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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 »
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.
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
Olsenbanden har slått seg ned som multimillionærer i Spania. Den avslappede tilværelsen får imidlertid en brå slutt da superskurken Biffen får fatt i kofferten med millionene. Etter en tid ... See full summary »
Historien begynner på Kanariøyene, banden har endelig greid å komme seg til syden. Men selv der skal oppholdet betales, og når Egon gjør et lite brekk for å fikse det, blir han tatt. Ute av... See full summary »
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 »
Etter en tid innenfor murene samles banden igjen, men denne gangen kommer det en ung og vakker sosialkurator inn i bildet. Egon forelsker seg og staker ut en ny kurs for banden - fast jobb ... See full summary »
I didn't catch much of the show during its original run in 1998, and even if I did, I wouldn't have understood it as I pretty young at the time.
Seeing the show in numerous reruns, it amazes me, in a weird way. The way its built up is extremely dull, predictable and at times stupid. It completely lacks touch with reality and doesn't have shred of credibility at times. Karl Reverud, the businessman who thinks too high of himself, repeatedly finds himself in situations way over his head, something that always has to end in him making a fool of himself, to everyone's amusement and his great irritation. It clearly conflicts with the life he leads. He has a large apartment in what's obviously a rich neighborhood and he's obviously had some financial success, but that can in no way be the same Karl as the one who's portrayed in the show.
The show is clearly cheap. It's built up in a simple way: The main stage is the main character's living room. His friends, acquaintances, neighbors and seemingly random people walk in and out of it, something he irritates himself over almost every time. There is laughter in the background so that anyone watching knows where the good jokes are, unfortunately they aren't. Any special effects, if they can be called special effects, are poorly made.
Still, there is something to this show that doesn't become apparent at first glance. The characters', especially Karl's personality, fits his character perfectly. Having studied introductory psychology myself, I immediately can identify his reactions to to various things that happen in the show. Whether this was intended by the script writers is unknown, but to me, it's quite interesting, especially in a show which in general is very poorly made.
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