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History Trivia / Kaamelott

6th Oct '15 7:46:30 AM tenryufan
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* YouLookFamiliar: The direct-to-video pilot episodes show a few casting swaps before the series proper:
** Simon Astier was initially a mere servant and cook's helper before taking the role of Yvain.
** Audrey Fleurot started off as Angharad before becoming the Lady of the Lake.
14th Aug '15 4:42:37 PM Ultor
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* IronyAsSheIsCast: Not about the skills, but about the religion; the Witch Hunter, the most repressive, openly catholic character on the show is played by the notoriously jewish French actor Eli Semoun.
23rd Apr '14 8:17:12 AM Chabal2
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* FanNickname: "Les Vains" ("The Vain Ones") for the comedic duo of Yvain and Gauvain.

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* FanNickname: "Les Vains" ("The Vain Ones") for the comedic duo of Yvain and Gauvain.Gauvain (an alternate meaning being "the useless guys"...).
14th Mar '14 10:34:53 AM StFan
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* FanNickname: The "Vains" for the Yvain and Gauvain duo.

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* TheDanza: Averted; actor Lionnel Astier plays Léodagan, not Lionel de Gaunes.
* FanNickname: The "Vains" "Les Vains" ("The Vain Ones") for the comedic duo of Yvain and Gauvain duo.Gauvain.



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14th Mar '14 3:32:05 AM Belphegor
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** Arthur's parents-in-law are played by Alexandre Astier's real parents, Arthur's brother-in-law by his half-brother, and Arthur's mother by his real-life stepmother. No nepotism here, though: they are all skilled actors, mostly from theater. He has also cast his children and wife in minor roles.

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** Arthur's parents-in-law in-laws are played by Alexandre Astier's real parents, Arthur's brother-in-law by his half-brother, and Arthur's mother by his real-life stepmother. No nepotism here, though: they are all skilled actors, mostly from theater. He has also cast his children and wife in minor roles.



** The episode "Always" shows Arthur, Léodagan, Lancelot, and Calogrenant receiving a message stating that Perceval is dead, with the aftermath of that news. In the end it appears that he [[NotQuiteDead wasn't quite dead]]. That episode was written after an April 1st, when a journalist wrote an article announcing the death of Franck Pitiot (the actor who plays Perceval). Turns out, the journalist took for granted an april fool made by an internaut.
** The episode "Au bonheur des Dames" shows for the first time Bohort's wife, Berlewen. Alexandre Astier created the character after reading in some newspapers that Bohort was "Kaamelott's crypto-gay", because he didn't want anyone to "write the show for him".
** Also, there is a very rare example of subversion of this trope (which could also qualify as a RealLife SmarterThanYouLook): Kadoc, a character so stupid that he would be considered mentally deficient today, is played by Brice Fournier, a man who, before becoming actor, achieved a "classe préparatoire HEC" (a two-years preparatory class for entrance to HEC, a "Grande Ecole" specialized in business), a diploma in the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce of Lyon, a BA Management&Marketing in the University of Canterbury, a MBA in the Fordham Business School of New York, and a diplome in the Gemological Institute of America. Oh, and he opened his own restaurant in an upscale and trendy neighbourhood of Paris, too.

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** The episode "Always" shows Arthur, Léodagan, Lancelot, and Calogrenant receiving a message stating that Perceval is dead, with the aftermath of that news. In the end it appears that he [[NotQuiteDead wasn't quite dead]]. That episode was written after an April 1st, when a journalist wrote an article announcing the death of Franck Pitiot (the actor who plays Perceval). Turns out, the journalist took for granted an april fool made by an internaut.
Internet April's Fool.
** The episode "Au bonheur des Dames" dames" shows for the first time Bohort's wife, Berlewen. Alexandre Astier created the character after reading in some newspapers that Bohort was "Kaamelott's crypto-gay", because he didn't want anyone to "write the show for him".
** Also, there is a very rare example of subversion of this trope (which could also qualify as a RealLife SmarterThanYouLook): Kadoc, a character so stupid that he would be considered mentally deficient today, is played by Brice Fournier, a man who, before becoming actor, achieved a "classe préparatoire HEC" (a two-years preparatory class for entrance to HEC, a "Grande Ecole" specialized in business), a diploma in the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce of Lyon, a BA Management&Marketing in the University of Canterbury, a MBA in the Fordham Business School of New York, and a diplome diploma in the Gemological Institute of America. Oh, and he opened his own restaurant in an upscale a wealthy and trendy neighbourhood of Paris, too.
1st Sep '13 3:15:50 AM StFan
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* FanNickname: The "Vains" for the Yvain and Gauvain duo.
1st Sep '13 3:05:10 AM StFan
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* RealLifeRelative: Arthur's parents-in-law are played by Alexandre Astier's real parents, Arthur's brother-in-law by his half-brother, and Arthur's mother by his real-life stepmother. No nepotism here, though: they are all skilled actors, mostly from theater. He has also cast his children and wife in minor roles.

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Arthur's parents-in-law are played by Alexandre Astier's real parents, Arthur's brother-in-law by his half-brother, and Arthur's mother by his real-life stepmother. No nepotism here, though: they are all skilled actors, mostly from theater. He has also cast his children and wife in minor roles.roles.
** Merlin and Nathair (the spy) are played respectively by Jacques Chambon and Luc Chambon, who are brothers.
** Christian Bujeau's son is an extra in the weaponmaster's classes.
4th May '13 11:55:59 AM StFan
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* StupidStatementDanceMix: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb0ZWr38KS0 Courtesy of the Burgund king.]]

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* StupidStatementDanceMix: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb0ZWr38KS0 Courtesy of the Burgund king.]]
28th Dec '12 2:40:44 PM StFan
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* StuntCasting: A number of famous French comedians and actors have had cameos on the show, including Lorànt Deutsch, Élie Semoun, Alain Chabat, Guy Bedos, etc.
* StupidStatementDanceMix: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb0ZWr38KS0 Courtesy of the Burgund king.]]
13th Nov '12 3:00:54 AM StFan
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* RealLifeRelative: Arthur's parents-in-law are played by Alexandre Astier's real parents, Arthur's brother-in-law by his half-brother, and Arthur's mother by his real-life stepmother.

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* RealLifeRelative: Arthur's parents-in-law are played by Alexandre Astier's real parents, Arthur's brother-in-law by his half-brother, and Arthur's mother by his real-life stepmother. No nepotism here, though: they are all skilled actors, mostly from theater. He has also cast his children and wife in minor roles.
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