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'Allo 'Allo!

'Allo 'Allo!

BBC One 1982

In this spoof of World War II, René Artois runs a café in German-occupied France. He always seems to have his hands full: He's having affairs with most of his waitresses, he's keeping his wife happy, he's trying to please the German soldiers who frequent his café, and he's running a major underground operation for the Resistance.

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The 10 Best Episodes of 'Allo 'Allo!

'Allo 'Allo! - S5E26

#1 - All in Disgeese


Season 5 - Episode 26

British Intelligence sends experts, disguised as policemen, to examine the Enigma machine. General von Klinkerhoffen announces that René will be shot if the machine isn't handed back to the Germans. Herr Flick arrests Edith, Yvette, and Mimi and uses a truth serum on them. This makes Mimi act rather strangely.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 62 votes.

'Allo 'Allo! - S3E5

#2 - Pretty Maids All in a Row


Season 3 - Episode 5

After the plot to get the two British airmen out fails, a frustrated René returns to the painting of the Fallen Madonna. He hides it behind an ugly painting in his café which is immediately recognized by General von Klinkerhoffen as a Van Gogh and requisitioned for his office in the château. He also requisitions the two new maids in Café René - or as they are better known: the two British airmen in disguise. Realizing that the two airmen will be recognized right away, Michelle of the Resistance comes up with another harebrained scheme of digging a tunnel from Monsieur Alphonse's morgue into the prisoner of war camp and smuggling in the two airmen.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 84 votes.

'Allo 'Allo! - S1E1

#3 - The British Are Coming


Season 1 - Episode 1

René Artois, owner of the Café René in the French village of Nouvion, is 'persuaded' by the Resistance to hide two escaping British airmen. René is more interested in having affairs with his two waitresses without his wife finding out. The Germans, who are occupying the village, are busy looting anything valuable.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 274 votes.

'Allo 'Allo! - S3E4

#4 - Flight of Fancy


Season 3 - Episode 4

With René again in the possession of the sausage containing the painting of the Fallen Madonna, the attention turns to getting the two British airmen out of France. Michelle proposes a steam engine tour through Nouvion. Michelle's newest harebrained scheme of getting the airmen out will of course need 80 meters of suspenders, and it's René's job to get them from every Frenchman in Nouvion. Herr Flick and Helga arrive in his staff car to spy on the show.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 82 votes.

'Allo 'Allo! - S9E6

#5 - A Winkle in Time


Season 9 - Episode 6

Allied troops are now approaching Nouvion. The two British airmen, who've been shot down again, arrive back at the café. Next day, the Allies finally arrive in the village. Colonel von Strohm and Lieutenant Gruber disguise themselves as Britsh airmen but are arrested. Herr Flick and von Smallhausen try to escape in a midget submarine but are also captured. René is given a medal by the Allies. The scene shifts to the 'present'. Gruber, now a rich international art dealer, pays a visit to the café accompanied by Helga. The missing painting of the 'Fallen Madonna' finally comes to light when an arm is accidentally broken off the statue of René outside the café. While everyone is arguing over the painting, René makes yet another attempt to elope with Yvette.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 62 votes.

'Allo 'Allo! - S3E6

#6 - The Great Un-Escape


Season 3 - Episode 6

While the Captain is sitting in the café, Herr Flick from the Gestapo is listening when René is talking to London on the wireless. He soon cracks the code surrounding the message with the plan to dig a tunnel from the mortuary to hide the British airmen. But it's soon apparent that the two airmen and Monsieur Alphonse need help with the digging, and the café staff are called in, leaving Madame Fanny and LeClerc in the café. But the Colonel and the Captain follow René, discover the tunnel, and are captured in the prisoner of war camp.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 74 votes.

'Allo 'Allo! - S1E6

#7 - The Funeral


Season 1 - Episode 6

René tries to go back to his normal life after his fake execution, posing as his twin brother, also named René, but the funeral arrangements are difficult when there is no body, Monsieur LeClerc is cheaper than the regular priest and the coffin is filled with anti-tank bombs.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 108 votes.

'Allo 'Allo! - S4E5

#8 - The Sausages in the Trousers


Season 4 - Episode 5

There are still no batteries for the wireless radio underneath the bed of René's mother in law, so Michelle's newest harebrained scheme is to have René and Yvette power the radio with the generator from a bicycle until the stolen batteries from a German midget submarine are delivered. The Lieutenant has finished copying the paintings (The Fallen Madonna... and the Van Gogh), and delivers them as sausages. Sausages also come from Captain Bertorelli (real ones), Monsieur LeClerc (submarine batteries), and Officer Crabtree (explosives), and soon they're all mixed up in the German officer's pants.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 64 votes.

'Allo 'Allo! - S4E6

#9 - The Jet-Propelled Mother-In-Law


Season 4 - Episode 6

The Germans arrest René, and the Colonel demands an explanation for the knockwursts with explosives in them. After a small lie, René is sent home with around a dozen knockwursts to hang in his kitchen. The British have sent a spy camera with which the Resistance should be able to photograph the plans for the German invasion of Great Britain, but the camera landed in the vineyard of Monsieur Alphonse, and since the Germans commandeered the vineyard, the Resistance cannot go and look for the camera. This problem is solved when the General orders every peasant in Nouvion to work on the vineyard, which also leaves room for some assassination attempts on the General's life.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 74 votes.

'Allo 'Allo! - S8E4

#10 - Awful Wedded Wife


Season 8 - Episode 4

The batteries being used to power the Resistance's mobile radio station need more lead. Monsieur Alphonse, Officer Crabtree, Mimi and Yvette attempt to steal some lead from the church roof. Colonel von Strohm and Lieutenant Gruber are disguised as Hitler and Goering so that they can be seen driving out of the area. They are ambushed and captured by the Communist Resistance.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 49 votes.

#11 - Hitler's Last Heil
Season 8 - Episode 3

Hitler and Goering are due to visit the area. General von Klinkerhoffen plans to have them assassinated. It turns out that the two German dignitaries are, in fact, impostors sent to the area as decoys. Helga plans to smuggle dynamite into the prison where Herr Flick and von Smallhausen are being held. The dynamite ends up on the lunch table and blows up the two fake German dictators. Colonel von Strohm and Lieutenant Gruber are ordered to continue the impersonation of Hitler and Goering. Meanwhile, Mimi is planning to assassinate the supposed German leaders.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 53 votes.

'Allo 'Allo! - S3E3
#12 - The Sausage in the Wardrobe
Season 3 - Episode 3

After Maria is sent to Lieutenant Gruber with the sausage containing the real painting of the Fallen Madonna for copying, she is caught by General von Klinkerhoffen, who places the sausage in his wardrobe and holds Maria hostage until his lawn-mover engine is returned by the Resistance. Herr Flick, the Colonel and the Captain, and René hear about this and decide to go to the château through the secret passage and steal the sausage from under the General's nose, using Helga, Yvette and Lieutenant Gruber as erotic bait.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 86 votes.

#13 - Train of Events
Season 5 - Episode 22

The Résistance blows up the train using some of the exploding Christmas puddings. Everyone makes their way back to Nouvion. René still has General von Klinkerhoffen's gold. The General doesn't know it's missing because Officer Crabtree has gummed up the lock on the safe. Lieutenant Gruber is ordered to collect the safe in his 'little tank' and take it to the General's château. The General has also taken the statue containing the real paintings from the Colonel von Strohm's office. René tries to blow open the safe using one of the exploding Christmas Puddings. He manages to blow up Gruber's 'little tank', along with Captain Bertorelli.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 56 votes.

#14 - Firing Squashed
Season 8 - Episode 5

Michelle organises a meeting with the Communist Resistance to discuss future propaganda. A fight starts over René. Colonel von Strohm and Lieutenant Gruber escape in the confusion and head for the Café René. Herr Flick and von Smallhausen almost meet their maker in front of a firing squad.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 55 votes.

#15 - Going Like a Bomb
Season 5 - Episode 17

René escapes from the hospital and makes his way back to the café. Herr Flick sends von Smallhausen undercover to the hospital mortuary to look for the Gestapo money. Meanwhile Helga has discovered that the money is forged. It's stuffed down Captain Bertorelli's trousers so that he can take it back to the café. Michelle reveals a new plan for the British airmen to escape in giant landmines, which will be dropped over England.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 57 votes.

#16 - Flight to Geneva
Season 5 - Episode 21

The latest escape plan for the British airmen involves them sitting astride a midget submarine wearing diving helmets. René plans to elope with Yvette and the paintings. Before he can leave, Helga arrives and forces him to go with her to the château. Colonel von Strohm insists on taking the paintings from René. Herr Flick discovers that General von Klinkerhoffen has sold the paintings for a fortune in gold bars. The gold is stored in the safe at the police station. René steals it. He leaves notes for Edith and Yvette with Monsieur LeClerc, who mixes them up.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 59 votes.

'Allo 'Allo! - S2E4
#17 - Swiftly and with Style
Season 2 - Episode 4

After failing to destroying the train which will take the copy of the painting of the Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies to Hitler, René and the Captain are captured by the Resistance, only to be rescued by Herr Flick. The Colonel and the Captain are afraid that Hitler will understand that the painting is a copy, and prepare to escape to Switzerland. In the meantime, British agent in disguise Officer Crabtree has a new escape plan for the British airmen.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 99 votes.

'Allo 'Allo! - S5E6
#18 - A Marriage of Inconvenience
Season 5 - Episode 6

René's wedding to Denise is due shortly and he is not too happy about it. Edith has hatched a plan, which requires Michelle and her girls to kidnap Denise. Then, Edith can take her place at the altar and marry René. Edith arranges a romantic dinner for her and René at the café. The next morning, Michelle informs Edith that she has kidnapped Denise and put her in a mine shaft. René is getting ready as Gruber arrives to question him. René assures Gruber and von Strohm that the paintings are safe.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 72 votes.

'Allo 'Allo! - S5E10
#19 - René - Under an Assumed Nose
Season 5 - Episode 10

The long distance duck is recovered. It was only stunned when Captain Bertorelli shot it. The photograph René took of the invasion map was useless. He decides to leave the Resistance. Michelle tries to dissuade him by telling him she's madly in love with him. Lieutenant Gruber is ordered to arrest René for the attempted poisoning of the Generals. Rene disguises himself as the French General in an attempt to escape the threatened firing squad. Monsieur LeClerc makes him a false nose using plastic explosive by mistake. The nose is accidentally ignited. René throws it out of the window and it blows up Herr Flick.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 63 votes.

#20 - Prior Engagements
Season 7 - Episode 8

General von Klinkerhoffen thinks that a mixed marriage between a Frenchwoman and someone from the occupying forces would provide a good propaganda piece for the newspaper. He decides that Captain Bertorelli should marry Edith. A party is arranged at the château so that local dignitaries can meet the 'happy couple'. The Resistance rescues the airmen from the château via an underground river. The airmen end up stuck in a sewer underneath the town centre.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 54 votes.

Last updated: jan 30, 2021



This was _make-you-laugh_ funny. Spoof the French WW2 generation that preceded the great Pink Panthers with Peter Sellers.


The Nazis are always great laughing material which they absolutely deserve after all the sick stuff they did in WW2. Especially Richard Gibson do a good sadistic Gestapo officer and it is always fun to see how he forces his Nazi secretary to undress herself. Sadly the show drown in it's repetitive gags that they recycle for each episode. I can not understand how people can't lost interest after the first seasons as there was several actors that were replaced with inferior actors in the last seasons including the mentioned Gibson. In small doses it has a laugh every now and then.

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