"The Julekalender" is a Christmas story about three "nisser" who have to go from the North Pole and back to the "hule" (cave) in the Norwegian province of Trondelag to find the life melody ...
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A sketch comedy program with Norwegian comedians Atle Antonsen, Harald Eia, Bård Tufte Johansen and Kristopher Schau performing sketches typified by poking fun at people from Northern Norway and regional dialects.
Bård Tufte Johansen
Marve is a middle-aged bachelor living alone, with his mother. Marve has extraordinary opinions about life, and when everything seems to go wrong despite his best intentions. But he is proud to be a leader at work - in a storage.
Egon Olsen has been behind bars for some time, but that hasn't stopped the criminal mastermind from making a plan - a plan to steal a very valuable golden statue, and never to fall behind ... See full summary »
Norwegian mock-reality-TV-game-show where a group of people are dressed up as Christmas gnomes, moved into a small barn loft and filmed at all hours. Forced to survive on a diet of marzipan... See full summary »
Egon Olsen and his gang is about to commit their biggest heist - stealing 6 millions from an under cover operation at a freight company, which the police also follows closely. The safe is both guarded by alarm and the company gorillas.
Denne gangen har Olsenbanden store planer om å robbe Munch-galleriet ved hjelp av å bytte maleriene ut med forfalskninger. Til sin hjelp har de Valborg, som har begynt å ta maletimer. I ... See full summary »
Egon vender denne gangen tilbake fra fengslet med nøkkelen til den store fangsten. En skatt fra tyskertiden som en tysk general har stukket unna på Sørlandet i håp om å nyte sitt liv basert... See full summary »
"The Julekalender" is a Christmas story about three "nisser" who have to go from the North Pole and back to the "hule" (cave) in the Norwegian province of Trondelag to find the life melody of the head nisse "Good old gammel nok" who is about to die. However they have to watch out for the evil "Nåså", who during the series comes to live with a potato farmer nearby. The series is based on funny lines containing dialect (the potato farmer) or a mix between Norwegian and English (the nisses). The lines are repeated in episode after episode, and if a good line occurs, one of the nisses will say "Hey, that's a good vending (phrase). Maybe we can use that in another episode!" The show is a copy from the danish "The Julekalender" (1991). The danish show was made of the band "De Nattergale". Written by
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I want to both address the series itself and this "controversy" from Danes. As a Norwegian/American who has lived in both places, I have a great appreciation for "norglish". I suppose if I were willing to listen to more potet i halsen Danish dialog, I'd enjoy "danglish" as well (Sorry Danes, I had to slip that in. And I'm sure most of you are smart enough to figure it out, but potet betyr kartoffel). All in all, this is a hilarious, entertaining show. The humor is pretty Scandinavian.
As for the controversy from some Danes posting comments on this, I would like to apologize for my own ignorance as I did not know it was originally from Denmark. Sadly, I'm not surprised that many Norwegians aren't aware of this, nor am I surprised that Norwegians stole this. For too long, creativity did not thrive in Norway like it did in Denmark. Take this copying as a compliment, Danes, and just ignore the ignorance of Norwegians that would insist this is a 100% Norwegian show. But you really need to have a little more understanding for Norwegians' so-called nationalism, as it may have historical roots from back when ya'll ruled Norway. So chill out, take Norwegian-versions of Danish things as a compliment, and let's be nice. :-)
And one final note, I found it really hilarious after reading the IMDb entries for the two series that we even took the phrase "det er bar' dejli'" into our own "det e bærre lækkert".
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