Langt fra Las Vegas

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Langt fra Las Vegas
Created by Casper Christensen
Frank Hvam
Directed by Jonas Elmer (21 episodes)
Mikkel Nørgaard (15 episodes)
Jarl Friis-Mikkelsen (13 episodes)
Pia Bovin (4 episodes)
Starring Casper Christensen
Frank Hvam
Iben Hjejle
Country of origin Denmark
No. of episodes53
Running time25 Minutes
Original network TV 2 Zulu
Original release27 February 2001 (2001-02-27) 
25 November 2003 (2003-11-25)

Langt fra Las Vegas (Far from Las Vegas) is a Danish sit-com, which was first aired on the Danish TV channel TV2 Zulu. It revolved around life at a newly started TV morning show, Jump Start, and focused on the life of the main character, Casper (played by Casper Christensen).


Langt fra Las Vegas consisted of 53 episodes, aired over 5 seasons with each episode lasting 25 minutes. It ran from 2001 to 2003.


The sit-com takes places in the studio and offices of fictional TV channel show Jump Start and in the main character Casper's apartment, both located in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Generally the main story revolves around Casper (in later seasons referred to as by his full name, Casper Christensen) who is usually in trouble and tries to fix it with a lie, but always ends up getting caught. Issues of relationships and sex are often central to the show, and topics such as paedophilia and other taboos are touched upon often with a rich imagery (mainly by Casper's boss Niels Buckingham). The show originated on a cable-channel targeting young adults (TV2 Zulu) and successfully made it to the parent, nationwide channel TV2 without any censoring.

The city of Las Vegas is never featured nor even mentioned in Langt fra Las Vegas, possibly a reference to the lack of professionalism and showmanship of the characters.

The show drastically changed tone from season 1 to 2. Two characters, Wulff and Anne, were completely written out, and several characters returned with their personalities completely changed, such as Kenny being changed from the office smart-ass to a geeky character; Robert being changed from a childish security chief to a seemingly retarded cameraman; and Niels Buckingham, who had been an off-beat character whose sexual deviances were often briefly mentioned, being amplified into a full-blown pervert with every conceivable sexual fetish.


Regular guest cast


Season one

  1. En Ordentlig Sneppetur
  2. Trillekød
  3. Danish Dynamite
  4. Ordnung Muss Sein
  5. Kærlighedspokalen
  6. Proletarkæden
  7. Sexfreak
  8. Se & Hor
  9. Heidi (Del 1)
  10. Heidi (Del 2)
  11. En på Egnsdragten
  12. IT Phone Home
  13. Helmig Fucki Fucki

Season two

  1. Lars Herlow
  2. Mia Hundvin
  3. John Travolta
  4. Mek Pek
  5. Mufufu
  6. Michel
  7. Liva
  8. Mogens K. Eberhart
  9. Monsieur Dipp
  10. Oliver

Season three

  1. Feng Shui
  2. Kat
  3. Laust
  4. Polle Pot
  5. Bedste, det er bare mig
  6. Tis
  7. Jeopardy
  8. Kærlighed gør blind
  9. Som søn så far
  10. Det sidste ord

Season four

  1. Pressemødet
  2. Don't Wanna Lus You Now
  3. Starfucker
  4. Mere møs til Dennis
  5. Tino, Gunnar og en hel krukke bolsjer
  6. Ultimate Kosher
  7. Arrivederci Kenny
  8. Nestor
  9. Trøstepagten
  10. Kammeratstolen

Season five

  1. Skat
  2. DVD-aftener
  3. Den forsølvede barnesko
  4. Hvem ka' Lie Kaas
  5. Picaspero
  6. Onani
  7. Who is Your Daddy
  8. Herretur
  9. Kim og femidomet
  10. Et fister øjeblik

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