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Ti ricordi Carosello?

Show dedicated to one of the most followed television broadcasts. Who doesn't remember the mythical commercials we've been listening to for over twenty years?


Jingles, mottos, slogans that were sung in the shower, repeated in bars, used as jokes. A part of the post-war Italian costume ...

and after Carosello ... all to bed!

For those who have lived through that period, fun, nostalgia, memories are guaranteed, and for others only laughter ...

written by Enzo Vecchiarelli


Claudio Tombini - acting

Enzo Vecchiarelli - guitars, acting

Riccardo Marongiu - guitar, mandolin, small percussions, gong, glockenspiel, drums, acting

here a video of the show with the salient images

Carosello is an Italian television program that was broadcast on the National Program and then on the RAI Network 1 from February 3, 1957 (but it was originally scheduled for January 1) to January 1, 1977.

It was broadcast daily from 8:50 pm to 9:00 pm, except on Good Friday and November 2nd. He was suspended for a week between 31 May and 6 June 1963 due to the agony and death of Pope John XXIII and for three days from 12 to 15 December 1969, when the country was shaken by the Piazza Fontana massacre. Other shorter suspensions occurred due to the death of Pope Pius XII (9 October - 11 October 1958), for the killings of the brothers John Kennedy (22 November 1963) and Bob Kennedy (5 June 1968) as well as following an unavoidable connection via satellite for the landing of the Apollo 14 spacecraft, February 9, 1971.

In total, 7,261 episodes were broadcast.

It consisted of a series of films (often comic sketches in the style of light theater or musical interludes) followed by advertisements. Carosello's rigid format was engineered to work flawlessly. It did not suffer interruptions or errors for about twenty years: the only exception was the events mentioned above and some strikes and unrest within the RAI which altered (albeit slightly) the programming, for example with the start of the final theme without listing of advertised products.

Carosello was not and could not be just a container for advertising messages: the number of seconds dedicated to advertising, the number of citations of the product name, the number of seconds to be dedicated to the "show" were predetermined, the plot of which had to be of per se unrelated to the product. Under a law then in force it was not allowed to advertise within any evening television show, but even before an interval of ninety seconds from the beginning of the same.

Famous names such as

Luciano Emmer (who is considered the inventor), Age and Scarpelli, Luigi Magni, Gillo Pontecorvo, Ermanno Olmi, Sergio Leone, Ugo Gregoretti, Pupi Avati, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Federico Fellini and the American Richard Lester.

As actors, among others, Totò, Eduardo De Filippo, Peppino De Filippo, Erminio Macario, Gilberto Govi, Vittorio Gassman, Alberto Sordi, Giorgio Albertazzi, Arnoldo Foà, Alberto Lupo, Mike Bongiorno, Corrado, Tino Scotti, Aldo Fabrizi , Dario Fo, Franca Rame, Mario Carotenuto, Franca Valeri, Alighiero Noschese, Nilla Pizzi, Domenico Modugno, Mina, Adriano Celentano, Ernesto Calindri, Nino Manfredi, Virna Lisi, Gino Bramieri, Walter Chiari, Carlo Campanini, Ave Ninchi, Ugo Tognazzi , Raimondo Vianello, Sandra Mondaini, Gino Cervi, Fernandel, Paolo Panelli, Bice Valori, Paolo Stoppa, Rina Morelli, Paolo Ferrari, Aroldo Tieri, Carlo Dapporto, Nino Taranto, Raffaele Pisu, Renzo Arbore, Gianni Boncompagni and even Frank Sinatra and Jerry Lewis.

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