Pizza Rollo (partially found interactive French game show; 1994)

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Pizza Rollo
Logo of the show.
Logo of the show.
Status Partially Found

Pizza Rollo was an interactive game show hosted by David Chevalier that aired on French channel Canal + around 1994. It was aired from Monday to Friday at 6.30 pm.

Its concept was inspired by Hugo Délire, another interactive game show for children. Both would have an original "video game" on screen, and child contestants would call live and control the player character using the keys of their phones.

While the game in Hugo Délire was 2D-animated and centered around a small imp going to the rescue of his family that was caught by a witch, Pizza Rollo's game was in 3D and was about pizza delivery people who would ride through a city with their bikes while avoiding obstacles. Contestants could choose between Pizza Rollo, Pizza Rollette, and Pizzo Lillo to play as, though based on the little available footage, contestants either didn't or couldn't choose anyone other than Pizza Rollo.

The game was infamous for its difficulty: control was awkward as the child contestant had to use the keys from the phone to move the character, but there was also a slight delay due to the length of the connection to the TV station. Not only that, but players had to finish the level in less than 1 minute 30 seconds. Suffice to say, winners were rare.

Very little footage of the game show can be found, and there are no known home releases of the show.


Footage of the game in action.


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14 months ago
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There was a game show in the US that kinda relates to this, called Throut and Neck. Suffice to say, I think its episodes are all on YouTube.


14 months ago
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Was it a full-on adaption of this show for American audiences?


12 months ago
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Yeah I brought up Throat and Neck on the original site, it wasn't an adaptation, it was a totally new show with different characters and premises. If memory serves it had this chick as the host and she takes calls from people and they had some really, really dated references--like Neck, I believe, asked once if Nostradamus was psychic why didn't he write Livin' La Vida Loca back in the day and make some money...which wasn't how his prescient abilities is supposed to work, but I digress.

I have no idea how the game worked, but I recall the theme was Neck and Throat riding on some kind of motorcycles in this bizarre, post-apocalyptic world (they were both monsters like) and so I guess you controlled them...somehow? Idk, it's been like twenty years, lol. God I miss the 90s.


11 months ago
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Twitch Plays Pokemon? France had that in '94.
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