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Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 9.42.24 PMOn Friday, September 7, 2014 Bassem had aired his first episode in MBC Masr channel. This was his second episode of the season, however, his first episode was aired in the CBC channel. However, for certain reasons the CBC stopped Bassem’s show. Now Bassem Youssef after three months of absence is back again. The episode was all about making fun about Egypt’s current political situation. At the beginning of the episode, he was thanking MBC and its manager Nasser El Kasabi, and hoping it would not be suspended like what happened before. He is actually happy that he is back again, and that he is really thankful to MBC, as he said ,“We are glad to be back with MBC and that they still have some money to spend on our program.” Throughout the episode, he made fun of how everyone is obsessed with Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, while he said that he would not talk about him to avoid any criticism or conflicts.  He said, “We decided to be able to continue on broadcasting, [but] we will not speak about certain people who are ruling the country at the moment.” He said this line while there was a shadow of a person that is apparently El Sisi.  By the end of the episode he added a statement, “It will start by not speaking about one thing and then the other and it will never stop. If my program doesn’t suit you then don’t watch [it].” Then, by the end of the show, a famous singing band performed called Cairkee, and then the show ended by Bassem Youssef saying see you next time. This was the sum up of the episode that everyone was waiting for. What will happen next? Will the show continue, or will it stop like last time? Let us see what will happen next…

By: Manal Ahmed