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The '''''Mainzelmännchen''''' are WesternAnimation from Germany. They appear in the ZDF (see GermanTVStations) between commercial spots since 1963.

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The '''''Mainzelmännchen''''' are WesternAnimation from Germany. They appear in the ZDF (see GermanTVStations) UsefulNotes/GermanTVStations) between commercial spots since 1963.


* GermanDialects: They speak Hessian dialect, since they come from Mainz. "Guunaaahmd![[note]]Good Evening![[/note]]"


* FollowTheLeader: Bavaria's ''Bayerischer Rundfunk'' once produced its own commercial spot cartoons, obviously inspired by the ''Mainzelmännnchen'', though it featured cartoon lions (Bavaria's coat-of-arms) instead.


* GermanDialects: They speak Hessian dialect, since they come from Mainz. "Guunaaahmd![[hottip:*:Good Evening!]]"

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* GermanDialects: They speak Hessian dialect, since they come from Mainz. "Guunaaahmd![[hottip:*:Good Evening!]]""Guunaaahmd![[note]]Good Evening![[/note]]"


* GermanDialects: They speak Hessian dialect, since they come from Mainz. "Guunaaahmd!"

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* {{Filler}}: About as much as one can expect of commercial cartoons. Most of the time, they are not even witty or even that interesting, yet obscure, colourful and bouncy, just to keep ''some'' sort of attention.
* FollowTheLeader: Bavaria's ''Bayerischer Rundfunk'' once produced its own commercial spot cartoons, obviously inspired by the ''Mainzelmännnchen'', though it featured cartoon lions (Bavaria's coat-of-arms) instead.
* GermanDialects: They speak Hessian dialect, since they come from Mainz. "Guunaaahmd!""Guunaaahmd![[hottip:*:Good Evening!]]"

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* TheUnintelligible: All of them, on the few occasions they say something.


The '''Mainzelmännchen''' are WesternAnimation from Germany. They appear in the ZDF (see GermanTVStations) between commercial spots since 1963.

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The '''Mainzelmännchen''' '''''Mainzelmännchen''''' are WesternAnimation from Germany. They appear in the ZDF (see GermanTVStations) between commercial spots since 1963.



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: 2003 the design was changed. Also, the world of the Mainzels was somewhat modernized (they use laptops and such now), which lead to the same reaction.


The '''Mainzelmaennchen''' are WesternAnimation from Germany. They appear in the ZDF (see GermanTVStations) to seperate commercial spots (from each other).

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The '''Mainzelmaennchen''' '''Mainzelmännchen''' are WesternAnimation from Germany. They appear in the ZDF (see GermanTVStations) to seperate between commercial spots (from each other).since 1963.

Their name is a punny contraction of the city of Mainz, location of the ZDF's headquarters, with ''Heinzelmännchen'', [[Literature/TheCobblerAndTheElves helpful gnomes]] or brownies from a popular Cologne folk legend.

Since 2003, they also have their own series with 5-minute episodes, called ''Die Mainzels''.

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The '''Mainzelmaennchen''' are WesternAnimation from Germany. They appear in the ZDF (see GermanTVStations) to seperate commercial spots (from each other).
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* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: Only in TheSeries, two girls of the same species appeared.
* GermanDialects: They speak Hessian dialect, since they come from Mainz. "Guunaaahmd!"
* SuperDeformed: All the time.
* ThemeNaming: Anton, Berti, Conny, Det, Edi, Fritzchen.
* TheSeries: They were so popular that they got their own series, ''The Mainzels''.
* TheSmartGuy: Det. With glasses, of course.
* TheSpeechless: All of them, mostly. (Not in TheSeries.)
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: 2003 the design was changed. Also, the world of the Mainzels was somewhat modernized (they use laptops and such now), which lead to the same reaction.
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