History Theatre / DinnerForOne

7th Jan '17 8:33:50 PM LeeM
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'''''Dinner for One''''', also known as ''The 90th Birthday'', was a popular British {{vaudeville}} sketch that gained world fame after being recorded for German television in 1963. While they were at it, the same actors also made a version for Swiss television, with only a few modifications.[[note]]The German version has survived in a copy of the original videotape - the Swiss version is preserved on a film recording with optical sound, and is therefore of inferior quality.[[/note]]

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'''''Dinner for One''''', also known as ''The 90th Birthday'', was a popular British {{vaudeville}} sketch that gained world fame after being recorded for German television in 1963.1963, with English dialogue following a brief introduction in German. While they were at it, the same actors also made a version for Swiss television, with only a few modifications.[[note]]The German version has survived in a copy of the original videotape - the Swiss version is preserved on a film recording with optical sound, and is therefore of inferior quality.[[/note]]
7th Jan '17 8:22:32 PM LeeM
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This short comical play subsequently became the most frequently repeated TV program ever, according to the Guinness Book of Records. The 18-minute black-and-white 1963 TV recording, featuring British comedians Freddie Frinton and May Warden, has become an integral component of the New Year's Eve television schedule of several countries. This has a very great deal to do with the extremely physical nature of the comedy - similar to the international success of Series/MrBean.

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This short comical play subsequently became the most frequently repeated TV program ever, according to the Guinness Book of Records. The 18-minute black-and-white 1963 TV recording, featuring British comedians Freddie Frinton and May Warden, has become an integral component of the New Year's Eve television schedule of several countries. This has a very great deal to do with the extremely physical nature of the comedy - similar to the international success of Series/MrBean. \n Ironically, the one country where the sketch remains largely unknown is the United Kingdom. Frinton is almost forgotten in his homeland, although he can be seen in a very brief uncredited cameo on a DVD episode of ''The Arthur Haynes Show''.


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** Another running gag involves James pausing to talk to Sir Toby every time he charges his glass - presumably because Sir Toby wants a bit more wine.
31st Dec '16 5:39:43 AM Saveelich
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''Dinner for One'', also known as ''The 90th Birthday'', was a popular British {{vaudeville}} sketch that gained world fame after being recorded for German television in 1963. While they were at it, the same actors also made a version for Swiss television, with only a few modifications.[[note]]The German version has survived in a copy of the original videotape - the Swiss version is preserved on a film recording with optical sound, and is therefore of inferior quality.[[/note]]

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''Dinner '''''Dinner for One'', One''''', also known as ''The 90th Birthday'', was a popular British {{vaudeville}} sketch that gained world fame after being recorded for German television in 1963. While they were at it, the same actors also made a version for Swiss television, with only a few modifications.[[note]]The German version has survived in a copy of the original videotape - the Swiss version is preserved on a film recording with optical sound, and is therefore of inferior quality.[[/note]]
5th Dec '16 7:48:57 AM TomSFox
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* AscendedFanboy: An odd RealLife subversion is Sonja Göth, who was part of the live studio audience when the sketch was recorded for German television. She was laughing so loudly and so hysterically that she became a celebrity in her own right. She effectively supplanted the need for a LaughTrack.

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* AscendedFanboy: An odd RealLife subversion is Sonja Göth, who was part of the live studio audience when the sketch was recorded for German television. She was laughing so loudly and so hysterically that she became a celebrity in her own right. She effectively supplanted the need for a LaughTrack.
30th Aug '16 7:16:03 PM PaulA
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--->'''James:''' "The same procedure as last year, Miss Sophie?"
--->'''Miss Sophie:''' "The same procedure as every year, James."

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--->'''James:''' "The -->'''James:''' The same procedure as last year, Miss Sophie?"
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'''Miss
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-->'''Miss Sophie:''' Sir Toby...
-->'''James:''' ''(sings)'' Sugar in the morning...

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-->'''Miss Sophie:''' Sir Toby...
-->'''James:''' ''(sings)''
Toby...\\
'''James:''' ''[sings]''
Sugar in the morning...
30th Aug '16 7:15:28 PM PaulA
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-->''What the bloody hell is ''Dinner for One?
-->-'''[[AmericansHateTingle British people]]'''

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-->''What the bloody hell is ''Dinner for One?
-->-'''[[AmericansHateTingle British people]]'''
30th Aug '16 7:13:15 PM PaulA
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* LongRunner: A sketch probably written in the 1920s and recorded for TV in 1963 has been aired on German TV every single New Year's Eve since 1972, or in Norway's case, the evening of December 23rd. And it seems to get new remakes every years (while one can still watch the original several times that day by switching channels).
16th Nov '15 12:03:39 AM C2
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''Dinner for One'', also known as ''The 90th Birthday'', was a popular British {{vaudeville}} sketch that gained world fame after being recorded for German television in 1963. While they were at it, the same actors also made a version for Swiss television, with only a few modifications.[[note]]The German version has survived in a copy of the original videotape - the Swiss versio is preserved on a film recording with optical sound, and is therefore of inferior quality.[[/note]]

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''Dinner for One'', also known as ''The 90th Birthday'', was a popular British {{vaudeville}} sketch that gained world fame after being recorded for German television in 1963. While they were at it, the same actors also made a version for Swiss television, with only a few modifications.[[note]]The German version has survived in a copy of the original videotape - the Swiss versio version is preserved on a film recording with optical sound, and is therefore of inferior quality.[[/note]]
10th May '15 10:11:49 PM tenryufan
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* NoExportForYou: On several occasions, the Creator/{{BBC}} have asked German television for copies of ''Dinner for One'', and received it. What they're doing with these copies is anyone's guess, since the sketch has yet to be shown on British television.
14th Dec '14 4:15:29 AM scrooge20mcduck
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* LongRunner: A sketch probably written in the 1920s and recorded for TV in 1963 has been aired on German TV every single New Year's Eve since 1972. And it seems to get new remakes every years (while one can still watch the original several times that day by switching channels).

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* LongRunner: A sketch probably written in the 1920s and recorded for TV in 1963 has been aired on German TV every single New Year's Eve since 1972.1972, or in Norway's case, the evening of December 23rd. And it seems to get new remakes every years (while one can still watch the original several times that day by switching channels).
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