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Do we know if Die Muppet Show and other programs made before German reunification were broadcast both in West Germany and East Germany? With the Muppets' heydey in the 70s and 80s, I think some unpolitical mention of the split ought be made. -- Peter (talk) 20:07, 13 September 2006 (UTC)
- I don't think there's any way of knowing, and in fact I'm not sure it makes a difference in this specific instance. The German Wikipedia] article on it, as far as I can translate, makes no mention of it. It was broadcast over ZDF, which even prior to re-unification, went throughout Germany. However, it seems many of the transmitters were positioned to ensure good reception in East Berlin. I'm not really sure how to mention that here, though it would be easy to stick in an article on the German network. Oh, and according to Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue, not only was Baby Gonzo at the Wall, but it was immediately demolished by ALF. And something not at all Wikiable but funny, the year before the wall actually fell, The Chipmunks spent a whole episode trapped in Eastern German, before their rock music crumbled the walls and reunited families. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 20:20, 13 September 2006 (UTC)
- Yeah, I'm not sure about that either, but I know from relatives in the former East, that they could (illegally) access the West German networks, and watch the Muppets on ZDF. And I can imagine that they'd "be allowed" to receive Russian Muppet stuff in the 80s. So, yeah. But I don't think it matters either, whether or not they had the Muppets on some kind of official Eastern Hell Network, or something of the like. ---- Julian (talk) 21:10, 13 September 2006 (UTC)