Every time we met someone new in Germany and told them Sophie’s name the response was “ahh, Miss Sophie!” which got a bit weird after a while. Then we found out what it was all about. Click the link below the picture to see the 10 minute video.
“The sketch was originally performed in the 1920’s in the British music halls.The 15 minute sketch is performed by Freddie Frinton and May Warden, and was filmed by NDR in Hamburg in 1963. In the early 1970’s it became a regular part of the German New Years Eve celebrations.Over the years somehow, it has become a cult classic in Germany – to the extent that its shown on almost all the regional channels at some point during over New Year, and NDR shows it 6 or 7 times during New Year’s Eve! Even one of the commercial stations will find a slot to show it in such is the popularity of the sketch. But its hardly known in the place it originated from – the UK.”