Pssst ...

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Television broadcast
Original title Pssst ...
Country of production Germany
Year (s) 1990 to 1995, 2007
Bonito (2007)
Episodes 84
genre Advice broadcast
music composed by Thomas Fuchsberger
Moderation Harald Schmidt
First broadcast February 19, 1990 on West 3

Pssst ... was a game show moderated by Harald Schmidt , which was initially broadcast in 72 episodes from 1990 to 1995 on WDR (1990 to 1992) and in the first (1993 to 1995). In 2007, 12 issues of a new edition were broadcast in the evening program of the first.


A prominent, four-person advice team (the original cast consisted of Ingolf Lück , Elke Heidenreich , Mariele Millowitsch , Herbert Feuerstein ; later substitute guests were Konrad Beikircher and Sissi Perlinger ) have the task of guessing the “secret” of a candidate in a given time. The only help it receives is an encrypted, often ambiguous, slippery note from Schmidt. Only questions that can be answered with “yes” or “no” are allowed in the question and answer session. The guessing of the often bizarre “secrets” often takes a back seat due to the humorous interaction between the advice team and the moderator (Schmidt, who is announced as a “secret agent”).

Legendär the Ententröte is (expertly ducks Rufer or engl. Duck caller ) that the flow rate of their time and the rate team members timeout signals the rate of turn.

New edition

According to a report by Hörzu in September 2006, Westdeutsche Rundfunk confirmed that the new edition of the game show was planned and that negotiations with Harald Schmidt were already in progress. Before that, Schmidt had improvised some Pssst… guessing rounds with Elke Heidenreich , Nathalie Licard and Manuel Andrack in an edition of his Late Night Show .

In October 2006, the ARD announced that initially twelve new episodes Pssst ... with Harald Schmidt will be broadcast from February 13, 2007 in the evening program of the first . In a press release on December 8, 2006, the ARD named the first council team members. Until then, Manuel Andrack , Herbert Feuerstein , Piet Klocke , Kurt Krömer , Nathalie Licard , Ingolf Lück , Christine Westermann , Frank Plasberg , Charlotte Roche and Cordula Stratmann had accepted . There is no longer one, as in the original broadcast, but four advice teams that take turns broadcast after broadcast. The members of the old regular council team Mariele Millowitsch and Elke Heidenreich are no longer there. They had made their participation contingent on the retention of the original council team.

The new edition was produced in February 2007 by the Bonito company; 3 episodes were recorded on each production day. As with the ARD broadcast Harald Schmidt, the production location was Studio 449 in Cologne-Mülheim . Due to a program postponement, the first episode was not aired on February 13th as planned, but on Thursday, February 15, 2007. The original studio design was revised and adapted to the zeitgeist. The title music was also re-recorded by the ARD show band. The advice team for the first episode was made up of Frank Plasberg, Christine Westermann, Jenny Elvers-Elbertzhagen and Herbert Feuerstein. The running gag of reducing Herbert Feuerstein's guessing time to a minimum, which was repeatedly taken to extremes in the original Pssst… broadcast , was already used to a sufficient extent in the first episode. The first season of the new edition ended on schedule after the broadcast of 12 episodes. Due to the poor audience ratings, no further season was produced.

Advice teams of the new edition in detail

Team 1: Christine Westermann - Jenny Elvers-Elbertzhagen - Frank Plasberg - Herbert Feuerstein

Team 2: Jasmin Tabatabai - Nathalie Licard - Ingolf Lück - Herbert Feuerstein

Team 3: Annette Frier - Nora Tschirner - Kurt Krömer - Piet Klocke

Team 4: Charlotte Roche - Nathalie Licard - Manuel Andrack - Herbert Feuerstein

useful information

The theme music for Pssst… was composed by Joachim “Blacky” Fuchsberger's son, the musician Thomas Fuchsberger . Blacky Fuchsberger also had a what-am-me from 1990 to 1993 ? - descendant ( yes or no ) moderated in the ARD.

Herbert Feuerstein appeared in one episode (made unrecognizable as a punk) as the candidate " Atze ". His secret to be guessed was: “ I am Herbert Feuerstein. ". But he was instantly recognized by the advice team.


  1. Proof of first broadcast, accessed on August 29, 2009
  2. FAZ.NET: "Pssst ...": Will Harald Schmidt get a second show? (September 21, 2006)
  3. ARD press release of December 8, 2006 at (December 8, 2006)

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