December 12, 2009

On Spitting Images & Sjef van Oekel

This is a post only the Dutch will understand.

As I walk into the house, I see my husband reading something on his laptop about a Dutch comedian/actor, Sjef van Oekel (picture on the left). If my husband is known for anything, it is definitely not for his interest in the Dutch culture or anything related to it (except in me, of course).
It was even in Arabic! Now why would Sjef van Oekel, a fictitious character known for his rather sleazy yet hilarious personality, appear in an Arabic newspaper? And so I ask. It turns out this man (on the right) is not Sjef van Oekel, but the former Lebanese deputy Prime Minister, Abu-Jamra. Spitting image, no? I can just imagine the guy singing "You're very welcome to waldo-la-la."

We probably all have a spitting image walking around somewhere. I just hope mine isn't of the reputation of Sjef van Oekel.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

For all fans, the music movie (LUV 1978):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EieCc7TYkOs

Enjoy!

Dimphy

Anonymous said...

this clip was on npr



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahyBVgEnsN4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahyBV

Theo said...

I believe that Sjef van Oekel in his early years was a rather good opera/operette-star too...

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJleU-jzCQQ

Francine said...

"I just hope mine isn't of the reputation of Sjef van Oekel."

And that of Abu Jamra no doubt :)