How could it be New Year's Eve without Dinner for One? 2013 is the 50 anniversary of the filming of the sketch.
I was introduced to it in 1985 New Year's Eve in Darmstadt
Why is it so big in Germany and the Nordic countries? No freaking idea, but it is. I know people in Germany that speak no English but can recite the sketch word for word.
This is the most repeated TV broadcast of all time