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“The lower my viewership, the more successful I am,” says Mika Wertheim in his genius. New Year's Eve conference. His suggestion to turn off the TV and other screens and talk to each other did not lead to immediate action from everyone: the show was watched by 1.3 million people. There would have been much less if Wertheim had kept his original opening scene intact. He showed how comedian Zitolybullen vomited.
During editing it was decided to delete this part. De Volkskrant He wrote about him: “Director Jim Sturman's father contributed to the popular VPRO program Van Oekel's Discohoek. Wertheim recalled the uproar over the broadcast on the evening before Christmas in 1974, in which Van Uickel's sword was vomited into Everett's bicycle bag. “All the TV experts say vomiting causes a physical reaction in half the viewers, who then turn off the TV, and I don't want that,” Wertheim said in early December.“
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