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This review is from: 'Allo 'Allo!: The Complete Series Seven [DVD] (DVD)
Sometimes a stew--or a ragout in this case--is so perfect that if one changes any of the ingredients, it does not taste the same. The proposition holds true for original cast of "Allo Allo" which represented a perfectly delicious combination of comic actors. Unfortunately, by season seven, they had lost the original Monsieur LeClerq, who revealed his assortment of daffy disguises with raised spectacles; and the charmingly chicken-hearted Capitano Bertorelli, who "loved-a the lydies". It is not that their replacements are not excellent, because they are; it is merely that the new combination of ingredients has altered the perfect flavor of the original comic concoction.
On the plus side, Sam Kelly (Hans, of the first several seasons who escaped to England, by mistake in place of the British Airmen) turns up in British Intelligence, where he has been groomed to be a proper Englishman by Burgess and Maclean!
There are still plenty of laughs, gimmicks, and running gags; and Series Seven is well worth adding to one's collection. But some of that original piquant zest is missing.