Striscia la notizia
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Striscia la notizia [ˈstriʃʃa la noˈtittsja] is an Italian television program on the Mediaset-controlled Canale 5. Its name in Italian translates as "the news slithers", a probable parody of the slighting Italian journalist, submitted to politicians and overwhelmed with shame.[clarification needed] The polysemic term Striscia, in English strip, can recall both a line of cocaine (something exciting) and the comic strip (something amazing related to the Cartoons world). But Striscia is also the slithing snake: this show worm in the hidden holes to unmask the television cheats.[clarification needed] Founded in 1988, it is meant to be a parody of the daily news, which airs right before the program, but Striscia also satirizes government corruption and exposes scams with the help of local reporters who are also comedians. The program is directed and produced by Antonio Ricci and is hosted by two major comedians. Usually Ezio Greggio (who co-founded the show with Gianfranco D'Angelo) is assisted by another comedian (such as Enzo Iacchetti or Michelle Hunziker) for the winter season, after which there is a change of guard.
The Gabibbo, an Italian cultural icon acts as the mascot and is the soul of the show. Gabibbo is a caricature of an Italian layman, a low-income worker who lives near the docks of Genoa. Always loud, braggart but pungent in his naive but straightforward ways, he butts in everywhere he sees new friends to chat to with a childlike enthusiasm always running after the veline, the show's two dancing showgirls. He is, in some ways, like the Cockney type often seen in British comedies.
The term velina is a term in Italian journalism which indicates a news item, typically released by some governative environment, stating an official statement about something, even if clearly different from reality. This term, originating in the 1920s during Fascism, parodies the official information system, which was submitted to the regime.
Inside Striscia, the veline are two young women in their early twenties (one blonde, the other brunette), who recall the dancing stars of the variety show. Initially, they came onstage to hand the news to the hosts; today they perform short dance breaks or stacchetti, always finishing up on the news anchors' desk.
The names of the veline for each season of Striscia are announced after a long beauty pageant during the summer. The program is called Veline. A similar program, "Velone" (which means "big veline"), is a contest for women in their 60s (although some are nearly 100). As in "Veline," the women dance and perform in brief sketches. The word velina has become a synonym for television presenters's assistant. In 2012 enter in Zingarelli dictionary also velinismo (to become famous for his passiveness and inconclusiveness).
The Tapiro d'Oro
The Tapiro d'Oro (Golden Tapir), a small golden statue, is a special "prize" delivered to big celebrities or politicians who have been humiliated or defeated. Although many personalities take it in front of the cameras in the hope of getting attention for themselves, others run away and Valerio Staffelli, a special correspondent for the show, has to run after them until they finally take it. Some even react aggressively. Rai Uno Director Fabrizio Del Noce, cornered by Staffelli, banged his microphone on the reporter's face, breaking Staffelli's nose.
Each edition of Strip uses a subtitle always different, which reads the voice of-enza.
|1989/1990||2ª||La voce dell'innocenza|
|1990/1991||3ª||La voce dell'incoscienza|
|1991/1992||4ª||La voce dell'impotenza|
|1992/1993||5ª||La voce dell'incontinenza|
|1993/1994||6ª||La voce dell'intenza|
|1994/1995||7ª||La voce dell'insistenza|
|1995/1996||8ª||La voce dell'impenitenza|
|1996/1997||9a||La voce dell'incandescenza|
|1997/1998||10ª||La voce dell'insorgenza|
|1998/1999||11ª||La voce dell'inavvertenza|
|1999/2000||12ª||La voce dell'interferenza|
|2000/2001||13ª||La voce dell'imprudenza|
|2001/2002||14ª||La voce dell'insolenza|
|2002/2003||15ª||La voce della differenza|
|2003/2004||16ª||La voce della renitenza|
|2004/2005||17ª||La voce dell'indipendenza|
|2005/2006||18ª||La voce della divergenza|
|2006/2007||19ª||La voce della turbolenza|
|2007/2008||20ª||La voce della persistenza|
|2008/2009||21ª||La voce della supplenza|
|2009/2010||22ª||La voce dell'influenza|
|2010/2011||23ª||La voce dell'improvvidenza|
|2011/2012||24ª||La voce della contingenza|
|2012/2013||25ª||La voce dell'insolvenza|
|2013/2014||26ª||La voce dell'irruenza|
Listen since 2008
|21°||2008–2009||221||9.315.000 – 34.30%|
|22°||2009–2010||221||7.530.000 – 27.85%|
|23°||2010–2011||222||6.246.000 – 23.49%|
|24°||2011–2012||223||5.928.000 – 20.99%|
|25°||2012–2013||227||5.613.000 – 19.88%|
Awards and recognition
- Telegatto Best transmission of TV satire – 1990,1991,1995,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003
- Telegatto Transmission of the year – 1999,2000,2001
- Telegatto Platinum Anniversary Special – 2008
- Telegatto Best program ever – 2006,2007,2008
- Royal Television Award Category Top Ten – 1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013
- Royal Television Award Oscar diamond – 2008
- Guinness World Records Satirical television program information longest – 2011
- Celebrity Games Winner – 2012