The Dots (TV series)

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The Dots
Also known asNoghtechin
GenreComedy
Written byPeyman Ghasem Khani
Directed byMehran Modiri
StarringReza Shafiei Jam

Mehran Modiri Siamak Ansari Mohammad-Reza Hedayati Sahar Valadbeigi Sahar Jafari Jozani Saeid Pirdoost

Shiva Boloorian
Country of originIran
Original language(s)Persian
No. of episodes135 Episodes
Production
Producer(s)Hamid Aghagolian and Majid Aghagolian
Production location(s)Tehran, Iran
Editor(s)Javad Aslani
Running time90 minutes
Release
Original networkIRIB TV3
Original releaseMonday 1 September 2003 – Tuesday 15 January 2004
Chronology
Preceded byOn Tiptoes
Followed byGreat Award
Related showsOn Tiptoes

The Dots is an Iranian television sitcom. It was broadcast for the first time by the IRIB in 2003. It was directed by Mehran Modiri, the creator of Pavarchin and Shabhaye Barareh. The show was famous for Bamshad and his song "Bivafaie." It is also noted that The Dots holds the distinction of receiving the most money from advertising of any Iranian show, thanks largely to constant sponsorship by Samsung, which is featured prominently in Mr. Pirdoost's store. Many of the actors in The Dots are reused in other Modiri productions.

Plot[edit]

The plot centered around Ardal Pashandi (Mehran Modiri), Bamshad Pahnfar (Reza Shafie-Jam), and their wives, Manizhe and Mozhdeh Jaberi (Sahar Valadbeigi). Ardal and Bamshad often got themselves in sticky situations that they tried to hide from their wives, but they were always found out by the end of each episode. The show began with Ardal as a bachelor living with his aged father (Yoosef Pashandi) in an apartment building owned by Mr. Pirdoost (Saeed Pirdoost) who lived with his bachelor son Kourosh (Siamak Ansari). Bamshad Pahnfar and Mozhdeh Jaberi were a young married couple living in the building that often interfered in Ardal's business. Ardal later meets and falls in love with Mozhdeh's sister, Manizh Jaberi (Sahar Ja'fari Jozaani) and they get married and live in Ardal's apartment with his father. Manizh is a dentist and has a practice inside her home. Bamshad and Ardal later go work for Daddy Jaberi (Mohammad-Reza Hedayati), their father-in-law, at his company Manchoolbaf. The show was similar to The Honeymooners in that it featured two married couples and the funny situations the husbands would get themselves into, as well as having a lovable overweight character. The final episode featured a crossover cameo by the cast of Pavarchin.

Regular cast[edit]

Bamshad[edit]

Bamshad Pahnfar quickly became the favorite character among viewers. Reza Shafie-Jam's character was thinner earlier in the series and had a deep voice. But later he placed a pillow under his shirt to exaggerate his stomach, which often shifted and became visible during the show, and created a higher pitched, sometimes cracking voice. Whenever he was emotional, Bamshad sang "Bivafaie," a song about disloyalty. The song [1] became very popular in Iran and on the Internet. When Bamshad was happy, he sang "Vafa Dari"(loyalty). Daddy Jaberi also had a song he sang when he was emotional, "Khak bar saram kardi." Bamshad also often mispronounced English words when he tried to look sophisticated in front of Ardal, but Ardal always called him on it and made sure to humiliate Bamshad. Sa'ed often transposed Bamshad's name, calling him Shadbam.