It’s Foreigners That Go On A Bit Weekend! (feat. Schlag den Raab 5/5/12)

I’m busy over the next few nights but there are some entertaining foreign shows on, and happily because they’re on for ages there’s a chance I might get to see some of them.

Tonight at 9-11pm UK time is the Spanish version of popular Italian fun king of the hill quiz Avanti! You can watch an official live feed of the channel here.

Saturday at 7:15 UK time Stefan Raab defends a whopping €2m on Schlag den Raab. Hopefully a naughty live feed will turn up.

275 Comments

  1. Dan Peake says:

    As Brig just said on twitter, this is surprisingly exciting!

  2. Lewis says:

    Stefan messes it up! Peter wins!

    Peter 27 – 39 Stefan

  3. Dan Peake says:

    Down to the last shoe, Peter can’t watch,RAAB MISSED and Peter is back in the game!

  4. Brig Bother says:

    Amazing game. Who’d have predicted?

  5. Andy "Kesh" Sullivan says:

    And Peter wins!!!

    Peter 27 – 39 Stefan

  6. David says:

    Stephan needs to win any 2 of the last 4 games to win, it’s that simple…Peter needs to win any 3 of the last 4.

  7. Brig Bother says:

    Alright, basically Raab can win any two, Peter must win any three of the last four to win.

  8. Alex S says:

    That was a distressing paint advert.

  9. David says:

    BTW, did you hear CBS is threatening to sue ABC about their Glass House show? They say they are breaching Non Disclosure Agreements (about 20 ex-BB people, including the producer, are working on Glass House) and they’re basically ripping BB off..

    • Dan Peake says:

      Didn’t know “breaching NDAs” was the reason, but I had heard about the irritation between CBS and ABC. From what I’ve heard about The Glass House, they have a fair case, until it can be distinguished from Big Brother certainly.

  10. Brig Bother says:

    Oh that’s interesting, Betfair taking bets on the next host of Wetten Dass, sounds like it’s not over for good after all.

    Markus Lanz if you’re playing along at home, and seems pretty much locked in – odds at 1.02.

  11. Brig Bother says:

    But first it’s Amy McDonald.

  12. Lewis says:

    Another musical break, and now game 12 – Das Rad

    Still no Elton…

  13. Dan Peake says:

    It’s viewer favourite, The Wheel!

  14. Brig Bother says:

    Next one in September.

    The Wheel! Again!

  15. Andy "Kesh" Sullivan says:

    Spiel 12 – Das Rad (The Wheel)

    Wow, we LOVED this game last time it was played. So good to see it again so soon!

  16. Brig Bother says:

    Looks like the rules have changed this time round.

  17. Dan Peake says:

    Although slightly different this time, in a way I haven’t figured. Two podia, with numbers up to 20.

    • Andy "Kesh" Sullivan says:

      OK, so Stephen spins the wheel this time, and someone can jump in by pressing a number on their keypad when they think they know how many revolutions the wheel will make.

  18. Brig Bother says:

    Ah ha, they’ve got to predict how many times it will go round as it’s spinning. First one to lock in the answer ‘owns’ it.

  19. Alex S says:

    Looks like you have to predict the number of revolutions it will make, I also think that you can ‘bid’ and take it in turns increasing the amount if you think your opponent has under-guessed, although I’m not sure about that part.

  20. Lewis says:

    Peter’s owning this so far, 3-1

    (it’s first to 7, since nobody’s said)

  21. Brig Bother says:

    Don’t think I’ve heard that ticking clock music on this before.

  22. Alex S says:

    Can’t help but feel this has lost the tension the old version of this game had.

    • Andy "Kesh" Sullivan says:

      Yeah, the strategy of doing one more revolution each time was very tense. All you have to do here is wait for the wheel to start slowing down and make your guess.

    • Brig Bother says:

      In fairness, an unusual skill game such as this would probably be unfair on the contestant given Raab would have already played it.

      • Alex S says:

        True, hadn’t thought of that. Would definitely have been unfair in that case, this still feels like a lesser game in comparison, would have been nicer maybe to have something different.

  23. Dan Peake says:

    This has a cool reflection on the floor.

  24. David says:

    Well it also gives it a maximum of 13 spins, so they’ll know how long it will take…

  25. Andy "Kesh" Sullivan says:

    It all hinges on this last spin…

  26. Lewis says:

    Peter wins it 7-6!

    Peter 39 – 39 Stefan

    Best 2 of the last 3 games, then.

  27. Brig Bother says:

    I think Raab might have pressed the wrong button there…

  28. Andy "Kesh" Sullivan says:

    Peter takes it!

    Peter 39 – 39 Stefan

  29. David says:

    I think Stephan hit the wrong button there…

  30. Dan Peake says:

    Raab means to push 8 but pushes 9 instead, and hands the game to Peter!

    Oooh, well, whoever wins 2 out of the next three games wins! Guaranteed to get to game 14 now…

  31. Andy "Kesh" Sullivan says:

    Spiel 13 – Blamieren Oder Kassieren mit ELTON!

  32. Lewis says:

    Game 13 – Cash-or-shame!

    Elton finally arrives!

  33. Brig Bother says:

    Traditionally Raab tends to do quite well at this.

  34. Lewis says:

    Stefan did indeed do quite well, winning 7-2

    Peter 39 – 52 Stefan

    Matchball!

  35. Dan Peake says:

    Had Raab pressed the right button, it would be montage time now.

  36. Dan Peake says:

    Game 14 – Pancakes!

  37. Andy "Kesh" Sullivan says:

    Spiel 14 – Pfannkuchen (Pancakes)

    PANCAKE TOSSING FOR €2M?

  38. Dan Peake says:

    I don’t recommend eating these pancakes afterwards.

  39. Lewis says:

    3-2 to Stefan.

    Looks like it goes for 10 rounds.

    • Andy "Kesh" Sullivan says:

      Since Peter messed up his first flip (and as I type, his fourth), he REALLY needs Stefan to mess up as well, but he’s been perfect so far…

  40. Brig Bother says:

    This is very much looking like a Raab win.

  41. Lewis says:

    Oh no! Peter makes a silly mistake, not getting it back in the pan afterward!

  42. Brig Bother says:

    Raab very much going for the minimum height approach.

    Oh, Peter flipped it but didn’t get it in the pan so it doesn’t count!

  43. Alex S says:

    Matchball-pancake?

  44. Lewis says:

    Stefan conquers it after 8 rounds, winning the match before it’s even Sunday UK time.

    Next time we play for €2.5 million!

  45. Brig Bother says:

    And it’s all over!

    Summer break, then €2.5m in September. Until then!

  46. Andy "Kesh" Sullivan says:

    And it’s all over. Stefan wins.

  47. Dan Peake says:

    Next one on 14th September, if I was listening correctly. You never know, Raab might not be broken by then!

  48. James says:

    I have to say, that was probably one of the best shows in a while. Some of the games had real tension like horseshoe flipping and ‘The Wheel’.

    €2.5million next time out. I have a feeling this could keep on rolling.

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