‘Allo, ‘Allo! A Comedy Worth The Laugh,

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

Judy and I have been binge watching the BBC comedy series Allo, Allo! It is currently on Netflix and originally aired from 1982-1992. If you like comedy that makes fun of the Nazis like Hogan’s Heroes did, this might be your glass of cognac.

The series is set in a French Cafe Bar In German occupied France. The bar owner played by the late Gordon Kaye is working with the French resistance. The town Commandant played by Richard Marner and assisted by Captain Geering and Lieutenant Gruber, played by Sam Kelly and Guy Siner find themselves beholden to the resistance because of their incompetence and greed.

I am only about halfway into the second season, but if you need something to give you a laugh at the expense of Nazis, this might be a show for you.

I am tired and have an early meaning tomorrow followed by setting up what I need to accomplish for my required retirement physical, after which I will sift through another hundred or so of the emails and other tasks I need to do before dropping off a resume with another local university that does a lot with veterans and hopefully get home in time for Judy to be able to drop me off to watch Bayern Munich play Liverpool in the UEAFA Champions League Round Of 16 game before she heads off to do ceramics with her friends.

So until tomorrow, adieu, adieu.


Padre Steve+


Filed under enteratinment, televsion

3 responses to “‘Allo, ‘Allo! A Comedy Worth The Laugh,

  1. It was a favourite of mine when it aired live on NZ television back in the 80s and 90s. I think we were a season behind Brits. Because its schedule was early evening, it was necessary for me to record the show. Though it was never my intent to keep the tapes, I recently found some 40 or more of them when clearing out our basement. Unfortunately our last video tape player was disposed of more than a decade ago.

    Though I’m a pacifist, I did enjoy watching “Hogan’ s Heros”, “‘allo,’ allo” and “Dad’s Army”.

    • I watch all three but Dad’s Army an Allo Allo were the best.

      Humor is the best antidote for the negativity that surround us.
      If the world’s problems get to me, or I feel anxious or depressed a dose of humor will be a balance

      • padresteve

        Humor is so important, as Jimmy Buffett sang in “Changes Of Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes”

        With these changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes
        Nothing remains quite the same
        With all of my running and all of my cunning
        If I couldn’t laugh I just would go insane
        If we couldn’t laugh we just would go insane
        If we weren’t all crazy we would go insane.

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