When we were in France last year and this year, my husband and I were fascinated by one of their television shows. It’s called “Bigdil.” I believe it’s a game show; the premise is that there is a big computer-animated critter on a screen, and the French version of an obnoxious quizmaster/game show host. This quizmaster is balding, wears a long ponytail, and wears the most eye-blisteringly brilliant zoot suits you ever saw. Obnoxious quizmaster chatters loudly and constantly, and big computerized critter (Bigdil?) delivers a deep-voiced side commentary and one-liners. Although I speak a little French, I can’t understand a thing they’re saying.
What the hell is going on in this show? And how dare the French best us in the obnoxious quizmaster and game show division?