After two members left the group, Vacanţa Mare started to have shows by the seaside, especially during the summer holidays. In 1992, at a non-professional stand-up comedy contest, the group came in second for the "Burduful de Aur" award, where they were spotted by talent hunter Nicu Dragosin. . He determined them to continue their stand-up comedy acts (they wanted to give up their routine at that point), while transforming them from amateurs into a professional group.
Their first motto was Noi nu suntem normali (literally "We're not normal"). The group became famous and began staging 4 tours yearly: two national tours in spring and autumn and two at the seaside and sometimes in Bucharest. The three used to do parodies of songs, changing the lyrics and replacing them with political events sung alongside a guitar. The group made a signature entrance on stage, with a soundtrack based on the The Final Countdown by Europe. Furthermore, their exit was always done on a remix of Floare de Iris of the Irisband and on the folk song Ţăranul e pe câmp ("The farmer is on the field"), the spectators being invited to sing along.
The show consisted from a series of 5-10 sketches and stand-up routines, 5-10 minutes each, followed by 5-30 minutes of song remixes playing satirizing a political or cultural event. Many of the sketches featured common Romanian regional or cultural stereotypes (such as the stupid policemen in Garcea, the stereotypical countryside fools, always drunk and fighting each other in Leana and Costel, or the not-so-successful thieves in Crapu and Menumorut). The group had an important influence amongst the Romanian public - a traffic policeman is commonly referred to as "Garcea", while some of their tag lines became common phrases in the urban vocabulary (such as iezista o esplicatie - a grammatically incorrect form of există o explicație - "There is an explanation" for a stereotypical explanation). Also, a Hungarian is commonly referred to as "Pishty", a Magyar character played by Mugur. Source: Wikipedia Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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