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Regarding S07E08

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957871.  Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:59 pm Reply with quote

I was just watching an episode here in Sweden
Season 7 episode 8 about 'Dinner for One'
and You where taking about the Germans
wathing the same thing every year.
Sweden started to broadcast it in 1969.
We have it every Year on New Years eve

Just thought You liked to know


957929.  Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:10 am Reply with quote

Thanks Johnny - and I thought the Brits were strange ;-)

957959.  Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:18 am Reply with quote

On the show Stephen mentions that the tradition of showing this show has spread across Europe, and mentions Denmark and Austria, but it's gone much further than that.

Although hardly shown in the UK, and probably never screened in US and Canada, it's shown in Australia and South Africa around Xmas time. It's popular in parts of Scandinavia and Nordic and German speaking countries.

In Sweden, it was taken off the air for 6 years because TV bosses felt it promoted drinking, but there was so much public demand that it was brought back. Similarly, Danish TV took it off one year, but the backlash was so great it was reinstated the next year.

Several spoof versions, including a stage version have been made, including this one from last year:

958046.  Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:13 pm Reply with quote

Welcome to QI Jumjum :-)


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