Wetten, dass? ("Wanna bet, that..?") was a long-running German-language entertainment television show. It was the most successful Saturday television show in Europe. Its format was the basis for the British show You Bet! and the US-American show Wanna Bet? The shows were broadcast live six to eight times a year from different cities in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. There were also seven open-air summer shows, broadcast from Amphitheatre Xanten, Plaça de Toros de Palma de Mallorca, Disneyland Paris, Waldbühne Berlin, and Aspendos Roman Theatre. Each of the shows, which were shown without commercial interruption, were usually scheduled to last for about two hours, but it was not uncommon for a show to run as much as 45 minutes longer.Wetten, dass..? (Bet that..?) has aired since 1981 television show in Germany. The show ended after nearly 34 years with the last episode on 13 December 2014 in Nuremberg. They considered the largest television event in Europe.
Type: Game Show
Runtime: 130 minutes
Wetten, dass..? - Goleo and Pille - Netflix
Goleo VI, commonly known as Goleo, and Pille were the official mascots for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. Goleo takes the form of a lion, and is never found far from his sidekick, Pille, a talking football. Goleo is clad in a white football shirt with black collar and sleeve rims, similar to those worn by the German national team between the 1950s and 1970s, and is trouserless. He wears the shirt number 06 (for the 2006 FIFA World Cup), and has his name written above it on the back of his shirt. The Goleo costume was manufactured by The Jim Henson Company, at a cost of around €250,000. The word Pille, meaning “pill” in standard German, is otherwise a common German sports jargon for a football.Goleo was unveiled as the World Cup mascot on November 13, 2004, during the German television program Wetten, dass..?, presented by Pelé and Franz Beckenbauer. On May 16, 2006, the German licence holder to produce Goleo, Bavarian toy company NICI, filed for bankruptcy. One apparent reason could be very high licence fees of around €28 million euros. Other sources, however, quote much lower licence fees of 3.5 million euros.
Wetten, dass..? - Reception - Netflix
The choice of a lion was criticized for not being a German animal, but rather the emblem of historical rivals England and the Netherlands. Renowned designer Erik Spiekermann suggested that the mascot should have been an eagle (which appears on Germany's coat of arms) or even a squirrel as a symbol of the nation of frugality in his opinion. Criticism has also been raised of the fact that Goleo does not wear any trousers.
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