In some moments at “DSWNWP” Gottschalk got a little nervous.Image: rtl screenshot
Barbara Schöneberger’s trousers were a topic of discussion throughout the long “Because they don’t know what’s happening – The Jauch-Gottschalk-Schöneberger Show” evening. The presenter was initially quite proud of having dressed in subtle black and not in “pensioner beige” like her two colleagues, but she kept coming back to the rather tight fit of her garment. It wasn’t possible to tie shoes, nor was it possible to bend down. “Take off your pants and then it’ll be quiet,” recommended Thomas Gottschalk after almost two hours.
Fortunately, Schöneberger ignored this request. As a precaution, when she was standing in the wall at the end of the show, Thomas Gottschalk offered her to take off her pants, which could increase her chances of winning. “I’m worried about the pants,” he eventually threw into the room. “Because it’s slow or tight?” Schöneberger wanted to know immediately. “I’m afraid we’ll hear a bang today,” said the 72-year-old in a very uncharming way.
Schöneberger had to hit the wall.Image: rtl screenshot
So far that sounds like a somehow irritating evening? I wish those conversations were the weirdest thing to hear and see on Because They Don’t Know What Happens. But far from it.
This time the moderator: Günther Jauch
At the beginning, a samba troupe brought Jauch, Gottschalk and Schöneberger into the studio, which was decorated for the summer and was intended to remind of a summer party. That was true, there were cocktails, sangria, a few bad jokes, a guest who somehow didn’t really want to be there and silly party games. The photos of it will probably still be embarrassing for the participants in ten years.
The party was moderated this time by Günther Jauch. As always, he was supported by Thorsten Schorn, who sent the moderation cards and instructions down the stairs from the moderation booth to the moderator in the studio in a small cart. The man can really enthusiastically moderate the last bit of nonsense and make it sound like fun is guaranteed.
Blowing, splashing and making baskets
Because if we’re being honest: How bananas please is a game in which a participant is strapped onto a roller board and is pulled through the hall by another person in order to collect as many balloons as possible? The whole scenario, called “netball”, lasted more than four minutes. After all, none of those present had time for adolescent “blowing and squirting” jokes, as was the case in other games in the evening. That’s how the first game of the evening started, “Blow the watering can” with Thomas Gottschalk having to blow water out of the watering can into a vase with his mouth over the watering can.
“What do you say on such an occasion? Oh madness, fantastic, Thomas,” Barbara Schöneberger cheered on her teammate, while opponent Andrea Kiewel visibly enjoyed being sprayed with water by Alvaro Soler, which in turn not only in the vase, but also ended up in her face.
At how many over 60 parties will Blow Watering Cans be played from now on? It’s such a joy. “It’s really just past the TV garden,” Günther Jauch commented on the event.
Pictures you never forget
At the latest when Thomas Gottschalk pointed out that he had “blown himself on the elephant”, Andrea “Kiwi”kievel was close to tears. And even if blisters were only a limited topic for the rest of the evening: there were still enough games that you wish you had never played in.
In the case of “Disc Speaker”, the celebrities were supposed to press their face very firmly against a pane and say different words, and the game partner then had to guess it. Thomas Gottschalk in particular had so much fun doing it that he started making faces without being asked. Images that unintentionally eat their way into the brain forever and definitely don’t leave a good impression.
“Above the clouds”
Presumably to fill up broadcasting minutes and to draw attention to the second edition of “Because you don’t know what’s happening” on Sunday, Frauke Ludowig came into the studio at some point in between to announce that the three as “Thommi and Babsi feat. Günni am Holz” Reinhard Mey’s classic “Above the Clouds”.
In the course of the evening all sorts of silly accessories were added, from a wooden flute to a hair toupee to angel wings and a wind machine was rolled into the picture. The anticipation is manageable, especially because it became clear during the game “The eye is listening” that Thomas Gottschalk has absolutely no idea about singing. “Can you hear me?” he asked after a round of “singing”. “Yes, unfortunately,” Jauch answered dryly.
“That’s what I call cross-promotion”, Barbara Schöneberger analyzed this new order. Not only that “RTL Exklusiv” was pointed out as well as the upcoming program “DSWNWP”, but an appearance in the “Fernsehgarten” is not out of the question. Because Kiwi is still responsible for that. The fact that the moderator has to moderate live in the “Fernsehgarten” again on Sunday morning could be exciting. The ratings probably skyrocket in the short term because everyone wants to see how well she can navigate her show after a short night.
Alvaro Soler: No desire or no plan?
In this group, Alvaro Soler seemed like the one guest who doesn’t know exactly why he was invited in the first place and who actually didn’t feel like spending the whole evening. He explained at the beginning that he had no idea what to expect in this show. But of course he was in good company, not even the viewers know that and they stay tuned in until the bitter end shortly before 1:00 a.m.
The singer only got really lively when it came to Germany’s favorite island, Mallorca, and he wanted to make it clear that it also had beautiful corners far from Ballermann and Schinkenstraße. These places are completely unknown to the Spaniards and are called “there where the Germans are”.
“Do not laugh so stupid”
The funniest moment of the evening was the game “Beach Trip”. The celebrities were supposed to collect various beach items, from small and handy to large and impractical, while sitting in a Kettcar. The task was as follows: All parts have to be collected and driven to the finish line at once. Barbara Schöneberger and Thomas Gottschalk failed colossally, but in particular the fact that the presenter can laugh so wonderfully at herself was amused when watching.
At some point the Gottschalk fell out of the Kettcar and hissed at his teammate. “Don’t laugh so stupidly,” he threw at Schöneberger in an uncharming manner, which she generously ignored and instead asked whether the game had actually been tested in advance. “That’s not well thought out,” Gottschalk said in the same horn, after almost six minutes they both crossed the finish line.
“Like the move of a German teacher couple”
Andrea Kiewel and Alvaro Soler needed much less time. The two had thought of a (good) tactic, collected what could be collected and drove through the finish line. You can do it, you win the game, but unfortunately it’s also dead boring. Gottschalk saw it the same way and allowed himself to be carried away to remark that it was “like the move of a German couple of teachers”. But nobody watches Saturday night shows for that.
The second live broadcast of “Because you don’t know what’s happening” will follow on Sunday. For all those for whom part one wasn’t too crazy and who likes to stay up very late, this will again be an appointment in the TV calendar. Let’s see who is moderating the madness this time and whether Günther Jauch’s promise to end the show earlier will be kept.