Youp van 't Hek finds the recently released cover of

Flappie

by the American singer-songwriter Todd Rundgren very funny.

He will let NU.nl know that on Wednesday when asked.

"I got it this morning and thought it was very funny. The song is forty years old and he translated it very literally. I am just as amazed as everyone else."

Rundgren has not asked Van 't Hek for permission and, according to the comedian, that is not necessary at all.

"He won't get a

Riding Judge

at the door

from me either

. I don't know exactly how it all works, but he will have to deal with composer Jan Kokken. I know a lot. I am in any case very honored."

Flappie

, a song about the fatal disappearance of a rabbit one day before Christmas, Van 't Hek wrote for his sister in 1977.

After that, the artist also included the song in his own repertoire.

Van 't Hek is surprised that of all the musicians in the world, Rundgren, of all, has translated the song.

When asked how many hours in his life he spent listening to the 72-year-old singer-songwriter, Van 't Hek replies: "Not much, no."

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Listen to the cover of Flappie by Todd Rundgren

End-of-year conference still unsettled

Van 't Hek has been asked by the NPO to provide the end-of-year conference this year, but it is still not certain whether that performance can take place.

"The request from VARA, Carré, NPO and myself lies with the safety region. We assume that, given IKEA, garden centers, churches, the Koopgoot and the Efteling, they will not act very strange. When they say: 'You are allowed thirty visitors I don't. That's it. It doesn't have to be a full house, but I have to have an audience. And of course I will respect the one-and-a-half meter rule in such a case. I hope it works, but I am hopeful. "