'Many lines and scenes have been completely ripped off from American shows,' a web user named Grace told the Global Times. 'I thought it was shameful to do this. It is an insult to the American TV producers and an insult to the screenwriters and producers of original Chinese TV shows.'
'We didn't copy the American sitcom,' he said. 'Comedies have stereotypes, like the handsome man, the gorgeous woman, the cheap man and so on. They have that in many comedies. 'Our creation is not plagiarism, but more a homage to the American sitcom.'