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    Gabriel Garcea
Played by: Mugur Mihăescu

A stereotypical dumb and incompetent Romanian cop known for 2 things. First is his stupidity, second is his aggressiveness.

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  • Alliterative Name: Gabriel Garcea
  • Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop: The whole point of his character.
  • Catchphrase: "M'nă Seara!" (G'd Evening!) or "Seara!" (Evening!)
    • "Băi Șmechere!" (Yo Toughguy!)
    • "Amendă! Dă-te Dracu!" (You're fined! Motherfucker!)
  • The Ditz: He is really stupid and it was shown in many episodes that he still hasn't graduated or that he never went to school in the first place and so he is barely literate.
  • Literal-Minded: Many of his jokes really on this trope
  • Take That!: He is a parody of the communist era Mylitsia and the newly established police force of Romania.

Leana și Costel

    Elena "Leana" Pîrțag née Crăcănete
Played by: Mugur Mihăiescu

A stupid, alcoholic and infidel peasant woman from Sadova.

Tropes associated with Leana:

  • Addictive Foreign Soap Opera: She is a big fan Latin American telenovelas.
  • The Alcoholic: She loves to drink a lot.
  • Catchphrase: "Tring!"
    • "LUMEEEEE!!!!!" (World/people)
    • "Iezâstă o Iesplicație" (Thier iz an Esplanation)
    • "Merge?" (Does it work?)
  • Celebrity Crush: Has one on Jose Armando from Esmeralda
  • The Ditz: She is one of the dumbest people from Sadova, so much so that she managed to win a contest for the dumbest woman in the village.
  • Expy: Of Peg Bundy
  • Really Gets Around: She has had sex with everyone in the village and in one episode she also claims to have slept with the whole Dolj county.
  • Take That!: Towards Romanian countryside.
  • Your Cheating Heart: She has cheated on her husband numerous times.

    Constantin "Costel" Pîrțag
Played by: Dan Sava (1995-1999), Radu Pietreanu (2000s-2010s)

A stupid, alcoholic, infidel and aggressive peasant from Sadova

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    Axinte Pîrțag
Played by: Radu Pietreanu (1995), Florin Petrescu (2000s-2010s)

Leana and Costel's fat and stupid son

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    Liliana "Lila" Lavinia Laura Loredana Pîrțag
Played by: Mirela Stoian

Leana and Costel's stupid, fat and horny daughter.

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     Dumitru "Mitică" Coșciug/Chirpici
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Played by: Emil Rădinoiu

The Pîrțag family's greedy neighbor.

Tropes associated with Mitică

  • The Alcoholic: Much like the other villagers he loves to drink a lot.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: In the Kanal D shows, he is shown to have had sexual relationships with several animals such as dogs,goats and even cows.
  • The Ditz: He is not to bright, but he is not nearly as dumb as his neighbors.
  • Greed: He is quite greedy.
  • Sudden Name Change: His name was originally "Coșciug" but in later appearances, it was changed to "Chirpici"
  • Take That!: Much like his neighbors he is one for Romanian villagers

    Romulus "Romică" the bartender
Played by: George Robu

The village bartender and owner of the Lepădușu pub

Tropes associated with Romică

  • The Alcoholic: Much like his costumers he also loves to drink
  • The Bartender: He is the bartender at Lepădușu
  • Take That!: He is a parody of Romanian villagers like everyone else.

    Frankfurt Pițigoi/Darmann
Played by: Iulian Ilinca

The son of a Gypsy family that was expelled from Germany. He is the village thief and later the village cop.

Tropes associated with Frankfurt

  • The Alcoholic: Like every villager Frankfurt loves to drink
  • Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop: After becoming a cop.
  • Catchphrase: "Vă/Te sparg, să moară mama!" (I'll break you, may my mother die) or just "Să moară mama!" (May my mother die).
  • I Am X, Son of Y: In an episode he introduced himself as "Frankfurt son of Berlin and Hanovra and grandson of Luxembourg and Vienna"
  • Sticky Fingers: He is the village thief.


Boier Moflea și Vodă

     Boier Moflea 
Played by: Mugur Mihăescu

A Scheming Romanian boyar who plans to take the throne.

Tropes associated with Boier Moflea

  • Anachronism Stew: Despite him being a boyar from the middle ages, he makes a lot of pop culture references and mentions a lot of things such as phones, Tv, Internet etc.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: He is a selfish prick who has done a lot of harm to the peasantry.
  • The Coup: He plans for a long time to overthrow Vodă and install himself as ruler
  • Evil Chancellor: He is Vodă's right hand man yet he plans to overthrow him
  • Friendly Enemy: With Vodă and Gheorghe
  • Her Code Name Was "Mary Sue": In an episode when he and Vodă were disguised as beggars he claims that in his region there are tales about "Boier Moflea the Great, the Righteous, the Intelligent and the Brave" who single handedly decapitated the Tatar Khan and caused his 2000 strong army to beg for mercy.
  • Nepotism: He let 3 corrupt boyars run free because they were his relatives.
  • Only One Name: He is only known by his surname, but his first name remains shrouded in mystery.

Played by: Radu Pietreanu

A medieval Romanian ruler.

Tropes associated with Vodă

  • Anachronism Stew: He is also prone to pop culture references despite him being a Medieval Romanian ruler.
  • Artistic License – History: In "La Austro-Ungari" he goes to meet with the leader of Austria-Hungary in order to form an anti-Ottoman alliance between Austria-Hungary and Wallachia. However, Wallachia was no longer an independent country when Austria-Hungary was formed and the Ottomans were no longer a threat to them as their empire was in a state of decay.
  • Child Soldier: He claims that he fought since he was 12 years old.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": People simply call him by his title or address him with "your highness" but his name was never reveald
  • Friendly Enemy: With Boier Moflea
  • The Good King: Unlike Moflea who is an asshole, to the peasants Vodă was shown to actually care about them despite some peasants hating some of his policies and considering them unfair.
    • To be fair most of those policies were Moflea's fault.
  • Warrior Prince: He is a Romanian ruler (prince) who has fought in many battles against the Ottomans, Tatars and Poles.

Played by: Florin Petrescu

A medieval Romanian peasant and the self proclaimed leader of the peasants.

Tropes associated with Gheorghe

  • Anachronism Stew: Much like the titular characters, he is also known for making pop culture references and mentioning modern stuff. Hell in one episode, he is shown owning a cellphone.
  • Big Eater: He is perhaps the biggest glutton in the country.
  • The Ditz: He can be pretty dumb.
  • Exact Words: In "Lunch Time" he tells Vodă that he has at home all sorts of exotic food. It turns out he really does have them but they are only models made out of porridge.
  • Friendly Enemy: With Boier Moflea and Vodă
  • God for a Day: He briefly becomes the new ruler at the end of "În Lanțuri" after saving the titular characters.
  • Rebel Leader: He is the leader of the peasant uprising from "The Uprising".
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Civilised: In "The Uprising", he starts a peasant uprising against Moflea and Vodă and plans to kill them.

Crapu și Menumorut

    Desdemon "Crapu" Ceangâi and Gelu "Menumorut" Holtea 
Played by: Mugur Mihăescu and Dan Sava

A pair of not so successful Gypsy thieves

Tropes associated with Crapu and Menumorut

  • Con Man: They would usually sell stolen items sometimes in really bad conditions such as in an episode were they tried selling a broken down car and a weak, old and crippled horse.
  • Crossdresser: In "Sticla cu 3 Capace" Crapu disguises himself as a pregnant woman in order to disguise stolen money as a pregnancy.
  • Evil Poacher: In "Ce-Lularul Meu" the resorted to poaching
  • Sticky Fingers: They are a pair of thieves.
  • Take That!: Towards thievery and people who make money trough illegal means.

Ungurul și Ardeleanul

    István "Pisty" Fekete/Kopefalagy
Played by: Mugur Mihăescu

An ethnic Hungarian who lives in Transylvania.

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    Gheorghe Pop/Ardelean 
Played by: Radu Pietreanu

Pisty's ethnically Romanian shepherd neighbor from Transylvania.

Tropes associated with Gheorghe.


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