4. The ability to pull off historical themes. The brits were able to produce a successful renaissance era comedy (The Black Adder). We haven't produced any comedy westerns, or pilgrim/founding father comedies. I have to admit though, that the Brits attempted another Renaissance era comedy that was a flop.
Best of the West
Here Come the Brides
The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer
All historical comedies