In WW2 France, Rene Artois runs a small café where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs interact daily, ignorant of one another's true identity or presence, exasperating Rene.
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 René Artois (85 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Edith Artois (85 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Yvette Carte-Blanche (85 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Colonel Kurt von Strohm (85 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Private Helga Geerhart / ... (85 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Lieutenant Hubert Gruber (85 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Michelle Dubois (82 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Herr Otto Flick (79 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Madame Fanny (78 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Officer Crabtree (74 episodes, 1985-1992)
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 Flying Officer Fairfax (64 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Flying Officer Carstairs (64 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Herr Engelbert von Smallhausen / ... (63 episodes, 1985-1992)
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 Mimi Labonq (62 episodes, 1987-1992)
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 Monsieur Alfonse (62 episodes, 1984-1992)
Hilary Minster ...
 General Erich von Klinkerhoffen / ... (59 episodes, 1984-1992)
Jack Haig ...
 Roger Leclerc (51 episodes, 1982-1989)
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René Artois runs a small café in France during World War II. He always seems to have his hands full: He's having affairs with most of his waitresses, he's keeping his wife happy, he's trying to please the German soldiers who frequent his café, and he's running a major underground operation for the Resistance. Quite often, the Germans' incompetence itself is what nearly lands René and his cohorts in hot water; they are not helped either by the locals, who are dreadfully keen to get rid of the Germans, but their blatant and theatrical attempts at espionage and secrecy often create problems that René must solve quickly. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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30 December 1982 (UK)  »

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Allo 'Allo!  »

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(44 episodes) | (6 episodes) | (32 episodes) | (3 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Though René is referred to as the 'hero of the resistance' it is usually Edith who comes up with the solution to a problem. See more »

Goofs

At the end of each episode there is a list of "Cast in order of appearance", but on several occasions, the order of the list does not reflect the actual order in which the actors appear in the episode. In season 5, there are even some episodes where actors are credited in the list without appearing in the episode. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Monsieur Alfonse: Oh, my dicky ticker!
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Spoofed in Life4You: Episode #1.32 (2010) See more »

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Now Read Very Carefully, I shall say it only once.
8 December 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Allo Allo may not be offensive as it sounds. I even watched this show in Poland. A sitcom about WWII, Germans, French, British, in a small French town at a small cafe, Renee's. He owns it with his idiot wife, Edith, who helps her ailing, bedridden mother, and hides 2 British airman in her wardrobe/closet. Renee has enough on his plate with his constant infidelity relationships to his servant girls. He always comes up with an excuse to have them in his arms at one time or another. The French resistance and the French communist resistance only complicates Renee's already complicated life. Despite the fact, that the leader of the communist resistance is also in love with Renee too. Michele of the French resistance always says "Now listen very carefully, I shall say this only once." There's plenty of laughs to watch and enjoy on this show. Don't miss it.


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