''Die Wochenshow'' was a [[GermanMedia German]] SketchComedy show, originally broadcasted from [[TheNineties 1996]] to [[TheNoughties 2002]] on [[GermanTVStations Sat.1]], and one of the most popular German comedy shows of its era. The show was mainly a NewsParody, but also parodied other show formats you need hosts for, mostly specially themed [[TalkShow talk shows]]. The title is an allusion to ''Wochenschau'', the [[GermanLanguage German term]] for ''weekly newsreel'', and also to the fact that there was a new episode once weekly.

Ingolf Lück was the anchorman and Anke Engelke played the co-anchorwoman, but of course they and a bunch of other comedians also assumed quite a number of other roles. [[StarMakingRole Most of the cast are still well known to the German audience.]]

Has been [[{{Revival}} revived]] in March 2011, with Ingolf Lück as the only member of the old cast reprising his role(s).
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!! This show contains examples of:

* AmbiguouslyGay: Brisko Schneider (played by Pastewka), the host of fictional show ''Sex-TV'', is certainly very [[CampGay campy]], but his sexual orientation has never been explicitly shown or stated (although [[WordOfGay Pastewka once said in an interview]] that he considers Brisko being in a TransparentCloset.)
* AttentionWhore: Herbert Görgens (played by Lück) always tries to get into tv with his "visionary" inventions and ideas, which are either totally silly, useless, frauds, or have already been existing for a long time.
* CatchPhrase:
** ''Zurück zu Lück!'' - ''Danke, Anke!'' (''Back to Lück'' - ''Thanks, Anke!'') - Lück and Engelke as anchorman and -woman
** ''Hallo liebe Liebenden...'' (''Hello, dear lovers...'') - Brisko Schneider
** ''Komm ich jetzt ins Fernsehen?'' (''Do I get on tv now?'') - Herbert Görgens
* InnocentInnuendo: In ''Geh ran'', Dana Rama (played by Annette Frier), interviews people concerning their occupations, which are always rather ordinary. However, she tends to automatically interpret everything they tell her in a sexual way.
* KentBrockmanNews: Due to the show's [[NewsParody concept]], the occurence of this trope was inevitable.
* LargeHam: Ingolf Lück often got the "hammy" roles, like that of the anchorman or the above mentioned Herbert Görgens.
* NaziGrandpa: Opa Adolf Frey (played by Marco Rima), from the segment ''Was der Großvater noch wusste'' (''What Grandpa Still Did Know''), is implied to be one.
* NewsParody
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Averted most of the time with characters named exactly like the people they are a parody of, although sometimes the names are slightly changed due to the RuleOfFunny (e.g. Sabine Christiansen --> Christiane Sabinsen).
* SpiritualSuccessor: Of ''Rudis Tagesshow'', a NewsParody from TheEighties.
* SpotlightStealingTitle: While many sketch themes were shown once and never seen again, others were repeated quite regulary, if popular enough (e.g. ''Sex-TV'' and ''Ricky's Pop-Sofa'').
* StarMakingRole: For most of the cast, e.g. Anke Engelke or [[Film/DerWixxer Bastian Pastewka]].
* ThoseWackyNazis: In a "Hits of the 40s" segment.
* TooDumbToLive: Ricky (played by Engelke), the host of fictional show ''Ricky's Pop-Sofa''.
* TooSoon: Sat.1 once did a serious blunder by rerunning an old ''Wochenshow'' episode in which fun was made of the wife of former [[ThePresidentsOfGermany Federal President]] Roman Herzog, shortly after she had passed away.
* YouClonedHitler One of the recurring sketches featured a bunch of Hitler clones (Cloned out of the original one's famous ''mustache''! It was a Russian soldier's war trophy.) living in the present as flatmates.
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