History YMMV / AlloAllo

16th Sep '16 9:57:02 AM faunas
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Although the series was extremely popular in Britain and overseas, it was especially so in UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}}. According to [[https://www.publico.pt/culturaipsilon/noticia/a-madonna-caida-das-grandes-maminhas-1742530 this article]], it was because the series was seen as a parody of war movies which put every one, villains and heroes, the good and the bad, as equally incompetent (and not specifically of ''Series/SecretArmy'', at the same time as using a review-style kind of humour (review being at the time a type of theater which was very popular in Portugal, albeit slowly going out of style with other TV series which were contemporaneous with ''Allo Allo'' on Portuguese telly). In fact, when Gorden Maye had his car accident, it was cover news in Portugal, and a BBC spokesperson was reportedly surprised at the ammount of Portuguese journalists calling in to inquire on Kaye's health!

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Although the series was extremely popular in Britain and overseas, it was especially so in UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}}. According to [[https://www.publico.pt/culturaipsilon/noticia/a-madonna-caida-das-grandes-maminhas-1742530 this article]], it was because the series was seen as a parody of war movies which put every one, villains and heroes, the good and the bad, as equally incompetent (and not specifically of ''Series/SecretArmy'', ''Series/SecretArmy''), at the same time as using a review-style kind of humour (review being at the time a type of theater which was very popular in Portugal, albeit slowly going out of style with other TV series which were contemporaneous with ''Allo Allo'' on Portuguese telly). In fact, when Gorden Maye had his car accident, it was cover news in Portugal, and a BBC spokesperson was reportedly surprised at the ammount of Portuguese journalists calling in to inquire on Kaye's health!
16th Sep '16 9:50:56 AM faunas
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Although the series was extremely popular in Britain and overseas, it was especially so in UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}}. According to [[https://www.publico.pt/culturaipsilon/noticia/a-madonna-caida-das-grandes-maminhas-1742530 this article]], it was because the series was seen as a parody of war movies which put every one, villains and heroes, the good and the bad, as equally incompetent (and not specifically of ''Series/SecretArmy'', at the same time as using a review-style kind of humour (review being at the time a type of theater which was very popular in Portugal, albeit slowly going out of style with other TV series which were contemporaneous with ''Allo Allo'' on Portuguese telly). In fact, when Gorden Maye had his car accident, it was cover news in Portugal, and a BBC spokesperson was reportedly surprised with the ammount of Portuguese journalists calling in to inquire on Kaye's health status!

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Although the series was extremely popular in Britain and overseas, it was especially so in UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}}. According to [[https://www.publico.pt/culturaipsilon/noticia/a-madonna-caida-das-grandes-maminhas-1742530 this article]], it was because the series was seen as a parody of war movies which put every one, villains and heroes, the good and the bad, as equally incompetent (and not specifically of ''Series/SecretArmy'', at the same time as using a review-style kind of humour (review being at the time a type of theater which was very popular in Portugal, albeit slowly going out of style with other TV series which were contemporaneous with ''Allo Allo'' on Portuguese telly). In fact, when Gorden Maye had his car accident, it was cover news in Portugal, and a BBC spokesperson was reportedly surprised with at the ammount of Portuguese journalists calling in to inquire on Kaye's health status!health!
16th Sep '16 9:46:17 AM faunas
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Although the series was extremely popular in Britain and overseas, it was especially so in UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}}. According to [[https://www.publico.pt/culturaipsilon/noticia/a-madonna-caida-das-grandes-maminhas-1742530 this article]], it was because the series was seen as a parody of war movies which put every one, villains and heroes, the good and the bad, as equally incompetent (and not specifically of ''Series/SecretArmy'', at the same time as using a review-style kind of humour (review being at the time a type of theater which was very popular in Portugal, albeit slowly going out of style with other TV series which were contemporaneous with ''Allo Allo'' on Portuguese telly). In fact, when Gorden Maye had his car accident, it was cover news in Portugal, and a BBC spokesperson was reportedly surprised with the ammount of Portuguese journalists calling in to inquire on Kaye's health status!
12th Aug '16 8:48:13 AM 06tele
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* WeirdAlEffect: the series became far more popular than ''Series/SecretArmy'', and the original has been largely forgotten.

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* WeirdAlEffect: the The series became far more popular than was conceived not as a comedy about LaResistance but as a parody of British dramas about them, specifically the BBC's 1977-79 ''Series/SecretArmy'', which was popular enough to have its own sequel, ''Kessler''. However, ''Secret Army'' ran for only three series and the original has been largely forgotten.forgotten, whereas ''Allo Allo'' lasted for ten years.
12th Nov '15 11:50:13 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* HilariousInHindsight: Womanizing René is usually appalled whenever he sees that Lt. Gruber is hitting on him. In the mid 80's Gorden Kaye admitted that he is, in fact, homosexual.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Womanizing René is usually appalled whenever he sees that Lt. Gruber is hitting on him. In the mid 80's Gorden Kaye admitted that he is, in fact, homosexual. (And Guy Siner is not).
29th Oct '14 12:34:13 PM Hawaii_Knut
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Lt. Gruber , largely for his countless HoYay moments with Rene and for being the most [[TheCutie adorable]] "nazi" in fiction.
25th Jul '14 12:58:37 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* {{Woolseyism}}: In Sweden, the show was called '''Emliga Armén'' ("Lame Army"), a pun on ''Hemliga Armén'' (the Swedish title of ''Series/SecretArmy'').

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* {{Woolseyism}}: In Sweden, the show was called '''Emliga Armén'' ("Lame Army"), a pun on pun/French-accented pronunciation of ''Hemliga Armén'' (the Swedish title translation of ''Series/SecretArmy'').
25th Jul '14 12:58:00 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* DeaderThanDisco -- Averted. While modern comedians frequently trash-talk the series (in particular, Creator/RickyGervais has gone on record as saying that this series showcases everything wrong with the classic BritCom format), it still remains very fondly remembered by most people.

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* DeaderThanDisco -- DeaderThanDisco: Averted. While modern comedians frequently trash-talk the series (in particular, Creator/RickyGervais has gone on record as saying that this series showcases everything wrong with the classic BritCom format), it still remains very fondly remembered by most people.



* WeirdAlEffect -- the series became far more popular than ''Series/SecretArmy'', and the original has been largely forgotten.
* TheWoobie -- Von Smallhausen and ''especially'' Lt. Gruber despite them being Nazis too.

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* WeirdAlEffect -- WeirdAlEffect: the series became far more popular than ''Series/SecretArmy'', and the original has been largely forgotten.
* TheWoobie -- TheWoobie: Von Smallhausen and ''especially'' Lt. Gruber despite them being Nazis too.too.
* {{Woolseyism}}: In Sweden, the show was called '''Emliga Armén'' ("Lame Army"), a pun on ''Hemliga Armén'' (the Swedish title of ''Series/SecretArmy'').
19th Dec '13 2:55:19 PM LongLiveHumour
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* DeaderThanDisco -- Averted. While modern comedians frequently trash-talk the series (in particular, RickyGervais has gone on record as saying that this series showcases everything wrong with the classic BritCom format), it still remains very fondly remembered by most people.

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* DeaderThanDisco -- Averted. While modern comedians frequently trash-talk the series (in particular, RickyGervais Creator/RickyGervais has gone on record as saying that this series showcases everything wrong with the classic BritCom format), it still remains very fondly remembered by most people.
16th Jun '13 3:21:59 PM Trueman001
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* FauxSymbolismc: Maria or René implies Gruber isn't interested in her but what they brought: and they pull out the sausage...

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* FauxSymbolismc: FauxSymbolism: Maria or René implies Gruber isn't interested in her but what they brought: and they pull out the sausage...
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