Extremly popular 1970s sitcom referring to many political and social issues through the eyes of an average German family. Alfred Tetzlaff is a narrow-minded, reactionary patriarch living ... See full summary »
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,
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,
The sketch presents the 90th birthday of elderly upper-class Englishwoman Miss Sophie, who hosts a celebration dinner every year for her friends Mr Pommeroy, Mr Winterbottom, Sir Toby, and Admiral von Schneider. (The plot has nothing to do with New Year's Eve. There is a "Happy new year" toast, but this is purely a reference to Miss Sophie's birthday.) The problem is that due to Miss Sophie's considerable age, she has outlived all of her friends, and so her equally aged manservant James makes his way around the table, impersonating each of the guests in turn. Miss Sophie decides on appropriate drinks to accompany the menu: Mulligatawny soup (Miss Sophie orders dry sherry), North Sea haddock (with white wine), chicken (with champagne), and fruit for dessert (with port) served by James, who finds himself raising (and emptying) his glass four times per course. That takes its toll, increasingly noticeable in James's growing difficulty in pouring the drinks, telling wine glasses from vases... Written by
Order of the dishes of the evening: Mulligatawny soup with Indian spices, followed by North Sea Haddock, chicken and fruit. See more »
After James burps, Miss Sophie takes hold of her chair's armrests probably in anticipation of James almost tipping her chair backwards. See more »
[after having served the second round of drinks, the alcohol is starting to take effect on James]
Well, here we are again old love, here's to me and thee...
[James goes to drink but stops suddenly]
By gum... you look younger than ever, love. Younger than ever!
[James cackles cheekily then downs Mr Winterbottom's drink]
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This short comedy is an unforgettable classic. A solid element in every new years eve celebrated in Denmark. One year, DR (national danish TV broadcast station) decided not to air it, but the next day, they were telestormed by viewers. DR hasn't skipped it once since, and unless the television is phased out, I can bet you that "Dinner for one" is here to stay for many years to come.
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