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* {{Nepotism}}: GTI is a very blatant example. The only reason he got on TV in the first place is because his father is an electricity mogul, his uncle the CEO of Worse Products, and his cousin the proprietor of the studios that host Téléchat. He doesn't even realize it's something he should try and hide.

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* {{Nepotism}}: GTI is a very blatant example. The only reason he got on TV in the first place is because his father is an electricity mogul, his uncle the CEO of Worse Products, and his cousin the proprietor of the studios that host Téléchat. He doesn't even realize it's something he should try and to hide.


A [[NEwsParody parody of news shows]], it was hosted by two funny animals, a tomcat named Groucha and an ostrich named Lola. It featured a variety of sentient objects and revolved around the idea that the real-life elementary particles known as gluons were "the souls of objects."

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A [[NEwsParody parody of news shows]], it was hosted by two funny animals, {{funny animal}}s, a tomcat named Groucha and an ostrich named Lola. It featured a variety of sentient objects and revolved around the idea that the real-life elementary particles known as gluons were "the souls of objects."


''Téléchat'' is a French-Belgian puppet show created by the Belgian director Henri Xhonneux, the French surrealist artist Roland Topor, and the Belgian producer Éric Van Beuren. It ran for three seasons between 1983 and 1985, with a total of 234 episodes of five minutes each. A parody of news shows, it was hosted by two funny animals, a tomcat named Groucha and an ostrich named Lola. It featured a variety of sentient objects and revolved around the idea that the real-life elementary particles known as gluons were "the souls of objects."

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''Téléchat'' is a French-Belgian puppet show created by the Belgian director Henri Xhonneux, the French surrealist artist Roland Topor, and the Belgian producer Éric Van Beuren. It ran for three seasons between 1983 and 1985, with a total of 234 episodes of five minutes each.

A [[NEwsParody parody of news shows, shows]], it was hosted by two funny animals, a tomcat named Groucha and an ostrich named Lola. It featured a variety of sentient objects and revolved around the idea that the real-life elementary particles known as gluons were "the souls of objects."



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''Téléchat'' is a French-Belgian puppet show created by the Belgian director Henri Xhonneux, the French surrealist artist Creator/RolandTopor, and the Belgian producer Éric Van Beuren. It ran for three seasons between 1983 and 1985, with a total of 234 episodes of five minutes each. A parody of news shows, it was hosted by two funny animals, a tomcat named Groucha and an ostrich named Lola. It featured a variety of sentient objects and revolved around the idea that the real-life elementary particles known as gluons were "the souls of objects."

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''Téléchat'' is a French-Belgian puppet show created by the Belgian director Henri Xhonneux, the French surrealist artist Creator/RolandTopor, Roland Topor, and the Belgian producer Éric Van Beuren. It ran for three seasons between 1983 and 1985, with a total of 234 episodes of five minutes each. A parody of news shows, it was hosted by two funny animals, a tomcat named Groucha and an ostrich named Lola. It featured a variety of sentient objects and revolved around the idea that the real-life elementary particles known as gluons were "the souls of objects."

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* PumpkinPerson: Léguman is made of several vegetables including a pumpkin for his head.

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* CurbStompBattle: Léguman never have any trouble defeating his ennemies.


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* {{Jerkass}}: GTI who treats sentient objects poorly and even [[spoiler: threw away Micmac]].


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* ShowWithinAShow: Léguman, a parody of {{Sentai}} with a main character made of vegetables.


* TheSpeechless: The ape Pub-Pub never speaks in the first two seasons. At the beginning of the first season, however, he comes back from Australia, where he attended the University of Melbourne and earned a PhD.

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* TheSpeechless: The ape Pub-Pub never speaks in the first two seasons. At the beginning of the first season, however, he comes back from Australia, where he attended the University of Melbourne and earned a PhD.[=PhD=].


'''''Téléchat''''' is a French-Belgian puppet show created by the Belgian director Henri Xhonneux, the French surrealist artist Creator/RolandTopor, and the Belgian producer Éric Van Beuren. It ran for three seasons between 1983 and 1985, with a total of 234 episodes of five minutes each. A parody of news shows, it was hosted by two funny animals, a tomcat named Groucha and an ostrich named Lola. It featured a variety of sentient objects and revolved around the idea that the real-life elementary particles known as gluons were "the souls of objects."

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'''''Téléchat''''' ''Téléchat'' is a French-Belgian puppet show created by the Belgian director Henri Xhonneux, the French surrealist artist Creator/RolandTopor, and the Belgian producer Éric Van Beuren. It ran for three seasons between 1983 and 1985, with a total of 234 episodes of five minutes each. A parody of news shows, it was hosted by two funny animals, a tomcat named Groucha and an ostrich named Lola. It featured a variety of sentient objects and revolved around the idea that the real-life elementary particles known as gluons were "the souls of objects."




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* CrossDressingVoices: The microphone Mikmac (a young male character) was voiced by actress Valérie Kling.



* FakeAustralian: Maria Laborit voices both Lola and Adélaïde, although only the latter has an accent.



* TheCastShowoff: Maria Laborit (a.k.a. Lola) puts her singing skills to good use on several occasions throughout the series.



* VoicesInOneRoom: According to François Jerosme, the voice actors of Téléchat were lucky enough to record their dialogues together.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: When the series was over, there were plans to make a feature film whose focus would have been the life of Groucha and Lola as a couple.

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'''''Téléchat''''' is a French-Belgian puppet show created by the Belgian director Henri Xhonneux, the French surrealist artist Creator/RolandTopor, and the Belgian producer Éric Van Beuren. It ran for three seasons between 1983 and 1985, with a total of 234 episodes of five minutes each. A parody of news shows, it was hosted by two funny animals, a tomcat named Groucha and an ostrich named Lola. It featured a variety of sentient objects and revolved around the idea that the real-life elementary particles known as gluons were "the souls of objects."

With its surreal and sometimes a little dark humor, the series enjoys cult status in France and Belgium. It has been dubbed in several langages, including Spanish and German. According to its producer Eric Van Beuren, a number of episodes were even dubbed in the UK for diffusion on Disney Channel. (Although apparently, many episodes were rejected by Disney on the grounds that Lola showed too much cleavage.)
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* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: The ape Pub-Pub has green fur.
* BlueBlood: Juding by the presence of a nobiliary particle in their overly long names, Grégoire de la Tour d'Ivoire (GTI) and Raymonde du Tiroir de la Salle à Manger are probably aristocrats. In the former's case, it's confirmed that he grew up in a castle.
* CrossDressingVoices: The microphone Mikmac (a young male character) was voiced by actress Valérie Kling.
* DrunkOnMilk: In the show, milk appears to be a substitute for alcohol. At one point, the Milkbar is described as a licensed beverage establishment. Later in the series, Groucha gets literally drunk on milk on screen.
* EverythingTalks: One of the core elements of the show.
* FakeAustralian: Maria Laborit voices both Lola and Adélaïde, although only the latter has an accent.
* FlowersOfRomance: In one episode, Groucha buys Lola a bouquet made of thirteen bright red roses. Although he claims not to know anything about the langage of flowers ("It's Greek to me."), this particular composition means "I'm your secret admirer."
* FunnyAnimal: Groucha, Lola, GTI, Hortense, Léon Minoux, Adélaïde, and Pub-Pub (in the third season) are this.
* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: Basically how Groucha reacts when he sees Adélaïde's one-woman show in Las Vegas.
* LastMinuteHookup: Groucha and Lola in the very last episode, after three seasons of WillTheyOrWontThey
* LocalHangout: Groucha and Lola spend a lot of their free time at the Milkbar, which is located a stone's throw from their first studios.
* LookAlikeLovers: GTI and Hortense are this, because the latter's puppet is just a redress of the former's, with a wig, glasses, and a dress.
* LoveConfession: That's how the series ends. In the post-credits scene of the last episode, Groucha confesses that, while he was aboard a plane about to leave for America, he realized he was in love with Lola.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: Actor Philippe Dumat voiced three main characters on the show, namely Brossedur, Duramou, and Durallo. He also did additional voices, including that of Albert the Dictionary.
* MisplacedWildlife: Lola and her mother Adélaïde come from Australia, but ostriches really are from Africa.
* MysteriousPast: Throughout the series, Groucha reveals very little about his backstory. He describes himself as a foundling born in the street, and received a vast array of medals and awards in undetermined circumstances.
* {{Nepotism}}: GTI is a very blatant example. The only reason he got on TV in the first place is because his father is an electricity mogul, his uncle the CEO of Worse Products, and his cousin the proprietor of the studios that host Téléchat. He doesn't even realize it's something he should try and hide.
* OnlyOneName: Most of the main characters have no last name, or at least it's never revealed to the audience. The only exceptions are GTI (Grégoire de la Tour d'Ivoire) and his wife, Sophie Dure-à-avaler, Raymonde du Tiroir de la Salle à Manger, and Léon Minoux.
* OstrichHeadHiding: Whenever she's afraid or ashamed, Lola puts her head in a hole. That's how she discovered the existence of gluons in the first place.
* PaperThinDisguise: In an attempt to avoid a severe beating from a disgruntled viewer, GTI dons a turban and a fake beard. It doesn't work.
* ShoutOut: In an attempt to capture Lola's attention, GTI claims to have had a close encounter of the third kind. Both the physical description of the extra-terrestrial entity and its desire to phone home are obvious references to Steven Spielberg's E.-T.
* TheCastShowoff: Maria Laborit (a.k.a. Lola) puts her singing skills to good use on several occasions throughout the series.
* TheSpeechless: The ape Pub-Pub never speaks in the first two seasons. At the beginning of the first season, however, he comes back from Australia, where he attended the University of Melbourne and earned a PhD.
* TheStinger: Every episode has a short sequence after the credits. It typically takes place in the unlit studio (especially in the first season), at the Milkbar, or in Groucha's house.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: The only differences between Lola and her mother Adélaïde is that the latter has hair and wears glasses. Both characters are also voiced by the same actress.
* UnexplainedAccent: Characters voiced by François Jerosme often fall into this. Most notably, the ape Pub-Pub has an accent from Southern France, even though he presumably comes from Africa and attended university in Australia.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Groucha and Lola spend the whole series being obviously attracted to each other and believing like a couple, but nothing official.
* VoicesInOneRoom: According to François Jerosme, the voice actors of Téléchat were lucky enough to record their dialogues together.
* WhamShot: In the last episode, Groucha waltzes onto the set when he's supposed to be on a plane to the United States. Upon seeing him, Lola faints.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: When the series was over, there were plans to make a feature film whose focus would have been the life of Groucha and Lola as a couple.
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