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Old 01-02-2017, 12:55 AM
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I'd never heard of this before, but I was introduced to it by a German colleague last night. According to her, it's traditional viewing on New Years' Eve in much of Europe.


The premise, as it was related to me, is that the elderly woman, Miss Sophie, had a tradition of inviting her 4 closest friends over for a celebration every New Year's Eve. One by one, her friends died off, but she insisted on maintaining the tradition, even after all 4 of her friends had died. Her "solution" was to make her long-suffering servant, James, play the part of each of her deceased friends.


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Old 01-02-2017, 05:58 AM
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Indeed, saw it again this weekend. :D But not in colour. :shudder:
Freddie Frinton (James) is really the only thing that matters in that basically one-man-show. And the tiger. The tiger is amazing.
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I've been watching this on New Year's Eve with my German partner for the last several years. We didn't realise the tradition extended to other European countries though. Can anyone report as to how far this goes?
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I was unaware of it. Culturally unaware.
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Can anyone report as to how far this goes?
I wonder if there's a wiki page to enlighten us ... why yes! Yes, there is!

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There's a Lego version:

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We should watch this, or at least bump this thread, every New Year's Eve at :ff:.
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Good lord I watched this with my grandma (godresthersoul) every year
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I've been watching this on New Year's Eve with my German partner for the last several years. We didn't realise the tradition extended to other European countries though. Can anyone report as to how far this goes?
Very, very popular here as well. :unnod:
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