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* ''ComicBook/{{Switch}}'', a comic book spin-off of ''ComicBook/Witchblade''.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Switch}}'', a comic book spin-off of ''ComicBook/Witchblade''.
''ComicBook/{{Witchblade}}''.
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* [[Series/{{Switch}} Two German comedy sketch shows]]
* [[Manga/{{Switch}} The Manga]]
* [[Film/{{Switch}} A film by Blake Edwards]]

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* [[Series/{{Switch}} Two ''Series/{{Switch}}'', two German comedy sketch shows]]
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* [[Manga/{{Switch}} The Manga]]
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* [[Film/{{Switch}} A ''Film/{{Switch}}'', a film by Blake Edwards]]

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* ''ComicBook/{{Switch}}'', a comic book spin-off of ''ComicBook/Witchblade''.

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* A [[Film/{{Switch}} film]] by Blake Edwards.

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* A [[Film/{{Switch}} film]] by Blake Edwards.
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[[redirect:Series/{{Switch}}]]''Switch'' can refer to:
* [[Series/{{Switch}} Two German comedy sketch shows]]
* [[Manga/{{Switch}} The Manga]]
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22nd Jan '12 10:50:12 AM LordGro
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'''Switch!''' and its successor '''Switch Reloaded''' is a German comedy show, which parodies other TV shows (and occasionally, movies) from [[GermanMedia Germany]], the [[AmericanSeries US]] and sometimes other states. The sketches are pretty short - just like what you'd get if you [[TitleDrop switch]] the channel all the time.

Some of the shows parodied by ''Switch!'':
* ''{{Columbo}}''
* ''{{ER}}''
* ''{{Flipper}}''
* The [[MultinationalShows German version]] of ''{{Jeopardy}}''
* ''{{Quincy}}''
* ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration''
* ''TheWaltons''
* ''{{Winnetou}}''
* ''TheXFiles''

Some of the shows parodied by ''Switch Reloaded'':
* ''{{Bones}}''
* ''CSIMiami''
* ''DrHouse''
* ''LaskoDieFaustGottes''
* ''Let's Dance'' ([[MultinationalShows German version]] of ''StrictlyComeDancing'')
* The [[MultinationalShows German version]] of ''{{Solitary}}''.
* The [[MultinationalShows German version]] of ''{{Supernanny}}''
* ''Das Supertalent'' ([[MultinationalShows German version]] of ''AmericasGotTalent'')
* ''[[MultinationalShows Germany's]]'' ''[[AmericasNextTopModel Next Topmodel]]''
* ''Series/{{Stromberg}}''
* ''TwoAndAHalfMen''
* ''{{Valkyrie}}''
* ''Wer wird Millionär?'' ([[MultinationalShows German version]] of ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'')

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!!Examples:

* AdultsDressedAsChildren: Hoecker and Nadolny, regularly.
* AsianAirhead: Mi Lei Long Di Do Di Delü, music channel moderator
* AsHimself: Hoecker does this when they are spoofing ''Genial daneben'', a [[CelebrityEdition Celebrity]] GameShow in which he belongs to the regular cast.
* AxCrazy: Mona Sharma as NatalieImbruglia
* ButYouScrewOneGoat: They have to guess the word "zoo" on ''Hot Streak'', so the first player starts with "you like animals, don't you?", with player 2 suspiciously countering "what do you mean by that?", and it ends with "but that happened just one time!"
* CalvinBall: Langeoog-Lochen and other games suggested by Hoecker are this.
* CampGay: The prisoners in "Hinter Gitterchen - der Männerknast" (behind cute little bars - the men's prison)
* CatchPhrase: Several.
* ClusterFBomb: [[{{Tatort}} Kommissar Schimanski]] [[UpToEleven ups the real deal to eleven]].
* CrossOver: What about {{Terminator}} [[XMeetsY meets]] Louis de Funes?
* TheDanza: "Alle und wir" has Tim as Tim, Tom as Tom, Lola as Lola [[OverlyLongGag and so on.]]
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "Hier ist ''Deutsche Welle Polen'', mit Übertragung in Farbe! Und bunt!" (Untranslatable - "in Farbe" and "bunt" both mean "in color".)
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: ''Switch'' often seems to spare no effort to catch the ''feel'' of the shows they are spoofing, like creating sets that look uncannily close to the real ones. [[hottip:*:If the show spoofed is from the same TV channel or channel group, the set may perhaps even ''be'' the real thing!]] Another example is that somehow parodies of AmericanSeries actually ''sound'' as if they were dubbed.
* TheDitz: Many female moderators, especially if played by Susanne Pätzold.
* DumbBlonde: Again, many characters played by Susanne Pätzold.
* FoeYay: Hauser and Kienzle (two German co-moderators from a show about politics. One of them's a leftist, the other one a rightist. ''Switch'' exaggerates, but didn't pull it out from nothing.)
* GermanHumor
* IkeaErotica: Again, ''Deutsche Welle Polen'' once.
* TheIngenue: The young Christians.
* KentBrockmanNews: The [[NewsParody parodies]] of ''Heute'', the NewsBroadcast from the channel [[GermanTVStations ZDF]]. And after the real ''Heute'' did introduce a virtual studio, ''Switch'' gleefully incorporated it into its spoofs.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: ''Alle und wir'' (everyone and us), a parody of [[SoapOpera Daily Soaps]]. With [[ThemeNaming Tim, Tom, Jim, Lola, Lale and Lolita]], [[RunningGag but still without Robin]]... but many, many others.
* NoSwastikas: Quite remarkably for a German show, this is subverted to RefugeInAudacity levels in ''[[HistoricalInJoke Obersalzberg]]'' (a parody of ''Series/{{Stromberg}}'', the German version of ''TheOffice''). Here, none other than AdolfHitler is the {{Expy}} for the Stromberg/Brent-character. And swastikas are ''everywhere'' in plain sight: On the wall papers, on coffee mugs, as patterns on clothes...
* PaperThinDisguise: The comedians play the game "Who am I?" (where you put post-its with the name of a famous person on your forehead). One of them (a bald guy!) guesses correctly he's supermodel Claudia Schiffer and says it out loud. Then, suddenly fans of Claudia ask for his autograph, and a photographer pays him to shoot a topless photo. Until the post-it falls off...
* PunnyName: Bülbül Hekmek.
* [[RecycledInSpace Recycled In Medieval Times]]: Last episode of first season. Complete with BurnTheWitch ("sorry, I had to practice") and ''[[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe Das althe verhacksthückthe Teutsch]]''.
* RunningGag: "Hoecker, you're out!" - "But why?"
* {{Ruritania}}: ''Deutsche Welle Polen'' shows how Westerners would imagine a [[NationalStereotypes stereotypical]] TV show from a former WarsawPact country (like UsefulNotes/{{Poland}} in this case).
* [[SassyBlackWoman Sassy Turkish Woman]]: Bülbül Hekmek of ''TRT Früstük''.
* SpeechImpediment: Martina Hill as ''RTL Punkt 12'' anchorwoman Katja Burkard, or while telling hilarious nonsense about the stock market as Anja Kohl.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Bernhard Hoëcker, to show that [[ItsPronouncedTroPAY his name is pronounced Ho-ecker, not Höcker]], since in German, usually oe = ö.
* TheStoic: Heidi Prblybzçka, anchorwoman of ''Deutsche Welle Polen''.
* StylisticSuck: ''Deutsche Welle Polen''.
* {{Telepathy}}: Used by the team "telepathy sisters" on their parody of ''Hot Streak''. Of course, they don't really have trouble to win.
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: Heidi regularly informs us how she feels (excited, frex). From looking at her face, you could never tell..
* ThemeNaming: The young Christians are named [[ShoutOut Hanni, Nanni]] and Manni. ''Alle und wir'' also uses this.
* ThisIsSparta: FriedrichNietzsche stating his famous "God is dead" (sorry, I meant: "God! Is! DEAD!!!"). Parodies an infamous German telephone sex ad with a dominatrix saying (rather {{narm}}y): "Ruf! <whips> Mich! <whips> AN!!! <whips>" - "Call me now!")
* ThoseWackyNazis: ''Obersalzberg'' (see NoSwastikas)
* TrueArt: Parodied with a "theme evening" of German-French TV station [[GermanTVStations arte]]. The theme? "The dung heap".
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome: Nelly van Sale and Mister Snoot, parodying various sales channels.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous: Hanni of the young Christians calling Manni a "dummyhead".
* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: A [[PlayedForLaughs deliberate]] example is Hoecker, who's height is 159 cm, playing Thomas Gottschalk, a famous show host who in RealLife is 193 cm tall.
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'''Switch!''' and its successor '''Switch Reloaded''' is a German comedy show, which parodies other TV shows (and occasionally, movies) from [[GermanMedia Germany]], the [[AmericanSeries US]] and sometimes other states. The sketches are pretty short - just like what you'd get if you [[TitleDrop switch]] the channel all the time.

Some of the shows parodied by ''Switch!'':
* ''{{Columbo}}''
* ''{{ER}}''
* ''{{Flipper}}''
* The [[MultinationalShows German version]] of ''{{Jeopardy}}''
* ''{{Quincy}}''
* ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration''
* ''TheWaltons''
* ''{{Winnetou}}''
* ''TheXFiles''

Some of the shows parodied by ''Switch Reloaded'':
* ''{{Bones}}''
* ''CSIMiami''
* ''DrHouse''
* ''LaskoDieFaustGottes''
* ''Let's Dance'' ([[MultinationalShows German version]] of ''StrictlyComeDancing'')
* The [[MultinationalShows German version]] of ''{{Solitary}}''.
* The [[MultinationalShows German version]] of ''{{Supernanny}}''
* ''Das Supertalent'' ([[MultinationalShows German version]] of ''AmericasGotTalent'')
* ''[[MultinationalShows Germany's]]'' ''[[AmericasNextTopModel Next Topmodel]]''
* ''Series/{{Stromberg}}''
* ''TwoAndAHalfMen''
* ''{{Valkyrie}}''
* ''Wer wird Millionär?'' ([[MultinationalShows German version]] of ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'')

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!!Examples:

* AdultsDressedAsChildren: Hoecker and Nadolny, regularly.
* AsianAirhead: Mi Lei Long Di Do Di Delü, music channel moderator
* AsHimself: Hoecker does this when they are spoofing ''Genial daneben'', a [[CelebrityEdition Celebrity]] GameShow in which he belongs to the regular cast.
* AxCrazy: Mona Sharma as NatalieImbruglia
* ButYouScrewOneGoat: They have to guess the word "zoo" on ''Hot Streak'', so the first player starts with "you like animals, don't you?", with player 2 suspiciously countering "what do you mean by that?", and it ends with "but that happened just one time!"
* CalvinBall: Langeoog-Lochen and other games suggested by Hoecker are this.
* CampGay: The prisoners in "Hinter Gitterchen - der Männerknast" (behind cute little bars - the men's prison)
* CatchPhrase: Several.
* ClusterFBomb: [[{{Tatort}} Kommissar Schimanski]] [[UpToEleven ups the real deal to eleven]].
* CrossOver: What about {{Terminator}} [[XMeetsY meets]] Louis de Funes?
* TheDanza: "Alle und wir" has Tim as Tim, Tom as Tom, Lola as Lola [[OverlyLongGag and so on.]]
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "Hier ist ''Deutsche Welle Polen'', mit Übertragung in Farbe! Und bunt!" (Untranslatable - "in Farbe" and "bunt" both mean "in color".)
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: ''Switch'' often seems to spare no effort to catch the ''feel'' of the shows they are spoofing, like creating sets that look uncannily close to the real ones. [[hottip:*:If the show spoofed is from the same TV channel or channel group, the set may perhaps even ''be'' the real thing!]] Another example is that somehow parodies of AmericanSeries actually ''sound'' as if they were dubbed.
* TheDitz: Many female moderators, especially if played by Susanne Pätzold.
* DumbBlonde: Again, many characters played by Susanne Pätzold.
* FoeYay: Hauser and Kienzle (two German co-moderators from a show about politics. One of them's a leftist, the other one a rightist. ''Switch'' exaggerates, but didn't pull it out from nothing.)
* GermanHumor
* IkeaErotica: Again, ''Deutsche Welle Polen'' once.
* TheIngenue: The young Christians.
* KentBrockmanNews: The [[NewsParody parodies]] of ''Heute'', the NewsBroadcast from the channel [[GermanTVStations ZDF]]. And after the real ''Heute'' did introduce a virtual studio, ''Switch'' gleefully incorporated it into its spoofs.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: ''Alle und wir'' (everyone and us), a parody of [[SoapOpera Daily Soaps]]. With [[ThemeNaming Tim, Tom, Jim, Lola, Lale and Lolita]], [[RunningGag but still without Robin]]... but many, many others.
* NoSwastikas: Quite remarkably for a German show, this is subverted to RefugeInAudacity levels in ''[[HistoricalInJoke Obersalzberg]]'' (a parody of ''Series/{{Stromberg}}'', the German version of ''TheOffice''). Here, none other than AdolfHitler is the {{Expy}} for the Stromberg/Brent-character. And swastikas are ''everywhere'' in plain sight: On the wall papers, on coffee mugs, as patterns on clothes...
* PaperThinDisguise: The comedians play the game "Who am I?" (where you put post-its with the name of a famous person on your forehead). One of them (a bald guy!) guesses correctly he's supermodel Claudia Schiffer and says it out loud. Then, suddenly fans of Claudia ask for his autograph, and a photographer pays him to shoot a topless photo. Until the post-it falls off...
* PunnyName: Bülbül Hekmek.
* [[RecycledInSpace Recycled In Medieval Times]]: Last episode of first season. Complete with BurnTheWitch ("sorry, I had to practice") and ''[[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe Das althe verhacksthückthe Teutsch]]''.
* RunningGag: "Hoecker, you're out!" - "But why?"
* {{Ruritania}}: ''Deutsche Welle Polen'' shows how Westerners would imagine a [[NationalStereotypes stereotypical]] TV show from a former WarsawPact country (like UsefulNotes/{{Poland}} in this case).
* [[SassyBlackWoman Sassy Turkish Woman]]: Bülbül Hekmek of ''TRT Früstük''.
* SpeechImpediment: Martina Hill as ''RTL Punkt 12'' anchorwoman Katja Burkard, or while telling hilarious nonsense about the stock market as Anja Kohl.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Bernhard Hoëcker, to show that [[ItsPronouncedTroPAY his name is pronounced Ho-ecker, not Höcker]], since in German, usually oe = ö.
* TheStoic: Heidi Prblybzçka, anchorwoman of ''Deutsche Welle Polen''.
* StylisticSuck: ''Deutsche Welle Polen''.
* {{Telepathy}}: Used by the team "telepathy sisters" on their parody of ''Hot Streak''. Of course, they don't really have trouble to win.
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: Heidi regularly informs us how she feels (excited, frex). From looking at her face, you could never tell..
* ThemeNaming: The young Christians are named [[ShoutOut Hanni, Nanni]] and Manni. ''Alle und wir'' also uses this.
* ThisIsSparta: FriedrichNietzsche stating his famous "God is dead" (sorry, I meant: "God! Is! DEAD!!!"). Parodies an infamous German telephone sex ad with a dominatrix saying (rather {{narm}}y): "Ruf! <whips> Mich! <whips> AN!!! <whips>" - "Call me now!")
* ThoseWackyNazis: ''Obersalzberg'' (see NoSwastikas)
* TrueArt: Parodied with a "theme evening" of German-French TV station [[GermanTVStations arte]]. The theme? "The dung heap".
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome: Nelly van Sale and Mister Snoot, parodying various sales channels.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous: Hanni of the young Christians calling Manni a "dummyhead".
* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: A [[PlayedForLaughs deliberate]] example is Hoecker, who's height is 159 cm, playing Thomas Gottschalk, a famous show host who in RealLife is 193 cm tall.
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21st Jan '12 12:03:54 PM LordGro
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* ''{{Stromberg}}''

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* ''{{Stromberg}}''''Series/{{Stromberg}}''



* NoSwastikas: Quite remarkably for a German show, this is subverted to RefugeInAudacity levels in ''[[HistoricalInJoke Obersalzberg]]'' (a parody of ''{{Stromberg}}'', the German version of ''TheOffice''). Here, none other than AdolfHitler is the {{Expy}} for the Stromberg/Brent-character. And swastikas are ''everywhere'' in plain sight: On the wall papers, on coffee mugs, as patterns on clothes...

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* NoSwastikas: Quite remarkably for a German show, this is subverted to RefugeInAudacity levels in ''[[HistoricalInJoke Obersalzberg]]'' (a parody of ''{{Stromberg}}'', ''Series/{{Stromberg}}'', the German version of ''TheOffice''). Here, none other than AdolfHitler is the {{Expy}} for the Stromberg/Brent-character. And swastikas are ''everywhere'' in plain sight: On the wall papers, on coffee mugs, as patterns on clothes...
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* ButYouScrewOneGoat: They have to guess the word "zoo" on ''Hot Streak'', so the first player starts with "you like animals, don't you?", with player 2 suspiciously countering "what do you mean by that?", and it ends with "but that happened just one time!"


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* CampGay: The prisoners in "Hinter Gitterchen - der Männerknast" (behind cute little bars - the men's prison)


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* TheDanza: "Alle und wir" has Tim as Tim, Tom as Tom, Lola as Lola [[OverlyLongGag and so on.]]


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* FoeYay: Hauser and Kienzle (two German co-moderators from a show about politics. One of them's a leftist, the other one a rightist. ''Switch'' exaggerates, but didn't pull it out from nothing.)


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* {{Telepathy}}: Used by the team "telepathy sisters" on their parody of ''Hot Streak''. Of course, they don't really have trouble to win.


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* ThisIsSparta: FriedrichNietzsche stating his famous "God is dead" (sorry, I meant: "God! Is! DEAD!!!"). Parodies an infamous German telephone sex ad with a dominatrix saying (rather {{narm}}y): "Ruf! <whips> Mich! <whips> AN!!! <whips>" - "Call me now!")
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* SpeechImpediment: Martina Hill as ''RTL Punkt 12'' anchorwoman Katja Burkard, or while telling hilarious nonsense about the stock market as Anja Kohl.
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