Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



10   9   8   7   6   5   … See all »
2003   2002   2001   2000   … See all »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Vrienden voor het leven (1990–1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

It resolves around the events of the cohabiting couple Eddie Veenstra and Ellen van den Berg with their relatives and acquaintances.

Stars: Peter Lusse, Mary-Lou van Steenis, Edmond Classen
Oppassen!!! (1991–2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two grandfathers take care of their grandchildren.

Stars: Ben Hulsman, Coen Flink, Annette Barlo
Kees & Co. (1997–2020)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Comedy series following the chapters from the life of Kees Heistee. The new 10th season will be shown every Saturday at 20.00 starting February 22th 2020 on RTL4. The series is also shown on streaming service Videoland.

Stars: Simone Kleinsma, Esther Roord, Amber Teterissa
Medisch Centrum West (1988–1994)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

MCW was set in Lelystad a provincial hospital in the middle of the country. MCW dramatized all sorts of ethical and personal dilemmas. MCW was in its time innovative for dealing with ... See full summary »

Stars: Margreet Blanken, Klaas Hofstra, Rob van Hulst
Het Zonnetje in Huis (1993–2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Catherina and Erik Bovenkerk are happily married. But then they decide to take care of father Piet Bovenkerk and he moves in.

Stars: John Kraaijkamp Sr., John Kraaijkamp Jr., Martine Bijl
Darlings! (1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A peaceful family-life is suddenly disturbed when the children enter puberty. The children take over the house and ban their parents from their lives.

Director: Ruud van Hemert
Stars: Peter Faber, Geert de Jong, Akkemay
Jiskefet (1990–2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Dutch performers Kees Prins, Herman Koch and Michiel Romeyn portray a multitude of peculiar characters in a series of absurdist and satirical comedy sketches.

Stars: Michiel Romeyn, Kees Prins, Herman Koch
Zeg 'ns Aaa (1981–2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Sitcom related to the daily life of Dr. Lydia van der Ploeg, her children Gert-Jan and Nancy, her boyfriend the surgeon Hans Lansberg, and her close neighbors.

Stars: Carry Tefsen, Sjoukje Hooymaayer, John Leddy
In de Vlaamsche pot (1990–1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A comedy about a gay couple, a very needy waiter and all other types in a restaurant called 'De Vlaamsche Pot".

Stars: Serge-Henri Valcke, Frans van Deursen, Edwin de Vries
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Stars: Gerard Cox, Joke Bruijs, Sjoerd Pleijsier
Baantjer (1995–2006)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In this Dutch police detective series, Detective Jurriaan 'Jurre' de Cock is sort of the 'Columbo' of a Dutch police city's police department.

Stars: Piet Römer, Victor Reinier, Martin Schwab
Sluipschutters (TV Series 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Dutch program featuring four young comedians performing short hilarious sketches.

Stars: Leo Alkemade, Ronald Goedemondt, Bas Hoeflaak
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
John Jones John Jones ...  Jimmy de Waard 80 episodes, 1994-2003
Jules Royaards Jules Royaards ...  Nol Brouwer 80 episodes, 1994-2003
Bea Meulman Bea Meulman ...  Rietje Brouwer 80 episodes, 1994-2003
Joost Buitenweg Joost Buitenweg ...  Lex Pijnakker 60 episodes, 1994-2003
Anne-Mieke Ruyten Anne-Mieke Ruyten ...  Christien Meeuwisse 42 episodes, 1994-2002
Elle van Rijn Elle van Rijn ...  Jolanda van Staveren / ... 40 episodes, 1994-1999
Anneke Beukman Anneke Beukman ...  Nina Schoenmaker / ... 40 episodes, 2001-2003
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

5 September 1994 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

SamSam See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The show was supposed to end its run on 27 November 2000. Producers allowed viewers to choose how it would end: Jimmy leaving town to pursue the dream job he had been offered; staying to go after his old flame Christien; or staying to go after Jolande. The viewers chose the Chris ending but somehow the show didn't end after this and run for four more years. See more »

Quotes

Rietje Brouwer: Now or never, Nol.
Nol Brouwer: Not now.
See more »

Connections

Remake of Man About the House (1973) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Fun Fun
26 March 2002 | by k_luifjeSee all my reviews

This comedy, originally based on ''Man about the house'' (1973), is on air for about eight years now, and for Dutch understandings that's quite long. There aren't many Dutch comedy's broadcasting that many seasons (for as far as I know only ''Zeg eens AAA'' (1981-1989) did as well as ''Oppassen!!!'' (1991-present)). Therefore, Sam Sam can be called a hit. Seeing it, it's quite obvious why it's such a success.

First of all, the acting is done professional and very enthusiast. Although it must be said that the (most of the time) bigger-than-life acting by John Jones is a possible annoy-factor. Secondly the series is fast, meaning there are no really long scenes, which is probably one of the reasons the series is especially popular by younger people. There isn't much time to get bored.Besides that the writing is almost perfect (very funny and not to predictable, a trap some comedy's fall in most of the time) and a few of the characters have one-liners everybody knows and loves. Riet Brouwer (played by Bea Meulman) says ''Heb ik dat!?'' (''That's my luck!'') a lot, while her husband's (Nol, played by Jules Royaards) filler is ''Gloeiende, gloeiende.'' (''Bloody, bloody.''). And when Nol meets Jimmy, Chris, Jo or Lex, he always calls them ''Eh.Dinges'' (''Eh.What's-your-name''). And almost naturally there is the boy-girl situation. The public as well as the other characters kinda know Jimmy (John Jones) and Chris (Anne-Mieke Ruyten) belong together, but they never seem to get together properly.

With John Jones and Anne-Mieke Ruyten as each-others love-interests, Elle van Rijn as the dumb, blonde Jo and Joost Buitenweg brilliantly playing Jimmy's best friend, over-sexed, and therefore disliked by Chris and Jo, Lex; the youngsters from ''Man about the house'' are replaced without a doubt as good as (or perhaps even a little better) than the original British cast. And the Ropers, originally played by Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy with their whole hearts, are now performed by Bea Meulman and perfectly casted Jules Royaards.

So the biggest threat to the show would be the leaving of one of the actors. Or worse, two of the actors. This is what happened in 2001 when Anne-Mieke Ruyten and Elle van Rijn left the series. Replaced by Angelique de Bruijne and Anneke Beukman the show went on (it still does) without to much damage, so it seemed. But in my opinion, the episode described in the trivia section (where Jimmy and Chris finally end up together) should be the final episode of the series, while the show was still at its peak. OK, I admit, already it was a little over its peak.

Watching the show with the new actors isn't a disaster and sometimes it's as funny as it once was, but it's obviously a copy of something we've seen before (sometimes more than once before) already. But luckily it's an enjoyable copy.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed