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'''''Ontbijt Piet!''''' (English: ''Breakfast Pete!'') is a Dutch Christmas-themed live-action series produced by Endemol & broadcasted by Nickelodeon in the Netherlands. It features characters based on the legend of Zwarte Piet ('Black Pete', the mischievous assistant of Sinterklaas/Santa Claus) and ran for 2 seasons between late November and early December in 2007-2008. It stars Rein Hofman as Ontbijtpiet, Eva van der Gucht as Smulpiet and Bram van der Vlugt as Santa ''aka'' Saint Nicholas.<ref>[https://www.televisiegeheugen.nl/sinterklaas-series/ontbijtpiet-2007-2008#informatie Dutch article that has information on the show.] Retrieved 05 Nov '19</ref> The show was partially sponsored by a Dutch supermarket chain and made to encourage children to eat a healthy breakfast.<ref>[https://www.adformatie.nl/craft/nickelodeon-zet-ontbijtpiet-voor-beter-ontbijt-kinderen News article about the show.] Retrieved 05 Nov '19</ref> In total, around 28 episodes were made.  
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'''''Ontbijt Piet!''''' (English: ''Breakfast Pete!'') is a Dutch Sinterklaas-themed live-action series produced by Endemol & broadcasted by Nickelodeon in the Netherlands. It features characters based on the legend of Zwarte Piet ('Black Pete', the mischievous assistant of Sinterklaas (Dutch Santa Claus) and ran for 2 seasons between late November and early December in 2007-2008. It stars Rein Hofman as Ontbijtpiet, Eva van der Gucht as Smulpiet and Bram van der Vlugt as Sinterklaas ''a.k.a'' Saint Nicholas.<ref>[https://www.televisiegeheugen.nl/sinterklaas-series/ontbijtpiet-2007-2008#informatie Dutch article that has information on the show.] Retrieved 05 Nov '19</ref> The show was partially sponsored by a Dutch supermarket chain and made to encourage children to eat a healthy breakfast.<ref>[https://www.adformatie.nl/craft/nickelodeon-zet-ontbijtpiet-voor-beter-ontbijt-kinderen News article about the show.] Retrieved 05 Nov '19</ref> In total, around 28 episodes were made.  
  
 
As of now, all of the episodes are lost. Given the characters are portrayed - as is traditional for Zwarte Piet - by white actors in blackface, a tradition that has since become the subject of fierce international controversy, they are not likely to resurface in any official format.  
 
As of now, all of the episodes are lost. Given the characters are portrayed - as is traditional for Zwarte Piet - by white actors in blackface, a tradition that has since become the subject of fierce international controversy, they are not likely to resurface in any official format.  
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File:Screenshot 2019-11-02 ontbijtpiet2008.png|The website for the show.
 
File:Screenshot 2019-11-02 ontbijtpiet2008.png|The website for the show.
 
File:Screenshot_2019-12-19_Nickelodeon.png|Screenshot from a Ontbijt Piet flash game. (Found on a archive of the Dutch Nickelodeon website.
 
File:Screenshot_2019-12-19_Nickelodeon.png|Screenshot from a Ontbijt Piet flash game. (Found on a archive of the Dutch Nickelodeon website.

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Rein Hofman & Eva van der Gucht as Ontbijtpiet & Smulpiet.

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Ontbijt Piet! (English: Breakfast Pete!) is a Dutch Sinterklaas-themed live-action series produced by Endemol & broadcasted by Nickelodeon in the Netherlands. It features characters based on the legend of Zwarte Piet ('Black Pete', the mischievous assistant of Sinterklaas (Dutch Santa Claus) and ran for 2 seasons between late November and early December in 2007-2008. It stars Rein Hofman as Ontbijtpiet, Eva van der Gucht as Smulpiet and Bram van der Vlugt as Sinterklaas a.k.a Saint Nicholas.[1] The show was partially sponsored by a Dutch supermarket chain and made to encourage children to eat a healthy breakfast.[2] In total, around 28 episodes were made.

As of now, all of the episodes are lost. Given the characters are portrayed - as is traditional for Zwarte Piet - by white actors in blackface, a tradition that has since become the subject of fierce international controversy, they are not likely to resurface in any official format.

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