pakistan
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Venezuela
  • Palestine and the Gaza Strip
  • The Balkans


Tropes present in this show:

  • Axes at School: Lampshaded in the Pakistan episode. The Madrasah staff in that episode (jokingly) commented about getting e-mails about hiding AK-47's inside the building.
  • Bizarre and Improbable Golf Game: Mentioned in Afghanistan, while playing golf on a run-down golf course with a local TV celebrity.
  • Crapsack Country: Except for some relevant places and cities, every place featured here is this.
  • Funny Foreigner: Diego plays with this trope at times.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Happens in-universe during his trip to the Balkans, where a local sculptor shows Diego a sculpture of Bruce Lee, stating that it's a hero to every person in the city, regardless of ethnicity.
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  • Intrepid Reporter: Diego fits this trope perfectly. Granted, before this show he was a war correspondent in Afghanistan and Iraq...
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  • Travelogue Show

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