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'Allo 'Allo 

'Allo 'Allo! (original title)
In France during World War II, Rene Artois runs a small café where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs interact daily, ignorant of one another's true identity or presence, exasperating Rene.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Gorden Kaye ...  René Artois 85 episodes, 1982-1992
Carmen Silvera ...  Edith Artois 85 episodes, 1982-1992
Vicki Michelle ...  Yvette Carte-Blanche 85 episodes, 1982-1992
Richard Marner ...  Colonel Kurt von Strohm 85 episodes, 1982-1992
Kim Hartman ...  Private Helga Geerhart / ... 85 episodes, 1982-1992
Guy Siner ...  Lieutenant Hubert Gruber 85 episodes, 1982-1992
Kirsten Cooke ...  Michelle Dubois 82 episodes, 1982-1992
Richard Gibson ...  Herr Otto Flick 79 episodes, 1982-1992
Rose Hill Rose Hill ...  Madame Fanny 78 episodes, 1982-1992
Arthur Bostrom ...  Officer Crabtree 74 episodes, 1985-1992
John D. Collins ...  Flying Officer Fairfax 64 episodes, 1982-1992
Nicholas Frankau ...  Flying Officer Carstairs 64 episodes, 1982-1992
John Louis Mansi John Louis Mansi ...  Herr Engelbert von Smallhausen / ... 63 episodes, 1985-1992
Sue Hodge ...  Mimi Labonq 62 episodes, 1987-1992
Kenneth Connor ...  Monsieur Alfonse 62 episodes, 1984-1992
Hilary Minster Hilary Minster ...  General Erich von Klinkerhoffen / ... 59 episodes, 1984-1992
Jack Haig Jack Haig ...  Roger Leclerc 51 episodes, 1982-1989
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René Artois runs a small café in France during World War II. He always seems to have his hands full: He's having affairs with most of his waitresses, he's keeping his wife happy, he's trying to please the German soldiers who frequent his café, and he's running a major underground operation for the Resistance. Quite often, the Germans' incompetence itself is what nearly lands René and his cohorts in hot water; they are not helped either by the locals, who are dreadfully keen to get rid of the Germans, but their blatant and theatrical attempts at espionage and secrecy often create problems that René must solve quickly. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 1982 (UK) See more »

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Allo 'Allo! See more »

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(44 episodes) | (6 episodes) | (32 episodes) | (3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In auditions for the casting of the show, Vicki Michelle read for the parts of Yvette and Michelle. See more »

Goofs

Madame Fanny is occasionally seen knitting. However, the character knits British style. Any French woman of the time would knit Continental style instead. See more »

Quotes

[Edith has devised a plan to help get the airmen to the P.O.W. camp via the graveyard]
René: Edith, if this plan fails, there will not be a wall in Nuvion big enough to shoot us all against.
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The world's most politically-incorrect comedy series
10 May 2017 | by robertguttmanSee all my reviews

For the benefit of those who are not familiar with it, "Allo, Allo" is a British comedy series about the French Resistance during World War II. It is a comedy series that could never be produced today, and certainly could not be produced in the U.S. Only the British could have come up with a comedy series that contains more politically-incorrect material than would be found in an entire season of any present-day television show. To this day "Allo, Allo" remains among the things for which the French have never forgiven the British (along with Crecy, Agincourt, Joan of Arc, Blenheim, Trafalgar, Waterloo and Dunkirk). However, the French are not alone. The humor in "Allo, Allo " would be perceived to be equally offensive by Germans, Italians, women, homosexuals, the Catholics Church, the British themselves, and just about everybody else.

"Allo, Allo" was created by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft, the same pair who created "Are You Being Served?". Consequently, it should come as no surprise that the show leaves no depth unplumbed in the pursuit of a laugh. "Allo, Allo" represents British burlesque humor at it's lowest. On the other hand it is also, for those whose sensibilities are not easily offended, truly one of the funniest shows ever produced.

The best news is that "Allo, Allo" has recently been re-released on Netflix. That means that former fans can enjoy being offended by it all over again, and new fans will have the opportunity to enjoy being offended by it for the very first time.


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