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Czech equivalent of Morecambe & Wise?

Postby Polednikova » 26-Dec-07 20:38

Although we always used to moan that there was nothing to watch on TV at Christmas in the UK, I have been missing some of the traditional set pieces such as The Morecambe & Wise Christmas Special' c1972!

I was wondering whether there was an equivalent over here - something that everyone knows so well but loves watching and re-watching every year. If there is, I've probably missed it by now, but I can always look out for it next year.
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Postby eso » 26-Dec-07 22:38

Polednikova wrote:Although we always used to moan that there was nothing to watch on TV at Christmas in the UK, I have been missing some of the traditional set pieces such as The Morecambe & Wise Christmas Special' c1972!

I was wondering whether there was an equivalent over here - something that everyone knows so well but loves watching and re-watching every year. If there is, I've probably missed it by now, but I can always look out for it next year.


Yes, there is. Mostly classic fairy-tales movies like

Pyšná princezna (1952)
Princezna se zlatou hvězdou (1959)
Šíleně smutná princezna (1968)
Dařbuján a Pandrhola (1959)
Hrátky s čertem (1956)
S čerty nejsou žerty (1984)
3 oříšky pro Popelku (1973)
and others...

Another TV evergreens for period between Christmas and New Year's Day are all kinds of Czech comedies - from old ones (from thirties) up to recent.
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Postby eso » 26-Dec-07 22:48

Actualy - sometimes it's kind of crazy.
TV stations and movie distributors know, that if it's Czech piece, then rating will be high. In theatres bad Czech movie will easily beat Hollywood blockbuster and it's similar in TV.

So TVs will place Czech movies whenever they can.
Some popular movies are repeated maybe 8x per year!!!
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Postby Karel_lerak » 26-Dec-07 22:49

eso wrote:
Polednikova wrote:Although we always used to moan that there was nothing to watch on TV at Christmas in the UK, I have been missing some of the traditional set pieces such as The Morecambe & Wise Christmas Special' c1972!

I was wondering whether there was an equivalent over here - something that everyone knows so well but loves watching and re-watching every year. If there is, I've probably missed it by now, but I can always look out for it next year.


Yes, there is. Mostly classic fairy-tales movies like

Pyšná princezna (1952)
Princezna se zlatou hvězdou (1959)
Šíleně smutná princezna (1968)
Dařbuján a Pandrhola (1959)
Hrátky s čertem (1956)
S čerty nejsou žerty (1984)
3 oříšky pro Popelku (1973)
and others...

Another TV evergreens for period between Christmas and New Year's Day are all kinds of Czech comedies - from old ones (from thirties) up to recent.

You have forgotten the russian "Mrazík" 8) 8)
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Postby eso » 26-Dec-07 22:58

Karel_lerak wrote:
eso wrote:
Polednikova wrote:Although Pyšná princezna (1952)
Princezna se zlatou hvězdou (1959)
Šíleně smutná princezna (1968)
Dařbuján a Pandrhola (1959)
Hrátky s čertem (1956)
S čerty nejsou žerty (1984)
3 oříšky pro Popelku (1973)
and others...

You have forgotten the russian "Mrazík" 8) 8)


Actually, I didn't. And I probably never will.
I have still memorised these songs, they are burned in my brain: :)

Cestičkou půjdu stále vpřed,
nevěstu si vyhledám,
ta musí být, jak jarní kvěěéét,
jinak budu, radši sám

Před naší, za naší,
cestá má, ať nepráší, hej!

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Stávala malá jedlička,
tam mezi modříny,
zelená byla celičká,
od jara do zimy.

Na podzim vítr zazpíval,
spi jedličko, jen spi.
Mrazík ji sněhem přikrýval,
pozor, jeeen nezmrzni.

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Postby Polednikova » 27-Dec-07 9:16

eso wrote:Actualy - sometimes it's kind of crazy.
TV stations and movie distributors know, that if it's Czech piece, then rating will be high. In theatres bad Czech movie will easily beat Hollywood blockbuster and it's similar in TV.

So TVs will place Czech movies whenever they can.
Some popular movies are repeated maybe 8x per year!!!

Actually, I think that's a good thing - if Czechs felt the same about their food, perhaps we wouldn't have MacDonald's here!

Thanks very much for that list - I will now scour the tv pages to see how many I can find.
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Postby eso » 27-Dec-07 9:31

Polednikova wrote:Thanks very much for that list - I will now scour the tv pages to see how many I can find.


For today I recommend:

CT1 13:30
Vynález zkázy

Nova 20:00
Postřižiny
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Postby eso » 27-Dec-07 17:51

Tomorow:

TV Nova 20.00
Marečku, podejte mi pero!

- classic and popular Czech comedy. "Canonical" Czech comedic movie and good test for you, if you are capable to understanding of typical Czech humor :) :)
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Postby Dana » 27-Dec-07 18:43

eso wrote:I have still memorised these songs, they are burned in my brain...

How about:

"Je ti teplo, děvče?"
"Teplo, dědečku, teplo, Mrazíčku."

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"Nastěnku chci za ženu!"

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I actually had my American husband Jeff watch Mrazík a couple of years ago because I considered it essential for his assimilation into the Czech culture. :) He also knows some classic lines from Marečku, such as "Hliník se odstěhoval do Humpolce," and he knows that Postřižiny is the movie with the loud guy in it. Thanks for the reminder, eso. I already missed Vynález zkázy but I'll definitely try watching the others - for the umpteenth time. :)
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Postby eso » 27-Dec-07 19:06

Dana wrote:I already missed Vynález zkázy but I'll definitely try watching the others - for the umpteenth time. :)


Tomorow is "Ukradena vzducholod" :) But it isn't so good (in comparison with Vynalez zkazy).

And on Saturday at 18.00 Nova:
Kulový blesk

I'm still not sure what is better - if Mareček, or Kulový blesk... :)

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