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|Zehu Ze! ('This is it!')|
|Directed by||Irving Kaplan|
|Starring|| Shlomo Bar-Aba |
|Country of origin||Israel|
|No. of seasons||23|
|No. of episodes||500|
|Running time||40-60 minutes per episode|
|Original network|| Israeli Educational Television |
Channel 2 (Reshet)
|Original release||July 4, 1978 –|
Zehu Ze! (Hebrew : זהו זה!, lit. This is it!) was a long-running Israeli entertainment television program produced by Israeli Educational Television (IETV) and broadcast on the Israeli Channel 1 (until 1994) and on Channel 2. The program ran from 1978 to 1998.
The program was originally promoted as a youth program, and was composed of several comedy segments. From the beginning of the 1980s, each episode focused on one subject. The original show's length was about one hour and was broadcast live. The original format included information segments, such as a Rock Music news segment presented Yoav Kutner, and a riddle segment for the audience to answer by phone (the detective mystery riddles featuring Sefi Rivlin became iconic).
Episodes revolved around subjects related to life in Israel (for example fishermen and the decreasing water level of the Sea of Galilee, or an episode about the electric company), fads like Folk dancing, tributes to classics like Charlie Chaplin movies, or contemporary series like The Simpsons and Dallas . The phrase "Wa wa we wa" is popular in Israel and was used by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat Sagdiyev.
In March 2020 IPBC announced plans to revive the show as COVID-19 pandemic Special Shows. The original hosts Shlomo Bar-Aba, Moni Moshonov, Gidi Gov, Doval'e Glickman and Avi Kushnir returned.The renewed format includes sketches on varying topics, and a closing song (usually a cover version for an Israeli classic) by the show's cast.
On July 23, 2020, the show was renewed for another season.
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