I finished watching this season last year, but I already told you that I have a lot of pending posts to write… it’s time to get them written down!
Original title: ‘Allo ‘Allo!. Spanish title: ‘Allo ‘Allo!. Season: Third Season. Year: 1986 -1987. Genre: Sitcom. Country: United Kingdom (UK). Language: English. Episodes: 5 x 35 min + 1 x 45 min. Color or B/W: Color. Creator: David Croft, Jeremy Lloyd. Director: David Croft, Robin Carr. Script: David Croft, Jeremy Lloyd. Photography: Max Samett. Music: David Croft. Cast: Gorden Kaye, Richard Marner, Sam Kelly, Kim Hartman, Guy Siner, Kirsten Cooke, Richard Gibson.
Plot outline During the World War II, René is the owner of a café in Nouvion (France), a village occupied by the Germans. During his daily routines, he has to help the German commandant to hide valuable stolen objects and do his dirty work under the threat of being shot for disobedience. On the other hand, his café is used as safe-house by the Resistance by force, under the threat of being shot for helping the Germans.
The plot of this series is exactly the same as the previous seasons, but the huge difference is that the scripts here are in a new dimension, becoming much more complicated and with plenty of last minute twists. And the level of fun keeps rising and rising.
The characters also remains the same than in the previous season, but here General Von Klinkerhoffen and monsieur Alfonse gets a lot more importance, becoming almost main characters. Also, this is the last season in which we can see the Maria (one of the waitress of the café) in ‘Allo ‘Allo!.
Maybe is because the seasons of this series are very short, but it gets not only to keep the high level of fun and entertainment of its predecessors, but to improve it. I only wonder how did the writers to keep making funny scripts while talking about the same again and again. I hope to discover soon if they did also a good work with the fourth season :D.
In this season there are some moments that are insanely funny, like when everybody tries to sneak into General Von Klinkerhoffen’s room to steal the knockwurst that hides The Fallen Madonna (With The Big Boobies); when they organize in the café the Spanish Carnival plot (with its dance, of course); or when they make a tunnel to go into the English prisoners campat the end of the last episode.
Also, the writers managed to add another picture to the plot of the fake pictures. So aside of the Van Klomp picture there’s also one from Van Gogh.
End of SPOILERS
List of episodes:
The Nicked Knockwurst.
Gruber Does Some Mincing.
The Sausage in the Wardrobe.
Flight of Fancy.
Pretty Maids All in a Row.
The Great Un-Escape.
mrithail.com: ‘Allo ‘Allo! (1st Season).
mrithail.com: ‘Allo ‘Allo! (2nd Season).
mrithail.com: ‘Allo ‘Allo! (3rd Season).