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There's a similar strange tradition in Germany before Silvester (NYE), where the entire country watches James the butler serve Miss Sophie and her non-existant guests, as James must consume copious amounts of sherry. "Same procedure as every year, Miss Sophie."

the same english show is watched on the 23rd in Norway. Now you can watch it yourself, and i dare you not to split your sides.



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by Crazy Horse on Fri Dec 24th, 2010 at 06:09:54 AM EST
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Freddie Frinton: the link between homo vaudevillius and homo milliganii

(I regularly got 2/10 for Latin, so don't hit me)

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by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Dec 24th, 2010 at 06:13:21 AM EST
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It's broadcasted every New Years Eve in Sweden as well. :)

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by Starvid on Fri Dec 24th, 2010 at 06:17:14 AM EST
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Although for Scandinavians, some germans produced a Lego version which you can find on your tube.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anas Nin
by Crazy Horse on Fri Dec 24th, 2010 at 06:40:38 AM EST
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My first NY in Germany I was looked at with utter consternation when I said I'd never seen this before. Everyone seemed to think this is what the whole world watched on NYE.

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by dvx (dvx.clt t gmail dotcom) on Fri Dec 24th, 2010 at 06:50:50 AM EST
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same here.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anas Nin
by Crazy Horse on Fri Dec 24th, 2010 at 07:04:14 AM EST
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Yea, yet it's almost unheard of here in the UK. We only know of it now cos the germans mention it so reverently. I'm sure I watched it once and was completely mystified all the way through.

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by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Dec 24th, 2010 at 08:54:26 AM EST
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This must be very old, I have been watching it since we had first a television and that must have been in the 60's and still very funny.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 24th, 2010 at 09:00:13 AM EST
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