Tonight's Wacky Wednesday edition is something I just found out about yesterday!
It was a German TV show that ran from 1965 to 1970 that was titled "John Klings's Abenteuer (Adventure)."
My good friend in Berlin Lord Litter told me about it and said it was a show that he was watching a lot of lately. He sent me a YouTube link of a trailer with some music and stills that you can check out, because honestly, you can search as much as you want, but you're not going to find out a lot about John Kling unless you're in Germany!
John Kling was a popular German pulp magazine hero from 1924 to 1939 and then again from 1949 to 1954. It appears that there were many different authors. Because of these novels, 26 new John Kling adventures were broadcast in the sixties on German TV.
Karl Heinz Zeitler wrote half of the TV episodes!
Hellmut Lange had the lead role as secret agent John Kling!
John Kling's sidekick was Uwe Friedrichsen as Jones Burthe!
Both Hellmut and Uwe worked almost strictly in German TV and movies, so they are not really familiar faces in North America.
Most of these pulps have terrific covers like this!
I couldn't find any DVD's available anywhere, so these shots come from the short trailer on YouTube!
Check this out!!
Composer Gerhard Narholz went on to write music for "The Ren & Stimpy Show," and "SpongeBob SquarePants" and a lot lot of other cool stuff too!
I know, I was shocked too!
Over the course of 26 episodes, I think there's probably quite a lot of this......
.........And you know, secret agent stuff!
If the TV show was anywhere near as cool as these pulp covers, it must be pretty fun to watch!
I like this twin fire engines shot!
German Amazon has a 4 DVD set of "John Kling's Abenteuer" for sale for EUR 55,34....+ postage.
However much that it is.........but you're still going to need to know how to speak German!
IMDB is almost devoid of information too, but they do have this one very nice still!
At least we get to know about it, but too bad we don't get to see it!