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“This makes my heart open”: Paola Felix fights back tears in memory of “Teleboy”.

“This makes my heart open”: Paola Felix fights back tears in memory of “Teleboy”.

50 years of “Teleboy”

Swiss television today celebrates the 50th anniversary of the TV series “Teleboy”. The special broadcast of “G&G” is reminiscent of the hit show from the old days of television.

02/23/2024

Swiss television SRF today celebrates the 50th anniversary of the series “Teleboy”. The special broadcast of “G&G” is reminiscent of the hit show from the old days of television. Paula Felix shows herself as emotional as she rarely is.

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  • From 1974 to 1981 it was “Teleboy” Fixed point in Switzerland.
  • The TV quiz show with Kurt Felix attracted up to two million viewers to the screens 36 times on Saturday night.
  • The SRF celebrated the 50th anniversary of this hit show with a special screening of 'G&G'.
  • Guests include Paula Felix, Max Sieber, and ventriloquist Klebe.

The term “Straßenfeger” only applies to a few other programs on Swiss television “Teleboy”. From 1974 to 1981, the show was a staple event for the German-speaking Swiss population.

The quiz show with Kurt Felix attracted up to two million viewers to the screens 36 times on Saturday night.

Sentimental and rare: Paula Felix is ​​a guest on the SRF program “50 Years of Teleboy”.

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In the 'G&G' 50th anniversary special, which will be broadcast this evening (6.35pm, SRF 1), director Max Sieber tells how even clubs and bars complained to him.

Because when “Teleboy” appeared on screen, their chairs remained empty.

Exciting stuff from Saber, emotional stuff from Paula

However, Max Sieber shines in the show with a lot of interesting background information. It was often difficult for him and show creator Kurt Felix; Many ideas ended up in the trash.

“The simplest numbers have always been the best. “Little dog and big dog and things like that,” the TV director said. What Sieber says about some of the participants is also interesting.

For example, actress Stephanie Glaser rarely appeared before “Teleboy.” The show made her a big star – and this was noticed from time to time later.

Sieber: “For example, if someone didn't have clean teeth, she would simply refuse to talk to that person.”

Paula Felix: “Thank you very much, this is a lovely look back”

Also a decoy Hino Urbini Ventriloquist Urs Klebe tells their stories.

Among other things, Al-Qalibi reveals how the saying “Inside it?!” legendary for his doll Caroline – and asserts that his career would never have succeeded without 'Teleboy'.

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Thanks to the “Teleboy” they became known throughout Switzerland: the ventriloquist Kleppe and Caroline.

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Paula Felix delivers the emotional highlights of the show. “Thank you so much, such a beautiful look back,” she gushed after her late husband Kurt was previously honored on set.

For a few moments she must do so Cinema singer.who appeared several times on “Teleboy” and also met her future husband there, struggled with emotions and held back tears.

Regular guest star on the show
Regular guest star on “Teleboy”: singer Paola, who was still known as Paola del Medico.

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SRF screenshot

When she regained her composure, she said how long the creator of the famous “Teleboy” program had lived for television: “Kurt was a doer,” Paula says. “He loved what he did. His primary goal was to entertain the audience.

She says her heart “swells” when the video shows the famous “Teleboy” ball head. Because: “The voice belongs to Kurt, and it makes me happy when I think about his success on this show.”

Paula Felix: “Kurt will be happy with this offer”

Indeed, half a century after its premiere, “Teleboy” remains an important part of Swiss (television) culture.

The show's emcee with his mascots: Kurt Felix and Teleboy.
The show's emcee with his mascots: Kurt Felix and Teleboy.

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SRF

Numerous funny hidden camera pranks, the original couples game, the big band, Ursula Schippe's “Goof”, Hans Gmur, the Eugsters, the Swiss Nessie monster, “söll emol cho!” – All of this is more memorable and even more legendary today than it was then.

So tune in tonight if you're awake for 60 minutes of entertaining, informative and emotional TV nostalgia.

Or as Paula Felix says at the end: “If he were still there, Kurt would be really happy with how we're celebrating 50 years of Teleboy here today.”



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