Ramzor (Hebrew: רַמְזוֹר; lit. Traffic Light) is an Israeli sitcom. The program was created by Adir Miller, who also co-authored the screenplay (along with Ran Sarig) and also appears in the program in the leading role.
|Created by||Adir Miller|
|Written by||Adir Miller|
|Opening theme||"Lo Rotze LeHitbager" (Don't Want to Grow Up) by Muki & Useless ID|
|Country of origin||Israel|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||51 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||24 minutes|
|Production company||Kuperman Productions|
|Original network||Channel 2 (Keshet)|
|Original release||24 March 2008 –|
3 July 2014
|Related shows||Traffic Light|
In 2010 the series won an Israeli TV Academy Award (פרס האקדמיה לטלוויזיה) in the Best comedy series category and also became the first Israeli TV series that won the International Emmy Award in the Best comedy series category.
The show revolves around three friends in their mid-thirties living in Givatayim. Each of them with a distinct personal status, symbolized by the three colors of a traffic light.
Itzko is the "red light"; married with a 7-year-old daughter.
Amir is the "yellow light"; He lives with his girlfriend, Tali.
Hefer is the "green light"; He has no permanent partner.
- Amir Rosner (Adir Miller) is a 32-year-old event director. He lives with his girlfriend Tali, a flight attendant, and her dog Yardena. Amir has a healthy relationship with Tali although he hates her dog.
- Eyal (Itzko) Itzkovich (Lior Halfon) is married to Lilach and is the father of Danielle. He owns a magic store and is characterized as cheap. His relationship with his wife Lilach is rather poor.
- Hefer Guri (Nir Levy) is a single "party animal" who often changes girlfriends. As a single man, with a lot of relationship-experience, he gives advice to his two friends, usually about relationship "problems".
- Lilach Itzkovich-Yafa (Yael Sharoni) is Itzko's wife. She is a journalist with a very strict and serious personality.
- Tali Rosner (née Dvir) (Liat Harlev) Amir's Girlfriend. Tali met Amir during his work as a director. Tali works as a flight attendant
- Danielle Itzkovich (Yuval Vin) Itzko and Lilach's daughter. Danielle is 7 years old yet very mature, cynical and sophisticated for her age. She loves watching the news and bossing around her parents.
After the success in Israel, the TV series was adapted into various versions in the United States and Russia. The Russian version - Svetofor (Светофор) became very successful and had finished the 9th season in STS Channel.
The American version was cancelled after one season of 13 episodes.
A Greek version of the show was broadcast for one season of 63 episodes, under the title Gia Panta Paidia (Για πάντα παιδιά). The show was one of the first shows that broadcast on the renamed Open TV in the 2018-2019 season.
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