Oh, I agree. They're not afraid to go for dark humor in other countries. Like Micheal Scott is an idiot but deep down, he's a nice guy. David Brent, deep down, he's an asshole. He'd throw his employees under the bus to get ahead. Everyone on American TV has to be "likeable." Always playing it safe. The Australian Wilfred wasn't afraid to be uncomfortable, even unfunny. Which is part of what makes it funny.