Van Oekel's Discohoek

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Country of originNetherlands
Original language Dutch
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Original network VPRO

Van Oekel's Discohoek was a Dutch television show, aired on VPRO in 1974-1975. The show, written by Wim T. Schippers and produced by Ellen Jens, starred Dolf Brouwers as the comedic character Sjef van Oekel, and parodied music television programs of the era. Artists lip-synched their songs, but were frequently interrupted and insulted by van Oekel. The show had a real coup when Captain Beefheart made an appearance. [1] The show also starred one of the first TV appearances of Donna Summer, who later claimed that her breakthrough began with her performance of her song "Hostage", in which she gracefully went along with the scripted absurdity and chaos. [2] [3] The show inspired a similarly absurd show Plattenküche on the German WDR.

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Due to the popularity of Sjef van Oekel a comic strip series was created around his character. Wim T. Schippers wrote the storylines, while Theo van den Boogaard drew it. [4]

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References

  1. Vrieze, Atze de (19 December 2010). "Anton Corbijn, Frank Lammers en Ellen Jens over de overleden Captain Beefheart" (in Dutch). 3VOOR12 . Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  2. Hakker, Bas (19 November 2013). "Disco verhaal Donna Summer van Oekel" (in Dutch). Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  3. "Van Oekel's Discohoek: Donna Summer -The Hostage (video)".
  4. https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/boogaard.htm?lan=dutch