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As ever so often I've been to the shopping mall. I had planned to be at the Kinder Museum in time, but had to queue at the optician half an hour that I gave up the plan, stayed for TS shots and a coffee, and went to the museum later. No need for Time shift, optically a bit boring, the exhibition was about the rights of children and therefore more to read than really exhibition. But the NEW part here was that it will be closed at the beginning of January and reopened at late February under the NEW name Young Museum within the NEW Historical Museum. So more to come for TS next year somewhen. [emoji1]
The story behind: This is the most shown piece of NEW Year's Eve broadcasting of German television. Every German knows it and watches it at least once a year, in original English. My first English lesson, repeated each year, even before we had Sesame Street in English on tele. It is called "Dinner For One", the most repeated sentence in it is "Same procedure as last year?", produced 1963 and it is on EVERY year since 1972, when the third programmes were added, they put it on there, often around 6 pm, 8 or 9 pm and again shortly after the year has changed. It is hilarious, black and white and 18 minutes long. Freddie Frinton and May Warden are the actors, both late for quite some years, but still alive in German TV. They even tried remakes, several!, but only the old one is cult! Have a look at YouTube, I'm sure someone put it up there … wait I'll have a look … – hold the line … hold the line … hold the line … – Wikipedia worth reading: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinner_for_One and Vimeo (trusted length, therefore better than YT) even more worth watching!!!:
Therefore it's only black and white someone must have repainted it or they had stills from the set in colour and ran it through Jixipix' Portrait Painter.
And the funniest fact no one in England knows it – not any more. I've sent a video over to my English friend some 20+ years ago and she told her mother about it, and her mum kNEW them, she saw Freddie Frinton live in Brighton in the 60's!!!! Isn't that amazing! [emoji23]
(All Hipstamatic shake and bake)
Thought you might be interested to hear this. At the New Year’s Eve celebration we attended I was also sitting with some friends we don’t see often and I happened to mention the Dinner for One film (above) and he said, yes, he had seen it while visiting in Germany a few years back. His hosts asked if he had seen their holiday tradition film and set it up specially for him to watch.