History Series / BassieEnAdriaan

1st Dec '17 6:59:19 AM RedScharlach
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In real life the actors are brothers who for more than 20 years had great succes as an acrobat duo named “De Crocksons”. Near the end of the 1970s they started making TV series for children. First with help of Dutch tv producer Joop van den Ende, but later (after their cooperation with Van Den Ende ended because of an argument) they started producing and directing the series themselves. Most series feature treasure hunting or other traveling adventures which took them to exotic locations. They are often spied and shadowed by a group of stupid crooks. Several villains made their appearance over the course of the series, the most famous ones being a crime lord named “De Baron” and his henchmen "Vlugge Japie" and “B2”.

The franchise was a huge CashCowFranchise in both the Netherlands as Belgium and also sold to other countries like France and China. Besides the tv-series, several music records, comic strips, radio drama's, short series, theater shows, etc. were made and since the actors kept all the marketing and merchandising rights they became rich. Since 1994 no new shows with both characters have been made, but due to frequent repeats, media appearances and parodies Bassie and Adriaan remain popular and famous. Also, Bas van Toor went solo afterwards and released two series of his own.

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In real life the actors are brothers who for more than 20 years had great succes success as an acrobat duo named “De Crocksons”. Near the end of the 1970s they started making TV series for children. First with help of Dutch tv TV producer Joop van den Ende, but later (after their cooperation with Van Den Ende ended because of an argument) they started producing and directing the series themselves. Most series feature treasure hunting or other traveling adventures which took them to exotic locations. They are often spied and shadowed by a group of stupid crooks. Several villains made their appearance over the course of the series, the most famous ones being a crime lord named “De Baron” and his henchmen "Vlugge Japie" and “B2”.

The franchise was a huge CashCowFranchise in both the Netherlands as Belgium and also sold to other countries like France and China. Besides the tv-series, TV series, several music records, comic strips, radio drama's, dramas, short series, theater shows, etc. were made and since the actors kept all the marketing and merchandising rights they became rich. Since 1994 no new shows with both characters have been made, but due to frequent repeats, media appearances and parodies Bassie and Adriaan remain popular and famous. Also, Bas van Toor went solo afterwards and released two series of his own.



* '''De Huilende Professor''' (''The Crying Professor''): a strange phenomenon hits the Netherlands; people suddenly don’t feel like laughing anymore and only feel sad. When Bassie and Adriaan investigate the matter, they discover a mad scientist named Archibald Chagrijn is behind this. From his hideout on the Canary Islands he plans to use his invention, griengas (cry gas), to eventually make the whole world stop laughing. The two try to stop the professor ,who takes a personal interest in Bassie when it is revealed that Bassie is somehow immune to the effects of his gas.

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* '''De Huilende Professor''' (''The Crying Professor''): a strange phenomenon hits the Netherlands; people suddenly don’t feel like laughing anymore and only feel sad. When Bassie and Adriaan investigate the matter, they discover a mad scientist named Archibald Chagrijn is behind this. From his hideout on the Canary Islands he plans to use his invention, griengas (cry gas), to eventually make the whole world stop laughing. The two try to stop the professor ,who professor, who takes a personal interest in Bassie when it is revealed that Bassie is somehow immune to the effects of his gas.



* DreamSequence: Bassie often has these. They are mainly used for {{elseworld}} scenario's that put the two main characters in situations they can't encounter in the shows regular setting, like showing what it would be like if Bassie and Adriaan lived in the American old west or if they were James Bond-like secret agents.

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* DreamSequence: Bassie often has these. They are mainly used for {{elseworld}} scenario's scenarios that put the two main characters in situations they can't wouldn't encounter in the shows show's regular setting, like showing what it would be like if Bassie and Adriaan lived in the American old west or if they were James Bond-like secret agents.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: "Het Geheim van de Sleutel": when B2 thinks he accidently killed Bassie and Adriaan because his attempt to sabotage their car went horribly wrong, he breaks down in tears stating he is now offcially no longer an ordinary crook but a hardcore criminal, and regrets he didn't listen better to his mother. He gets right back to his old ways when the two show up alive and well though.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: "Het Geheim van de Sleutel": when B2 thinks he accidently accidentally killed Bassie and Adriaan because his attempt to sabotage their car went horribly wrong, he breaks down in tears stating he is now offcially officially no longer an ordinary crook but a hardcore criminal, and regrets he didn't listen better to his mother. He gets right back to his old ways when the two show up alive and well though.



* RoadSignReversal: this is one of the pranks De Plaaggeest plays on Bassie and Adriaan. Because of it, the two accidently set up their tent on a soccer field rather than the camping place they were looking for.
* RobotBuddy: In "De Huilende Professor", Bassie accidently creates an intelligent robot named Robin while trying to make a clock radio out of a broken alarm clock and a broken radio. Robin remained a main character up till "de verzonken stad".

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* RoadSignReversal: this is one of the pranks De Plaaggeest plays on Bassie and Adriaan. Because of it, the two accidently accidentally set up their tent on a soccer field rather than the camping place they were looking for.
* RobotBuddy: In "De Huilende Professor", Bassie accidently accidentally creates an intelligent robot named Robin while trying to make a clock radio out of a broken alarm clock and a broken radio. Robin remained a main character up till "de verzonken stad".



* VehicularSabotage: in "Het Geheim van de Sleutel", B1 and B2 sabotage the protagonist's car in an attempt to leave them stranded in the middle of nowhere so they can steal the key back. Unfortunately, instead of the radiator, B2 accidently sabotages the breaks.
* TallyMarksOnThePrisonWall: "Het geheim van de schatkaart" , when Vlugge Japie is imprisoned in the same cell as B2 (who has been in prison since the end of "De Diamand"), he notices B2 has been marking his days this way. The wall is so full with tally marks already that Japie remarks B2 should get some new wallpaper soon.

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* VehicularSabotage: in "Het Geheim van de Sleutel", B1 and B2 sabotage the protagonist's car in an attempt to leave them stranded in the middle of nowhere so they can steal the key back. Unfortunately, instead of the radiator, B2 accidently accidentally sabotages the breaks.
* TallyMarksOnThePrisonWall: In "Het geheim van de schatkaart" , schatkaart", when Vlugge Japie is imprisoned in the same cell as B2 (who has been in prison since the end of "De Diamand"), he notices B2 has been marking his days this way. The wall is so full with tally marks already that Japie remarks B2 should get some new wallpaper soon.



** Done by Vlugge Japie in "De verdwenen kroon". To escape from Bassie and Adriaan he drives his car into a river, revealing it to be an amphibian vehicle which the protagonist's car is not.

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** Done by Vlugge Japie in "De verdwenen kroon". To escape from Bassie and Adriaan he drives his car into a river, revealing it to be an amphibian amphibious vehicle which the protagonist's car is not.



** Subverted in “Het Geheim van de Schatkaart”. Upon finding the treasure chest, it turns out it is filled with black pepper; which in the time the treasure was hidden was still a very valuable spice in Europe, but by todays standards has become something ordinary. All in all, it appears the treasure is worthless. Later however, it turns out the chest itself is actually made from solid gold, and is thus the real treasure.

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** Subverted in “Het Geheim van de Schatkaart”. Upon finding the treasure chest, it turns out it is filled with black pepper; which in the time the treasure was hidden was still a very valuable spice in Europe, but by todays today's standards has become something is very ordinary. All in all, it appears the treasure is worthless. Later however, it turns out the chest itself is actually made from solid gold, and is thus the real treasure.
18th Oct '17 6:04:01 AM BoukenDutch
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* TallyMarksOnThePrisonWall: "Het geheim van de schatkaart" , when Vlugge Japie is imprisoned in the same cell as B2 (who has been in prison since the end of "De Diamand"), he notices B2 has been marking his days this way. The wall is so full with tally marks already that Japie remarks B2 should get some new wallpaper soon.
8th Aug '17 11:08:08 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* RaceAgainstTheClock

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* RaceAgainstTheClockRaceAgainstTheClock: in "de Diamant", after Bassie and Adriaan are arrested, but it is revealed their finger prints don't match those found at the crime scene, the police commander lets them go but informs them that they will be arrested again if no new evidence that they're innocent is found in the next 3 days. Bassie actually keeps a pocket clock with him to keep track of how much time they have left.



* YouHave48Hours: in "de Diamant", after Bassie and Adriaan are arrested, but it is revealed their finger prints don't match those found at the crime scene, the police commander lets them go but informs them that they will be arrested again if no new evidence that they're innocent is found in the next 3 days. Thus begins a race against the clock. Bassie actually keeps a pocket clock with him to keep track of how much time they have left.

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* YouHave48Hours: in "de Diamant", after Bassie and Adriaan are arrested, but it is revealed their finger prints don't match those found at the crime scene, the police commander lets them go but informs them that they will be arrested again if no new evidence that they're innocent is found in the next 3 days. Thus begins a race against the clock. Bassie actually keeps a pocket clock with him to keep track of how much time they have left.
5th Feb '17 6:06:08 AM Willbyr
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25th Dec '16 4:02:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* BigBad: De Baron can be seen as the big bad of the franchise as a whole, even though he did not appear until “het geheim van de Schatkaart”. The nameless crook boss and professor Chagrijn are the big bads of their respective series.

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* BigBad: BigBad:
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De Baron can be seen as the big bad of the franchise as a whole, even though he did not appear until “het geheim van de Schatkaart”. The nameless crook boss and professor Chagrijn are the big bads of their respective series.



* WorthlessTreasureTwist: the supposed treasure from “De Verzonken Stad”. The partial translation of the signs on the stone suggest it is gives the location of sources of wealth and/or power. But in the end, it turns out the stone actually contains a philosophical message about the 3 greatest treasures someone can have: freedom, health and happiness.

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* WorthlessTreasureTwist: the WorthlessTreasureTwist:
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supposed treasure from “De Verzonken Stad”. The partial translation of the signs on the stone suggest it is gives the location of sources of wealth and/or power. But in the end, it turns out the stone actually contains a philosophical message about the 3 greatest treasures someone can have: freedom, health and happiness.
20th Dec '16 12:03:50 PM Gosicrystal
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* ByNoIMeanYes: Bassie frequently says: "Yes, I understand, but I don't get it."



* DistinctionWithoutADifference: Used as a [[RunningGag repeated example]]. Bassie, while drifting to sleep, usually says "I'll go look at that on the inside of my eyes", which implies "I'm going to dream about that".



* NoExceptYes: Used as a [[RunningGag repeated example]]:
-->'''Bassie''' (usually while drifting to sleep): I'll go look at that on the inside of my eyes.
** Usually this implied "I'm going to dream about that."
*** Bassie also frequently says: "Yes, I understand, but I don't get it."
15th Apr '16 1:50:00 AM Maniago
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: for ''De Reis vol Verrassingen'', during the Curacao arc and the Florida Arc Handige Harry stays in the hotel all the time while only The Baron and B100 set out to confront Bassie and Adrian. The reason for this was that actor Paul van Soest could not join the cast at these locations due to other commitments (the scenes inside the hotel rooms were filmed later, in The Netherlands).
8th Apr '16 12:27:51 AM Maniago
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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Slagroomtaart (cream pie) for Bassie.
13th Jan '16 10:28:30 PM Maniago
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* PunkInTheTrunk: Used twice. Played seriously in "de Diamant", when Bassie and Adriaan hide in the trunk of the crook's car in order to find out where they are going. Played for laughs in "De Reis Vol Verrassingen" when the crook B100 has to ride in the trunk because the car that he, Handige Harry and The Baron use to get to the Airport doesn't have a backseat.
29th Oct '15 11:55:47 AM Berrenta
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* GoodIsBoring: Adriaan is the less enjoyable character in the series, since he is very normal and has no special eccentric characteristics.
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