Definitions

Þormóður Torfason

Fóstbræður

Fóstbræður was a comedy sketch show which premiered on the Icelandic Stöð 2 in October 1997.

Writing

The show was written by the stars themselves, Sigurjón Kjartansson, Jón Gnarr, Helga Braga Jónsdóttir, Þorsteinn Guðmundsson (season 2-4), Benedikt Erlingsson (season 1-3), Gunnar Jónsson (Season 3-4) and Hilmir Snær Guðnason (season 1 only).

Awards and Perception

The shows five series (from 1997 to 2001) were received with much enthusiasm by the TV watching public in Iceland, winning four Edda awards (1999, 2000 and 2001)

Effect

This show did for Iceland the same as Monty Python did for England. It pushed the boundaries of what can be called good taste, while being hilariously funny.

Later Releases

Because of demand, It was released on VHS in 2000. And in 2007 on DVD

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