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Bonus TGIF: Spielberg interview (TV Total) – oops! Lucas March 20, 2009

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Fun stuff, TGIF.

Fidusinterpres, a German and English to Portuguese translator who lives about a half hour outside of Bonn, just shared the best video clip on his blog, and I had to share it with you all. N24 needs to hire an interpreter who has actually seen Star Wars. Unbelievable! The interpreter translated the famous phrase “May the force be with you” (Möge die Macht mit dir sein) as “Am vierten Mai sind wir bei Ihnen” (May the 4th be with you – or more precisely We’ll be with you on the 4th). Unbelievable! This may only be funny for German speakers, but give it a try.

I love Stefan Raab. His hit show TV Total premiered while I still lived in Germany, and I always enjoyed watching it. I think he’s just hilarious. He plays with the German language really well. I have a copy of his hit single “Maschendrahtzaun” in my CD case. It was based on a reality TV court show in which the plaintiff had a very strong East German accent. The poor woman was completely overwhelmed with the PR and fans outside her house at the time, but the song was a huge hit.



1. Orion - March 21, 2009

Haha. That is just hilarious. I, too, am a big fan of Raab. I wish I could watch TV Total in the states.

2. Sonja - March 21, 2009

But that was George Lucas, not Spielberg in the interview.

3. jillsommer - March 21, 2009

Hi Sonja – good catch! Can you tell I’m not a rabid Star Wars fan? You are of course correct. It is indeed George Lucas. My bad! I should have known better, because Spielberg also did Schindler’s List and a ton of other good movies.

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