Chinese Sitcom Can't Stop Copying, Well, Other Sitcoms 1 Brian Ashcraft and 167 others Edit Delete Invite manually Promote Dismiss Undismiss Block for kotaku Hide The IT Crowd. Friends. How I Met Your Mother » 8/08/12 6:40am 8/08/12 6:40am. Even in the West, these popular sitcoms have influenced other shows. But in China, one show isn't exactly "inspired" by these programs.