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'allo 'allo

Can anyone help solve a dispute? (pointer to a website or an episode number)
What was the name of the Cafe in the first episodes of 'allo 'allo?
Somehow we've got into an argument, with some German friends. (who think 'allo 'allo is the funniest thing since ‘dinner for one’)
I always thought the Café has always been Café Rene, my German friends argue it ‘La Belle France’
(If you’ve not seen ‘dinner for one’ its on youtube with Tommy Trinder as a drunk waiter, made in 1963, it’s a 10 minute short that is shown traditionally throughout Scandinavia, Germany and Austria every New Years eve.)
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Re: 'allo 'allo

Been to "wiki" but could not find any ref to "Cafe Rene".... so I googled it, and came back with this site....
http://www.marktv.org/aa/links.html
There is a pic of Gordon Kaye, and also a pic of "Cafe Rene" sign.... !
hope this will win you a few euros !
The fourth link down on that page
http://www.marktv.org/aa/links.html#linkfree
shows some banners..... top centre of page.....
cajef
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Re: 'allo 'allo

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I always thought the Café has always been Café Rene, my German friends argue it ‘La Belle France’

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Fran%C3%A7ois_Artois

However I recall watching it while working in France and seem to recollect it was renamed there and it could have been 'La belle France', incidentally the French also thought it was hilarious.
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Re: 'allo 'allo

You're right, it was Cafe Rene.
http://www.marktv.org/aa/links.html#linkfree
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Re: 'allo 'allo

Was going to mention that it could well have been re-named for the French/continental versions..... Wink
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@hobo was it translated into French?
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Was going to mention that it could well have been re-named for the French/continental versions

Good point, peace maintained!
I can see the humour from an English perspective. I have difficulty understanding the humour with all the ‘bad accents’ from an English speaking German perspective. They defiantly watch it in English, its not translated.
Takes allsorts (oops wrong thread)
(thanks  all)
cajef
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@hobo was it translated into French?


Yup it was dubbed, TBH it was a fair while ago but I do recollect the name being changed in the French narrative, I can't remember the actual name above the café in their version.
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Re: 'allo 'allo

does this help, a resume of the Pilot program
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Pilot
P. Pilot (35 mins long)
    Introduces: the Colonel, the Captain, Helga, Herr Flick, Rene, Edith, Yvette, Maria, Fanny, Lt. Gruber (though he is not yet named), Michelle of the resistance, British airmen.
    This episode is collected on a commercially available videotape (see the merchandise page for details).
    Two escaping British airmen are sent by the French Resistance to hide in Cafe Rene, a small French dining establishment run by Rene Artois,