Wednesday, August 24, 2022


The following item, from the Bytes vault, is from 30 April 2017. It came to mind when I arrived home last night and called to my wife “Heil Honey, I’m Home.”

Heil Honey, I'm Home !

What do you get when you cross the racist 1970’s Brit sitcom Love Thy Neighbour . . .

. . . with the 1960’s American sitcom Hogan’s Heroes, set in a Nazi POW camp?

One possible offspring is . . .

Heil Honey I'm Home! is a British sitcom that was produced in 1990 and was cancelled after one episode. Dubbed "perhaps the world's most tasteless situation comedy", it depicts a fictionalised version of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun living next door to a Jewish couple, Arny and Rosa Goldenstein in 1937.

The show was intended to be a spoof of the sitcoms produced in the United States between the 1950's and 1970's. It adopted the characterisations and techniques of those sitcoms, even to the extent of the characters having New York accents as in I Love Lucy and having the characters applauded as they came on set.

Defended by some as being in the same vein as ‘Allo ‘Allo!, The Producers and Hogan’s Heroes, it nonetheless received considerable criticism as trivialising the Nazis and the Holocaust.

Although 8 episodes were filmed, only one was shown before being cancelled.

To see the first episode uncut, click on the following link:

Some reader comments posted below the above episode/link:

Hitler wasn't so bad. After all, he did kill Hitler.

I give it a nein out of ten.

You got to think about how many people this idea had to go through. And then how many people it took to film eight episodes of this. There were writers, producers, directors, actors, stage hands, some dude holding the boom mic, a craft services table, and none of those people ever thought this was a bad idea

You never know, Netflix might make a reboot of this now too.



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