Klovn

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Klovn
Klovn.jpg
Genre Sitcom, Dark Comedy
Created by Casper Christensen
Frank Hvam
Directed by Mikkel Nørgaard
Starring Frank Hvam
Casper Christensen
Mia Lyhne
Iben Hjejle
Country of origin Denmark
Original language(s) Danish
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 60
Production
Executive producer(s) Keld Reinicke
Palle Strøm
Producer(s) Ib Tardini
Running time 25 min.
Broadcast
Original channel TV 2 Zulu
Original run 7 February 2005 – 27 April 2009
Chronology
Related shows Curb Your Enthusiasm
External links
Website

Klovn ("Clown") is a Danish sitcom, which first aired on the Danish TV channel TV2 Zulu. It focuses on the life of the main character Frank (played by Frank Hvam) and Casper (played by Casper Christensen). The show builds its comedy around quiet everyday situations, social awkwardness, uncomfortable silences and general faux pas.

Klovn shares many concepts with the American sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm by Larry David,[1] notably the main concept of a semi-retired comedian encountering humorous and embarrassing situations, along with his wife, friends and celebrity acquaintances. The show is also held in a pseudo-realistic style, where a first-time viewer might be in doubt of whether or not the show is staged. Even the score is similar. In spite of this, in its closing credits, the show is claimed to be an original idea by Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam.

The sitcom consists of 60 episodes spread over 6 seasons, each episode lasting 25 minutes. The sixth season aired between 23 February and 27 April 2009.

On 16 December 2010, the English-language Klown, a movie based on the series but with an original plotline, was released. The movie title retains the Danish 'K' but uses a w, rather than the Danish 'v'. [2]

Characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 – Based on Real Events[edit]

  1. "5-års dagen" (The 5-years anniversary)
  2. "De nye danskere" (The new Danes)
  3. "Hushovmesteren" (The Butler)
  4. "Dalai Lama" (Dalai Lama)
  5. "Godfather of Drugs" (Godfather of Drugs)
  6. "Løft ikke hunden" (Don't lift the Dog)
  7. "Fars sidste ønske" (Dad's last Wish)
  8. "Str. 44" (Size 44)
  9. "Årstiderne" (The Seasons)
  10. "Farvel igen mor" (Goodbye again Mom)

Season 2 – It's About Sex[edit]

  1. "Casa Tua" (Italian) (Casa Tua)
  2. "Bye Bye Bodil" (Bye Bye Bodil)
  3. "Don Ø affæren" (The Don Ø-Affair)
  4. "Thors øje" (Thor's Eye)
  5. "Kgl. hofnar" (Royal Jester)
  6. "It's a Jungle Down There" (It's a Jungle Down There)
  7. "Ambassadøren" (The Ambassador)
  8. "Carøes barnedåb" (Carøe's Christening)
  9. "Irma-pigen" (The Girl from Irma)
  10. "Franks fede ferie" (Frank's Cool Vacation)

Season 3 – On the Road to New Disasters[edit]

  1. "Rosé-forbandelsen" (The Rosé-Curse)
  2. "London Kashmir" (London Kashmir)
  3. "Pepino & Pepito" (Pepino & Pepito)
  4. "Nina kære Nina" (Nina, dear Nina)
  5. "100 dage i Forum" (100 Days in Forum)
  6. "Biggie Blackie" (Biggie Blackie)
  7. "Længe leve demokratiet" (Long live Democracy)
  8. "Bøssernes Kennedy" (The Gays' Kennedy)
  9. "En revisor-smølfe-CD" (An Accountant-smurf-CD)
  10. "God jul, Frank" (Merry Christmas, Frank)

Season 4 – Last Chance![edit]

  1. "Unge hjerter" (Young Hearts)
  2. "Hjem til far" (Home to Dad)
  3. "Sankt Hans" (Midsummer)
  4. "Bornholm" (Bornholm)
  5. "Aben Ditmark" (The Monkey Ditmark)
  6. "Jarlens død" (The Earl's death)
  7. "Piverts polterabend" (Squeaky's Bachelor Party)
  8. "Hejsan Sverige" (Swedish) (Hello Sweden)
  9. "Tango for tre" (Tango for three)
  10. "Ups" (Oops)

Season 5 – A Heart of Gold[edit]

  1. "Mamma Mia" (Italian) (My Goodness)
  2. "Mere ost Christian Braad Thomsen?" (More Cheese Christian Braad Thomsen?)
  3. "White House Potential" (White House Potential)
  4. "Tak for svaneæg" (Thanks for Swan-Egg)
  5. "Den japanske have" (The Japanese Garden)
  6. "Troldmanden fra Frederiksberg" (The Wizard from Frederiksberg)
  7. "Hør nu efter Frank!" (Listen Frank!)
  8. "Tillykke Frank" (Happy Birthday Frank)
  9. "Drys fra muffedissen" (Sprinkle from the Wristlet)
  10. "Surprise Mia!" (Surprise Mia!)

Season 6 – Asstrip[edit]

  1. "Guffeliguf" (Yummidy-yum)
  2. "Shut up" (Shut up)
  3. "Sivsko og Ægget" (Rush Shoes and the Egg)
  4. "Fru Af og Til" (Mrs. Occasionally)
  5. "Monsieur Le Boss" (French) (Mr. the Boss)
  6. "Bedragsholm Slot" (Deception-islet Manor House)
  7. "Bisbebjerg Tricket" (The Bispebjerg Trick)
  8. "Et knus for et krus" (A Mug for a Hug)
  9. "Dilletanterne" (The Dilettants)
  10. "Falsk lorte alarm" (False Shit Alarm)

International broadcasts[edit]

Country Local name TV Network(s)
Iceland Iceland Trúður RÚV
Norway Norway Klovn TV 2 Zebra
Sweden Sweden Klovn TV4 Komedi
Finland Finland Kyllä nolottaa Yle Fem
United States United States Klown Hulu
Australia Australia Clown SBS One

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laura Turner Garrison (2011-12-14). "Klovn Your Enthusiasm: The Many Layers of Discomfort in Danish Humor". 
  2. ^ Iben Albinus Sabroe (2010-12-15). "Klovn af tidsånden" (in Danish). Berlingske. 

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