Speak German in Four Simple Phrases

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Speak German in Four Simple Phrases

Post by poppiestar » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:11 pm

Hi there everyone, thought I'd introduce myself and ask a question at the same time.

First of all, I'm an ex-Aussie now living it up in London, but I've been back home for four months visiting family and looking for classic Australian TV and movies to take back with me. I now have a lovely little pile including TLS:CE, Frontline, Bargearse/Olden Days, Best of D-Gen, The Castle and Funky Squad ready to take back and share with my friends.

Anyway, on to my question: back in London, I love to quote the four German phrases to people I know around the place, especially one of my friends who is German (and he always gets a giggle out of it). However, I've never been able to track down the full sketch anywhere online so I was pretty happy when I read it was included on the Best of D-Gen DVD. However, it's only half of it - it doesn't include the bit where the guy actually uses them (I remember a stereotypical German in lederhosen giving him directions to the train station).

The question is: which special is this actually from? I used to have a tape of The D-Gen Goes Commercial, DeGenocide and for some reason I can remember there being a third commercial special. I always remembered it being in DeGenocide, but watching it on DVD I'm obviously wrong. So, is my memory playing tricks? Was there a third special? And which one was this sketch from?

Many thanks!

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Post by Eddie Blake » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:58 am

The four specials were:
The D-Generation Goes Commercial.
Degenocide.
The D-Generation Salute to Roy Smeck.
The D-Generation Country Homestead.
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Post by loop » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:45 pm

You can find the audio version of the sketch when they did it on the radio at this link here. I don't seem to be able to find this track on the other mediafire links at the moment. Click here to download the track. It contains:
Track 1

01.The Flying Dickheads
02.Murray Walker commentates Snooker
03.World of Mystery - 10:38 pm Monday July 6th 1952
04.Mystery Sound for Dogs
05.Learn to speak German
06.Mel and Kim parody
07.Midnight (Olive) Oil with Gino Tagliotoni
08.Bi-centenial Approved Activity
*MYSTIFIED SILENCE*


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Post by loop » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:49 pm

You can find the audio version of the sketch when they did it on the radio at this link here. I don't seem to be able to find this track on the other mediafire links at the moment. Click here to download the track.

It contains:
Track 1

01.The Flying Dickheads (partial)
02.Murray Walker commentates Snooker
03.World of Mystery - 10:38 pm Monday July 6th 1952
04.Mystery Sound for Dogs
05.Learn to speak German
06.Mel and Kim parody
07.Midnight (Olive) Oil with Gino Tagliotoni
08.Bi-centenial Approved Activity
*MYSTIFIED SILENCE*


TL: DR "They look for a fucking can of Tuna for 310 pages"
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy

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Post by Big Props » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:11 pm

loop wrote: 07.Midnight (Olive) Oil with Gino Tagliotoni
Forget everything else, This is the BEST, followed closely by Loops quote ! :mrgreen:
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