Drive In (variety show)
|Presented by||Gianfranco D'Angelo
|Country of origin||Italy|
|No. of seasons||6|
|Original network||Italia 1|
|Original release||October 4, 1983 – April 17, 1988|
Created by Antonio Ricci, the show revolutioned Italian TV conventions and languages, proposing a zany, sharp and fast humor, partly imported from the model of the Saturday Night Live. It also proposed a new, different image of the women, more sensual and transgressive. In reason of its high audience ratings, it has a key role in the success of Silvio Berlusconi's Fininvest (now Mediaset).
The show launched the careers of several comedians (such as Ezio Greggio, Giorgio Faletti, Francesco Salvi) as well as of a number of showgirls (including Tinì Cansino and Lory Del Santo). It generated a series of imitation programs, several of them also created by the same Antonio Ricci.
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