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Zonder Ernst is a sitcom made for and aired in the 1990s by Dutch broadcasting organization NCRV.


The series centers around widow Jet Valkenburg (Sjoukje Hooymaayer) who lives in one house with her mother Frederique Asselberg (Ellen Vogel) and her daughter Klaartje Ellemijn Veldhuijzen van Zanten. The fourth main character is Jet's friend, a gay bookstore owner.

Miscellaneous information

The name is a pun, translating as both "without Ernst" (referring to Jet's late husband) and "without seriousness".