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* AuthorsSavingThrow: At the very end of the season finale of the 20th Dutch season, the host announced that there would be coming another, bonus season in the summer of 2020. During the air time of the 20th season, a deadly coronavirus prevented the filming of the 21th season from progressing. The bonus season was originally intended as a [[ThrowTheDogABone bone for the audience for the annivasary]], but it (kind of unintentionally) also lessens the people complaining about the season in 2021.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: At the very end of the season finale of the 20th Dutch season, the host announced that there would be coming another, bonus season in the summer of 2020. During the air time of the 20th season, a deadly coronavirus prevented the filming of the 21th season from progressing. The bonus season was originally intended as a [[ThrowTheDogABone bone for the audience for the annivasary]], anniversary]], but it (kind of unintentionally) also lessens the people complaining about the season in 2021.2021. This bonus season has already been shot; it just has to air.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: At the very end of the season finale of the 20th Dutch season, the host announced that there would be coming another, bonus season in the summer of 2020. During the air time of the 20th season, a deadly coronavirus prevented the filming of the 21th season from progressing. The bonus season was originally intended as a [[ThrowTheDogABone bone for the audience for the annivasary]], but it (kind of unintentionally) also lessens the people complaining about the season in 2021.


** Thanks to English {{Fan Sub}}s, the Dutch and Belgian series have attracted a devoted North American/British fanbase with the UK game show blog [[http://www.bothersbar.co.uk/ Bother's Bar]] running a "Suspect List" game every year for the Dutch series. An English reality TV podcast even managed to get Gilles de Coster, the host of the Belgian series, [[https://rtvwarriors.wordpress.com/2018/05/12/looking-very-belgian-a-de-mol-special-with-gilles-de-coster/ as a guest on one of their De Mol podcasts]] in which Gilles expressed amazement at his discovery that the Belgian series had passionate fans in the US and UK too.

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** Thanks to English {{Fan Sub}}s, the Dutch and Belgian series have attracted a devoted North American/British fanbase with the UK game show blog [[http://www.bothersbar.co.uk/ Bother's Bar]] running a "Suspect List" game every year for the Dutch series. An English reality TV podcast even managed to get Gilles de Coster, the host of the Belgian series, [[https://rtvwarriors.wordpress.com/2018/05/12/looking-very-belgian-a-de-mol-special-with-gilles-de-coster/ as a guest on one of their De Mol podcasts]] in which Gilles expressed amazement at his discovery that the Belgian series had passionate fans in the US North America and UK too.

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** [[spoiler: Rick Paul]] and [[spoiler: Jamie]] were eliminated during a dual execution in season 19 of the Dutch version. Those two solely held just about 3/4th of all the points in the app.

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** Thanks to English {{Fan Sub}}s, the Dutch and Belgian series have attracted a devoted North American/British fanbase with the UK game show blog [[http://www.bothersbar.co.uk/ Bother's Bar]] running a "Suspect List" game every year for the Dutch series. An English reality TV podcast even managed to get Gilles de Coster, the host of the Belgian series, [[https://rtvwarriors.wordpress.com/2018/05/12/looking-very-belgian-a-de-mol-special-with-gilles-de-coster/ as a guest on one of their De Mol podcasts]] in which Gilles expressed amazement at his discovery that the Belgian series had passionate fans in the US and UK too.

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** In season 6 of the Belgian series, Joke (yes, that really is her name) would have been eliminated in the first episode had she not completed her test faster than Kelly. When she was finally executed at the final five, she was the only remaining contestant who hadn't figured out who the Mole was.


** Invoked by the show itself in one episode of the Belgian series's 5th season where each contestant only knew the color of their own screen and the one who saw a red screen was given a chance to avoid elimination if the others wrongly guessed who they were. In this case, the contestant who should have gone home ''did'' succeed in staying (at the expense of the contestant who did the second-worst on the test), [[ShaggyDogStory but was eliminated in the very next episode]].



** Chris Zegers, a contestant from Season 15 of the Dutch series, proved to be so popular with his endless enthusiasm and love for the show that he became the main host of Moltalk (a talk show that discusses each ''Wie is de Mol?'' episode with former contestants) and also the audience interviewer at later live season finales.

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** Chris Zegers, a contestant from Season 15 of the Dutch series, proved to be so popular with his endless enthusiasm and love for the show that he became one of the main host hosts of Moltalk (a talk show that discusses each ''Wie is de Mol?'' episode with former contestants) and also the audience interviewer at later live season finales.


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** [[spoiler:Simone]] in season 18 of the Dutch version. In this instance, it was the ''fans'' and not the contestants who found it shocking because most of them had become completely convinced that [[spoiler:Simone]] was the Mole. It was pretty common to see Dutch fans lamenting that they lost all their points in the Mole app after [[spoiler:Simone]]'s execution.


* EnsembleDarkhorse: Ellie Lust from Season 16 of the Dutch series, in spite of lasting only four episodes, made such a memorable impression as a no-nonsense cop who vowed to solve the constant communication problems of Mole teams through "ether discipline" that her calls for "ether discipline" became a MemeticMutation and was referenced more than once by contestants in later seasons.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Chris Zegers, a contestant from Season 15 of the Dutch series, proved to be so popular with his endless enthusiasm and love for the show that he became the main host of Moltalk (a talk show that discusses each ''Wie is de Mol?'' episode with former contestants) and also the audience interviewer at later live season finales.
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Ellie Lust from Season 16 of the Dutch series, in spite of lasting only four episodes, made such a memorable impression as a no-nonsense cop who vowed to solve the constant communication problems of Mole teams through "ether discipline" that her calls for "ether discipline" became a MemeticMutation and was referenced more than once by contestants in later seasons.


* EvenBetterSequel: Fans generally prefer the second Anderson Cooper season over the first season, though both are well liked. Part of this has to do with Anderson Cooper becoming more lighthearted and [[DeadpanSnarker jokey]] with the players than how he was shown on the first season.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Still one of the most popular shows in the Netherlands after 17 seasons.

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* EvenBetterSequel: EvenBetterSequel:
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Fans generally prefer the second Anderson Cooper season over the first season, though both are well liked. Part of this has to do with Anderson Cooper becoming more lighthearted and [[DeadpanSnarker jokey]] with the players than how he was shown on the first season.
** The Dutch series is generally regarded as not hitting its stride until Season 3, which had what many fans still consider to be one of the series' best Moles, or Season 5, which was the first celebrities-only season.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Still one of the most popular shows in the Netherlands after 17 18 seasons.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Ellie Lust from Season 16 of the Dutch series, in spite of lasting only four episodes, made such a memorable impression as a no-nonsense cop who vowed to solve the constant communication problems of Mole teams through "ether discipline" that her calls for "ether discipline" became a MemeticMutation and was referenced more than once by contestants in later seasons.


** [[spoiler:Arjen]] in season 10 of the Dutch version. Not only were they the heavy fan favorite to either win or be revealed as the Mole, but the first five minutes of the episode after their execution were dedicated to the remaining contestants talking about how stunned they were by it.

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** [[spoiler:Arjen]] in season 10 of the Dutch version. Not only were they the heavy fan favorite to either win or be revealed as the Mole, but the first five minutes of the episode after their execution were dedicated to the remaining contestants talking about how stunned they were by it.it.
* TooGoodToLast: The UK version lasted 2 critically acclaimed seasons, but never got good enough ratings to justify the budget.


** In season 17 of the Dutch series, Jochem would have been executed in the second episode had Yvonne not completed the test slower than him. Not only that, but he was completely convinced that the wrong contestant was the Mole from the very beginning and still made it all the way to the finals because only ''one'' contestant ever figured out who the actual Mole was during that season.

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** In season 17 of the Dutch series, Jochem would have been executed in the second 2nd episode had Yvonne not completed the test slower than him. him and in the 7th episode had he not used his joker then to negate one of his wrong test answers. Not only that, but he was completely convinced that the wrong contestant was the Mole from the very beginning and still made it all the way to the finals because of an exemption won at a crucial time and only ''one'' contestant ever figured figuring out who the actual Mole was during that season.



** The best Moles will be this, as being a good Mole requires being a ConsummateLiar and knowing how to set up their sabotages to be effective and yet subtle enough to escape notice or be written off as innocent mistakes by the contestants. [[spoiler:Thomas Cammaert]] from the Dutch series is one of the best examples of this; [[spoiler:he was able to so thoroughly convince everyone that he was BeneathSuspicion while subtly sabotaging nearly every challenge that only ''one'' contestant (Sanne) figured out he was the Mole and even she didn't seriously consider him as a suspect until almost the last episode]].

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** The best Moles will be this, as being a good Mole requires being a ConsummateLiar and knowing how to set up their sabotages to be effective and yet subtle enough to escape notice or be written off as innocent mistakes by the contestants. [[spoiler:Thomas The Moles [[spoiler:Dennis Weening and Thomas Cammaert]] from the Dutch series is one are two of the best examples of this; [[spoiler:he was they were able to so thoroughly convince everyone that he was they were BeneathSuspicion while subtly sabotaging nearly every challenge behind their backs that only ''one'' contestant (Sanne) figured out he was ever selected them as the Mole on the test during their entire seasons -- and even she didn't seriously consider him as a suspect until almost it occurred only once for the last episode]].former and twice for the latter.


* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Anderson's Funhouse, specifically when Al was in the Tiny Bubbles room.
** Marc-Marie and Isabelle's interaction during the communciation challenge in Season 5, episode 7 of the Dutch series, with Isabelle not realizing just how loud a megaphone-amplified voice can be.
--->'''Marc-Marie:''' YEAH, OKAY! "Isabelle's clever"...and deaf, too!
** The contestants' ''[[GiftedlyBad terrific]]'' attempts to sing and dance for money in Season 8, episode 6 of the Dutch series. Dennis and Patrick, upon seeing them, literally collapse onto the floor with laughter.
** In Season 10, episode 4 of the Dutch series, the contestants decide to get back at Frits for choosing an exemption over money for the pot by stealing almost all of his luggage and forcing him to choose between keeping the exemption or getting his stuff back. Frits retaliates by stealing ''their'' own luggage and hiding it in the woods until they return his stuff.
** One challenge in Season 12 of the Dutch series required three of the four remaining contestants to disguise themselves so they could secretly photograph the fourth contestant. Tim's oh-so-subtle disguise? [[DisguisedInDrag Putting on a brightly-colored flamenco dress and high heels]] and posing in plain sight at the town square. And then being ''shocked'' when Hadewych immediately tries to figure out who he is!
** During the laser tag challenge in Season 16, episode 3 of the Dutch series, [[TheKlutz Rop]] manages to get stuck underneath a net ''and'' a crate less than a minute after starting.
** Immediately after Elavia takes the $50,000 bribe, Anderson returns to the other players and acts as though the execution will still take place despite one player already leaving. He gets a few words into his RulesSpiel before revealing it was a joke. The other players are not amused, but Anderson clearly enjoyed the prank as did a little dance declaring, "I love this game!"
** In the retrospective finale of ''The Next Betrayal'', a video confessional of Al has him saying how confident he is of his reads on the other players. He then muses, "I could be wrong. Somebody at home right now is going, 'You ain't reading nothing well! You're way off! It's [[spoiler:[[AccidentallyAccurate Bill]]]]!!'" Needless to say, the assembled players had a big laugh at Al's expense. Even Anderson called it the best line of the season.
** In a DramaticIrony situation similar to Al's, a video confessional of Joris in season 8 of the Dutch series in which he said, "I never suspected [[spoiler:(Dennis)]] so either I'm the joke of the year or I've had it right and it's not [[spoiler:him]]. If [[spoiler:Dennis]] is the Mole, I'll eat Edo's hat!" got a lot of laughs from the other contestants when it was replayed during the finale. It also doubled as a BrickJoke as the first thing Joris did after he was executed was to ask Edo if he could have his hat.


** In a DramaticIrony situation similar to Al's, a video confessional of Joris in season 8 of the Dutch series in which he said, "I never suspected [[spoiler:[Dennis]]] so either I'm the joke of the year or I've had it right and it's not [[spoiler:him]]. If [[spoiler:Dennis]] is the Mole, I'll eat Edo's hat!" got a lot of laughs from the other contestants when it was replayed during the finale.

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** In a DramaticIrony situation similar to Al's, a video confessional of Joris in season 8 of the Dutch series in which he said, "I never suspected [[spoiler:[Dennis]]] [[spoiler:(Dennis)]] so either I'm the joke of the year or I've had it right and it's not [[spoiler:him]]. If [[spoiler:Dennis]] is the Mole, I'll eat Edo's hat!" got a lot of laughs from the other contestants when it was replayed during the finale. It also doubled as a BrickJoke as the first thing Joris did after he was executed was to ask Edo if he could have his hat.



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Still one of the most popular shows in the Netherlands after 17 series.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Still one of the most popular shows in the Netherlands after 17 series.seasons.



* ShockingElimination: [[spoiler:Arjen]] in season 10 of the Dutch version. Not only were they the heavy fan favorite to either win or be revealed as the Mole, but the first five minutes of the episode after their execution were dedicated to the remaining contestants talking about how stunned they were by it.

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* ShockingElimination: ShockingElimination:
** [[spoiler:Patrick]] in season 8 of the Dutch version. All remaining contestants (and quite a few fans) had become fully convinced that they were the Mole, which led to many dropped jaws.
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[[spoiler:Arjen]] in season 10 of the Dutch version. Not only were they the heavy fan favorite to either win or be revealed as the Mole, but the first five minutes of the episode after their execution were dedicated to the remaining contestants talking about how stunned they were by it.


* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Still popular in the Netherlands after 17 series.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Still one of the most popular shows in the Netherlands after 17 series. series.
* InformedAbility: Art claimed that the Dutch series' season 16 Mole would be "the best prepared Mole ever" but other than using a hidden key to steal money during one challenge, none of the Mole's sabotages displayed any greater knowledge of the game than most other Moles'.

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