Dinner, German style?

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  1. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

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    Ever since I moved to Germany, people have being telling me about the Chrismas/New Year tv show, 'dinner for one'.

    I am English and have never heard of it, but apparently it's really funny. About an old English aristocrat, living in a stately home with just a butler, thinking she is stll at the centre of society and the world. Imagining she has guests when in fact, it's only dinner for one, and the guests are long dead.

    I don't get it. That's normal for English aristocrats, isn't it? Anyway, here's an article, for anyone with a better sense of humour than me....

    http://tinyurl.com/ay5ytmv
     
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  3. STEADFAST

    STEADFAST New Member

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    That's very interesting! It reminds me of how Swedes all watch an a Disney cartoon show every Christmas, even though it isn't a Christmas-related cartoon.
     
  4. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVd_VLO9xcc"]Dinner for One - Freddie Frinton and May Warden - YouTube[/ame]


    I've never seen it. It is funny.
     
  5. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zib8_N5lgQ"]Disneyland - 5.12 - From All of Us to All of You - YouTube[/ame]

    From All of Us to All of You
     
  6. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

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    First time I've watched dinner for one, and I have admit it grew on me, the drunker the butler got.

    Can't for the life of me figure out why Swedes have gone for that particular, 1958 Disney special though.

    The Morecombe and Wise Christmas Show was the thing when I was growing up in England.
     
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    davehead21 Active Member

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    I read the title as, "Dinner, Gangnam Style?" :giggle:
     
  8. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

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    Well, when the butler's very drunk, it's almost Gangnam Style!
     

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