Te land, ter zee en in de lucht

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Te land, ter zee en in de lucht
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Te land ter zee en in de lucht in Veurne, Belgium
Genre Amusement
Created by René Stokvis
Composer(s) Edwin Schimscheimer
Country of origin Netherlands
Original language(s) Dutch
No. of seasons 38
Production
Producer(s) René Stokvis Producties
Location(s) All over the Netherlands
Running time 50 minutes
Release
Original network TROS
External links
Website

Te land ter zee en in de lucht (On land at sea and in the air) is the longest running Dutch amusement television show. It was first aired in 1971. In 2006 the 35th season of the TROS program was recorded and broadcast. It is still a popular show and travels through the country during the summer.

Types of 'Te land ter zee en in de lucht'[edit]

Contestants must race along a track in self-made vehicles. Most parts of the game take place above water, and getting to the end of the track without becoming wet is nearly impossible. But to win, you'll have to be the fastest who reaches the end of the track, without becoming wet. Of course you're allowed to get wet after you finished. Since 2010, the Belgian broadcaster vtm also participates, together with the TROS

There are several different kinds of show:

  • Achteruitrijden (reverse racing)
  • Badkuiprace (bathtub race)
  • Blij Dat Ik Glij (glad to slide)
  • Caravanrace
  • Dan maar de lucht in (Rather to blow up, then)
  • De Aanhanger Wint (the trailer wins)
  • Duw 'm D'r Af (push him off)
  • Fiets 'm 'r in (cycle it in (to the water))
  • Freewheelen (freewheeling)
  • Gein op ’t Plein (fun on the square)
  • Heen en Weer (back and Forth)
  • Hoog en Droog (high and Dry)
  • Lol aan de Katrol (fun on the pulley)
  • Loop er eens in (walk in there)
  • Met Glans van de Schans (with shine from the ramp)
  • Met Je As Over De Plas (with your axis over the lake)
  • Op Glad IJs (on slippery ice)
  • Pompen of Verzuipen (pump or drown)
  • Pret in Bed (fun in bed)
  • Rol 'm 'r op
  • Schiet'm d'r af (fire it off)
  • Snel naar de bel (quickly to the bell)
  • Tobbedansen (tub-dancing (tub race to the bell)
  • Uitpakken en Wegwezen (pack out and clear off)
  • Vlieg er eens uit (fly away)

Each one has its own rules and track.

How it works[edit]

  • The fastest contestant wins, but there are also prizes for the most original vehicle and unluckiest contestant.
  • The game travels to different cities in the Netherlands and Belgium.
  • The race is commented on but usually this is not done live so it is possible for the presenter and commentator to be one and the same person. Often the race is commented on by well known Dutch comedians.
  • The show has changed over the years and included weird elements like car racing with mobile homes attached to the cars, backward car racing and races where contestants would fly their selfmade planes.
  • Although the show is 36 years old it is still very popular and it always attracts big crowds.

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