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Fawlty Towers

At least Rico is 8, I remember similar incident with my Dad quoting the same thing and finding it hilarious at dinner in Spain at our German next door neighbours... the only time we were invited...Fawlty Towers has a lot to answer for! Rico is brilliant by the way and I fully expect him to end up being prime minister/chancellor.

Sally Oliver more than 2 years ago

Don't watch Allo Allo

It's awful. I loved it when I was little, though. I remember my old lady trying to explain to me that Dad's Army way good and Allo Allo was rubbish and I had No Idea what she was on about. I seem to remember having the same conv. with my dad about Columbo & Murder She Wrote.

Jacinta more than 2 years ago

re: 'Allo 'Allo

Hey Ben - ye, that one passed me by (must have been in post-communist Poland you've seen that). (Irish and French) friends of mine seem to love that show, too. Should give that a go then, ey?

Mike more than 2 years ago

your article

Thanks Jacinta for this very interesting and tenderly written article. Im also an English mum in Berlin and my kids have a German dad so i could really identify with what you wrote. . To confound the matter i am Jewish so the whole second world war subject and the grandparents on both sides takes on another dimension. I often feel caught in a sort of no-mans land between the countries (and religions). If you publish anything else on this subject Id love to read it...

Best, Ray

ray more than 2 years ago

'Allo 'Allo

Hey Mike, do you like 'Allo 'Allo? When I lived in Poland I remember that people really loved 'Allo 'Allo. But if you grew up here you might not have seen it.

Benjamin Knight more than 2 years ago

The British view...

I don't think it was a mistake to show him that sketch, Jacinta. In fact I'd even say: what a smart kid! Brilliant! He can tell the difference between the Nazis and the nowadays Germans straight away. I wouldn't point this out if I didn't see for myself that most Brits are unable or unwilling to undertake this mental exercise. As a Pole who grew up in Germany I find the "humorous" and often simply insensitive approach most Brits take towards WWII appalling. (I could get really worked up over how an Island nation with such a history as Britain, who didn't have to suffer any Death Camps on their soil could ever take such a high-ground in this discussion anyway - but then I'd imply that the high-ground is reserved for the Poles ;) so... "we're all friends now", ey) As for Rico: good man! Maybe the next generation will do without the likes of BNP, pro-NRW, UKIP and NPD.

Mike more than 2 years ago

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