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During Thomas Gottschalk's farewell: Former "Wetten, dass..?" -Presenter gets drunk senselessly

2023-12-02T12:28:05.458Z

Highlights: During Thomas Gottschalk's farewell: Former "Wetten, dass..?" -Presenter gets drunk senselessly. Here we introduce you to the most popular TV shows in Germany. "The Voice of Germany" and "Lindstraße" lead the top 10 list of most popular talk shows. "Top, die Wette geht!" is the most-watched TV show in Germany, followed by "Mountain Rescue" with 10,000 viewers a night.



Status: 02.12.2023, 13:21 PM

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While Thomas Gottschalk was hosting his last show, a former "Wetten, dass..?" moderator a few short ones.

Mainz – A few days ago, Thomas Gottschalk (73) presented the last "Wetten, dass..?" show of his career. This event was on everyone's lips and was widely reported. Frank Elstner, creator of the format and former presenter of the show, was also present at the farewell ceremony in Offenburg. At the same time, "TV Total" presenter Sebastian Pufpaff and ex-"Wetten, dass..?" showmaster Wolfgang Lippert had an exuberant TV evening.

Ex-"Wetten, dass..?" -Presenter Wolfgang Lippert sees last Gottschalk show

Some viewers may not have even thought about the fact that there are other "Bets that..?" presenters than Thomas Gottschalk, who gave ZDF dream ratings one last time. But there was also Markus Lanz, who tried his luck on Germany's biggest Saturday night show from 2012 to 2014. And presumably even fewer viewers had Wolfgang Lippert, who hosted "Wetten, dass..?" from 1992 to 1993, on their screens.

In any case, Sebastian Pufpaff, presenter of TV total, invited Wolfgang "Lippi" Lippert to a cozy last "Wetten, dass..?" TV evening with cheese cubes, Mettigel and lots of alcohol. Before we started, there were chips and a first toast with a glass of wine: "Here's to a nice evening watching TV!" Then "Puffi" told his guest, who was dressed appropriately for the occasion: "We're playing 'Wetten, dass..?' -Bingo! We come up with terms and when they come, we have to have a short drink."

Ex-presenter Wolfgang Lippert: At the "Wetten, dass..?" -Bingo flowed the alcohol

With Wolfgang Lippert's help, Sebastian Pufpaff immediately wrote down some terms on a flipchart and, of course, they diligently bet in front of the TV – with their own bets. "I'm already a bit sick!" said Wolfgang Lippert before the first peppermint liqueur on "Top, die Wette geht!" But this seemed to evaporate over the course of the evening when redeeming one's own bets such as singing after inhaling helium, sending embarrassing text messages to celebrity friends and clown-like make-up on Sebastian Pufpaff's face.

During Thomas Gottschalk's last "Wetten, dass..?" show, Wolfgang Lippert took part in a fun drinking game. © IMAGO/Monn Photo Agency; Screenshot/Joyn (photomontage)

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By the way, the "Wetten, dass..?" -Bingo diligently tipped at the corresponding catchphrases of Gottschalk on TV on the couch in front of it. "Do you still have a bottle?", Wolfgang Lippert once had to ask his host. And at the end of the boozy evening, Sebastian Pufpaff pretended to be the new presenter of "Wetten, dass..?" on his Instagram account after the last lost bet. Will it really continue with "Wetten, dass..?" That's what ZDF says. (cso) Sources used:joyn.de

Why are these TV shows so popular: German hit shows on TV

Germany has a rich TV scene. Here we introduce you to the most popular shows. Champions League and "Wetten dass..?" lead the ranking. Surprising football fever whirls the top 10 around. Günther Jauch dominates the talk shows at number 26, while "The Voice of Germany" leads the casting shows. "Lindenstraße" loses popularity and almost makes it into the top 100. Excitement and surprises characterize the most popular German TV shows to date.

Source: merkur

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