A PERFECT SPY/BBC/1988
*(Rudiger Weigang) Axel, a Czechoslovakian Communist spy who befriends and
secretly exchanges information with a British double agent named Magnus Pym
(which results in both of them being promoted over and over again). The
characters are based on John Lecarre's semi-auto-biographical novel A Perfect
THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN/NBC/1996-2001
**(Elmarie Wendel) Mrs. Mamie Dubcek, the oversexed, chain smoking landlord of
the Solomon family, a bunch of aliens hiding out on planet Earth. Mrs. Dubcek
revealed her ethnic background while talking to the Solomons. She pointed out
their last name was obviously Jewish. Harry Solomon then asked her ethnic
origins and she told him she was part Czechoslovakian and part Rumanian..sort of
a “slavic mutt.” Mamie's daughter Vicki Dubcek (Jan Hooks) fell in love with one
of the aliens named Harry Solomon, and later gave birth when she got pregnant
after a wild night on the town with alien's superior leader known as "The Big
Giant Head" when he visited Earth in human form (played by William Shatner).
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE/NBC/1975+
**(Dan Aykroyd, Steve Martin) Jorge & Yortuk Festrunk, two newly arrived
political refugee Czechoslovakian immigrant bachelors living in New York City
whose hormones were set in gear to pick up some beautiful American women.
Jiggling with excitement in polyester shirts and tight slacks, their popular
catchphrases were "It is certainly not difficult now for any woman to notice our
bul-ges."; "Fox-es!"; "You American girls have such big breasts all the time!";
and "We ARE two wild and cra-a-z-z-y guys!" These two swingers were part of a
recurring sketch seen during the late 1970's.
TO THE MANOR BORN/BBC/1979-81
*(Peter Bowles/costar) Richard Devere, a Czechoslovakian millionaire in the
grocery business who purchased the Grantleigh Manor & Lodge in rural Great
Britain. His elderly mother Mrs. Puovivitch also lived at the Manor. When Mr.
DeVere moved into the neighborhood, the following ad ran in the local newspaper:
"The ancestral home of the fforbes-Hamilton family has been bought by the
chairman of Cavendish Foods, Mr Richard DeVere, as a result of bankruptcy
proceedings against the estate of the late Martin fforbes-Hamilton."
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