International Emmy Award Winner 2011: 'Best Comedy'
Rose d'Or Winner 2010: 'Best Comedy' & 'Best Programm'
C21/FRAPA Award 2010: 'Best Comedy'
“Benidorm Bastards” is an edgy hidden camera show starring seven senior citizens who roam the streets with a mission: to pull a fast one on young people.
In sketches that are as absurd as they are hilarious, the “Benidorm Bastards” turn the tables. The young farts don’t know what’s hit them. This show is living proof that ageing is a relative concept…
The main characters are:
The Billiards Player
Emiel is passionate about his billiards. His cue is ready for action any time, any place. Like at the supermarket, the museum, the electronics shop, the Metro…
Gaston is a man of the times. It’s all about mobility to him, hands-free mobility, obviously. He startles passers by in his remote-controlled wheelchair, calmly reading the newspaper, or polishing his brassware…
Sister Lea and Sister Hilda are the meanest motherfuckers among nuns. They drink Duvel, are lavish with their “God damn its” and terrorise the streets brandishing baseball bats.
Marcel likes to pick on youths at their own homes. So he goes from door-to-door offering the most useless services: Google in the home, calculator in the home, hammer in the home…
Our senior citizens also have the urge to simply chill out every now and then. They hang out on a bench, or the underground, eat crisps, listen to music and generally annoy passers-by. If at all possible, Irene chills on her wheels, then she doesn’t even have to stand up straight.
The vigilante Patrol
Abusing the trust that young people have in the elderly is Johan’s favourite pastime. And the most satisfying way is by dressing up as vigilante patrol officers with Emiel. No one dares question them now and they can let it all hang out…
“Benidorm Bastards”: making fun of the youngsters!