In WW2 France, Rene Artois runs a small café where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs interact daily, ignorant of one another's true identity or presence, exasperating Rene.
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 René Artois (85 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Edith Artois (85 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Yvette Carte-Blanche (85 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Colonel Kurt von Strohm (85 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Private Helga Geerhart / ... (85 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Lieutenant Hubert Gruber (85 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Michelle Dubois (82 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Herr Otto Flick (79 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Madame Fanny (78 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Officer Crabtree (74 episodes, 1985-1992)
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 Flying Officer Fairfax (64 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Flying Officer Carstairs (64 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Herr Engelbert von Smallhausen / ... (63 episodes, 1985-1992)
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 Mimi Labonq (62 episodes, 1987-1992)
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 Monsieur Alfonse (62 episodes, 1984-1992)
Hilary Minster ...
 General Erich von Klinkerhoffen / ... (59 episodes, 1984-1992)
Jack Haig ...
 Roger Leclerc (51 episodes, 1982-1989)
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René Artois runs a small café in France during World War II. He always seems to have his hands full: He's having affairs with most of his waitresses, he's keeping his wife happy, he's trying to please the German soldiers who frequent his café, and he's running a major underground operation for the Resistance. Quite often, the Germans' incompetence itself is what nearly lands René and his cohorts in hot water; they are not helped either by the locals, who are dreadfully keen to get rid of the Germans, but their blatant and theatrical attempts at espionage and secrecy often create problems that René must solve quickly. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Comedy | War

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30 December 1982 (UK)  »

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Allo 'Allo!  »

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(44 episodes) | (6 episodes) | (32 episodes) | (3 episodes)

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Herr Flick was originally intended to be the main threat to the other main characters, which is evident in the first two seasons of the show. This was downplayed later, since the writers couldn't resist giving him certain running gags like poor disguises and silly gestapo jokes, which made him far less intimidating. This was also the reason to expand the role of general Von Klinkerhoffen, to fill the void of a shared antagonist. See more »

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Madame Fanny is occasionally seen knitting. However, the character knits British style. Any French woman of the time would knit Continental style instead. See more »

Quotes

[to a member of the Communist Resistance]
Capt. Bertorelli: You are a beyoodiful lyedee, but what a cow.
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a great series
24 March 2004 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I have little to add to this what the other have written here. Accept that what few people seem to know. This brilliant series is a parody on another very good series, Secret Army, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075579/ The cafe, The Gestapo officers, the singing wife, even the characters look the spitting image. But, in all fairness, I think the parody is more brilliant than the original series. Strange, but true. I Think that this is one of the few cases where the parody is better know than the original, and a true red herring in that it is also better. I cannot think of one where this is also the case, although there are more parodies better known then the original (Airport-Airplane to mention one).


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