De Luizenmoeder - Netflix
Mon 24 June 2019
De Luizenmoeder brings you back to one of the most recognizable arenas of the Netherlands: The absurdist world of Elementary School. A special mini-society with their own schoolyard regulation, treat policy, parking management, lice mothers and many more.
Runtime: 30 minutes
De Luizenmoeder - De Luizenmoeder - Netflix
De Luizenmoeder (literally: “The Lice Mother”) is a Dutch comedy series broadcast by AVROTROS on NPO 3. The series is about an elementary school, called “De Klimop”, its teachers, its principal, and the parents of its first grade (group 3) students. The first season, which consisted of nine episodes, aired weekly on Sundays between January 14, 2018 and March 11. The season was followed by a special, that included bloopers and deleted scenes. The series became an unexpected succes, reaching record-breaking ratings. On February 5, 2018, AVROTROS announced on Twitter a second season would be made. Belgian production company Lecter Media bought the rights to make a Belgian version, which is planned to be broadcast on VTM. The series was created by Jan Albert de Weerd and Ilse Warringa, who also is one of the actors. Filming began on October 5, 2017 at a former elementary school in Mijdrecht, called “Twistvliedschool”. It was produced by Ingmar Menning and De Weerd of the production company Bing Film & TV. De Weerd also directed De Luizenmoeder.
De Luizenmoeder - Reception - Netflix
De Luizenmoeder became a succes unexpectedly. It was hailed for its recognizability and its politically incorrect jokes about, for example, Zwarte Piet and gay parents. The first episode was seen live (and online the same day) by about 750,000 people, but another 850,000 people watched the episode online in the following six days. Its ratings quickly rose and peaked at episode 4, “Laat ze maar glanzen”, which had almost 3.5 million live views and almost 4.75 million including online watching. Six out of the nine first season episodes were the best watched television programs on Dutch television of the week (online watching included). De Luizenmoeder broke several records: never before was a television show watched online so many times in the Netherlands, and it was the program with the highest ratings on NPO 3 since a new measurement method was introduced in 2008. In June 2018, De Luizenmoeder received the Zilveren Nipkowschijf, a Dutch television award. Several parodies of the song “Hallo allemaal” (“Hello Everybody”), which is repeatedly sung by teacher Ank (Ilse Warringa), were created. One version was sung by comedian André van Duin, and multiple versions were created for the festival Carnival.
De Luizenmoeder - References - Netflix