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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 Worst Episodes of 'Allo 'Allo!

'Allo 'Allo! - S5E4

#1 - The Dreaded Circular Saw


Season 5 - Episode 4

The plan to photograph the plans for the German invasion of Great Britain goes bad when Edith puts the smoke bomb in the wrong chimney of the château, and René and LeClerc are forced to blow up the safe in another kind of chaos than they had originally planned. During the escape, René and LeClerc are captured by the Communist Resistance. Helga is ordered by the Colonel to be Lieutenant Gruber's best friend, but during their not-so-romantic tête-à-tête, Edith and the servant girls steal the Lieutenant's little tank to try and rescue René.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 69 votes.

'Allo 'Allo! - S4E4

#2 - The Flying Nun


Season 4 - Episode 4

The Gestapo suspects that the Colonel and the General are in on a plot to assassinate Hitler, so Herr Flick goes undercover as Private Irma von Kinkenrotten and plants a somewhat bizarre daffodil-shaped microphone in the Colonel's office, where Gruber and von Strohm are making plans to get rid of Bertorelli in some way. Meanwhile, as Edith prepares for her wedding, René & Co. must get the aerial for their new radio above the jamming signal of Herr Flick, so they disguise Mimi as a small nun to obtain a box kite which they fly to contact London and request plastic explosive to blow up the safe in the General's château to get the British invasion plans.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 69 votes.

'Allo 'Allo! - S7E1

#3 - A Quiet Honeymoon


Season 7 - Episode 1

LeClerc and Fanny are brought down in the town square after the helium runs out, where they are then arrested and sent to prison. Edith manages to forge her own papers to release Fanny and LeClerc just as von Smallhausen has himself arrested to interrogate the couple about the British airmen. Ultimately, the forged papers are discovered, and the newlyweds hide back at the café. Unfortunately, their spring-loaded Murphy bed has now pinned them behind the wall.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 64 votes.

'Allo 'Allo! - S4E1

#4 - Prisoners of War


Season 4 - Episode 1

Having been trapped in the POW camp, René is enlisted in the plan to re-dig the tunnel, by getting rid of the dirt. Hans and the Colonel are playing cricket, though not very well, and Herr Flick and von Smallhausen are digging their own tunnel into the camp. Monsieur Alphonse arrives at the Café to report to Fanny the news that René has been captured, but René and Company join in on the British prisoners' plan to escape - though only one person can escape in this way. Meanwhile, Helga reports the situation to Gruber, and together they decide on a plan to rescue the Colonel, the Captain, and René, involving Gruber dressing as a nun.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 80 votes.

'Allo 'Allo! - S5E12

#5 - Who's for the Vatican?


Season 5 - Episode 12

Luckily for René, the German Generals end up in Berlin rather than England. Colonel von Strohm and Lieutenant Gruber tell René that he must recover the paintings from the Communist Resistance headquarters. René disguises himself as a Franciscan vicar and sets off with Mimi in the pram, disguised as a baby. Meanwhile, Helga is also heading for the headquarters disguised as a nurse, pushing Herr Flick, disguised as a baby, in another pram. The Italians storm the headquarters and are captured by the Communist Resistance. René manages to recover the paintings but is caught by Denise Laroque and her Communist Resistance.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 55 votes.

'Allo 'Allo! - S9E1
#6 - Gone with the Windmill
Season 9 - Episode 1

Colonel von Strohm and Lieutenant Gruber fail to escape to Spain. René suggests that they hide in a local windmill and pretend to have been kidnapped. General von Klinkerhoffen has ordered the windmill to be used for target practice by the German artillery. René rescues the two German officers and is then captured by the Communist Resistance. Herr Flick has had plastic surgery as part of his plan to escape being captured by the Allies.

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

#7 - A Bun in the Oven (Christmas special)
Season 7 - Episode 11

The German officers burgle Gestapo headquarters, but find a ghostly apparition has got there before them.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 3 votes.

'Allo 'Allo! - S6E6
#8 - The Crooked Fences
Season 6 - Episode 6

René, Mimi and the two British airmen are still handcuffed together. They make their way to the police station, hoping that Officer Crabtree can free them. The Germans want to sell the painting of the 'Fallen Madonna'. They order René to find them a fence. A meeting is held, with Monsieur Alphonse posing as the fence and everyone else wearing paper bags on their heads. The painting is exchanged for the gold weight from the cuckoo clock. Later, the Germans decide that they'd rather have cash, so René arranges for the gold to be exchanged for forged currency. The swap is made in the church, in the confessional booth. There's a cockup and the Germans inadvertantly pass the gold on to the priest.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 52 votes.

'Allo 'Allo! - S3E1
#9 - The Nicked Knockwurst
Season 3 - Episode 1

After the Colonel makes René promise not to hang out with the Resistance anymore, Herr Flick's sausage (containing the forgery of the Fallen Madonna) is kidnapped by the Communist Resistance. The Colonel and the Captain are anxious that it doesn't come out that they have switched the paintings, and order René to come up with the ransom, which Edith gets from Monsieur Alphonse. The ransom is to be left by René and his staff, dressed as German soldiers. But the whole thing is watched by German soldiers dressed as French policemen, the Gestapo dressed as French Resistance girls, and the Colonel and the Captain dressed as trees. And of course, Lieutenant Gruber stumbles upon the meeting, and his dog can't help but chase the sausage.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 98 votes.

'Allo 'Allo! - S5E8
#10 - The Arrival of the Homing Duck
Season 5 - Episode 8

René, having been dumped out of the Communist truck, reports to the girls that Denise has vowed to kill them all, so Edith starts hiding in various disguises. Helga reports to von Strohm that the paintings are in the Communist HQ, so they make plans to attack the Communists and recover the art, using Bertorelli and his just-arrived Italian troops. Von Klinkerhoffen comes to report that the German Generals will be arriving for a conference to plan the British invasion, and René is told by Michelle that he will end up doing the catering for the conference and that he must photograph the plans and send them by duck.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of 'Allo 'Allo! from 64 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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