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Subject: Eurotrash
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Television
Asked by: inga-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 17 Sep 2002 15:36 PDT
Expires: 17 Oct 2002 15:36 PDT
Question ID: 66161
I need information on European TV program called “Eurotrash” (could be
spelled separately)
What kind of a program is it? How popular is it? Who do they have as
their guests?
Subject: Re: Eurotrash
Answered By: lot-ga on 17 Sep 2002 20:15 PDT
Hello inga-ga,

Eurotrash is a Rapido TV production in English, and in the UK is
broadcast on Channel 4 on Thursday nights around 10-10.30 pm hosted by
Antoine de Caunes. Programme content is of an adult light
entertainment nature, focusing on soft porn, titillation and eroticism
with a deliberately manufactured 'cheesy' amateur feel, just check out
the set design! Aimed at the younger generation with a heavy dose of
humor (and sarcasm) laced with a slight craziness. Features include
Euro pop coverage, interviews and documentaries on unusual, weird and
wonderful European people, places or themes.... anything goes!

The Eurotrash web site will give you good insight into the programme
material, with features from the programme. As described on the
Eurotrash homepage "Exotic European culture, rich in kitch"

Some past guests include soft porn stars, naturists, people claiming
to have a notable sexual record or weird activity, are very good at
something, or very bad at something! From the web site:

The amazing Randy the naked magician
Mr and Mrs blow up fetish couple
Euro pop singer Sabine Neumeyer
Alan Tex fetish photographer
Serge Jacques granddaddy of glamour
porn queen Eva Henger
Dr Susan Block sexpert

and to give you an indication of the type of people who have been on
the series the Eurotrash Awards for Erotic Achievement
will give you a fairly clear picture of the characters they have on
the show.

Clearly the material borders on distasteful for some or cheap frills,
however the programme has proven popular and new series always seem to
return. mentions
"It's the rudest telly show ever!" screamed Britain's Sun newspaper
when Channel Four TV's cheeky magazine series hit the airwaves. Now
see for yourself, as we bring Eurotrash to America."
there is a 'classification' of the show at the bottom of the page
22 minutes, color video, English     
Co-gender, Comedy    
Subjects: Camp, Comedy    
Distributor/Studio: Channel 4 Television

The producing company Planet Rapido also produces other programmes of
a similar content "Alternative culture for alternative people"
Planet Rapido

Excerpts from the About Planet Rapido webpage
"From the makers of the hit cult TV show 'Eurotrash', Planet Rapido
aims to take entertainment on the web into a truly new dimension.
Planet Rapido was formally known as Rapido TV Ltd."
"Rapido TV began in 1991 as a co-venture between a French-based
production company led by an American - Peter Stuart, a Frenchman -
Antoine De Caunes and Richard Branson's Virgin Communications. With
offices in London and Paris, specialises in light
entertainment and factual magazine programmes appealing to young
adults, and has quickly become one of Britain's leading independent
producers. Rapido is best known for its little gems Eurotrash,
Baadasss Tv and Passengers which have become cult viewing in over
thirty countries world wide."
"EUROTRASH (Channel 4): Thirteen 8 x 30-min series of weird, wacky,
sleazy, fun and colourful stories from around the world presented by
Antoine de Caunes (Jean-Paul Gaultier co-presents up to series 6).
Stories include 'Tantric Sex School', 'Nude Cleaning Service' and
'Rabbit Showjumping'. Regular appearances by Eddy Wally, Mr Penguin,
Romeo Cleaners, et al. Specials include `A Song for Eurotrash` (for
Eurovision Song Contest) and Euroballs (World Cup series)."

The American version is called Yankee Pankee
excerpt, first paragraph
An American version of 'Eurotrash' by the same company, Rapido."

How popular?

Viewing figures week ending Jan 10th 1999
Eurotrash Channel 4 No 6 in top 10  3.25 million
News and Politics: UK Censorship News 1999

Excerpt show Eurotrash was ranked 4th in it's adult 15+ category
for December 2000 - ROI TV Review

Top Programmes (CH4)
Adult 15+
December 2000

Rank, Programme Name, Day, Time, Date, TVR, 000's respectively
1 Celebrity Frock - Ups Wed 2032 Dec 27 5.1 148
2 Father Ted Ave 2200 Ave: 3 4.7 136
3 Brookside Tue 2101 Dec 19 4.5 129
4 Eurotrash: Look At Lolo Tue 2237 Dec 19 3.8 109
5 Father Ted Fri 2102 Dec 29 3.7 107
6 Brookside Ave 1959 Ave: 10 3.7 106
7 Amsterdam: City Of Sin Sat 2237 Dec 2 3.5 102
8 Paul Zenon's Tricky Xmas Sun 2306 Dec 24 3.4  99
9 Heroes Of Comedy Thu 2059 Dec 28 3.3  94
10 TFI Friday Sun 2408 Dec 24 3.2  91
December 2000 - ROI TV Review medialive, Source: AC Nielsen

General enquiries, partnership opportunities
and job opportunities: 
phone +44 20 7440 5700 (Int'l)
fax +44 20 7439 2733(Int'l) Ltd
14-16 Great Pulteney Street
United Kingdom
About Planet Rapido web page

Search Strategy:
rapido TV
rapido TV eurotrash ratings
eurotrash tv ratings success OR successful

If you need any clarification of the answer, just ask.
kind regards

Request for Answer Clarification by inga-ga on 17 Sep 2002 21:08 PDT
That just about covers it. A couple of questions:
1.Is Jean-Paul Gaultier still involved with the show
2.Is there something similar on US tv?
3.In what light do they present their guests? Is it humiliating, like
on Jerry Springer show? For instance, if you are a lingerie model,
would it be a bad career choice to be on the show?

Clarification of Answer by lot-ga on 17 Sep 2002 22:08 PDT
Hello inga-ga

1.Is Jean-Paul Gaultier still involved with the show
>No Jean-Paul Gaultier is not involved now.
( Jean-Paul Gaultier co-presented up to series 6 )

2.Is there something similar on US tv? 
>Yes, as pointed out, "Yankie Pankie", which is a Planet Rapido
production too
(Eurotrash name doesn't suit the American market of course)
The Yankie Pankie site is featured on Planet Rapdio's home page

3. In what light do they present their guests? Is it humiliating, like
on Jerry Springer show? For instance, if you are a lingerie model,
would it be a bad career choice to be on the show?
> Antoine de Caunes the presenter usually jokes around with his
guests, making light hearted remarks, even making a fool of himself,
any humiliation is low key and tongue in cheek.. the whole show is a
'joke' and supposed to draw laughter, - guests know that comments are
'meant as a joke'. The Jerry Springer show 'humiliating' is more
'cutting' to perhaps invoke jealousy / agression / shock reactions.
The fun atmosphere in Eurotrash is simply to draw a smile.
If a lingerie model came on, she would probably be asked to bare
something.. but meetings are pre rehearsed sketches with Antoine..
like sitting on his lap and singing a song.. all mixed in with silly
remarks which has proven to be a successful formula so the guests know
the plot.

If you wanted to obtain a video to experience the Eurotrash show you
can purchase online here for international delivery:

I hope the clarification helps,
kind regards
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