Sunday, March 15, 2009

Happy Birthday, Les Guignols!

"Les Guignols de l'info" are all grown up!

Tomorrow the famous French latex puppets of satire celebrate their 20th anniversary on TV.

Canal+ is throwing them a party on Monday entitled "Putain, 20 ans!" Residents of France can watch the hour-long celebration on Le Grand Journal starting at 7:55 pm Paris time. The rest of us can see the party on line.

As a special feature, some of the infamously spoofed political and media celebrities will appear in person. However, Jacques Chirac, pictured at left as "Super Liar," has said that he won't show up, but sends his best wishes.

I adore les Guignols... except for the weird blob-eyeball-ectoplasm deal in the intro, which always gives me the creeps.



2 comments:

Starman said...

J'aime beaucoup les Guignols.

Corinne said...

I always get a bit of linguistic nostalgia over Les Guignols, remembering back to when I first moved to France in 1991 and learned the basics of French politics and current events from them! Joyeux Anniversaire!

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