Meet Ralf And Florian - The Improbable Kraftwerk Sitcom

The guys from Kraftwerk might not seem like sitcom stars in the making, they’re quirky but they don't emote enough to make it in the TV comedy biz, but this "newly discovered footage" from a Kraftwerkian sitcom called Ralf and Florian shows how bizarre their show could have been.

You need only listen to songs like Showroom Dummies and The Model to know these guys enjoy tongue-in-cheek humor, but this pilot supposedly "discovered" by YouTuber Braces Tower in "a car boot sale in Dusseldorf" makes laughter feel uncomfortable:

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Sprockets didn't kickstart a German avant garde sitcom revolution, so this "show" never had a chance to air alongside early 80s shows like Diff'rent Strokes and Silver Spoons, but Braces Tower's imaginative edit will make you want to pull out your Kraftwerk records and have an old school pop-lock dance party!

-Via Dangerous Minds


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Not sure if it the same, But Braces Tower was also known as Paul Thorpe. He did some pretty neat mash ups of instrumental/electronic music.
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This is eerily close to a running joke my friend and I had back when we were teenagers in the 70s. We used to pretend there was a show, and the lyrics to the theme song went: We are the robots.... We are the nurses.... (don't recall what that references), We're the crazy frat guys!.... (Animal House reference), I am the Captain!.... (Love Boat reference) This is our space ship -- and the premise was somehow that Kraftwerk, a bunch of sexy nurses, some frat guys and a captain were all traveling through space.
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