Laat maar zitten (1988–1991)

TV Series  |  Comedy
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 24 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot

0Check in

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 159 titles
created 16 Jun 2012

Related Items

Search for "Laat maar zitten" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Laat maar zitten (1988–1991)

Laat maar zitten (1988–1991) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Laat maar zitten.

User Polls




5   4   3   2   1  
1991   1990   1989   1988  


Series cast summary:
Rudi Falkenhagen ...
 Miechels (64 episodes, 1988-1991)
Pieter Lutz ...
 Ten Bruggencate (62 episodes, 1988-1991)
Niek Pancras ...
 Peer Tol (53 episodes, 1988-1991)
Arnie Breeveld ...
 Bruce (41 episodes, 1989-1991)
John Kraaykamp ...
 Faber (37 episodes, 1988-1991)
Maarten Spanjer ...
 Uckels (37 episodes, 1989-1991)


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

prison | See All (1) »







Release Date:

9 October 1988 (Netherlands)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Did You Know?


Remake of Porridge (1974) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

More Info
29 May 2002 | by (Haarlem, the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Laat Maar Zitten was an adaptation of the British comedy Porridge, one of the all time best comedies ever written for television. Harm Edens and mine adaptation for Dutch tv is now forgotten because it is never repeated, but at least for a while it was very popular and had the highest possible ratings. There were 21 original episodes which we all did in Dutch before writing our own. This had always been the intention, but we still owe both the VARA and producer/director John van de Rest a huge debt for making the start of our writing career so relatively easy. We just sat in our offices and wrote and wrote and wrote. Was it any good? Well, we were just starting out and finding our own voice, but thankful, the basic idea for this series set in a remote and relatively friendly prison, was a good one. Lots of underlying drama to give the comedy some pathos. The first twelve episodes we did ourselves I am still proud of and they got the highest ratings of the whole series. After that Johnny Kraaykamp (our Ronnie Barker) left the series and we had to find a new balances for the remaining characters. Still, we did a couple of episodes I am still proud of. Unfortunately some new actors were added we didn't like and under a new director the series drifted towards sketch humor acting. The final series, we used guest writers. But the VARA had decided to cancel the series anyway and most of those last thirteen were edited quite badly, as if the director wanted to punish the network. All in all, about eighty episodes were done sixty of which were originals. None are being repeated at the moment of available on video, so believe me when I say they were all marvelous.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
'Laat maar zitten Rosewater' .. 'Boom meneer' gabriellaw2
Discuss Laat maar zitten (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: