Dec 24, 2016

Colpo Grosso (Part 1)

 

Colpo Grosso was an Italian game show famous for including nudity. Please see the Colpo Grosso Main Page for episodes covered and background information.  Tutti Frutti (see the see the Tutti Frutti Main Page) was a spin-off mostly filmed at the same Italian studio, and both became wildly popular among early satellite customers... and also widely criticized by the usual troublemakers, feminists and conservatives.

We're taking a peek at a bunch of Colpo Grosso episodes - such an major player and influence in "sexploitation" media during the 1990s. We'll refrain from providing details about every episode's game play. Instead, we'll look at the three items we care about: (1) the hostesses, (2) the Cin Cin girls, (3) the Flag Girls/Euro Girls (4) the female contestant, and (5) the closing credits striptease - the so-called "Superstar Performance" - not included in every season.

In this post we'll cover five episodes from season 3 (1989)

#1


(1) THE HOSTS

Umberto Smaila introduces a new Cin Cin girl for season three - Karen Slingsby from Britain  


Amy was super popular - she actually replaced Monique Sluyter and Tiziana D'Arcangelo in season three.

(2) CIN CIN GIRLS

Bernardine (blueberry) and Lena (pineapple) are chose to show their fruit pasties




Erika Lanivari (kiwi)

(3) EURO GIRLS

Ljuba




Pamela





(4) THE CONTESTANT

A rather serious gal; awkward like all contestants stripping, but not too bad.





(5) SUPERSTAR PERFORMANCE

Lena (pineapple) lip syncs for a music video at the end 




#2


(1) THE HOSTS

Amy Charles looking sharp today


(2) CIN CIN GIRLS 

Umberto Smaila again opens the show by bantering with the new Cin Cin girl - Karen Slingsby from Britain.

Karen replaces Erika Lanivari as the kiwi

Karen gets her first chance at the coveted boob reveal

Suzana (lemon) joins Karen (Suzana replaced Stella Kobs as the lemon)


Boom.



In this commercial outro we have Erika Lanivari (kiwi) and Renate (orange).  This is one thing I didn't quite like - the fact that they often used stock footage for the intro/outro segments with girls that didn't line up with the current Cin Cin cast.  As we just mentioned, Karen is currently the kiwi, not Erika.

But then again, who really cares

(3) EURO GIRLS


Esmeralda



Pernilla




Marisa and Josette





(4) THE CONTESTANT

Cristina





(5) SUPERSTAR PERFORMANCE

The closing credits performance involves a naked Cleopatra.  Unfortunately, I can't tell which Cin Cin girl this is with all the makeup and costume.


What I can tell you is that she has no clothing on - not even panties.  Bush is something you just never saw on Tutti Frutti.


#3

(1) THE HOSTS

Amy Charles, looking fine as always

(2) CIN CIN GIRLS 

Michelle (strawberry) and Bernardine (blueberry) are spotlighted today





(3) EURO GIRLS

Pamela




Pamela is joined onstage by Simone




Darina, Nikola and Adolphine









(4) THE CONTESTANT

Shahrazad

Shahrazad has a rather intense stare


(5) SUPERSTAR PERFORMANCE


Lena (pineapple)

Jessica is an interesting Cin Cin.  She sings the opening song and is front and center. Yet she never really became a "fruit".  She served as a replacement for Angelique Rinkel (tangerine) while on hiatus.  




#4


(1) THE HOSTS


Umberto Smaila makes a comment to Amy Charles that she's getting too skinny.


(2) CIN CIN GIRLS 

Lena (pineapple) and Angelique (cherry)

Suzana (lemon) and Renate (tangerine) are chosen for the spotlight today





(3) EURO GIRLS

Lisetta

(4) THE CONTESTANT

Shahrazad is back from the previous episode - and she's as annoyed and disinterested as ever.

She just wants to get this over with.

She abruptly removes her bra then rushes off stage.

(5) SUPERSTAR PERFORMANCE

This superstar is introduced simply as Nathalie. 

Nathalie models for a few of the challenges

Time for Nathalie's superstar performance.



Notice the extremely poor lighting.  Thankfully, only the first part of season three did this.  They learned their lesson and turned the lights on for the Superstar Performance the rest of the season.

SEASON 3 - #5

(1) THE HOSTS



(2) CIN CIN GIRLS 

Renate (tangerine) and Angelique (cherry)



Jessica (cherry) 

You'll recall Jessica filled in for Angelique as the cherry while she was on hiatus during season 2.

Jessica and Lena

(3) EURO GIRLS

Fabiane




Ester


Annarita


(4) THE CONTESTANT

Gaia





(5) SUPERSTAR PERFORMANCE - Unfortunately the same as a previous episode; nothing new


Check out the Colpo Grosso Main Page for more episodes

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