See also 10.28.2002.

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Some French pop-culture trivia accumulated in Paris:

There was a great documentary on TV about the French disco scene in the 70's. The videos indicated that the French took disco fashion to extremes that Americans never dreamed of. One featured performer was Patrick Juvet, who had a hit in 1978 with "I Love America" (lyrics, Windows Media audio clip (Update: Link fixed)).

...The demanding music
From the people of Puerto Rico
I love to watch them play
Their music is so great
I love America
I love America
I love America...

One can only assume that recent events have made it hard for Patrick to cash in on the disco revival.

Also, someone told me that when Looney Tunes were translated into French, Pepé Le Pew, perhaps the world's most famous French animal, somehow became Italian. (Someone else also heard this.)