This month TV
group has not been overly represented in the
TV world, but after a little research I found
the following examples.
Axel (Rudiger Weigang), 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
FROM THE SUN/NBC/1996-2001
Mrs. Dubcek (Elmarie Wendell), the
landlord to 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 own ethnic
origins and she told him she was part
Czechoslovakian and part Rumanian...sort
of a "slavic mutt."
Jorge & Yortuk Festrunk (Dan Aykroyd,
Steve Martin), 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
Richard Devere, (Peter
Bowles/costar), a Czechoslovakian
millionaire in the grocery business who
purchased the Grantleigh Manor & Lodge in
rural Great Britain. His elderly mother
Mrs. Polouvicka (Daphne Heard) also lived
at the Manor. When Richard moved into the
rural estate, 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."
Richard later married Audrey fforbes-Hamilton
(Penelope Keith), a proper British widow
former owner of the Manor.