German comedy ha ha?
- 22 Jun 06, 12:20 PM
FRANKFURT - Don't ask me why but I've found myself watching German football entertainment/comedy shows on telly a couple of times.
As I don't speak German, I haven't got a clue what they're babbling on about but the fact that they're taking the mickey out of events at the World Cup still draws me in.
And despite the language gap, it's obvious some elements of football humour are the same as back home.
For a start David and Victoria Beckham were the subject of amusement.
Their names were mentioned several times by the host and followed by plenty of laughter.
Posh Spice also made an appearance as they showed the England wives and girlfriends (Wags) leaving a particular establishment after a get-together.
They somehow managed to get a receipt of what they'd spent and screened the crumpled piece of paper as they had a laugh at the so-called Wags expense.
At the end, the same show had a small pitch with two players on each side. One was a keeper and the other an outfield player.
The players are blindfolded and, based on the shouting from their guest manager from the sidelines, had to score.
Left, left, left, right, back, shoot, oooooh. There was even a ref in full clobber but I didn't hear any shouts of "two-footed tackle" or "elbow". (Not that I would've understood anyway)
One show also included a panel picking out clips from the action and one chose Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese winger's face, with an expression of teenage despair after failing to win a penalty against Iran, came in for laughs as they took a light-hearted look at events.
I can't say I'd be setting the video recorder though.