Saturday, November 12, 2016

AUF ACHSE - "Toller Tausch" (1987)

"Auf Achse" was a very popular German TV series that ran from 1980 to 1996, and I never heard about it until a couple or weeks ago!
And that's why this Dungeon Saturday Night Special is even a little bit more special than usual!

So once again, it was our super cool German correspondent Lord Litter who turned me on to this show! And what's so cool about a show about German Truckers? Well, that's what I'm about to let you know!

Google Translate says "Toller Tausch" means "Great Exchange," I thought it meant "Trailer Trash" and that might or might not describe what's going on here! The show streams for free on YouTube, but unfortunately there are no sub-titles! I have a basic understanding of the German language, but I would have been lost if Lord Litter had not provided me with the basics of the story line that I could pass on to you! One of the crazier things in this show is, the people all speak their own language (The Germans speak German, and the Mexicans speak Spanish), so unless you're quadrilingual,
you're probably going to miss out on something anyway

 German trucker in Mexico....(all in all the story is told in 3-4 episodes!)

The general idea is that this guy, Tilo (The NeverEnding Story, Iron Sky) Prückner as Edgar Bermbach, aka, the man in the white suit and hat, screws absolutely everyone all the time  .. so he steals 240 TV sets........

  ......... and then this big guy, Manfred (Whopper Punch 777) Krug as Franz Meersdonk, has to deliver the TVs to save the husband of the woman we see in the beginning of the episode, because the husband needs money to get out of jail!  
Wow! Manfred just passed away a couple of weeks ago at the age of 79 on October 21, 2016! I'm looking forward to partying with this guy in the afterlife!

 I like this shot of Franz with that Mexican man just chillin' in the background behind him to set the scene!

What a mothertrucking super hero Franz is, it literally took him two cases of beer to get to this stage!!
I'm trying to keep up, but I'm not going to make it!




 Now Franz and Edgar Bermbach have to figure out how to work together!

Edgar Bermbach steals a passport and papers to get all the TV sets to sell to Mexican guys who want to watch soccer.......

Franz almost gets to him, but Edgar is too tricky this time!

 Don't know about you, but I don't think I could sleep in this room!

 Franz Meersdonk and his accomplice Rodrigues hire an actor (old friend of Rodrigues) who tells the man in the white suit that he needs 240 TV sets for a new hotel!

 In the end it turns our that its all a fake and the guy in the white suit now has 240 TV sets and doesn't know what to do with 'em........ 
.......And the husband of the woman has all the money he needs to get out of prison!

So, if you can't hardly believe it, and you want to see it with your own eyes, here's the link to the YouTube page where you can see for yourself, because, you know what they say, "Olde truckers never die, they just get a new Peterbilt!"

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