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Kir Royal is a German TV series from The Eighties, made by director Helmut Dietl and Patrick Süskind of The Perfume fame, the team also behind Schtonk! and several other successful and high-quality German movies and TV series.

The series features the adventures of "Baby Schimmerlos", gossip reporter for a fictional German tabloid, and his photographer sidekick Herbie, in the high society circles of Munich in The Eighties.

Provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Affair Hair: In episode 2. Baby doesn't even care to deny it.
  • All-Star Cast: An all German Star Cast, if not all Bavarian Star Cast.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: Herbie.
  • Arms Dealer: The Swiss "Massaker-Raeber", which means exactly what you think it does.
  • As Himself: Among others, singer Konstantin Wecker and chef Eckard Witzigmann.
  • Big Fancy House: The villa of the late painter Wilfried Schildkraut in St Peter am See. For just 3½ million marks, a real steal!
  • But I Play One on TV: Franz Xaver Kroetz who played "Baby" was asked by some German newspapers to write columns for them and did so - despite the fact that he had no experience with this kind of writing and the result was... meager.
  • Camp Gay: There seems to be at least one per episode.
  • Catch Phrase: "Edda, schreib!" (Edda, write!) for Baby. "Hysteriker!" (You hysteric!) for Edda.
  • Confessional: One of them is used in episode 3 for some discrete bribes. This is admittedly done to thwart the bad guy an even worse guy, but the Catholic church still wasn't amused.
  • Cosplay: OK, not the kind you tropers may know, but how would you call it if some guy regularly dressed as King Ludwig II of Bavaria (the mad castle builder) and even rode in a horse-sleigh?
  • Depraved Bisexual: Karl Banz (episode 6).
  • Distracted by the Sexy:

  Baby: "Edda, I can't concentrate if you're showing me your tits!"

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