Chinese Sitcom Can't Stop Copying, Well, Other Sitcoms1Brian Ashcraft and 167 othersEditDeleteInvite manuallyPromoteDismissUndismissBlock for kotakuHideThe IT Crowd. Friends. How I Met Your Mother »8/08/12 6:40am8/08/12 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.