In de gloria
In de gloria was a Flemish sketch comedy show by Jan Eelen that ran on the Canvas television station in the period 2000–2002. It ran for 2 seasons, each containing 10 episodes. The show featured fictitious television reports presented as if they were real. In De Gloria was a satire on reality television and human interest programs featuring ordinary people, portrayed by the cast. The title translates to "in the glory".
- Sien Eggers
- Frank Focketyn
- Kris Focketyn als Jos Vermaelen van Vermaelen projects
- An Miller
- Wim Opbrouck
- Lucas Van den Eynde
- Tania Van der Sanden
- Tom Van Dyck
A shortened version of the "Boemerang" sketch from the show gained popularity on YouTube. It features a presenter of a serious talk show breaking into fits of giggles after hearing the voice of one of his guests, who spoke in a squeaky manner due to a failed tonsillectomy. The clip is often mistaken for being real, and was showcased on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Star Channel news as being so.
The fictitious laughing presenter "Erik Hartman" is a character played by Tom Van Dyck, a Flemish comedian and actor. The two guests are portrayed by Lucas Van Den Eynde (as Valère) and An Miller (as Marijke). The full version of the sketch shows the Hartman character as a radio DJ looking back upon the giggling incident that had caused him to be fired. Some presenters have noted that people who publicize that it is fake are ruining the humor for people who think the sketch is real.
- Article about the Boemerang clip being shown on Jay Leno (Dutch)
- RadioVisie.eu. "Jay Leno zendt "In de gloria" uit in de VS [ RadioVisie.eu /media xl ]". Liveweb.archive.org. Retrieved 2012-02-17.