Daily Late Night show, which aired from 1999-2015 on German TV station ProSieben, hosted by Stefan Raab.

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Daily Late Night show, which aired from 1999-2015 on German TV station ProSieben, hosted by Stefan Raab.

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During the show's run, host Stefan Raab developed several routines to start the show. At the beginning, he simply walked into the studio after being introduced by the announcer. Later, he added the phrase "Wir haben doch keine Zeit!" ("We have no time!"), which he called out while the audience was applauding to greet him. In later episodes, he would also slide down the railings of the stairs that lead into the studio. Some years later, in order to "silence" the audience, he made a scissor-like gesture with his arms, which then developed to just waving the palm of his hand, until it eventually evolved in just slightly twitching with his shoulder. It has also established that, moments before Raab entered the studio, an audience member would read aloud from a large cue card to announce the show's guests and events, followed by "And here's your host, Stefan Raab!". See more »

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Really funny!
1 June 2002 | by billandersenSee all my reviews

I first saw TV Total while working in Germany in 1999-2000. Problem was the show is in German and I didn't know that much then. Eventually my understanding of German improved along with my appreciation for the TV Total.

Appearing 4 nights a week (Monday-Thursday) on the German network "Pro 7", in concept, it's similar to the "Daily Show" on Comedy Central. The host, Stefan Raab, has an army of interns who scour German television for bloopers, strange people, pompous politicians,and generally silly events. Then he weaves them into a one-hour show where he takes full advantage of the material. Stefan is a really funny and multitalented guy, with a special ability for physical comedy.

Probably the funniest part of the show is a regular segment called "Raab in Gefahr" (Raab in danger), where Stefan puts himself into situations where he's likely to be hurt doing a physical stunt, slapped while insulting someone, or creating general mayhem. One of the better examples was his posing as a flight attendant (unknown to the passengers) where he handed out porno magazines to passengers as they boarded the plane.

Raab is somewhat of a controversial figure in German TV, much like Howard Stern is in the US -- he never misses an opportunity to take the (self-) important down a peg or to kick someone when they're down. For this reason, he is either loved and hated in Germany. Recently the show went from once a week to four times weekly, which many viewers think has diluted the quality of the material.


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8 March 1999 (Germany) See more »

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