Those of you who have been following the Blog and The Bears for a VERY long time will remember Ivan Mládek and Jožin z bažin. So for the purposes of those of you who have never heard of Jožin or Ivan let me explain. Ivan Mládek is from Prague and in 1966 he formed his first, now-famous, Banjo Band. In the 1970s Ivan and his Band had become famous in Czechoslovakia. By the mid-1980s, Ivan turned to comedy and starred in many Czech television shows.