Category: Archives

The Late Show obsession

Anyone who watched The Late Show in their youth — and particularly if you were aged around 14 to 17  — may remember how it was a major talking point at school on Monday mornings. Episodes were dissected, knowing looks were exchanged when you heard the year 12s singing Ouchy Wouchy Heart in the quadrangle, …

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Flashback: A bunch of D-Generates

Ill-conceived. Sloppy. Elitist. Unfunny. HA!

Flashback: From Very Silly to Serious

We dig into the archives of the group that is The D-Generation to see how it all started.

Panasonic barcodes: saving your Saturdays

Were you out of the house on the night of Saturday, October 3, 1992? (Why weren’t you home watching The Late Show!) Those with the latest Panasonic VCRs needn’t have worried. In the late 80s and early 90s, programming your VCR could prove to be quite a hassle, Panasonic claimed. That’s why it really pushed …

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Flashback: TV Hits Readers’ Poll, March 1994

Ah, the mid-90s. When penpals were still a thing, everyone under 20 knew who Colour Me Badd was and Bruce Samazan had not yet entered the world of real estate. Oh, and there was one other Australian ’90s phenomenon: The Late Show. Indeed, after two successful seasons, the ABC sketch comedy show had become so …

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Undiscovered Masterpieces of YouTube: Jane Kennedy on Saturday Morning Live

In 1988-1989, radio personalities Ian Rogerson and Jonathan Coleman hosted Saturday Morning Live – a programme on Channel 7 with games, quizzes, news and music. One of the segments was It’s Rockademic – a play on the quiz show It’s Academic – with questions based on popular music of the day. In this video, the D-Generation‘s Jane Kennedy (dressed up as her D-Gen Kylie …

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Rob Sitch is Red Faced (Tribute to Thunderbirds)

Since late 2014, Daryl Somers has been releasing full archive episodes of Hey Hey It’s Saturday on HeyHey.TV – accessible via a paid subscription. In an upcoming release, episodes from 1984 and 1985 will be available – including an episode of the early days of The D-Generation, before they were actually D-Generation. The Melbourne Uni Revue, to be more …

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Archive: Tony Martin on The Today Show (2009)

Back in September 2009, Tony Martin was doing the rounds, promoting his new book A Nest Of Occasionals. To help promote his second book of grammatical wonder, he popped up on the Stefanovicator’s show Today on Channel 9, interviewed by Lisa Wilkinson. No short circuitry here.

Review: Who Weekly Best & Worst Dressed 1992

It was November 1992. Somewhere in between Bill Clinton being voted 42nd president of the United States and the Church of England allowing women to become priests, a copy of Australian “newsy tabloid” Who Weekly would have arrived at The Late Show headquarters. Poking fun at celebrities was what The Late Show cast did well, …

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Tony Martin as FM104 “The Writer”

Thanks to Michael Coles for sharing this. It’s well spoken of that the D-Generation have a heavy radio background, especially of one Tony Martin. One of Martin’s early jobs after moving from New Zealand to Australia was working in Brisbane as a copywriter at FM104, known today as Triple M. In a book published under the …

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