History Creator / EphraimKishon

24th May '16 5:52:43 PM Ulkomaalainen
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Or Ephraim Kishon in this case, his popularity in Germany arguably outshone the one in any of his home countries (Hungary or Israel). Noteworthy especially considering the past between Jews and Germany when he became a renowned writer.
30th Jan '16 10:54:38 AM InsomniacWeasel
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* DontCallMeSir: Kishon dreams of meeting the late Austrian emperor Franz Joseph, is struck with awe and stutters, searching for the correct title. The anointed one replies: "No need for this nonsense. Call me Franzl."

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* DontCallMeSir: After visiting Austria, in which people are depicted as being completely obsessed with titles (with even the most common everyday nobody insisting on being called the "Dr. Prof. Duke Baron Von ____ The Numbered") Kishon dreams of meeting the late Austrian emperor Franz Joseph, is struck with awe and stutters, searching for the correct title. The anointed one replies: "No need for this nonsense. Call me Franzl."
20th Jan '16 9:56:24 AM Jhonny
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* ADegreeInUseless: Prof. Dr. Honig who earns so little money in his job as a teacher that he has to sell sweets to the kids. When they tell him that a teacher shouldn't do this, he quite his job.

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* ADegreeInUseless: Prof. Dr. Honig who earns so little money in his job as a teacher that he has to sell sweets to the kids. When they tell him that a teacher shouldn't do this, he quite quits his job.
19th Jan '16 3:03:04 PM Jhonny
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* TheBigRottenApple: After talking disparagingly about NYC in an interview, Kishon becomes very popular with NY-haters from all over America, and makes a comedy tour based on this trope. Where he makes jokes like "The average Texan midget is three inches taller than the average New York giant!" Subverted at the end, when he develops a different attitude.

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* TheBigRottenApple: After talking disparagingly about NYC in an interview, Kishon becomes very popular with NY-haters from all over America, and makes a comedy tour based on this trope. Where he makes jokes like "The average Texan midget is three inches taller than the average [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball New York giant!" giant]]!" Subverted at the end, when he develops a different attitude.
10th Jan '16 4:49:54 PM phoenix
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* TheBeautifulGame: Kishon is a fan too, and dreams of a world where referees are everywhere to keep bullies and such in check.
21st Nov '15 1:59:15 PM shokoshu
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* TakeThatAudience: Somewhat indirectly in the story about the Red Lights of Amsterdam, where he tries to find the famous prostitute quarter but talking in a roundabout way to the locals literally gets him nowhere. In the end he gets desperate: "Where are the whores? Where?" "Kanalstraat."[[note]]The generic Dutch sounding name should be a hint Kishon is trolling.[[/note]] The stinger follows: "Now you know. Sometimes it pays reading an overlong story to the end." implying the reader had the same morbid curiosity.
4th Sep '15 7:43:08 PM nombretomado
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** [[OttoVonBismarck Bismarck]] is a herring, Frankfurt a sausage factory and [[NapoleonBonaparte Napoleon]] one of the greatest brandys in world history.

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** [[OttoVonBismarck Bismarck]] is a herring, Frankfurt a sausage factory and [[NapoleonBonaparte [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte Napoleon]] one of the greatest brandys in world history.



* FeeFiFauxPas: Happens when he visits France. At first, Kishon dares to suggest to his French hosts that NapoleonBonaparte was anything but perfect. Then, he offers them some cigarettes - but notices too late that they're of the ''Nelson'' brand. And when he says goodbye, he tells them when in London, he plans to stay at hotel Waterloo at Wellington street...

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* FeeFiFauxPas: Happens when he visits France. At first, Kishon dares to suggest to his French hosts that NapoleonBonaparte UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte was anything but perfect. Then, he offers them some cigarettes - but notices too late that they're of the ''Nelson'' brand. And when he says goodbye, he tells them when in London, he plans to stay at hotel Waterloo at Wellington street...
31st Oct '14 12:56:10 PM LongLiveHumour
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* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: After the end of the ColdWar, he returned to his birth country, Hungary. And quipped that he felt like an idiot who was looking for a penny on the street that he lost fifty years ago.

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* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: After the end of the ColdWar, UsefulNotes/ColdWar, he returned to his birth country, Hungary. And quipped that he felt like an idiot who was looking for a penny on the street that he lost fifty years ago.
19th Jul '14 12:24:56 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ThoseWackyNazis: Parodied in his novel "Mein Kamm", about a mad dictator who starts to hunt bald people. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Does that remind you of]] [[AdolfHitler someone]]?

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* ThoseWackyNazis: Parodied in his novel "Mein Kamm", about a mad dictator who starts to hunt bald people. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Does that remind you of]] [[AdolfHitler [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler someone]]?
11th May '14 7:00:56 AM LongLiveHumour
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* DirtyCommunists: Kishon was not only imprisoned by the fascists, but after WW2 by the Communists too.

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* DirtyCommunists: Kishon was not only imprisoned by the fascists, but after WW2 UsefulNotes/WW2 by the Communists too.
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