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Sascha Grammel German Ventriloquist  (Read 5053 times)
Shawn Sorrell
« on: December 31, 2011, 10:20:35 am »

Thought I would share this video with everyone. While I can't understand the German routine the visuals and manipulation is worth it. Smiley

https://youtu.be/hntNBLrqI2A

Never seen his work before but found him because of the "Dinner for One" video that Rikka has posted about in another thread. I wonder if he makes his own puppets or if someone makes them for him. He does have a website. http://www.saschagrammel.de/  It is a flash site so it may be sluggish for those on slower connections.
Rikka
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2011, 03:26:48 pm »

S.G: "Would you like to introduce yourself?"
Puppet:"What's the magic word?"
S.G.:"Please." (irritated)"Would you please introduce yourself?"
Puppet: "A little more friendly, please!"
S.G:: "Would you please be so kind as to tell us your name?"
Puppet: "Now I don't feel like it anymore!"
S.G.: (even more bugged out): "Ladys and Gentlemen may I introduce..."
*laughter*
Puppet (slapps his hand on S.G.s mouth): "Frederic"
S.G.: (mumbling due to the hand on his mouth): "Frederic, would you take your hand off my mouth?"
Puppet: "Are you a vet?"
S.G.: "no"
Puppet: "So take your hand out off my butt!"
*laughter and applause*
S.G.: "Yes... now that we talked about it...I will think about it."
Puppet: "Frederic. My name is Frederic."
S.G.: "go on..."
Puppet: "Don't you rush me!"
S.G.: "You are supposed to say your last name."
*puppet clears its throat*
Puppet: "Frederic baron of furrowswamp."
S.G.: "So you're noble!"
Puppet: "Yes, my father was an eagle!" (In German: Adel, adlig= Nobility, noble; Adler= Eagle)
*laughter*
S.G.: "And your mother?"
Puppet: "pheasant"
*laughter*
S.G.: "I believe that. It is visible in a basic approach."
*laughter*
S.G.: "And why is it you're wearing those... let's say ridiculus sun glases?"
Puppet: "They are not ridiculus. They are cool!"
S.G.: "You look like Heino!" (Famous folk singer in Germany. He suffers from basedow- syndrome, so he wears black glases in public since the 70's. It is become something like a trademark for him. But he is not considered cool.)
*long silence*
S.G.: "a bit... seen sideways... if you squeezy your eyes shut"
*puppet starts smoking*
Puppet: "Heino! You mean the guy who could sing so high pitched as a kid???"
*grabbing S.G.s nose*
S.G.: "no, that is Heintje." (Famous kidstar in postwar Germany)
Puppet: "Bullsh**t, Heintje is the walrus of the NDR!" (Local TV- and Radiostation in Norther Germany, their mascot was a walrus, their logo still shows her)
S.G.: "The walrus of the NDR was called Antje!"
Puppet: "No, Antje is your neighbour."
S.G.: "That's Cordula!"
Puppet: "Looks like Antje, though!"
*laughter*
S.G.: (mumbling): Well I have to say Cordula is...
Puppet: "Fat!"
S.G.: "Nice!" (German: fett= fat, nett= nice)
Puppet: "nice."
S.G.: "nice." Silence "And she looks... like she fell from heaven" (or sky, in German there is only one word for both)
Puppet: "Yeah, flat on her face!"
*laughter*
S.G.: "Cordula..."
Puppet: "yes"
S.G.: "yes. Never did anything to you!"
Puppet: "She did. She teased me."
S.G.: "You teased her."
Puppet: "I didn't"
S.G.: "You did so! You said to her..."
Puppet: "well, I just said she should smoothen out her stockings"
S.G.: "But you didn't know..."
Puppet: "I didn't know she was wearing any!"
*laughter*
S.G.: "And you are wondering why she teases you! Now you take off those glases"
*starts pulling glases off*
Puppet: "Stop it, stop it!"
*mumble I didn't get*
*Puppet shows closed eyes. Laughter*
Puppet: "Where have the people gone to?"
S.G.: "What?" *laughs* "all still there, you just have to open your eyes"
Puppet: *in a squeeky little voice, hiding his eyes* "No!"
S.G.: "Please!"
Puppet: "No!"
S.G.: "please, please!"
Puppet: "no! no!"
S.G.: "why not?"
Puppet: "I...I am ashamed!"
*he opens eyes, laughter*
Puppet: "now everybody is laughing at me again!"
*ooohhhh*
S.G.: "You are ashamed for being crosseyed?"
Puppet: "ya..."
S.G.: "You need not be ashamed for being crosseyed. First you appologize for being cheeky and everybody will be fine!"
Puppet: "You think so?"
S.G.: "Yes"
Puppet: "Wilfried as well?"
S.G.: "Yes"
Puppet: "Don't know what to say!"
S.G.: "I will help you. You could say: Please excuse me for being cheeky..."
Puppet: "I should say what?"
*laughter*
S.G.: "Please excuse me for being cheeky..."
*looking around, people laughing*
S.G.: "Hello?!"
Puppet: "Don't rush me!.... Excuse me for being cheeky."
*applause*
Puppet: "Say, Sascha... has anybody ever told you that you are a real great ventroquilist?" (German: Bellytalker)
S.G.: looking flattered: "no"
Puppet: "Well, you better ask yourself why, then!"

Any mistakes found may be kept (finders keepers). I made the translation, so I am responsible...
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« Last Edit: December 31, 2011, 04:41:18 pm by Rikka »
RYMANOFSTEEL
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2011, 04:42:17 pm »

Rikka... you are pretty awesome! This must have taken a while to type up!
Rikka
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2011, 04:43:05 pm »

Sascha Grammel has a show and appears frequently in a comedy show. I didn't find anything on his homepage or the German Wiki on him whether he builds his puppets himself or not.
Rikka
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2011, 04:45:04 pm »

Thank you Embarrassed. I just thought since I do speak German I might as well. It's a pity that the show is quite local, so Heino, Heintje and Antje are nothing to foreigners. And well: I began typing this 2011 and ended 2012 (I did take my break to watch the neighbourhood fireworks, exchange greetings and sip a bit of chamagne)
Shawn Sorrell
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2012, 08:34:25 am »

Rikka,
Thank you so much for translating the routine! They really are funny. Smiley  I agree that it is a pity that he is local. I would wager to say that he is as good as Jeff Dunham.
Rikka
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2012, 08:59:34 am »

Thanks. It was fun to have something useful to do! ;-)
He has got other puppets he works with, but since we do get American comedy somebody who wants a show here has to be local, I guess. There is so much (and so great) American comedy (I am just junking through "Frazier") one has to be local to compete, I think.
LJ
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2012, 11:37:34 am »

You were absoulutely right that the manipulation and actions are amazing and now we have the translation too! WOW! What a great community we have here! Thanks Shawn and Rikka!!
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