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Crackòvia: Football parody

Crackòvia: Football parody

Crackòvia is one of the star programs of TV3 in Catalonia. After five years of broadcast, its viewers remain faithful to the program's format. Other chains have imitated it without success, as Telemadrid. For six years, all monday, the audience has a date with humor and football, an appointment with Krakow.

Crackòvia is a satire show about sports, especially soccer, which has been broadcast since September 2008 and TV3. The show consists of sketches where different sports personalities are imitated, with special attention to FC Barcelona and Real Madrid football.

Bale and Sergio Ramos were parodied, the Welshman was christened Forrest Gump.
Bale and Sergio Ramos were parodied, the Welshman was christened Forrest Gump.

The first sports satire program that was made in Spain was the section "Football is like that", framed within the humorous show "Attack" presented by Alfonso Arús there by 1993. At that time illustrious characters such as Ramón Mendoza or Johan Cruyff were parodied. It took a long time for us to enjoy a similar program, with permission of the "guiñoles" of Canal +.

Crackôvia has its origin in the political satire show Poland from TV3 and on the RAC1 show Absolute minority, successful shows in the Catalan public media. It is commanded by the humorists Queco Novell, Oscar Garcia, Bruno Oro and Manel Lucas. “Crackòvia” closed the 5th season with an average audience of 21,4% screen quota, with an average of 770.000 viewers. Since September 2013 the 6th season is on the air.

Guti is one of the audience's favorite characters.
Guti is one of the audience's favorite characters.

Among the novelties of this season are the new signings of the League, like Neymar and Bale, the latter with some controversy since they parody it as Forrest Gump. They don't just imitate footballers, also presidents, coaches and sports journalists have a place in the show. Also recognized athletes from other disciplines such as Fernando Alonso, the Gasol brothers, Kobe Bryant or the controversial synchronized coach, Anna Tarrés, are imitated shamelessly causing the laughter of the viewers. Although the audience has their favorites, for example Leo Messi, imitated until last season by the mythical, Carlos Latre, others like Sergio Ramos, Ricky Rubio or Guti, are some of the audience's favorites.

Every Monday at 21:50 hours those who are lucky to tune in to TV3 will have a fun time in front of the television. Those of us who can't see it, we settle for viewing the show via youtube. Any option is good as long as you have a fun time in front of the television, where every day to find a good sports program in Spain is, almost, An utopia.

Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant are some of the most imitated characters outside the world of football.
Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant are some of the most imitated characters outside the world of football.

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