|Hier ist Joko (Links) und Klaas (Rechts) (Source)|
This pair first started as the hosts of MTV Deutschlands' show MTV Home. This was just the spring board for the two's fame. Their story is comparable to Carson Daly the Host of MTV's RTL Total Request Live in the late 90's early 2000's. Wow. . . I am taking a moment to realize I am older then I think I am.
The Show, MTV Home aired from 2009 to 2011. Such a short time but it really made an impact. It was unique and simple and Funny!
Here is the intro:
These guys Interviewed musicians mostly but others as well in their studio that looked like a living room. They had a co-host chick Pauline. She is the blond with the blue tank top. She was also an MTV VJ. What made this fun was all of the additional skits. Often Joko and Klaas competed for ridiculous things.
One of their repeat segments was Aushalten - to hold out, to last. In these episodes the two would have to go through the same task, often a painful one and who ever held out the longest won.
The other popular segment they had was MTV Zuschauer Kribs. MTV Audience Cribs. Instead of visiting famous peoples homes they visited regular peoples' homes, always late at night and with a friend to help surprise the expecting renter. Once Joko surprises them they get to show us their pad. It is often quite hilarious.
Now the guys are the face of Sparkasse, a German Bank, 'Giro sucht Hero'. They had a huge competition against one another and this year the public gets to get involved. Team Joko vs Team Klaas.
To be totally honest I don't get it. It is just obviously marketing. Though they had a special on TV this weekend and it was fun. Though I had to take breaks, I literally watched a movie in the middle of it and then came back to it and the show was still running!! Dude Germans have a longer attention span than I do. Epic tv show watching is a German accomplishment!
Here the guys are trying to recreate the gingle for Sparkasse.
There is so much more to share. If you want more just YouTube them. These guys have a good foot in German Entertainment and will be around for a while. It is good to get to know them if you are interested in Germany and German culture.