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[[caption-width-right:349: [- Meet the cast. From left to right: Pippo Palmieri, [[NoIndoorVoice Gibba]], [[SirSwearsALot Marco Mazzoli]], [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Maccio Capatonda]], [[MeaningfulName Ivo]] [[{{Greed}} Avido]], [[PungeonMaster Herbert Ballerina]]. -] ]]

--> ''"Attention - in this program, [[RefugeInAudacity the kind of comedy we're proposing is irreverent]], with an explicit and common language [[ClusterFBomb full of swear words]] and [[VulgarHumor vulgarity in general.]] If you're sensitive to this kind of stuff, then you're asked to avoid listening to it as a whole."''
---> '''Disclaimer (paraphrased)''' by cast member Petosauro at the beginning of [[OnceAnEpisode each episode]]

Alternatively known as ''"The Zoo!"'' or ''"Lo Zoo"'', ''"Lo Zoo Di 105"'' (literally, ''"The Zoo Of 105 [Radio]"'') is an Italian sketch comedy radio program, that can be best described as "about as much RefugeInAudacity as possible", basically enough to make you wonder if the radio station broadcasting it, ''Radio 105'', even has a [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar radar]] at all. [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity Which of course is part of its charm among its fanbase.]]

It all started back in 1999, when DJ Marco Mazzoli was working with his colleague, Gilberto "Gibba" Penza, at UsefulNotes/NewYork for the 105 N.Y. radio show, thus giving birth to what would later become one of the most popular radio shows in Italy ''ever''. One year later, [[ExecutiveMeddling the show was canceled]] due to the excessive vulgarity, only to be {{uncanceled}} shortly after. During the following years, a lot of [=DJs=] were introduced, but not much of the supporting cast really seemed to stick aside from Mazzoli, Gibba and the [[TheScrappy notoriously controversial/divisive parody singer]] Leone Di Lernia. Then, after causing two more controversies - namely, a joke about torturing animals and an [[EngineeredPublicConfession accidentally aired]] [[DidIJustSayThatOutLoud blasphemy]] - the show got canceled twice again for these respective reasons, but each time it got uncanceled and resumed broadcasting (once from a studio located in {{Miami}}, for those curious).

At the end of 2010, three members of the supporting cast abandoned the show for good and started working for one of the main radio stations in Italy, ''Radio Deejay'' (easily the best-known in Italy, which is why long-time fans of the show saw this as the ultimate selling-out, if not a full-fledged FaceHeelTurn). This ChannelHop made the show's fandom fear the worst... [[BigDamnHeroes until]] it was announced that famous comedian [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcello_Macchia Marcello Macchia,]] [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname better known by his "Maccio Capatonda" moniker]], would join the show's crew alongside his fellows. Considering Macchia's own reputation in Italy as one of the funniest - if not MindScrew-y - comedians in the country, his recruitment in the show has been perceived as, say, the equivalent of ''Creator/MontyPython'' joining ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' if some of the latter's hosts happened to drop the show for some reason. In other words, as you might have guessed, the fandom rejoiced. To this day, the show's doing fine (and even got a LiveActionAdaptation shown on ''ComedyCentral'') and it's not going to stop anytime soon... hopefully.

Its current timeslot is between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM, [[CaptainObvious Italian timezone.]]

TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lo_Zoo_di_105 a brief article on the show.]]

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!! List of [[LongRunners some of]] the featured sketches:

* ''ChuckNorrisFacts'' - ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, a DramaticReading of the Facts, adapted as a radio sketch. It worked until the Facts [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny stopped being the cutting edge among fads]], and then the focus of the MemeticBadass treatment became Bear Grylls of ''ManVsWild'' fame., and later ''Series/MacGyver''.
* ''Merde Stellari (Star Shits)'' - as you might guess, it's [[MayTheFarceBeWithYou a parody]] of the StarWars franchise. Notable in that it serves as a BatFamilyCrossover for ''the entire cast of the show''.
* ''Ninfowoman (Nymphowoman)'' - a sketch involving a woman from another planet who uses her superpowered vagina [[TheyFightCrime to fight crime]]... with [[DeathBySex "any"]] means necessary.
* ''Il Discoretto (Rectuum Disco)'' - parody of an old radio program about reading love letters. It features love letters from people [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname with weird nicknames]] talking of their absurd sexual habits, and the host's e-mail addresses, which are sex-oriented parodies of popular italian songs.
* ''Gay Team'' - Guess what? TheATeam, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin but they're homosexual]].
* Marcello "Maccio" Macchia's own sketches deserve their own list:
** As a part of his sketches adapted from TV, there's his [[TheEeyore chronically depressed]] [[PerpetualPoverty and constantly broke]] musician persona, ''Mariottide''. By the end of the episode, the guy - as well as his [[TheDitz ditzy]] son - has suffered enough AmusingInjuries to put the burglars from ''HomeAlone'' to shame.
** ''Unreal Radio'', radio version of ''Unreal TV'', which in turn parodied ''Real TV''. The sketch is about a reportage of highly implausible facts. Basically the {{HSQ}} getting PlayedForLaughs. Later, it moved into describing the tentatives of an eternal loser named Bino Da Vinobogge to enter into the Guinness World Records as things like "Horsiest Man in the World".
** ''Jerry Polemica (Jerry Controversy)'', a thinly disguised - and generally thinnier - parody of MichaelMoore, this character talks about such [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin controversial topics]] as... [[FelonyMisdemeanor mundane things that really aren't.]]
** ''Babbi Editore (Teddy Press)'' - fake commercials about either Do-It-Yourself kits or "How To" guides. The range of things includes [[SpoofAesop how to become boozers]], or [[RefugeInAudacity "how to become a politician by getting laid with one"]].
** ''Star Gay'' - while the title is a pun on ''Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}'', the actual sketch is a gay version of ''Franchise/StarTrek''. As with any sex joke in the show, expect [[HurricaneOfPuns puns by the bucketload]].
** ''Forse non tutti sanno che... (Not everyone knows that...)'' - LittleKnownFacts about famous characters's secret twin brothers, or about how normal things of life (like Christmas, childhood or sex) once didn't exist until the great genius known as Paride from Messina came by and invented them.
* Prank calls have also been a staple of the show ever since its debut. An elaborate one involves voice clips of some TV show host used to make [[TheWalrusWasPaul deliberately incomprehensible]] questions towards the victim of the call. Numerous similar prank calls are repeated, with the same target, and the final one ''[[RefugeInAudacity uses said victim's own recorded voice clips.]]''
** ''"Alan In Love"'' is perhaps the show's best-known prank call. It began when DJ Alan made a prank call to an old lady, claiming to have fallen in love with her and... well, talking dirty to her. The twist is, said lady not only went "SureLetsGoWithThat," she actually ''fell in love with him for real''. DJ Alan has since made things up (getting arrested, joining the army, you name it), and by May 2013 the sketch holds the title of "Longest Prank Call Ever". The hag not only believed every single thing he said [[ObfuscatingStupidity (or so it seems)]], she even ''took part in'' Alan's [[ADateWithRosiePalms fappings.]] [[{{Squick}} You've read that right.]] The two actually met in person twice, in events organized for her by the [=DJ=]s.

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!! Tropes present in the show as a whole:

* BitingTheHandHumor: inverted. The new bulding that hosts the studios of ''Radio 105'' as well as ''Virgin Radio'' and ''Radio Montecarlo'' has been financed by a group named "Finelco", so whenever that word is spoken, Gibba reacts accordingly [[InterruptingMeme by replying mid-sentence.]]
--> '''Gibba:''' ''[[NoIndoorVoice "NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE!"]]''
* BlackComedyRape: Although the show rarely uses the word "rape" as anything aside a purposefully controversial analogue to generic sexual intercourse.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: often used among the jokes, but one instance stands out - namely, when cast member Herbert Ballerina came back from a trip to Thailand, another cast member, Petosauro (see ShoutOut below), made a brief speech about Thailand only to be promptly interrupted by [[NoIndoorVoice Gibba.]]
--> '''Peto:''' ''"Ah, Thailand. Glorious nation, home to sun, shores and..."''
--> ''(cue LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand)''
--> '''Gibba:''' ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_tourism "AND WHORES!"]]''
* CampGay: just about ''any'' gay character ever portrayed in the whole show.
* ClusterFBomb: enough to rival any RobinWilliams stand-up routine. And that's saying a lot.
--> '''Leone Di Lernia:''' ''"Oh, we're doing fine with this sketch... there's not even a single naughty word!"''
--> '''Marco Mazzoli:''' ''"Nope... Leo, you didn't get it, really - we ''[[LampshadeHanging support]]'' naughty words! I ''love'' saying "fuck" on the radio, you know."''
* CrazyAwesome: the show in a nutshell. Capatonda's ''"Unreal Radio"'' sketches deserve special mention though.
--> ''"The bank robbers are keeping hostage the staff of the ''sperm'' bank, and soon after they started releasing a highly flammable gas inside it, said gas quickly spreads in the whole building. Unfortunately, after his [[ADateWithRosiePalms copious donation]], our subject [[OhCrap is about to]] light a [[SmokingHotSex post-coital cigarette]]. ''(an audible explosion is heard)'' The entire sperm bank blows up, [[{{Squick}} and all of its content]] [[RefugeInAudacity starts raining on the city as a whole."]]''
* EEqualsMCHammer: an ''Unreal Radio'' sketch (aired on March the 21st, 2011) had "Professor IncredibleHulk Franchise/{{Batman}} [[AlbertEinstein Einstein]] [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] Jr."[[note]](no, really - that OverlyLongName being spelled exactly like that is a RunningGag[=/=]OverlyLongGag in said sketch)[[/note]] trying to solve the "[[MichaelJordan Jordan]]-Chiambretti theorem", which "explains why [[CaptainObvious there are so little short basketball players.]]"
--> '''Professor Incredible Hulk Batman Einstein Bruce Banner Junior:''' ''"So, the basket is three meters above the ground... [three meters] minus Brunetta[[note]](former minister Renato Brunetta, known for [[TheNapoleon his less-than-average heigth)]][[/note]]... [[TakeThat equals two...]]"''
* FountainOfMemes: the whole show, among its fandom, whether it may have come from a RunningGag, an OverlyLongGag, an OverusedRunningGag or just a ForcedMeme. The fandom gleefully embraces the catchy lines, and therefore MemeticMutation is always running rampant.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: more like [[UpToEleven using the radar as a pool-sized toilet]], at that!
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: show host Marco Mazzoli has, in late February 2012, found out that former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi got away with yet another one of his trials. [[FreakOut He didn't take it well.]]
--> '''Mazzoli:''' ''"And they have the ''balls'' to have the sentence "Law is the same for everyone" written inside courtrooms! I'LL TELL YOU WHAT, IF I EVER HAPPEN TO BE SUED, THE FIRST THING I DO IN THE COURTROOM, I SWEAR TO GOD, I'M GOING TO TAKE A SHIT ON THAT PHRASE!"''
* HoYay: Mazzoli himself often gleefully alludes to his (alleged) homosexuality, despite being HappilyMarried with a woman. Of course, he's just joking. Let's just say that in this show nobody ever takes each other seriously - nor is the show itself one to be taken seriously.
* HurricaneOfPuns: most notably jokes involving sex.
* IndecisiveParody: ''Ninfowoman''. It's supposedly a WonderWoman parody (with a spoof version of the theme song from [[Series/WonderWoman the TV show]] to boot), but she is more like "Franchise/Batman [[RecycledInSpace as a slutty woman]] with [[RefugeInAudacity a mighty clitoris]]".
* InherentlyFunnyWords: by now, shouting "Canaglia!" (scoundrel) for no reason is a RunningGag on the show.
--> ''SCOUNDREL! SCOUNDREL! [[RuleOfThree SCOUNDREL!]]''
* LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand: often employed.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: due to each sketch having its own characters, and the abundance of sketches themselves throughout the years.
* LongRunner
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: played ''very'' straight. The show's cast approved (and openly supports to this day) twice-per-year reunions in Milan with the fanbase, known as the "Cumpa Day" ("Fellows' Day"), although the one held in 2011 had the fans so excited to meet the cast that they nearly [[ZergRush made them fall over when they first exited the studios]], and this unfortunate instance ''nearly'' [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings caused this tradition to be discontinued]]. Anyway, the cast is still amicable with the fans, if only a lot snarky towards them as well.
** PetTheDog: Santina, the victim of the aforementioned ''"Alan In Love"'' prank call, has been found out to be not particularly wealthy. So the show's crew unanimously agreed to reward her patience with them by [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming donating some money to her.]]
* MoodWhiplash: in this show, the focus may shift from audacious sketch comedy to somber, serious and topical rants before you can even notice it. And then it shifts back again to comedy.
* NWordPrivileges: parodied. The show's whole cast misuses whe word "negro" (Italian for "nigger" as well as... well, "negro") on purpose because of it [[ShownTheirWork actually being the Italian archaic equivalent to the word "black"]]. Of course, the word is also used to address black people as well, but even then, it's still very tongue-in-cheek.
* NoIndoorVoice: Gibba.
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: in a sense. The sketch based on Maccio Capatonda's [[TheEeyore ever-sad]] character Mariottide, ''Casa Mariottide'' ("The Mariottides") has "The world's saddest sitcom" as its subtitle. [[LogicBomb And since when sitcoms have ever been sad to begin with?]]
* PoesLaw: After having informations that the catering at the Music Festival of Sanremo offered food with an horrible taste, it spreaded a RunningGag about the Festival host Gianni Morandi being a coprophague. He probably haven't liked it, since now they have to bleep his surname every time they make a joke about it.
* PungeonMaster: Maccio Capatonda's pal, Herbert Ballerina. Holy IncrediblyLamePun, Herbert!
* RefugeInAudacity: good ''Lord''.
* SelfDeprecation: usually done to the radio itself, although it's more likely to be [[TrashTalk just another quip between the [=DJ=]s.]]
--> ''[[{{Tagline}} "This is the show that people don't like."]]''
* SoUnfunnyItsFunny: ''any'' joke by Herbert Ballerina.
** PunctuatedForEmphasis: the usual response to Herbert's lame puns.
--> ''"THAT'S! NOT! FUUUUUUNNNNNNYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!"''
* SophisticatedAsHell: all the friggin' time.
* SoundToScreenAdaptation / LiveActionAdaptation: as mentioned in the description, this program became a ''ComedyCentral'' show in 2011.
* ShoutOut: the cast member behind some speeches - including the disclaimer that also serves as this page's quote - is nicknamed Petosauro. In English, that translates into "Fart-saurus", that may or may not be a reference to [[TheSimpsons "Fart-zilla"]].
** The audio for the montage sequences of ''Gay Team'' (for when they build their cock tank, or whatever) features many random clips, including [[{{Film/Spiderman}} Spiderman shooting his web]], [[Film/FullMetalJacket Sergeant Hartman's introduction]] and [[{{Film/Spaceballs}} The Major Asshole scene]].
* SirSwearsALot: although the show in general has [[ClusterFBomb plenty of swearing]], the main host, Marco Mazzoli, is known to be the most... ''spicy'' of the group. Hell, even the official website's bio about him says it all:
--> ''Censoring him? That task can't be accomplished.''
* TakeThat: unlike other shows, this one is ''not'' afraid of giving away these like candies. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as the targets of these [[AcceptableTargets deserve every single bit of their snark.]]
* TalkingToHimself: aside from each cast member covering various roles in sketches, this trope is also the goal behind the show's prank calls. It goes like this - first, the victim of the prank is fooled into thinking there's a real TV show host calling him or her (thanks to archived voice clips of said host); then, the victim is asked various, [[TheWalrusWasPaul deliberately]] MindScrew-y questions in order to trigger various reactions; then, after the victim's first RageQuit, this is repeated until the aforementioned reactions cover a wide array of words; finally, one last prank call is made, only this time the voice clips aren't those of the host, but ''those of the victim him/herself.'' That's every bit as funny as it sounds.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: the intro to the MemeticBadass-based sketches.
--> ''[[ChuckNorrisFacts "Walker. Texas. Ranger.]] So, listen up, bitches! These are his heroic achievements!"''
* TrashTalk: one of the show's staples.
* VitriolicBestBuds: the [=DJs=] constantly [[DeadpanSnarker snark]], quip at or even insult each other, only to shrug it off like it's no big deal. This even includes YourMom jokes, which would fall into ''serious'' "DudeNotFunny" category under normal circumstances.
* YourMom: ''way'' more common than you'd expect it to be.