Gray-haired furniture retailer Paul Winkelmann still has his dinner cooked and his laundry done by his mother. He spends his evenings playing Scrabble with Mama's friends and discussing the... See full summary »
Vicco von Bülow
Vicco von Bülow,
Switch reloaded is a comedy show that was produced from 2007-2012 in a total of six seasons for the German TV station ProSieben private. She's successor from 1997-2000 produced Switch - TV parodied mercilessly.
In each episode the advise team has to solve approx. 8 questions, which the TV watchers at home can send in. If they haven't succeeded within a given time (with each individual question), the watcher who sent this question wins 500 Euros.
Hugo Egon Balder,
Hella von Sinnen
An older Lady is having a birthday again and has invited four guests: Sir Toby, Lord Pommeroy, Admiral von Schneider and Mr. Winterbotton. The only problem is that the four have passed away long ago, and so the butler has to step in and help drinking all the sherry, wine and champagne served with the birthday dinner. He does a very good job on this and it seems that he also did a very good job for all the four guests after the dinner (upstairs). Written by
Roman Fietze <fietze@kodak.COM>
At first, the program was only used as a filler on German TV. It was shown four times between 1963 and 1972 before it finally got its now famous regular airing on New Years Eve in 1972. It is so popular in Germany that it is shown multiple times on New Years Eve so that everybody can watch it, when it best fits their schedule. In 2003 it aired a total of 19 times on different stations in Germany. See more »
[as Mr Winterbottom, now affected by what he has drunk so far]
Here's to one of the nicest little women... *hic!*... one of the nicest little WOMEN!... that's ever breathed... ever breathed...
[James hesitates, then looks closely at Miss Sophie for a moment]
[after partly composing himself]
... ever breathed. I now declare this bazaar open, and so forth.
[James drinks Mr. Winterbottom's drink and belches loudly]
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Brilliant. The funniest 15 minutes you will ever see.
It has always astonished me that it is the Germans, not noted for their international sense of humour,who have kept this quite wonderful skit alive. Danke Deutschland! It is superb. 10 out of 10 any day. However beware, there is a video /dvd about that claims to come from Switzerland that is cut to ribbons - only 11 minutes (out of the original 18) and is of quite dreadful quality. Avoid this like the plague. Catch it on your TV at Christmas if you can. You get the full works and the very good introduction by Herr Piper. We even get it here in Australia now. It is a real gem.
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