Archive for the ABC Category

“Rrrowr…. rrowr rrowr rrowr” [Summer Heights High]

Posted in ABC, Australiana, hee!, Summer Heights High, video on November 5, 2008 by jetsamjr

I’ve been watching the Summer Heights High reruns on ABC1 these past few weeks, and seriously, this is a really awesome show, you guys. Chris Lilley is a genius, as evidenced in this classic Mr G clip (the hilarity really kicks in at about the 1:23 mark):

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Australians subjected to Sally Fletcher story yet again [news]

Posted in ABC, Australiana, Home & Away, news, Seven on July 31, 2008 by jetsamjr

Channel Seven must be so pissed that the ABC has rehashed their precious Kate Richie saga.

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Ten-month-old stunt declared too edgy for Sydney buses [WTF?]

Posted in ABC, Australiana, news, other shows, WTF? on July 27, 2008 by jetsamjr

You may recall that during the APEC conference last year the Chaser team made headlines around the world with a ballsy, gimmicky stunt involving motorcades and fake Osama bin Laden beards. Said stunt is now being used as the big selling point for the Chaser DVDs… or it would be, if the company that puts ads on the sides of buses had decided that the DVDs’ slogan “The only good thing to come out of APEC” is “too political“.

Um, since when is it still in vogue to be terrified of APEC? I’m pretty sure all those draconian laws they introduced during the conference have been renounced now.

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Wil Anderson ignites Australia-New Zealand war [hee!]

Posted in ABC, Australiana, comedy, hee!, The Gruen Transfer on July 13, 2008 by jetsamjr

The ABC’s ultra-successful, Wil Anderson-hosted panel show The Gruen Transfer has sparked a minor-league furore with two spoof ads that urge Australia to invade its tiny neighbour New Zealand. Watch here:

LOL! Unfortunately some Kiwis are 100% humourless, with one angry blogger ranting that the segment is “an act of terrorism”. Aww, bless. Producer Andrew Denton has hinted that New Zealand will have its “revenge” in Gruen‘s season finale, which may leave us Aussies feeling a little “sheepish”. (Sorry for that one, but as an Australian I’m obliged to make a sheep joke upon every mention of New Zealand.)

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Australian TV’s cutest couple? [At the Movies]

Posted in ABC, At the Movies, Australiana, other shows on March 27, 2008 by jetsamjr

At the MoviesI don’t watch At the Movies much nowadays (curse you, Daily Show addiction!) but I’m going to have to make more of an effort. That’s the conclusion I’ve drawn from this transcript of a too-cute chat that David and Margaret had on last night’s episode of the show, about the pecs-and-abs flick Never Back Down:

DAVID: You fancied the leading man, didn’t you? That’s the…

MARGARET: I beg your pardon!

DAVID: Well, I think you did.

MARGARET: I think he’s very cute. Yes, I do.

DAVID: I thought the leading lady was quite cute too, Amber Heard is.

MARGARET: You see what I mean?

DAVID: Yeah.

MARGARET: I mean, I’m not…

DAVID: No, there are compensations.

MARGARET: I’m not going by looks or anything like that.

DAVID: Yeah.

MARGARET: I’m going by being convinced that these people exist in this, you know…

DAVID: Well, I must say high school has changed a lot, hasn’t it? I mean was your high school like that?

MARGARET: Listen, I went to an all girls’ school and it was exactly like that.

DAVID: I bet yours was more like St Trinian’s.

Ha!

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