Tired of human intrest shows? These people are. "In de Gloria" looks like one of the shows where ordinary people are presented like freaks just to get a cheap laugh. The show doesn't mock ... See full summary »




2   1  
2001   2000  


Learn more

More Like This 

Het eiland (2004–2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Michel, Guido and Frankie have been co-workers and close friends for years. But when their boss gets fired, Guido gets a promotion and is replaced by the odd Alain Vandam. No normal day ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Focketyn, Wim Opbrouck, Dirk van Dijck
Basta (TV Series 2011)
Comedy | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Trying to expose some of the contradictions in life, the creators of 'Neveneffecten' target greedy or overly bureaucratic corporations and instances by using their own rules against them. ... See full summary »

Stars: Koen De Poorter, Jelle De Beule, Lieven Scheire
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A tragicomedy about the everyday life of a butchers family Vangenechten. The business is running fine until the son returns home after a long time. He wants to learn more about the butchers... See full summary »

Stars: Koen De Graeve, Mieke De Groote, Reinhilde Decleir
Het geslacht De Pauw (2004–2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A parody on a docusoap, the Pfaffs.

Stars: Bart De Pauw, Maaike Cafmeyer, Benny Claessens
Neveneffecten (2005–2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Unsolved mysteries are unveiled in these NGC-type documentaries about, amongst others, life of the common man, ancient Egyptian civilization in Ghent and the source of the E40 motorway

Stars: Jelle De Beule, Koen De Poorter, Jonas Geirnaert
Quiz Me Quick (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Tells the story about a young guy who starts his own quiz team to join a competition (Belgium)

Stars: Dirk van Dijck, Jos Verbist, Tom Audenaert
De Ronde (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010. In Bruges, more than 200 riders and their entourage are ready for the 94th Tour of Flanders. A sea of fans waits for them along the trail, while millions of others follow 'Flanders finest' on radio or TV.

Stars: Felix Maesschalck, Frank Focketyn, Jaak Van Assche
Callboys (TV Series 2016)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The 7 part black dramedy follows the comical exploits of four gigolos, the Callboys, while testosterone-driven management, petty arguments and deaf-mute ambition make their short-lived business crash and burn.

Stars: Matteo Simoni, Rik Verheye, Stef Aerts
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A group of friends set up a pirate television station and in a humorous fashion report the news from their little town in Flanders, where more absurd things tend to happen then would seem in the first place.

Stars: Jelle De Beule, Lieven Scheire, Koen De Poorter
The Natives (TV Mini-Series 2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Famous stand-up comedian Freddy De Vadder flees to a picturesque village called Bevergem. Why? Nobody knows. He doesn't talk about it. The contrast between him and the grotesque residents ... See full summary »

Stars: Piet De Praitere, Bart Vanneste, Wim Willaert
Safety First (2013–2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

"Safety First" is a hilarious work place mockumentary set at the heart of a security company. Discipline, dedication and friendship, that's what work is about. Oh, and falling over, making ... See full summary »

Stars: Ruth Beeckmans, Ben Segers, Matteo Simoni
What If? (2011–2020)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

What If? is a sketch show. Each sketch begins with a question. Each question begins with "what if". "WHAT IF?" is a roller coaster of sketches that immerses you in life as it almost could be.

Stars: Bruno Vanden Broecke, Günther Lesage, Ruth Beeckmans


Series cast summary:
Sien Eggers ...  Moeder van Luc / ... 20 episodes, 2000-2001
Frank Focketyn ...  Willy Vermaelen / ... 20 episodes, 2000-2001
An Miller An Miller ...  Beller / ... 20 episodes, 2000-2001
Wim Opbrouck ...  Mediawatcher / ... 20 episodes, 2000-2001
Lucas Van den Eynde ...  Dagtripper / ... 20 episodes, 2000-2001
Tania Van der Sanden Tania Van der Sanden ...  Dagtripper / ... 20 episodes, 2000-2001
Tom Van Dyck ...  Reporter / ... 20 episodes, 2000-2001
Kris Focketyn Kris Focketyn ...  Jos Vermaelen 20 episodes, 2000-2001


Tired of human intrest shows? These people are. "In de Gloria" looks like one of the shows where ordinary people are presented like freaks just to get a cheap laugh. The show doesn't mock the ordinary folks who appear in these shows, but the people who make them. "In de Gloria" is so painfully accurate you don't know if you want to laugh or cry. It's the kind of satire that shows you what the human race is really like. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

satire | human interest | See All (2) »





Official Sites:

Woestijnvis NV





Release Date:

11 February 2000 (Belgium) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


One of the sketches ("Boemerang") about a presenter not being able to hold of his laughter during a serious talk with people who are the victims of medical blunders is often mistaken for real (by non-Belgian audiences). It was featured on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' and gained some Internet notoriety through it's popularity on YouTube. See more »


Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #13.1 (2000) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Best Flemish television ever, of international class.
18 November 2007 | by dennisvansantSee all my reviews

Directed by Jan Eelen, this sketch program is disguised as a human interest show. The characters are portrayed by the same cast of actors in every skit and sometimes guest actors are invited to expand the program's variety. Let me keep my opinion on this program very short: sublime, fantastic, excellent! What makes the show so fantastic? First of all, it's extremely recognizable, especially for the Flemish people, because it's about everyday people in everyday situations that become not so everyday when there's a camera in their face. The realistic quality of the program makes it so that the viewer can imagine it actually happening, which makes it all the more amusing. Second and foremost, it plays perfectly to the modern-day viewer's desire for things to go horribly wrong, and gives him exactly what they want.

It is mostly the realistic set-up and sublime acting of the cast members that makes this program to what it is: the best program ever produced by Woestijnvis, by the VRT and probably in the entire history of Belgian television, since the mid 1950s.

Americans, although they might not have realised it themselves, have most likely seen a skit from this program on the internet, where a talk show host finds himself having a laughing fit when a guest on his show - that had undergone a failed tonsil operation - speaks to him in a girlish, high-pitched voice. Many people think this happened on live television, but there you go, the secret's revealed! Besides this sketch, there are tons of other sketches, such as the worker that gets drunk after a squash game with his supervisor and calls him a 'faggot', an elderly actor that has gone dangerously senile, and the woman that can't sing along in church because she's unable to sing in tune. All of these elements combined make 'In de Gloria' what it is.

Real people, real situations, real comedy.

A big, fat 10 well earned.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 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