Created by Guy Lux in 1962, the program was aired on the RTF, then the ORTF. After 12 years of absence, she returned on 10 July 1985 on FR3, then the July 4, 1986 to September 6, 1999 on TF1. France 2 retrieves the program from the July 5, 2004, and then France 3 from 23 June 2006 to 26 August 2009. Since his arrest in 2009, the show has made its return on June 29, 2013 with a special edition for the 50 years of the game.
The principle is simple : two cities compete in a series of physical tests and to address, including the famous trial of the cowhide. Valérie Bègue, Olivier Minne and Bruno Guillon made at a thirty animators including Guy Lux, Simone Garnier and Léon Zitrone, Jan-Pierre Foucault, Nathalie Simon, or even Tex.