Cultural changes in society are destroying comedy, as confirmed by the actress who played the iconic maid Yvette in the series Hello Hello.
Vicki Michele made the comments as part of a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first episode of the 1980s British cult series, a satire filled with sexual references and jokes about stereotypes of French and Germans during World War II that ran for nine seasons and 85 episodes. Between 1982 and 1992.
The 71-year-old actress doesn’t understand how certain sitcoms are being stopped or preceded by a warning of “potentially offensive content” in an age when everything seems to be okay on TV.
“Comedy is being neutralized — or erased. I think 80% of this country would like to remake comedies like ‘Hey, hello,’ so 20% might have an aversion to some content,” Vicki Michele said, Quoted by the Daily Mail.
“But people doing violence and swearing on TV and that’s normal. On reality shows, people make love under a sheet and that’s fine. There was none of that in ‘Hello.'” Hi.” Covered, it was hugs not kisses, and we used the nicknames that were used in the war in which the series is set. I don’t think there is anything that would bother the average person.”
The actress also said that her 31-year-old daughter warned her not to say certain things to people anymore, making her “worried” that she might offend someone when she’s just trying to make them laugh.
He added that the description given by David Crove, creator and writer of the series, of the characters of “loud” French, “eccentric” Germans, and “stupid” English was correct.
In August 2021, the series began receiving a warning about “offensive content” on BritBox, the broadcast platform that brings together British television services BBC and ITV.
Before each episode, she appears on screen: “This classic comedy contains language and situations at the time that may offend some viewers.”
The story’s protagonist was Rene Artois, the owner of a café in a French village during the German occupation during World War II.
The facility was the usual stopping-off for Germans with whom Rene had to be nice, as he also loved to be with his maids, Yvette and Mimi, when his wife was not around. He still hides two British officers in the basement of the café and could be shot by the resistance for concealing Van Klomp’s image of a fallen Madonna from Big Boobs, ordered by the Germans.
Several lines from “You Stupid Woman”. [“Sua estúpida”] A “I’ll only say this once” [“Só vou dizer isto uma vez”] entered popular culture.
In addition to Vicki Michelle, famous actors have included the likes of Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Francesca Conshaw, Sue Hodge, Kirsten Cooke, Richard Marner, Sam Kelly, Guy Siner, Hilary Minster and Kim Hartman.
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