BBC sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo about the World War Two French resistance is to be shown in Germany for the first time.
Due to the sensitive nature of the subject matter it seems we haven’t mentioned the War in comedy form in Germany for many years. However I think they’ll find little of substance to object to in ‘Allo ‘Allo‘s mix of double entendre, stereotype and funny accents. With the possible exception of numerous Heil Hitlers which is still rare in Germany.
Let us hope it goes down as well there as in France, where it was apparently very popular. It would be good for Germany if it is overcoming the horrific legacy of war, following on from World Cup 2006 when the German flag was flown with pride for maybe the first real time since.
Though how the infamous German sense of humour will deal with something even Britain seems to regard as a bit childish in places will be interesting. I know some funny Germans, but whether they will get it will remain to be seen.