There is a really funny sketch from the UK which the Germans and most of Scandanavia watch at this time of year called Dinner for One which stars Freddie Frinton and May Warden. It’s black and white and centres around a butler who is serving a meal and alcohol to an elderly upper-class Englishwoman called Miss Sophie who is celebrating her 90th birthday with her imaginary friends who are called Mr Pommeroy, Mr Winterbottom, Sir Toby, and Admiral von Schneider.
During the meal the butler called James who is played by Freddie Frinton gets more and more drunk until in the end he is practically falling over himself. He serves Miss Sophie with her meal and alcohol then has to pretend to be the other guests and drink a toast to her after each course.
I had never heard or seen this sketch before even though it was filmed in the UK back in 1963 and stars 2 British Actors, it wasn’t until I met my German girlfriend and she told me all about it as its shown all over German TV during the Christmas period and really popular here. Even in Scandanavia they love the sketch and show it every year on TV at this time and believe me it is really funny and worth watching if you get the chance.

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